Friday, July 24, 2009

Photo-Hunt: utensils


Call it obsession. Call it romance. But rare is the soul who can resist not keeping these beautiful and handcrafted pieces. These are some eating utensils that I've collected and actually use from time to time. The cake server set were crafted from polished mother-of-pearl, the handles were inlaid and decorated with silver-plated design.

Another treasure is a mother-of-pearl caviar dish with spreader---silver-plated at the edges and accented with a small white shell. Since I couldn't afford caviar, I use this dish for dips and spreads, candies and nuts. The napkin ring is polished natural black-lip shell, and the placemat, of course, is made from coconut shell disks. These were all made in Cebu.


Now, how about some over-sized utensils as wall decor?


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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

HI Luna u have a keen eye to trap all pretty vessels on ur lenses a only word....SUPERBBB

Yami said...

Nice collection of rare utensils. :)

Mine is also up.

Annie said...

Wonderful take on the theme. Those handcrafted utensils are just so beautiful (and the big ones make me smile!).

YTSL said...

"rare is the soul who can resist not keeping these beautiful and handcrafted pieces."

Keeping is one thing but collecting another. For my part, I'd definitely keep such beautiful things if given them but wouldn't go out of my way to buy them as I'm just not into buying all that many objects (besides books and DVDs, that is!) ;b

the donG said...

oh the ones in the walls. hehehe... typical pinoy house daw ganyan.

Ebie said...

And to think, that the Phils is a proud exporter of these native products. Love the napkin. Sorry, but I just have to smile at the DonG's comment.
P.S. The the mosaic tiles are not from my garden. A whole wall of mosaic tiles with this theme is on display at the California Adventure Park.

JasonsLifeNotes said...

They are beautiful especially those that are made from capiz shell

Liz said...

They're beautiful. And must be a lovely addition to your table.

Bengbeng said...

these r impressiv looking utensils

bing said...

wow.. incredible and fascinating utensils!

jams o donnell said...

What beautiful utensils. Have a great weekend

upto6only said...

wow you've got a lovely collection of utensils.

mine is up too

jmb said...

What a lovely collection you have there Luna. I do hope you use them often.

witsandnuts said...

I'm too impressed. Lovely pieces!

Judy said...

I really like that caviar dish and spreader!!! Around here, silver tableware is selling almost as cheaply as the raw silver, especially at flea markets and such. I have a pair of earrings and matching bracelet made from the handles of former spoons!