Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I wouldn't blame The Dish for running away with this Spoon!

Who wouldn't want to steal away with this charming Georgian sterling spoon? It's a coffee spoon with a perfect little 'B' monogrammed on the back. It's one of a pair purchased on eBay several years ago.

It's difficult to see from the photo, but the bowl is quite worn from years of use.

It's a sweet 5 3/8" - just right for a small cup of tea or coffee.

The hallmarks tell us it was made in London in 1825 - just imagine, someone could have used this spoon to stir tea while reading about Thomas Jefferson's death in the newspaper! And now it's used to stir my tea . . .

Collectors often overlook spoons because they're so plentiful. But, sometimes they're also so delightful and usually quite affordable - especially if monogrammed. If you're interested in learning more about English sterling, consider purchasing a copy of Jackson's Hallmarks - it's a lifesaver when you're antiquing (online or in real life!).

Thanks for stopping by and meeting my little spoon! What things have you collected that brighten your day?


  1. I love spoons!
    Who am I kidding? I love it all-


    Is that book only for English silver?

  2. Usually I don't want things. It's only when I come to your blog and see such beautiful things that, all of a sudden, I think I can't live without them. Such is the case with this beautiful silver spoon. It looks so sublime with the china too. Sigh. Speaking of wanting, tomorrow I am making your ginger cake...in a Bundt pan, I think.

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. (great idea on the herb wreath!)
    Come visit me tomorrow since I'm starting a giveaway!!

  4. I love spoons too..>:) Love the phototaking...:) It looks like a magazine...:) Hi, I'm Meme from Screaming Meme...It is so nice to meet you! Stop by Screaming Meme and look at the slipcover I made from painter's drop cloths...I look forward to getting to know you...Hope to see you soon! Meme

  5. PRETTY!!! I love the spoon with the B on it! Very charming...


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