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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

...And The Fork Ran Away With The Spoon?

What's It Wednesday #126
I've been searching high and low for a set of those old wooden spoons and forks from the seventies. The really BIG ones! “Why on Earth?”, you might ask (as did all the shop owners to whom I inquired!) I had an image of them painted white and distressed and hanging on my kitchen wall. Cool, right? Well, I've still not found them.

But I did run across this ceramic set. The faux wood paint was not working for me, but the fancy detailing was right up my alley.

With a little white spray paint I was in business. Then I wanted to give it some presence with a frame.

I love it in the old white frame,

but you know I'm a sucker for any antique frame in gold too. One day I'll find the pair of my dreams and show you my vision. Until then which do you think, white or gold? 
Hugs,
Patti

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76 comments:

Rhonda Vaudt said...

Thank you for hosting! Great features this week! I like the white frame:)

Artsy VaVa said...

I love the fork and spoon. I didn't realize how much I want a large fork and spoon until now! Going to be on the lookout!!!
Thanks for hosting the party.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

The faux salad fork/spoon looks great white and frames. Thank you for hosting, love joining in.
Joy

Revi said...

Patti, they both look wonderful! It's hard to pick, but I have to go with the gold. That is a most remarkable frame! I found a set for Hannah and spray painted them, but the spoon got broken somehow...I have a fork in my garage...large, wooden and it has an African head on it - more folk art than ornate. Hers were sprayed shiny deep turquoise. Thanks for hosting!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Love the large fork and spoon! I love both frames. My bestie has a black distressed set in her kitchen; and they look awesome! Thanks so much for hosting!

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

Love this sweet idea of framing whatever we think of (even if I am a painter : now I don't frame any more my paintings !) During a long time I had a love affair with gold frames, but now my taste goes towards white !
thank you for hosting !
xoxo from PARIS

Joëlle

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Patti, thanks for hosting and showing us all the lovely features. Both frames look very pretty, but I am partial to the gold..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Sarah said...

I like the contrast of the gold frame. Seems I've seen large forks and spoons as art. I'll give this some thought. These look great though.
Thanks for hosting!

Jim said...

How interesting

Treat and Trick said...

Thanks for the party. I love the one in gold antique frame, the white fork and spoon really stands out on black background..

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love gold frames, but the white and black combo is simply stunning!

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

How clever to paint the fork and spoon white! I love them and never would have thought of that! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

must love junk said...

I love your fork and spoon painted white! And I love them in the white frame :)
Thanks for hosting!
Susan

Robyn said...

Hi Patti,
I like both the white and gold frames but I think the gold has a slight edge. :)
I love your idea for the wooden spoons and hope you find some soon!
Thank you SO much for featuring my shrimp dish! What a lovely surprise to see it here this morning.
Hope you're having a great week.

Teresa said...

Note to ME - read their introduction 'till the end!
Because as soon as I read what you were looking for, I immediately thought: “Why on Earth?” ahahah

I think it might have turned even better this way. It looks so charming. You make one regret all the things we threw away. With you everything gets a, better, second chance.

Lovely, Patti! Well done, Sweetie!!!

Julie Reinwald said...

Thanks for hosting the party! Your fork and spoon are fun! I am voting for the white frame :)

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Love the idea Patti ! It is difficult for me to choose because I have a mix of gold and white on my walls. I think I showed on my blog a large oval I painted white with two smaller gold frames inside. Then I have a round gold framed mirror and two prints and then more white frames :)) I love both looks. (())

xinex said...

Good luck on your search. You have great ideas! They make those big wooden spoons in the Philippines....Christine

Curtains in My Tree said...

seems like my mom had those huge spoon & fork from Home Interior once ? maybe they were from someplace else I remember selling them in her auction.
I have seen them in flea markets , I'll keep an eye out for you

I like them painted white in white frame

thepaintedapron.com said...

I love what you have created, there is something about flatware art that just fascinates me! Love the black background and white frame~
Jenna

Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

Thanks for hosting, Patti! I actually have a set of the old 70's fork and spoon that you're talking about. A cousin gave them as a prank Christmas present one year. I've thought about distressing the set and hanging them up in our dining room (right now they're just on a shelf in our basement). They're certainly making a little comeback aren't they?! ~ Jamie

La Vie Quotidienne said...

The oversized fork and spoon will look great in your kitchen...what a fun idea!

lynn said...

thanks for hosting us! love the white frame:) how knew the spoon and fork could look so fab in a frame!?

Karen said...

Thanks for hosting! I never imagined a fork and spoon could look so pretty. Good luck searching for that large set

Trisha said...

I vote for the white frame and I love this idea! Thanks for a great party each week!

~Trisha

Barbara said...

First I want to thank you lovely ladies for including my summer entry as one of your features...what a wonderful surprise! :D Now on to the spoons...you know I'm not sure if it is because it is the summer, but I am actually leaning towards the white frame. My initial thought was gold but like I said...it is the summer. Great idea to frame them, it is so much prettier than to just hang them separately!
XO Barbara

Susan Freeman said...

I remember that my parents had a big fork and spoon. I don't know what happened to them but after seeing yours I wish my Mom had saved them!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Patti,
My fav is the white one, it looks
so pretty.......they show up so
well. A very cute idea I might add.
Also thanks for hosting as always
and for all the inspiration we get.
Blessings, Nellie

Kimberly Lewis said...

I love stopping by each week. Please come and party with us. We would love to have you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
Happy Wednesday! Lou Lou Girls

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

The fork and spoon look very elegant now! Thanks for hosting the party!

Allie Bobe said...

Thanks for hosting my friend! Haven't seen you in a while for Worthwhile Wednesdays, hoping you can make it by http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/2014/07/worthwhile-wednesdays-25.html
~Allie

Karen Doyle said...

I adore your large silverware pair in the yummy frame, how clever!

Karen

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

Thanks so much for the party!!

I absolutely love the idea of framing the fork and spoon after painting it!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your fork and spoon are so elegant...love them! Thanks for featuring my potting shed redo....hugs, Penny

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I kind of like the gold frame- it's gorgeous! I could swear that Hobby Lobby had a huge fork and spoon. I had them in my hands, but put them back at the last minute. When we moved into our last home, there were outlines of a big fork and spoon on the dining room wall, and a key on the living room wall. Thanks for hosting, Patti!

Laura said...

Love the giant spoon and fork! I like both the white and the gold frame- can't decide which one I like more...Thanks for hosting the party!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

White!
xo Kathleen

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

I love it the spoon and fork now look so beautiful, nice job!

Vesna (HOME CHIC CLUB) said...

Thank you for hosting! Love your idea!! Looks great!
Hope you're having a great week.
Hugs,
Vesna

Gigi Harlan said...

Your framed spoon and fork set is so cute! Personally I like the white best as it is easier to go with any look and I am not a fan of gold. Now if it was silver...hummm...it might win, lol!

Gigi @ Old World Patina

Alessandra said...

They look wonderful in the white frame, so shabby chic! Good luck for your search
Kisses
Alessandra

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

Thanks so much for hosting! Love your framed fork and spoon. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Melody Brown said...

Hi Patti!
I'm so happy you came for Rednesday. And, you brought you fork and spoon. I like the way the pattern matches the white frame...gives it oomph.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I am late to the party, but thanks for hosting!!

Oliva Ohlson said...

Very nice!!! I really love your artwork!

Maria (Magia Mia) said...

Thank You Ladies sooo much for Featuring my Mercantile Spice Rack!

Michele Reynolds said...

My Aunt Joan has the super large wooden fork and spoon on her kitchen wall!!! I think they're from Hawaii. They hung on Marie's kitchen wall also in the Everybody Loves Raymond tv show:)
I had a large metal fork and spoon set for sale in my Etsy shop, but now I'm going to keep them and try to mount them like the photo you posted of a metal set on the framed black board. Pinned to try that:)

Muscetta said...

Nice features. Thanks for the pasrty. Have a great weekend. Tina

Mari said...

Both frames are beautiful, but the gold I like best!

Smiles~
Mari

June said...

Oh I remember just the ones you mean Patti! It seems everyone had a set hanging on their kitchen wall. I remember seeing them in my girlfriend's houses and then in my MLS when my husband and I started dating. I love the ones you've framed and I can't decide which frame I like best with them. I don't think you can go wrong with either!
sending hugs...

Jann Olson said...

I know exactly what you are looking for. Hope you find them. I have never been a gold lover. Even my wedding ring was (lost it) white gold. So the white frame is my fav! Thanks for sharing them with SYC. They are so sweet.
hugs,
Jann

Maria Brittis said...

Pattie
I love those spoons! I actually havea few old wooden spoons my mom gave me years ago. I need to find them and frame them too
Hugs
Maria
http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Definitely the white! Thanks for hosting the party!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I'm voting for the white fork and knife and I'm also loving it to make it myself for my kitchen wall! Thank you for hosting for us this week Paula.
Hugs,
FABBY

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Patti! Now, I'm trying to recall in my mind the spoons you are talking about, from the 70s.....I can't picture them, but basically, they were BIG wooden spoons? I will keep my eye out for them since we have tons of antique stores here in Minneapolis! And I love the idea of taking something and tweaking it just right. Good job on the spoons!

Thank you dear Patti for coming to visit me! You are teaching summer school? GOOD FOR YOU! I go back this year on August 25, so I'm eating up all my summer with much joy, enjoying every sweet but fleeting day!

Be well dear Patti! Anita

Crystal said...
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Crystal said...

I remember some people had those spoon and forks in their kitchens way back when. I bet you could still find some in thrift stores or maybe even on ebay. Hope you find them although I love the ones you got! :-)

Crystal said...

Actually after I posted my comment, I quickly checked ebay and they have a ton of various wooden forks and spoons on there!

sweetvintageofmine said...

I LOVE them both! That's a hard decision....one is pretty as the other. Whatever my "decor mood" would be for the week would be chosen! lol! Blessings~~~Roxie

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Art and Sand said...

I love the big fork and spoon. Isn't it wonderful what a little paint will do!

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh Patti, I've got some viisting to do while I'm here, and I may have to, no I will have to come back later and visit more. There is way to much inspiration to end it in a short few looks.

As for that BIG wood set of Fork and Spoon, guess what my mother had them...yes we were one of those people before there creative time with having them on our dinning room wal, they were so light but like 36" inches in length in that maple wood tone finish! why on earth did my Oh my goodness here ever have pieces like that yet so cool when we did. Along with wood mushrooms plaques, and plaster birds and such Yikes!

I here you with wanting them because I so wish I had the set to create from as well, I know that pier 1 Imports had some just as big in a polished metal but they lost something in the translation agreed?
As for the metal ones we screwed them together over the entrance door way of a friends sweet cafe they were the right piece for this use :)

Thank you Patti love !
For taking the time to visit me, your beauty always welcome at my place, and as for your commented words they so encourage the love of salvaging, and add joy to my creative days.

Love yah girl !
Xx
Dore

Will be back to enjoy more.

Red Rose Alley said...

Patti,
The fork and spoon you painted are very nice. I actually like them in the wooden version also. The detail on them is so pretty, and I'm a sucker for old gold frames too, especially antique gold.

Have a nice Sunday.

love,
~Sheri

Ileana Carmen said...

Thank you for hosting us.

Kimberly Lewis said...

Love the fork and spoon! Pinned. We love having you be a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

Kelly said...

Glad that you finally found a fork and spoon for your kitchen. I like them in the white frame the best.

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

These really look updated with the new paint and that gorgeous white frame. The gold frame is fantastic also but I think they look better in the white. Thanks for hosting and sharing~~~

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

My folks had those! Have no idea what happened to them - this is a gorgeous project! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday
Kathy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I linked my Alice! Thanks for the fun my friend! Sweet hugs and happy Wednesday, Diane

Revi said...

Love the project! Thanks for sharing with us at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday! You're going to be featured today. :)

Isabelle Thornton said...

Very pretty! Thanks for linking to the Monday party!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

White paint covers a multitude of sins. I'm thinking of painting my thighs white :) The spoons look great in white and I like them in the white frame. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

Blessings,
Deborah

Aimee at Refresh-Renew... said...

Thank you for featuring my white living room transformation! Always love your creative party!-aimee

Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh I just LOVE them against the black ground and white frame - just beautiful !!!
What a great idea Patty!
xoxo

JES said...

I am usually partial to white but that gold had a neat look to it! Thanks for sharing your creativity on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! Please join us again next week :)

Sigmund said...

I love it in the old white frame, ... blackandwhiteframedart.blogspot.com

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