Saturday, October 22, 2011

Vintage Spoons Repurposed

What a weekend! The Ruffles & Rust show was a blast!
I so appreciate YOU - my friends, customers, and fellow vendors who stopped by.
Thank you, thank you!
Now, it's time to unload the trailer... but not much to unload for which I'm thankful.
I had fresh flowers in my space, and took these pictures to show an example of the hand stamped spoons I sold.
Have you seen hand stamped spoons? They've been popular for awhile now.
I love 'em. I think they are so cute tied to a mason jar, stuck in a plant, or attached to a gift.
My intentions were to make a few myself to sell, but I struck out terribly on my own.
My hubby ended up completing the my project.
Ahem he loves that - ha!
I was not good at flattening out the spoons. I tried doing that with a hammer, but it just wasn't working for me. Thankfully, hubby came along and saved the day. He has has a hydraulic metal press and that did the job perfectly.
Next came the hand stamping. Sheesh! That was harder for me to do than I thought, too - ha! I ruined a few spoons because I didn't hit the stamp hard enough.... Oh well, hubby saved the day again. Have I mentioned that he. is. the. best!
I'm already gathering up more silverplated spoons to stamp.
I think they're too great not to have on hand.


Anonymous said...

Loved your booth at Ruffles and Rust! Loving my two flower pins and look forward to reading your blog on a regular basis now! :)
I'm wishing I'd purchased a scarf and a few spoons now too! Maybe on Etsy??
Bekah Davidson

malia said...

Cool, I always wondered how to do this! xo Malia

ps How did I miss you at R & R?