Thursday, November 5, 2009

Please Pass The Peas

Does anybody remember spoon rings? I guess they're still around but I first remember them in the early 70's. My boyfriend used to make and sell them. He'd find an old fork or spoon at a yard sale or flea market, cut the utensil end off and polish it up real pretty.

He gave me several but one with delicate scroll work was my favorite. I probably still have it in a jewelry box somewhere. I loved it, wore it all the time back then.

Until one Sunday dinner at his grandmother's house when I reached across the table for the peas. The pattern on her silver serving spoon was the same as my ring.

Never wore it there again.

28 comments:

Cairo Typ0 said...

I've never heard of spoon rings. The one in the photo is beautiful. Very cool

Turquoise Diaries said...

Poor Grandma :))

Sandy said...

Poor Grandma is right! That was the least of the stunts he pulled on her. She went to use her vac one day and the cord was about 6' shorter than it used to be. He needed a piece of electrical cord and he found it.

Notes From the Grove said...

Haha! You got lucky she didn't ask for it back, lol.

SparkleFarkle said...

LOL! WAIT! Did she see it? You weren't cut from the will, were you?! Oh, dread!

Pam said...

Wait! Did he use her spoon? I thought it was just a coincidence until I read the comments. YIKES! I hope it wasn't the good silver!

Jane In The Jungle said...

LOL! I LOVE spoon rings, in fact I wish I could find one....hmmmm think I'll try! Thanks for the flashback!

Badass Geek said...

You couldn't make this stuff up. Too funny.

Laoch of Chicago said...

I've never seen one of those.

Just Playin' said...

Hi Sandy, I remember the rings but never actually had one myself. Thanks for visiting my blog from SITS. My name is Sandra too and I think, hold on, we look somewhat alike....depending on my haircolor at the time. :)
Nice to know you. Please come again.

Anita said...

Wow Sandy, what a story!
I still have my spoon ring ,and I have a lapel pin from a piece of flatware too............Not sure where that one is...LOL

Tammy Howard said...

I had spoon rings! My sister just bought a really gorgeous heavy silver bracelet from a craftsman who used old silverware.

You story is a hoot!!!

Just Breathe said...

That is so funny. I do remember them and I still see them at the better craft fairs. Have a great weekend.

Erin M. said...

I used to see these everywhere and always really wanted one...but never had my own!

Debbie said...

Ouch! I had forgotten about them until you posted this. I loved them back in the day.

~Kristen~ said...

D'oh!!!!! Poor Grandma!!! Did she notice?

BONNIE K said...

Now that is funny. I do not remember spoon rings, but I don't remember much these days.

Shauna said...

I loved spoon rings. I lost mine a long time ago. :(

the ungourmet said...

My mom used to wear spoon rings. I loved them!

My grandfather used to make Penny Rings. I still have mine.

I Wonder Wye said...

oh, haha! Yep I had one back in the day, too. I purge the jewlery and clothes a lot unless for sentimental reasons so it's probably gone.....

Just Playin' said...
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Ginger said...

:D Great story! And funny!! I actually really like spoon rings and have seen my students wearing them recently.

Stephen Baird said...

sandy,
thanks for the invite. your photos are great. keep shootin'.
nikonsniper steve

Karen said...

I've never heard of spoon rings, but that's beautiful!

Funny story about your ring matching his grandmother's pattern.

Thank you so much for visiting on my SITS day!

LadyFi said...

I haven't heard of spoon rings, but the one in that photo is gorgeous!

Trooper Thorn said...

That's really neat, the untimate recycling.

Vicki said...

I've heard of spoon rings. I think I even have a spoon bracelet that my mom gave me. I'll have to find that.

Did Grandmother see the ring? Did things get icy and silent? How easy was it to slip off and drop in a pocket or purse!?

mama-face said...

LOL. I do! So funny about the dinner. :-)

 

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