Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Antique Spoons

About 10 years ago, when my great grandmother was still alive, she was asking us grandkids what we would like to have of hers.  Sometimes she'd out right ask, and other times if we said, "That spoon is nice!"  or "Those tea cups are beautiful!"  she would respond with, "Would you like it?" .

 It was on one of those occasions that I found myself the new owner of her spoon collection.

Over the years I have displayed the spoons on a simple spoon rack that she used.  However, it didn't really coincide with the style I wanted.  One day I came upon this idea of displaying them in shadow boxes.  I can't remember now where I saw it, whether a magazine, or internet, or book, but I loved the idea.

Right now I am only displaying 9 of the spoons.  I really didn't want to use any more than three shadow boxes.  

I didn't want to damage the spoons in any way, so I didn't want to tack them with any kind of glue, or tape.   I ended up using some black stretchy string that I tied right under the head of the spoon, then I pushed a pearl sewing pin through the string and then through the black backing at an angle so that it would hold the spoon in place.

Now, I just need to come up with an idea for all the other spoons, hmmmmm.......................

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