Hello! It’s Monday! Time for my second The Monday Reloved Treasure Nest. Thank you to my gorgy friend, Angela @giftofourearth and to the lovely @curiousclaredesigns for joining in over on instagram for my very first week. I hope you can join in again this week and maybe some more of you reloved treasurey types might join in the fun too. The more the merrier.
This week’s theme is: Cutlery.
I have a thing for reloved cutlery. Bone handled knives, unusual silver forks, serving spoons, normal knives and forks for eating everyday meals with, teaspoons with pretty handles. Cutlery, cutlery, cutlery. As long as it’s old, I love it.
Most of my cutlery I get from garage sales. The hunt is usually the best part and when I find that shiny glint of silver sticking out from a pile of old dusty tupperware or the creamy, yellowy, ageing knife handle, my heart skips and a smile comes over my face and I make a quick grab for the treasure, check the price and feel extremely chuffed.
So, a story to tell about these lovely old bone handled knives…I’ve been collecting them for years now, hunting garage sales and op shops always on the look out for a new one to add to my collection. I think my love for them began way back in my childhood. I always remember visiting my Nan’s and finding it bizarre that her knife was growing thinner and thinner each time I’d visit. It was her favourite knife and it had spent it’s 50 or 60 years buttering hot toast and peeling, ever so thinly, dirt covered potatoes. Last time I visited I went looking for the knife while drying up one morning. It was gone. It had finely got to it’s skinniest so Nan had to sadly let it go. She has another in its place…bone handled, of course.
OK, so that’s my little cutlery story. Now, I’d love to hear yours. Please? Come and share a photo of your reloved cutlery and tell us the story, no matter how simple, behind it…how you came to own the cutlery? Who it belonged to? When did you get it? Did it belong to family members or friends or was it a garage sale find? What do you love about it? All reloved treasures have a story to tell. All you need to do is share your photo and the story and add it to our tiny, but growing hashtag #themondayrelovedtreasurenest
Looking forward to seeing you over there:)