‘Have nothing in your home which you do not find useful and/or believe to be beautiful’


Decorating our tree with spoons this past Christmas set me to searching for all my options.

Some were tucked away in lovely hand-embroidered flannel holders,


others, a bouquet on the table ready to use.


I unearthed souvenir spoons,

Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis, Minnesota



Mt. Vernon, SD

– the pattern is ‘Mount Vernon’ by Lunt – my father was born in Mt. Vernon, South Dakota –


the Court House, Redfield, SD



iced tea spoons,


and spoons with ornately carved bowls, their intended uses long forgotten.





Some years ago I decided to use my heirloom sterling and silver plate on a daily basis.  Washing by hand is required – the joy of use far outweighs the inconvenience!!!

Do you know the uses for these spoons……..I would love to hear from you!!! 


Filed under Art, Family history, Interiors

4 responses to “Spoons

  1. Charlotte Williams

    I’ve used my sterling silver on a daily basis for 50 years and put all of it in the dishwasher including the knives. I have never had any problems and it still looks lovely. I love the memories it brings me on a daily basis.

  2. Thank you for the information, Charlotte! More of the silver I use everyday is silver plate which I think would not do well in the dishwasher, consequently I wash it all by hand. Good to know that you have enjoyed your sterling and that it has fared so well!

  3. Terry Foil

    I know that some slotted long spoons are sugar spoons and the smaller, wider spoon is possibly a pickle server. My pattern has one like it and that is their term. Love your spoons!!

    Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 15:38:54 +0000 To: rgfoil@msn.com

  4. Thank you, Terry! Sugar and pickles – good to know! I thought you might especially like the Indian……….even though not from Montana.

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