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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Where Are The Knives...

It has been quite some time since I have joined Silver Sunday with Beth of Gypsy Fish Journal. Thank you for hosting this fun meme.

I haven't seen anything silver in quite some time at the thrift stores. I don't think I have shown these silverplate pieces made by R. C. Co./International in 1913, the pattern is Isabella. I found four each of the dinner forks, soup spoons and teaspoons. They have been well loved, as the plate has worn off in places on several of the pieces...just adds to the piece. There was not a knife to be seen. I don't know about your area, but...knives are very seldom available in any of the thrift stores I frequent. What's up with that, anyway? Do the kids take the knives, does the man of the house use them in place of a screwdriver, where are they hiding?






Thanks for taking the time to visit, it is always appreciated.

23 comments:

Linda said...

Very pretty silver! No knives? hum...I sometimes can't find teaspoon that match? weird huh?

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Mimi!

Beautiful design on the silverware! Now here we have the exact opposite problem, no spoons and tons of knives. Isn't that weird. Maybe there is some weird silverware gang out there redistributing silverware froms tate to stat! LOL

Tracy F. said...

Love your silver---knives or not! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Dishesdone said...

Very pretty, Mimi! In my house we always have the knives but we lose the teaspoons. Go figure!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Nice set! Maybe you will be able to find something close to the same patteren. Any way who say's everything needs to match? Have a good Sunday.

Audra said...

Love this silver. I am always on the look out for anything silver, especially silverware! Too bad the knives were missing, who knows maybe someday you will come across them?

Kathleen said...

I will look for them for you..I have to write it down...just that pattern?

I like Diann's theory..silverware bandits redistributing the wealth!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Thought I was already a follower of yours but it was saying I was not so I clicked it again. Who knows with Google.
Thank you for leaving me the kind comment about naming your site. I am intriqued with names like yours and now I know the answer. haha
Hope your having a great weekend
Maggie

Natasha said...

I love your collection of silverware. I went antiquing on the weekend and saw lots of great silverware. I think I might get some next time after seeing this post!

Best wishes for a great week, Mimi.
Natasha.

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Your silver is so pretty! We are usually short on spoons, but I'm pretty sure my kids take them outside and use them for shovels! Thanks for stopping by! Happy SS, Theresa

Gypsy Fish said...

Pretty set...ummm I think I have all the knives and I use them for screwdrivers...tee hee.
Thanks for coming to the party.....see you next month!
{{gypsy hugs}}
Beth

Gypsy Fish said...

Pretty set...ummm I think I have all the knives and I use them for screwdrivers...tee hee.
Thanks for coming to the party.....see you next month!
{{gypsy hugs}}
Beth

Komali Nunna said...

Your silver is beautiful with or with out knives. Thanks for all your kind comments on my blog. I really appreciate it.

Sherrie said...

It is funny, when I going thrift store shopping, all I can find are knives. That's okay, I engrave them and then use them as plant markers.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OH NO! I hope someone would not use beautiful silver or a silverplated knife as a screwdriver...but who knows! People do the darnest things.
Your spoons are beautiful. Personally, I love silverplate and all the things I bought on Saturday are silver plate. At least I think so. There is a little pedistal candy dish that has had some seriously hard wear and it just might be real silver. It is very heavy..but haven't checked as yet.
The pattern on your spoons is my favorite one..and not easy to find out here. I find that forks are the easiest to find.
Remember when we used to dig in the dirt with one of Mom's old spoons...I do... and truthfully I think some might just have been silver...
My mother was not much up on such things.. :)
Thank you SO much for stopping by and commenting this morning!!
Hugs,
Mona

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Mimi, is that a grape pattern on the silver? They are gorgeous, and come to think of it, you are right, I don't see as many knives out there. Now, you've peaked y interest. I'll be on the lookout!
Have a great week!
Debra

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Mimi!

I just wanted to drop by and sign up as a follower! I was going through some of my favorite blogs and realized you weren't on my list! YIKES! Now you are!

Have a great day!

Donna said...

Hi Mimi! First let me tell you how cute your cat is on your blog picture! Love the siverware too. I always think the teaspoons are missing myself but, I like to mix the patterns up anyway! Thanks for stopping by! Donna...the 3rd sister

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Since I have never purchased silverware at the thrift store I had not noticed about the knives. Funny though. I liked your reasons why there was a knife shortage. Funny! Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Thanks for stopping by on S.S. ~ I am trying to play catch up from all the post, since I had to work the whole weekend..... Love Your Silver & Really Love the Apple Dumpling Recipe from the post before ~ gonna give it a try....
have a wonderful week~

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Come to think of it....I don't see very many knives either!

linda said...

Good job combining pattern and color. I love your being "in the middle of nowhere"!

Ridgely (Grandma J @ Dear Angelene) said...

I had wondered the same thing about the missing knives and not long ago asked a dealer in Canada who was helping me add to my grandmother's flatware set. He said that back in those days (circa late 1800s/early 1900s), the men made the knives out of deer antlers, so the women didn't buy them for their sets and there weren't as many produced. Don't know if it's true, but it made sense. And the dealer seemed knowledgeable.