Weeks later, I get a surprise in my auction lot box: a giant spoon and fork.
How can a giant set of utensils surprise someone? Let me count the ways…
#1 by being at the very bottom of the box;
#2 by not being made of wood (they’re plaster with faux wood grain painting).
You’d that this would only further thrill this lover of kitsch, but…
In this case 1 + 2 = the previously repaired (glued) pieces were damaged too much to actually hang on the wall. And heaven knows I can’t afford any horizontal space to store them on.
Hubby and I always joke that one day we’ll collect the giant forks and spoons that hang on the walls… It was such a kitschy fad! Not even Sophia can sex up this kitsch. Via.
Lavazza Calendar, 2003
Photographer: Jean-Baptiste Mondino
Model: Hanna Huber
They become shakers.
A pair of vintage salt & pepper shakers that look like spoons, or, because they are ceramic, like spoon rests. They are concave; not eggs. Usually a spoon is paired with a fork in these vintage anthropomorphic utensil S & P sets… So it seems an odd pair. Even for the oddity that is anthropomorphic silverware. But at least Mr. & Mrs. Spoon each have their own spoon and fork.