So, have you gotten tired of seeing stuff from my closets yet? This is the last time, I promise. I found these knives in the back of the dining room closet last week.
They are small -- about six inches long -- and have handles of delicately chased leaves and flowers in a pattern reminiscent of the Arts & Crafts movement. As always, I'm not sure what they are for -- fruit? Cheese? I'm sure some of you can enlighten me. :)
Here are some sugar tongs. At least I think they are sugar tongs. Look at the wonderful carved pansies on the sides, and those fabulous pincers that look like little bird's feet. I love these so much that I think I will start to use sugar cubes in my daily cup of tea!
Finally, here is the fork on steroids. That's what I call it because this sucker is HUGE. It's obviously a serving piece, but for what? The tines aren't sharp enough to pierce anything, so I'm assuming it's used to slide under and carry something. Anybody have a clue?
Well, excuse me while I find the silver polish. :)
Don't forget to send me a picture of your favorite decorating detail -- It can be as small as the fringe on a pillow, or as large as, well, I'll leave that for you to decide. It doesn't have to be unusual; just something you love. Email me your picture, and tell me a little bit about it. I'll share them with everyone (and link to your blog, if you have one) in an upcoming post. firstname.lastname@example.org thanks!