This month I had a hard time deciding on what vintage or antique treasure I was going to blog about.
I have quite a few “special” treasured items to choose from and I kept going back and forth in my mind trying to decide which one I wanted to use. One night while the family was eating dinner I spied just the item for this month’s post.
Nestled among all the “travel” spoons from places I have visited are 4 very special spoons; my baby spoon, my father’s baby spoon and one for each of my 2 children. Silver baby spoons are probably a tradition long gone with the advent of all sorts of plastic children’s ware, but I love the feel and look of a small silver spoon laden with some treat for the baby to gobble up.
I feel very fortunate that I have my spoon and my father’s spoon. They both bear the mark of the same silver company. The Rogers Brothers International Silver Company. William Hazen Rogers (1801 to 1873) was a well-known American silversmith. Rogers, together with his 2 brothers and son, were responsible for more than 100 patterns of silver and silver-plated cutlery and serving dishes.
My father’s spoon is in the pattern called “First Love” and would have more than likely been a set of fork and spoon. Since my father was born in 1933 and I was born in 1961 I consider both of our spoons to now be antiques! I just love the pattern on mine. Little Miss Muffet sitting on her tuffet complete with a spider.
My children’s spoons I ordered from a company that I had received literature from when they were first born. Each one engraved with their birth date and name.
I hope that someday “down the road” as they say, one of my children will want this collection and that nestled among the treasures from the past will be a new spoon bearing the name of our next generation to have a baby spoon.