Our home is filled with a mixed collection of old and new. Perhaps one
of the most frequent reminders of this is found in our kitchen drawers.
Our everyday cutlery consists of two mismatched but complimentary sets found several years ago
at Home Goods. They reside in front of my Grandmother's every day silver plate cutlery that is
kept in the wicker basket at the back of the drawer. Next to the collection of antique bottle openers
I've collected are hardware store clothespins used to fasten bags.
The wood cutlery box was my Grandmothers.
This old wicker paper basket holds our knives and some of our serving utensils.
The other kitchen drawer holds mostly new utensils with a few old things mixed in.
This twenty-piece set of cutlery is from Martha Stewart's old line
at K-Mart, which I found on sale for $9.99. The wire basket that holds this set
was found at an antique store.
My Grandmother's old ice cream scoops co-habitate with the modern metal can opener, scissors
and peeler. I love the mix between the cool metals and the warmth of the wood and wicker.
It's amazing to think of the different time periods in which these items were made and originally
used, yet how compatible they are today.
Here are the latest additions to our drawers. My mom sent my old baby spoons to us when
Graham and Margaret started eating solid foods. Each has its own subtle design. These are the
only baby spoons we use so they're used several times a day.