Last weekend I attended the monthly Vintage Source sale. I swear, I don't need another thing, but every month I still go, just to see what they have.
I go because I love the girls who run the shop, and because I know I will always find something I can't live without...like old silverplate. There is just something so wonderful about the patina of it that draws me in like a fly to honey.
Of course I found some I just had to have, including this beautiful old berry spoon. I mean come on, just look at that delicate pattern and beautiful tarnish...you know you would have grabbed it too if you had been there...it was 5 bucks for heaven's sake!
It goes so well with the old tarnished silverplate footed goblets I use to hold desserts.
And the handle of my swanky new berry spoon is lovely too, see that pretty beading along the edge?
While I was at it, I went ahead and picked up some silverplated dessert forks from the Vintage Source too. I mean, you can't be served yummy berries from a beautiful spoon, gently ladled into a pretty dessert dish and then be expected to eat them with your fingers right?! Though that may or may not have happened while I was photographing these organic raspberries.
You can however lick the spoon if you are the only one around...after you've served everyone else...that last part is very important!
Did I mention that this shoot required a good deal of taste testing...that is so important when you photograph yummy things.
Thank you Vintage Source for keeping me civilized, my grandmother would be very proud! And no I'm not a paid spokesmodel for The Vintage Source, I'm just under their spell, like half of southern Maryland and beyond! See you next month ladies!!!