Thursday, February 25, 2010

Demitasse Spoons


My Daddy spent his entire career in international business. Throughout his career he travelled to over 120 countries, some often more than once. Whenever he travelled, he would always remember to bring back something significant from his travels, both for my Mom and for me. For me, it was usually a doll dressed in native costume. For my Mom, it was often a sconce or a piece of artwork. Sometimes it was a demitasse spoon. Mom saved each spoon and displayed them in their home for years. One day she passed them on to me. Now I display a portion of these spoons on a vintage spoon rack in our dining room. It gives me a great deal of pleasure to recall some of the exotic and exciting places where my Daddy conducted business.

I am participating in Cindy's Show and Tell Friday at Cindy's Romantic Home. I hope that you will go to her site and visit all the other show and tell features.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

15 comments:

  1. Hi Susan, I've always enjoyed friends beautiful demitasse spoons from their travels, and dreamed of far away places! Yours are beautiful, how wonderful for you to have your Mom's collection, but even better your own memories of your Dad's trips too! xo Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

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  2. Hi Susan,
    Your father must have seen so many wonderful things in his travels. It think it is so special that he brought gifts back. The display is beautiful and priceless.

    Yoli :)

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  3. What a wonderful collection and knowing the stories behind them about your dad's trips makes them all the more special, I'm sure.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  4. How sweet...and such a wonderful memory and tribute to your father.

    I captured a bit of the Irish Lore today in my SHOW N TELL. Do stop by for a wee bit o' the Irish Luck if you can!

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  5. HI Susan,

    How sweet and what wonderful memories it must provide you too! I just took a stroll through your posts, what a nice blog you have! I love the tray with goodies, it looks so cozy and perfect for today here! we have 7" more inches of snow today, argh :) I am done with it :)

    Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping and visiting me!

    Hugs, Cynthia

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  6. I love your spoons! It's so nice that you have those memories attached also.

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  7. What a wonderful thing for you to receive from her! An heirloom that you can display in all its prettiness.
    Brenda

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  8. Oh, that's very nice. You must really treasure them. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. So adorable Susan and I love how they're displayed! Love it! Have a great weekend. :)

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  10. Your spoon collection is lovely and how wonderful that they represent all of the places where your father traveled during his career!

    Kat :)

    P.S. Bentley is too cute!

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  11. What a great collection complete with memories! My grandmother has a large demitasse spoon collection I used to admire when I was a little girl but I am not sure what happened to it when she passed away.

    Thank you for sharing your collection with us today!

    ~ Tracy

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  12. Such a pretty collection with a great memory behind it! That's one of my favorite things about vintage items, they have a history, a story even if we don't know it! I love that your display hold great memories for you of your Mom and your Dad!

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  13. Glad to have the company, thanks for visiting. I am going to add you to my blog roll now.

    Dianne

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  14. Hi Susan! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and checking out my spoon collection. I really like your spoon rack as it has the tray in the bottom. The ivy adds a special charm too it.

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  15. What a nice memory to cherish. thanks for sharing......

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