When I'm taking food photos, like these ones of my Peachy Dessert Parfait, I tend to think about what plate, bowl or central dish I'm going to use. Then I'll think about a backdrop and maybe add a napkin or dishtowel and sprinkle some ingredients around. Less often do I focus on the cutlery.
So, last time I was at the Salvation Army Thrift Store, I had a wee peek through the bins of random cutlery. I think they were about 50 cents a piece, but I have seen them for as low as 10 cents elsewhere. I picked out two trios including spoon, fork and knife. The great thing is, I won't actually be using them for meals, so I don't need to find a complete set. Most of the pieces are stainless steel, but it's kind of fun to dive into the pile looking for more colourful options.
On this particular visit, I got the trio with the orangy plastic handles, the set with the green, red and cream colour scheme and one little pale wood-look handled knife. I feel like they are borderline tacky as actual tableware, but will be cute used as accessories to food photos. Speaking of food photos, I need to get creating more recipes...
What do you think of my pieces - tacky or cute? Do you ever dive into the cutlery bins at thrift shops? How much do you think they should charge for cutlery?
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