Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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

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

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

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

  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. :-)

    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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