It was only at the beginning of this year though, so I have not been on the search for very long!
It started out as a fun thing to send small spoons as a token of a ‘cuppa’ shared in a snailmail revival group that I am in. (We send REAL mail to each other with small gifts, either hand made or thrifted and a letter or card. It is very fun!) So as I was only beginning my spoon collection, I think I sent two of my first spoon out in the post and the response from the recipients was of such excitement that it made me think that spoon could represent much more. So began my search.
As I was out and about at vintage markets or thrift stores I would scour old buckets, boxes and drawers full of crusty old cutlery. (My kids have a heart attack as I bend over to rummage through all that old junk!! They don’t come any more!!) I began to find some really interesting spoons and it soon became a real challenge to get 2 or 3 every time I went looking. Part of being a collector is the thrill of the chase!
As my collection grew, I knew that all of the spoons I had collected had been in someone’s hands before and probably stirred a cup of tea for themselves, or a loved one or friend. Spoons represent the joy of preparation of food and a means to enjoy it.
It’s a simple item. But I am not too sure eating soup would be very easy with a fork!
Love my spoon collection and it is likely to continue to grow.
Do you have a collection? Where are the items from? How many do you have? How long have you been collecting?
Spoon Collector: 75Cents Digital Kit (retired kit) Fonts: A Safe Place To Fall, 1942 Report