Thursday, January 3, 2013

mixing silverware

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
a favorite image from a country farmhouse
 
 
After many years of use, the knives from my everyday stainless silverware set are starting to wear. The handles are beginning to separate from the cutting blade.
 
I've looked around a little but haven't found a replacement pattern that I really love. Then it hit me to keep what I have and just add interesting (vintage) pieces as I come across them.
 
I am hoping to end up with a "set" that is as fun to use and beautiful to look at as some of these...  

17 comments:

BEACH & EAU said...

uuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmm...

Mumbai said...

I have never dared but after this chic invitation I will mix and match.
Thank's for the great idea

Acquired Objects said...

Go for it Donna I can't wait to see what you mix in, love this idea.

XXX
Debra~

MyFavoriteFrenchAntiques said...

I have always favored mixed silverware...so much more interesting to use, to buy.

My mood dictates the ones I choose each day. It is like going to my closet to select what to wear.

Henhurst Interiors said...

I need to get my wedding silver out and actually start using it. I don't like how pristine and 'shiny' it is - obviously I have to live with that for a bit to get the patina I want on it. Thanks for the motivation!
Phyllis

Callie Grayson said...

I say go for it, I have been doing that since I was young. I have collected silver since I was 8
Always buying really interesting pieces and using them every day. I love the mixed shaped spoons and the different patterns.
Xx
Callie

carolyn bradford said...

I am a huge fan of mixing silverware and LOVE collecting vintage pieces. I use them every day! Great post!

PURA VIDA said...

something so charming about old silverware and I love mixing it too. I snatch it up all the time at estate or garage sales...can't get enough!

Roberta said...

I never tire of looking at mixed silverware...especially these lovely photos! Great idea to start your own collection.

Tonia @ chic modern vintage said...

I have a complete set but for everyday I add pieces that I find here and there. It seems to work for us.

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

What a lovely idea. I think vintage pieces always adds wow factor to anything and everything. =) vintage pieces are timeless. =)

Monica said...

Yea! My husband over the holidays said you don't have enough pieces that match. I shrugged my shoulders and said just go with it. Well I will be more picky of the additions going forward after seeing this post it really does look good with the right mixes.

Lisa Mende Design said...

i love to mix silverware! I buy hotel silverware off ebay sometimes! Great source!

quintessence said...

Great idea - I love the mix!!

tokyojinja.com said...

Vintage pearl handled knives are easy to come by and relatively inexpensive and look great with everything!

Patti Borrelli @BeSoStyle said...

Love this idea! Hope you are well. Have an amazing week!

SHERRY HART said...

You are going to hate me for this but years ago (12 or so) I bought 12 of each.....spoons, forks, knives.....all sterling in different patterns....for about 3.00 each at Scott's. was one of the best things I ever did. Use them everyday! They used to have long tables piled high to choose from:)