24 March 2015
Old style flatwear, otherwise referred to as cutlery, is sadly a thing of the past in most ‘modern’ homes.
Why have these beautiful pieces of silverware gone away?
There is nothing nicer than the look and feel of these bone handled knives, the curved rat’s tailed forks and spoons.
Is it that people are just lazy, and don’t want to have to wash up these pieces by hand. Really?? Is that true?
Or does the aesthetic of these flatware sets simply not suit the digital world and all that populates it stylistically?
So, if you want to have a sense and connection to times past, go shopping in stores that recognise the joy of old things...Things that have a history.
Things that were manufactured in times when built-in redundancy simply was not a possibility.
This type of flatware may cost a touch more, but maybe not.
Go to the auction houses, as you will often find fantastic silver flatware sets from deceased estates looking for a new home.
Saturday markets are sometimes a successful places for these purchases. Even go on line.
Save these items of another time, because dealers of silver are buying these flatware sets up and melting them down! Oh NO!
Remember, if a thing is useful and beautiful, it ain't junk.