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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Berry Christmas

What's It Wednesday #104

I'm sharing a new find that I'm berry happy with. It's not these luscious berries, although I love them too.

It's my new “old” spoon rack. I love the ornateness of it. The moment I saw it in the thrift store I was smitten. It was covered in necklaces (and dust) and looked forlorn. It took a couple of visits and a lot of begging, you see it wasn't even for sale. Why are the good things always marked NFS!

But you see these beauties are the reason I HAD to have it! I started some time ago collecting berry spoons. I love the gorgeous details on the handles and the bowls. Flowers and grapes, even a shell bowl! Each one unique.

Imagine all those gorgeous pretties designed to perform a specific service. Just berries!


Those Victorians sure knew how to live!

This grape patterned one is my berry favorite!

I think the rack has space for about 20 spoons, so I have lots more fun to look forward to in the new year.

Berry Christmas!
Patti

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92 comments:

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

So funny I'm the first to participate ! thanks for hosting my first post of my christmas tour in my shabby French pink home !!

xoxo from PARIS

Joëlle

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

Love your pretties Patti. Thanks for the party and have a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Patti

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Yet another fabulous collection! ♥ The spoons are gorgeous, Patti! Thanks for the party :) Summer greetings and Holiday hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

What a find! Just perfect for your pretty spoons. Thanks so much for the party!

Jeanette

Robyn said...

I love your collections, Patti! Those spoons are to die for and you display them so beautifully.
Have a fabulous day and thank you for hosting during this busy time of the year. xoxo

Judy Haughton-James said...

What a great find! It is so beautiful! Thanks for hosting.

Debby Ray said...

Oh my gosh! I love that spoon rack and those lovely spoons! What a find! Thanks for hosting the party!

Cindy said...

I so enjoyed your spoons, thanks for the party and hosting. I'd like to be featured. I can't imagine the number of spoons and ordeals one went through in the run of a Victorian Day. Your pic berries are beautiful

Rita C. said...

Hi Girls,
Ooh, I love silver serving pieces (collect them randomly), whether sterling or not, and your berry spoons are beautiful!

I may not be the first to the party, but this is my first time to your party! I'm sharing my home for the first time in its entirety, in all its Christmas finery. I hope your readers enjoy - everything you're featuring sure is lovely. Thank you for hosting, ladies!
Best,
Rita C. at Panoply
PS - I loved both your features with Kris & Susan. :)

Shannon said...

What great detail on those spoons! Those are too pretty to eat with. Thanks for hosting.

Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

Curtains in My Tree said...

So glad to know those are berry spoons because I have some very similiar and I thought they were sugar spoons however they are slimmer that sugar spoons

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hi Girls!

Guess what? I have berry spoons and didn't realize it! Thanks for this wonderful post. I thought they might be fancy sugar spoons but alas I have been WRONG. (hard word to say)

Love your collection and the pretty patterns on them. Looks great displayed on your fabulous spoon rack! Gotta love those great finds. And where on earth did you get the twinkly lights for your picture?? too cool ladies!

Christmas blessings, Edie Marie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a wonderful post!! Fantastic features!!

Thanks so much for hosting!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Bonnie said...

I love your berry spoons with gorgeous details. Beautiful rack and I can understand why you wanted it to display your lovely spoons.

Thank you for hosting.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That is a great spoon holder! Perserverance pays off! Your collection of fruit spoons is great and I can see why you like that one with the grape motif's.

Julie Marie said...

That is so very beautiful Patti!... and your berry spoons are just elegant... I have but one, and it belonged to my mama... I treasure it so... I am so happy you went back and finally were able to buy it... it truly is so exquisite!... Merry Christmas to you!... xoxo Julie Marie

Jill Harrison said...

i love your old vintage spoons - I have a few from my dear mother-in-law. I use them when I do food photography. My post this week has nothing to do with Christmas - or even remotely to do with snow! Have a wonderful week and thanks for hosting!

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

I love your spoon rack and I am so happy you were able to talk them in to selling it to you. I so know how that is as I ALWAYS want the stuff marked NFS... Your spoons are beautiful! I am a little jelly... of your berry pretty spoons. Hugs, Beverly

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Great collection! I say this all the time, but you always feature things I would have in my own home! Although, I don't have such a great collection of spoons!

Faye said...

Your berry spoons are beautiful and yes, the Victorians sure did know how to live, they has such beauty around them. Thanks for hosting!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Thanks for showing us another of your beautiful collections, and thanks for hosting once again! Have a wonderful week where it's nice and warm, Patti!

Karen said...

That is a beautiful find!for gorgeous spoons. Have fun filling it up. Thanks for hosting.

must love junk said...

What beautiful spoons! And such pretty pics with the berries!
Thanks for hosting :)
Susan

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love the rack Patti, specially the gorgeous spoons hanging there and yes, you have more space for more too! Thank you for hosting this great party ladies. Big hugs,
FABBY

bj said...

That is, by far, the prettiest spoon rack I've ever seen. You do find the most beautiful things.
Thanks for hosting....:)

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Just linked up, thanks for hosting!!

And just how did you make that picture sparkle like that??? Too cool!

♥Linsey

Cathy said...

Patti, I love the new spoon rack and all the Christmas features this week but, that sparkly picture is too cool... Thanks for hosting... Cathy

xinex said...

What a beautiful rack and I love the spoons too...Christine

Linda said...

Love the spoon rack! I am going to try to imitate the color for my new mirror frame for our mantle. Wish me luck! Thanks for hosting. Linda@wetcreek museum

JP said...

What a wonderful spoon rack to hold your gorgeous collection!
Thank you for surprising me with being picked as a feature....I will share the news with joy!
JP

Linda Primmer said...

Lovely features and they all deserve it. Your spoon rack is absolutely gorgeous. You have the most beautiful treasures. Thanks for hosting...xoxo

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Patti: I collect antique spoons, too. I don't have a pretty rack like yours but I use them all the time for coffee…makes it special.

Joyce Olson said...

What a beautiful combination of berries and silver!
Thank you for hosting!
Holiday Hugs,
Jemma

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Patti,
oh my, you got me with your spoons. The spoon rack is beautiful but the spoons are fantastic. I am also a spoon collector and your spoons are very close to my collection. I feel a bit embarrassed, but to be honest, we don't had Berry spoons here. Sounds barabric, may be we ate the Berries with a dessert spoon. Don't know, but this type is here called sugar spoon. Anyway, the look all beautiful. Thank you for sharing this eye candies and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Your spoons are stunning!!! And, I had no idea there was such a thing as a berry spoon!

Patty Rumaker said...

I love your collection of silver spoons and the way you have them displayed. Your pictures are gorgeous!
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above said...

Thanks so much for hosting another great party. I love all of the spoons.
Happy Holidays!!!
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

Vesna (HOME CHIC CLUB) said...

Thank you so much for feturing my post!!! Love your beautiful colection!!
Holiday hugs,
Vesna - HOME CHIC CLUB

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I just love the spoons!! Thanks for hosting the party, I will be checking out these fun Christmas decorations!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Your spoons are gorgeous and that rack is perfect! I can see why you didn't give up. Thank you for hosting a great party!

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
Thanks so much for hosting another great party. I love all of the spoons. I would also like to thank you so much for being Featured on your party today. Hoping you are keeping warm on this cold day.
xxoo
Diane

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Patti,
Well you taught me something new today. I have spoons like that and have always called them sugar spoons! I know, I'm a little silly sometimes. Your photos are gorgeous. So glad you got the spoon rack. What is it made of?
Have a great day,
Gina

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for hosting. Seasons Greetings!

The Rusty Heart said...

Thank you for the feature! I love your spoon rack! :)

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Beautiful spoon rack! Thanks for hosting! Have a lovely rest of the week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your spoons are amazing!

Linda Bouffard said...

I SO love your beautiful things and love to view them also. Thanks for the party. Linda

Alessandra said...

I love your beautiful berries spoons. You are always able to display your marvellous collections in so fabulous way.
Kisses
Alessandra

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, how I love pretty silver spoons and I admire the collection you have. They are lovely :)

Linda said...

The eye candy here is amazing! All is just gorgeous. My mouth is watering as I look at the berry pics! Merry Christmas to you, lovely ladies.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

That is one fantastic score. I love your spoons too.

Donna Wilkes said...

Oh, the berry spoons - love them. I will be coming over the rest of the week during decorating breaks to see all the delightful posts. Thank you for hosting.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Patti, Your new spoon rack is wonderful and perfect for your pretty spoon collection. Thanks so much for hosting!
xx
Sherry
ps: FYI,Your link to the Open House party isn't showing the thumbnail.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your spoons are so lovely, Patti! You have such wonderful collections and they are unique as well. FYI: Your link to my party is not showing up properly, not sure why. Thanks for hosting your fun party.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

Self Sagacity said...

Such beautiful xmas decorations puts me in the spirit!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh Patti, what a beautiful spoon rack, and those spoons...
AND THE BERRIES AND CREAM! You will have me over to try it them out, right? teeeehee
You certainly do find some beauties.
Enjoy the holidays!
blessings,
Penny

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love your photos...That first one was stunning!!! Your sppon collection is fabulous like all of your collections. I had so much fun visiting many of your guests!!

Carol

Terra said...

You are berry blessed to find these dainty spoons and to now call them your own. The one you call your favorite is my favorite too.

Bente said...

Oh my, those spoons are gorgeous, Patti. That rack was simply waiting for you. It was so beautiful as well.

Wish you a wonderful day

Big hug from here

Muscetta said...

Very beautiful spoons! Thank you for hosting. Have a great weekend. Tina

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Patti, what stunning berry spoons! I can see why you love collecting them! Your features are fabulous! Thank you for hosting another inspiring party!

Ann Huffman said...

Those berries look scrumptious! Nice sparkle effect! ~Ann
Tarnished Royalty

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the twinkle you added to your photo. You have such lovely collections! Thanks for a fun party!

Katherines Corner said...

thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I featured you on facebook ♥

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a treasured find - and I love your gave it the respect it deserved front and center!

Your collection of berry spoons is impressive - they look amazing on that rack!

Thanks for hosting.

Babs Richman said...

Gorgeous collection of berry spoons. I like your sparkly first photo,too.
Have a great weekend.
xo Babs

Candy S said...

I love the spoon rack and I really love the berry spoons. Really lovely. Thank you for hosting. Have a great weekend.
Candy

Red Rose Alley said...

Patti,
Your spoon rack is lovely, and your spoons even more so. I think my favorite is also the one with the grapes. You have collected many unique and pretty spoons. And I would love some of those real berries too - they look delicious.

Thank you for stopping by the blog tour today. It was a lot of fun and I met many talented bloggers.

Love,
~Sheri

Art @ Home said...

Patti, I absolutely adore your berry spoons. I like how they're displayed! So pretty. Thanks for linking-up, my dear!

You really need to visit Hannah's Antiques when you come to Birmingham. I think you'll love it! Let me know when you'l be in town!

xo,
RJ

Jeannie Marie said...

I didn't know that style was for berries, I learned something new. I have a couple of them. I just pick up things I think are interesting. I love how beautiful your spoons are. What a treat to see them hanging on that beautiful holder.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Your berry spoon collection is BERRY BERRY fabulous!

You have a great thrift store, too!

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my recent post. MUCH appreciated! :)

Jillian

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Love your beautiful collection of berry spoons. So happy to hear you were finally able to purchase the spoon holder. It was meant to be yours.

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

Your features are amazing and GET a pen sister. SO i can tell you where to mail that fabulous Spoon rack . Can i say LOVE LOVE LOVE .. all serious(NESS) Your blog is amazing .. Love it all my friend. Have a blessed day and thanks for hanging out at my blog. xoxoxo TOODLES

Danielle said...

Your berry spoons are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Patti, Love your berry spoon collection and I can see why you had to have the rack. It is stunning. Thank you for hosting. I finally found a minute to join in.
Have a wonderful evening.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Kelly said...

How pretty! I'm sure that was a wonderful find knowing you already had all of those pretty spoons waiting to be displayed.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

PATTI! HELLO THERE!

My beautiful Patti, thank you for your visit just now, and I love that very first image, enhanced by the sparkle of the season. Berries? OH YES, anytime! Your décor is warm and inviting, and you do such a lovely job of creating a mood of love. God bless you, Patti, and may the Lord give you a new year filled with much joy! Anita

Tammy Henderson said...

Hi Stopping by to let you know you have been featured a One More Time Events….Thanks for sharing hope you can make it to this weeks party…Hugs Tammy

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Patti,
Oh my! I so feel your excitement here over the spoon rack, I too have had a similar beauty to hold my collection of spoons, but, nothing as unique and elegant as yours. I can see why you begged the thrift shop for the piece and so surprised they caved in on pricing it for you.
I too love that spoon with the grapes on it in fact your collection of spoons are all so wonderfully charming and to be able to collect and add to your rack will make it so much more fun.

Truly a beautiful share here you will have me keeping my eyes open just to see if I could spot a similar beauty as yours, only because I know what a rare find your spoon rack is.

A beautiful holiday to you both.

Merry Christmas to you and Paula.

Blessings to you and yours.

Xoxo
Doré

Laura Turner said...

Thank you so much for featuring my angel ornament, Patti! I am barely keeping up with blogging and life these days! :-) I love your gorgeous berry spoons. I, too, collect ornate Victorian sterling serving pieces. Love them! And your rack is beautiful! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season.
Warmly,
Laura

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your berry spoons are so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at TTF!

eileeninmd said...

Your berry spoons are very pretty and the rack is wonderful. Great find. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

Marlene Plasencia said...

Hi Patti, love your collection and now you can this play them so beautifully. Great find, so glad you got it.
Blessings,
Marlene

Createology said...

Ooh I berry much love your spoons and your newly acquired rack. This is berry special and now you can enjoy them every day. Berry Bliss...

Tea in Texas said...

Glad you shared your post about the spoon rack! It is very ornate and perfect for your collection. I have one berry spoon and love the shape. Your spoons are each very different and thanks for photographing each one. I love the berry photo which shimmers. have a very Merry Christmas!

Pam

sweetvintageofmine said...

I LOVE your berry spoons and the holder! I found 2 of these silver spoons at a yard sale in Aug. and didn't know what they were called.....I now know through you and your blog!! Lovely!! Blessings~~~Roxie

Pura Vida said...

your spoons are lovely

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Patti your spoon rack is gorgeous! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above said...

Thank you so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. We love having your join the fun.
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
http://www.adornedfromabove.com

Savannah Granny said...

I just love your berry spoons and OMGosh, the rack is awesome.
Have a Berry Merry Christmas,
Ginger

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I love your collection of berry spoons, and I think you were truly meant to have the ornate wrack to display them on.

Mom E. said...

So glad you talked them into selling you the spoon rack! I know just how you feel, at my favorite vintage store I always want her display pieces, she has a long list of things she has to offer me first pick on when she decides to sell them!
The spoons are lovely...I LOVE pretty spoons in all shapes and sizes!
hugs,
Betsy

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