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2/18/2011

New Uses for Old Silverware

Fork Place Card Holders from Living With Lindsay




I think silverware is one of those things I always see a ton of at thrift stores and never give a second thought to.  I like my silverware new.  But I need to start paying attention, because I need to find some vintage looking forks to make some of these place card holders that Living With Lindsay recreated after seeing them at a conference dinner.

And if you throw a dinner party and use the fork place card holders than these vintage fork easels I saw over at Inherited Values (available from Whimsy Love) might come in handy as a centerpiece:


And when the party is over you could use either of them to hold recipe cards in your kitchen:


If you have a garden, I previously shared these spoons turned garden markers:


But of course you could stamp the names of your guests and twirl them like Lindsay did the forks and use them as place cards themselves.

Need napkin rings?  You can make those out of old silverware too.


And if you find a pretty enough piece of silver it can even become jewelry, otherwise know as SilverWARES:


Do you have any crafty tricks for old forks and spoon?

6 comments:

The Muehli's said...

Loving this. Fun ways to use mismatched silverware that otherwise just sits around and never gets used!

Tiffany
www.nooridnaryhomestead.com

Pink Peppermint Paper said...

Great ideas! Someone gave me a key chain similar to those napkin rings years ago for HS graduation.

Eleanor

Girlfrog said...

I love these ideas! I made chocolate silver spoons stamped with a little love note for my children for Valentine's and they turned out really sweet!

Tauni said...

What great ideas! Thanks for sharing L.

My mom had a spoon handle ring that she wore all the time when I was little. It was gorgeous...I will have to ask her about it.

Anonymous said...

A friends dad make old forks into grasshoppers...saw them on their fridge one day!

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

P.S. I'd appreciate if you changed the link in your blog post & give credit to the correct artist for the fork easels. Thanks!
They are not "from" Inherited Values, they are "from" WhiMSy love.

-Nikki Mans
WhiMSy love
http://whimsylove.etsy.com