I'm trying not to take it personally BUT it's not easy and let's just say I'm NOT in a happy place right now!
Now that I've got that off my chest I'm going to attempt to cheer myself up with some more kitschy loveliness...
By now you know how much I love tea towels, and other slightly "tacky" souvenirs of holidays past... well one thing I've never really had much love for is the good old souvenir teaspoon.
teaspoons a-plenty at the local op-shop
In fact we own the grand sum of two vintage souvenir teaspoons...one of them belonged to Lucy Violet and the other caught my attention because it has a little koala curled round its handle. Here they are...
BUT I'm beginning to change my mind about teaspoons and if you're not particularly fond of them either I think you might change your mind too after looking at these...
is that a little pouch made from a vintage tea towel I spy?
What do you think? Aren't these lovely? I don't wear alot of jewellery but I would definetely wear these.
They are made by Byron Bay artists Tony Bauer and Claire Snel, and this is how they describe their work: "vintage teaspoons lovingly created into a tribute to the wanderer" Love it! You can see more of their amazing creations and a lot more interesting stuff besides here
how about these for teaspoons? Wow!
I wouldn't think twice about buying these if I found them in an op-shop!
(from Tony and Claire's collection as are all pics
Suzie Stanford (of tea towel fame) also does interesting things with souvenir teaspoons like...
pretty special don't you think?
Have I converted you? Perhaps you've always had teaspoon love? Let me know. As for me I still don't think I'm going to start collecting teaspoons but I do appreciate them more now and would love a piece of the Spooning Society's jewellery! Hint Hint!
Now for souvenirs I do have plenty of...