You're seeing it everywhere these days.
It always kind of bothered me when setting my table, to see that gold band on the china and then to put silver flatware next to it. But we all know that gold was a four letter word for a little while there. It's back now and going stronger than ever.
Every time I see one of Eddie's tables I think to myself, if ever see gold flatware I'm buying it!
Last weekend I got lucky! I found it.
It's extensive, including all the serving pieces you could ever want and place settings for 12. But there are so many other pieces, like luncheon forks in addition to salad, seafood, and main course forks that I could easily mix up the sizes and set a table for 24. It has demitasse spoons, ice tea spoons, ladles, carving knives, butter knives and much, much more. There was even a salt and pepper shaker included!
I love it because it looks modern which is the perfect contrast to my old china.
The way I found it kind of unfolded like a like a love story. I told Matt I needed a little break and I would be back in an hour or so. I stole away to my favorite little thrift store for some thrifting therapy and did a quick lap. Nothing was jumping out at me. Then as I neared the door I noticed a mysterious closed box on the jewelry counter. Feeling a little naughty, I opened it. There she was, the flatware I'd been looking for. The helpful woman working there struck up a conversation.
I told her that gold flatware was the latest great thing. She laughed as if she doubted me. When I told her "I have to have this" she laughed again. I think she thought I was kidding.
Once I got home from the thrift store I googled "gold flatware Italy" to see what a set like this would go for. I found a very similar set that is described at stainless steel brushed gold made in Italy selling at Barney's. It sells for $115 per 5-piece place setting.
Alaina Kaczmarski of Live Creating Yourself did a post about gold flatware in December. Her search turned up the same set from Italy that I found in addition to these other options.
I paid $40. I think without question I got a real deal on gold flatware. Now I'm dreaming up a reason to use it.
I'd love to hear from you if you know anything about what I have. What is the metal? How do I take care of it, and whether you're jumping on the gold flatware train?
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