Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Vintage Silverplate Forks For Entertaining

My mom just presented me with these vintage forks for my birthday.

She filled a bag for $5 at the thrift store. Extra forks make it easy to serve a crowd without using all your grocery budget for plastic stuff.

(Read my strategy for one-fork entertaining at Blissfully Domestic.)

19 comments:

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

What a nice gift! It's nice to see that your mom is just as thrifty and smart as you are. I love the idea of using real silverware versus cheap plastic (and non-biodegradable) ones. Better for the budget and environment! Kuddos to you!

Michelle said...

I love that you and your mom share the love of thrifting and being careful with money...and that you value the gifts you each find secon-hand. My mom is not a second-hand kind of gal...but I am!!!

Amiyrah said...

Yay...Another march baby! Happy Birthday! My birthday is today :o)

I really need to get to a thrift store soon. Extra forks would be a God-Send, since we are entertaining from home a lot more now.

Susan said...

Happy Birthday, Meredith! Wish that my mom thought that stuff from garage sales and thrift stores was worth giving and receiving! For her, it's all about the money we spend on her, and yet how cheaply she can gift things to us. Sigh....anyway, I think the forks are neat, and will be fun to use next time you host something!
Susan

Amy said...

I need more forks- thanks for reminding me for my next trip to the thrift store! They are lovely!

Tangee said...

Happy Birthday to you and what a GREAT idea!

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

That's a GREAT idea!

Sonya said...

Holy Cow! What a wonderful gift that was!

Leila said...

Hooray!

They are beautiful. I love having enough teacups and forks and dessert plates...

Edi said...

I love the style of your forks. We were having a pretty large crowd Christmas Day so I also bought some inexpensive but attractive looking cutlery. It didn't all match - but what I did get looked nice...I know folks like plastic cutlery for the convenience but it doesn't add much effort to the clean up to throw cutlery in the dishwasher or sink.

celina from canada said...

so are Happy Birthday wishes in order...? Bonne Fete Meredith, from Ontario, Canada...

and at that price, here what we need are spoons..they walk off daily....

Eleanor Joyce said...

Beautiful! - and happy birthday!

The Nester said...

Sounds like your mom knows just what you like.

Happy Birthday whenever it is and I LOVED that one fork entertaining post you did at BD back in the day!

Willo said...

I love that you and your mom are both thrilled with a gift from a thrift store. I wish I could get my family to understand that finding something special with a history that doesn't hurt the Earth will be my favorite kind of gift.

Vintagesquirrel said...

Now I know why I like you so much, Meredith! My birthday is tomorrow!
Love the forks...a lovely gift, and most practical, too.

-Michelle

Rebecca said...

BEA-U-TIFUL!! What a great mom :>)

Happy Birthday Meredith!

Karen said...

Gorgeous, Meredith! Enjoy them! I am sure your guests will appreciate how beautiful they are!

Workin' MAMA! said...

Your mom is a saint! I would only pray to come across such a great deal such as this!

Good find and happy birthday!

latrice

SK and Family said...

Pretty forks! I love picking up vintage silver here and there!