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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Stylish Flatware On The Cheap. Estate Sale Sundries. Status: Odd Lot.

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Chow time? Do you do it in style? I got this everyday silverware at an estate sale last summer just so we could have something a little less embarrassing to eat with than the mismatched incomplete sets of various eating utensils littering our silverware drawer.


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I picked up this nice set of Stanley Roberts flatware at the estate sale that had all that Broyhill

Brasilia II
(that I passed on) last summer. I bought it almost as an after thought. Silverware isn't

really what I go to an estate sale for but for real, it's a great place to pick up little things like this.

You might be able to put together a set a little cheaper at a thrift store...or three, but dredging

those silverware bins puts a sharp throbbing pain right behind my eyes. Oh, if I happen to be

passing by and see an interesting piece laying on top I'm of course hooked. I dig through that

whole bin. I'll just have to take a Tylenol later!

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It's nice to have a set of flatware that aren't as embarrassing as the mismatched knives, forks

and spoons of questionable origin that currently litter our silverware drawer. I wish there were

more than a complete four piece set. Oh sure...there's like a dozen spoons. What's up with

that? Why so many spoons? Anybody need some Stanley Roberts "Maribo" spoons who

might have some spare forks they could spare?

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And then there is the lone butter knife and soup spoon. I can understand the lone butter knife

but ONE soup spoon? Maybe it's not a soup spoon. What is it then? Anybody know what one

oddly shaped spoon might be used for? I'm at a loss. I looked through the Replacements.com

but they only have pictures of a few pieces and a list of about ten different spoon types.

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3 comments:

  1. It's probably a sugar spoon, especially if it's deeper than the other, more oval spoons in the set.

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  2. Dana - Thanks! That is so it. Makes perfect sense too.

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  3. I just noticed that I photographed the knife upside down...twice. Dangit.

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