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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Thrifted Cutlery For Food Photos & Vintage Bliss Tuesdays Linky Party #87

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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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6 comments:

  1. What fun silverware! That's going to be great in food photos.

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    1. Thank you! They are already starting to come in handy. :)

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  2. They will add pops of colour to your food photos. Thanks for Vintage Bliss 87 Joann.
    Joy

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    1. Thanks for coming to the party Joy! :)

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  3. My family seems to be hellbent on losing as much silverware as possible, so I'm always going through the cutlery at the thrift shop. I'm happy if it's in the four-for-a-dollar range. I'm extra happy when I find the pattern I wanted when I was first married but Grandma convinced me was too expensive. :-)

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    1. Great idea Michelle! If they are always losing it, it's best not to invest too much. And it's wonderful that you are finally getting the pattern you wanted!

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