Mittwoch, 18. Januar 2012

Silverware

Dear readers,

today, I'd like to write a little about silver, i.e. silverware, being inspired by my fellow blogger Paisley Curtain and my maternal grandmother.

When my grandmother passed away in 2006, I inherited her beautiful Jugendstil or Art Nouveau silverware, I always admired.
She knew I loved it very much, so I think she would be glad that I have it right now.

I'm not quite sure how old this silverware is, but I do know, that it once belonged to my grandmother's parents. So it must be quite old, as she was born in 1918.

But that's not the point. It's large, it's heavy and it adds style and elegance to our table.

We only use it on ceremonial occasions like Christmas, Easter or birthdays.

In total this is (only) a set for 6 people à 5 pieces plus fish knive, fruit knive, beef fork, sugar spoon and a cake lifter.

It feels so nice, having dinner with this treasure. And really, it feels like my grandma is still with us.

The plain area hasn't being monogrammed. Maybe I'll do it one day...

Walter Peter Solingen

Compared with ordinary IKEA cutlery. Pls. notice the size!

That's what I call massive.


Some years ago, I found this nice Art Deco silverware in a thrift shop for furniture and stuff. It was a big mixed lot with many different shapes and designs. So in the end, I gathered up a set for 8 people à 4 pieces. It wasn't really cheap for 50 Euros, but it's pretty cool for every day use.

In fact, we do not use it everyday, because you can't put the knives into the dishwasher. So we use our IKEA cutlery most of the time. Except the weekends.


Even a little bigger then my grandma's.

Art Deco vs. Jugendstil.


And finally, here she is. My grandma:

A few months before her death.

When she was a young girl.

This one's for you, wherever you are, grandma.

1 Kommentar:

  1. This silverware is beautiful, on top of it was grandma's therefore it is priceless. We live in a disposable culture but I think some things are worth saving.

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