Thursday, September 12, 2019

Where Oh Where Does the Silverware Go?

Today, let us pause to remember the events of 9/11. 
It seems impossible that 18 years have passed since that horrific day in history.
 We will remember all those who lost their lives as well as the brave souls who came to rescue and to help.    
May the souls of those lost, rest in eternal peace.
Also, may peace reign here on earth so that such a catastrophe will never happen again.

Now, here is today's post:

                                                (Unidentified knives and forks from the Goodwill.)

Several years ago, I came across Oneida silverware in the Michaelangelo pattern.

It's very beautiful, ornate, and right up my alley.

Of course, it's quite expensive but, at that time,  I managed to take a deep breath, dip deep into my pocketbook, and purchase a set for eight people.

The silverware pattern shown below is unknown to me. Is anyone familiar with it?

From time to time, after looking in the silverware drawer, it was noticed that some forks were missing.

Then, there were a couple of spoons short of the eight we started with.

This has happened with knives, too.

Where the missing pieces went is anyone's guess.

Certainly dumping them into the trash can would be the last thing I'd ever do but maybe that's where they inadvertently landed.

We were down to four long-pronged forks and that bothered me.

Sooooooooo, in a nicely stocked Goodwill thrift shop away from where we live, I found some very pretty forks and spoons in ornate patterns.

Are they Oneida's Michaelangelo pattern?  Noooooooooo.

Does it really matter if they match perfectly with the silverware in the drawer?  Noooooooo

Was four for 99 cents a better price than what I paid for the Michaelangelo pattern?  YESSSSSS.

Love them!

If anyone knows what patterns the mismatched forks and knives are, please let me know.


Terra said...

I haven't used our real silver flatware in several years, I think I should! I don't know the pattern of ours, it was a gift from my parents decades ago.

Chatty Crone said...

I have to admit we do not have silver. But I had a wonderful set I loved - and the same thing happened. I do think over time they get thrown away before I have found some in the trash.

We must NEVER forget 9-11!

diane stetson said...

I have a mish mash of silverware and have no idea what patterns they are. I buy individual silverware at Target if I need some..ha ha.
God Bless America and may she have peace today and always.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Susan! I love silverware and I inherited my mother's Oneida set of Evening Star which had been a wedding gift from my grandparents. I never had silver before that but I have always admired it. It matters not what pattern it is and I think a mixed set of silverware is charming. I don't use it every day because, I'm afraid a piece might go missing so they only come out at tea time and special occasions. A darling set of tiny tea spoons came with the set and I use them often.
I apologize profusely! I thought I had been one of your followers and to my surprise, I wasn't. I have remedied that and signed up. Thank you for your prayers and your visits. Joy to you...Sandi

SImple and Serene Living said...

I love using mismatched silver. I don't think everything has to match the way it used to. I inherited my mom's sterling silver flatware, but I haven't used it yet. xo Laura

Linda O'Connell said...

We have the same taste! That is the same pattern I have, although bit mismatched, too.

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