In celebration of the Spoons of our life–ubiquitous but often unrecognized–Blue Towel Productions is proud to present the Daily Spoon, which we were are celebrating this September, the Month of the Spoon. #MonthoftheSpoon
We’ve spent a bunch of time looking at spoons that have come from the Japanese side of the McClure family background; now it’s time to look in another direction.
My wife’s family is Dutch. She was born in the Netherlands and emigrated to Australia when she was 8 years old. Among our possessions are some tiny spoons, made of silver, that come from her family–her grandmother, to be specific.
There is a collection of them, and along with some other similar items, they live not in our cutlery drawer, but in this nice box that sits on our buffet (a word which I only really came to associate with furniture when we acquired this particular item).
They are nice little spoons, with an interesting little symbol on the back that I couldn’t really make out with my naked eye, but via the power of photography, I can say looks precisely like this:
Like a number of items in the Month of the Spoon, they seem to be mostly useful for scooping sugar, something I’m doing less and less these days, so I don’t tend to use them that much.
The other thing about these spoons are that they are really small, so they tend to get a bit lost within the little cutlery holder we have on our sink for when things are drying, as you can imagine from this (posed) image.
Still, they are lovely spoons and amongst the most prized in our collection.
Join us tomorrow for more of The Daily Spoon, where hopefully things will be less melancholy, here on your favorite spoon-related blog’s presentation of The Month of the Spoon!