Sunday, January 10, 2010

Silver Spoons

This antique Victorian spooner/spoon holder was a gift to my family several years ago.
It contained many silver spoons that had been painstakingly collected.
The spooner is gorgeous. It is very ornate. It is made by Webster Mfg Co, and dates between 1866-1874.
All of the spoons have meaning - cities that have significance, places we have lived, birthday months, and so on.
These are all Massachusetts spoons - Salem and Boston. They are all incredibly detailed (click on the image to get a better view). The Salem spoons have witches on the handles, and the 2 on the left have a cat at the base of the spoon, and snake wrapped around the handle.
Pittsburgh, PA and Minnesota spoons.
Philadelphia and another Minnesota spoon.
Closeups of Minnesota, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
May and October spoons.
Closeups of May and October handles.
Another October spoon.
All of these spoon are old, most were made in the 1800's.

I think this is one of the best gifts ever given, and I think it is part of the reason I have started my own collection of silver. I have added some spoons to this collection, and expanded out to all flatware and serving pieces.

Linked up to Silver Sunday at Gypsy Fish. Stop by to see other fascinating silver items.


  1. I just love this gorgeous spoon holder! It would make a beautiful vase too! Your spoons are very pretty also!

    Have a wonderful Silver Sunday!


  2. Your silver and your photos are amazing....they make my heart sing!
    See You Next Sunday......
    {{gypsy hugs}}

  3. I love all the details on each and every spoon ... very special collection!

  4. O, gosh girl...these are just beautiful. Love the spooner and the lovely little spoons.

  5. These are just beautiful! I've never seen a spooner before or such detailed spoons. Love all the lacy work...Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. A spooner, this is new to me. Absolutely lovely. Don't you love a collection that tells a story, as each spoon of yours does. Thank you for sharing.

  7. The spooner is gorgeous, I've never seen one that large. Beautiful silver for today. Happy silver sunday....

  8. Your spoonholder really is beautiful. And those spoons with all the detail is stunning!


  9. Souvenir spoons are quite interesting. It is amazing how much detail were put into them. And they tell a story all their own. I have a couple that were handed down to me-none that I collected. Stop by Applejack Lane if you have the chance to see my baby spoon and fork collection.

  10. What a gorgeous spooner and what a fabulous collection of spoons. It's amazing the detail they can get onto a spoon! I can just imagine what stories those spoons could tell!

    Thanks so much for sharing and Happy Silver Sunday!


  11. I have just discovered spooners from a blog post and I love yours! What a beauty! The spoons are so nice and have such meaning for you. Thank you for sharing your silver today!

  12. Gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I love the victorian spooner and all those beautiful silver spoons are just to die for! How wonderful that they have special meaning! Have a great Silver Sunday! Miss Bloomers

  13. Wow those are all gorgeous! I love the spoon holder they are in, just fantastic! ~ Theresa

  14. I LOVE all of the different spoons. And the spooner is wonderful! You just don't see many spooners that are that detailed. They are all keepers for sure. Isn't Silver Sunday fun!!! Have a great week! Charlene

  15. Wonderful spoon holder! I am going to have to keep my eye out fro a spooner. Your collection of spoons is beautiful... Have a lovely Silver Sunday.

  16. Thanks for visiting. I love your spooner and it is a beauty! Don't see one like that everyday!!

  17. Such a stunning spooner! Lucky you. The spoons are pretty too. My Aunt Mary used to collect spoons and had a special wall hanger for all of them.
    I've been looking for one not as fancy, no luck yet.

  18. Gorgeous spooner and great spoon colection too!
    Have a beautiful new week...Kathy

  19. Really wonderful spoons. The details on each are amazing!

  20. You have a wonderfully unique collection of silver very beautiful. Happy SS.....


  21. What a beautiful spoon holder. I love your spoons and that they have such family history. I collect coffee spoons and posted about them last week. Love spoons!

  22. Just visited your other silver post -- I, too, collect napkin rings -- love them and use them! And I love that creamer and sugar -- but it should be mine -- my initials are MS!!!!!

  23. i really made a score with all this stuff. i could not believe i found so much and it was so cheap!!! i want to go thrifting every day but then i would need yet another house!!!