Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Antique Teaspoons

I treasure my grandmother's collection of souvenir teaspoons and for a while now, I have been trying to figure out the most beautiful way to display them.

They are mostly from towns in New England (like Bethel, Maine) and they look really lovely now that I have "shined them up". I decided that a Martha Stewart shadow box would be perfect - it is more modern than a spoon rack, and lets the beauty and history of each piece shine through. Plus, I like having them safe and sound under glass. Love it.

2 comments:

- - - Abby K - - - said...

I love this! I actually have 3 small spoons from my great grandmother that I'd like to do the same with. I was wondering though, how did you get them to stay? I would like to try to not ruin them.

Thanks!

Anne Reeves said...

Hi Abby K. I attached mine to the back of the box with archival quality clear adhesive dots called "Zots" from Michaels Crafts store/JoAnn Fabrics. However, this box is for display on a table, so they do not need to hang on a wall. The strength required for that would be more than this glue dot could do, I think. Thanks for the comment and I hope your display works out!