- I go to my little thrift store when I'm overwhelmed. Just a quick trip to break up my day and I'm good to go. I find it rather therapeutic and oh so energizing, especially if I find a jewel of a find. That would be the burlap in the above pic. So excited to find a dark colored burlap. Paid a buck for the whole bundle. But what should I do with the colored strips of starched burlap? Any ideas?
- Actually the real reason I went thrifting was because of the Frugal Farmhouse blog. You may remember, she is the reason I have barn lights in my kitchen. Anyway this morning she posted this-
In early Victorian times the frugal homemaker did not set spoons out at each place when setting the table. She most likely did not have enough spoons for each persons plate. Instead spoons were kept in a "spooner" This was a glass vessel that would sit in the center of the table within reach of those who might need one. They came in lots of patterns and colors including a large goblet shape. The "spooner" was in use until around the turn of the century.
- That's it, I had to have a "spooner"! And by golly if I didn't find one within minutes of entering my little thrift store. Paid 68 cents. The glass is so thick and the perfect size.
- And why did I need a spooner? Well, I am hosting a baby shower for my daughter-in-law Nicole on Saturday. My granddaughter Emolyn's sister is due in 5 weeks. Emolyn came 7 weeks early, so every day that this little one stays put is a precious gift to her Mommy & Daddy.
- The shower is an Afternoon High Tea Party and I am sooo excited to show you the pictures I'll be posting Monday morning. As you can imagine, the spooner will add the perfect touch to the High Tea.
- My Mom-in-law, who had a birthday last week, recently gave me her silver set. I was thrilled! I immediately put her spoons in the spooner. Priceless.
- Thanks Mom & Happy Birthday!
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