Alright, remember these beauties I dug out of hiding over at my grandpa's house??
Pretty nice, eh?!?! LOL
No, seriously - when I tell you that EVERYONE in my family - aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, etc. have had a set of these at some point in their lives, I'm not joking. My dad was stationed in Japan in the late 60's, and he and my mom did alot of shopping in the Orient. Somehow, they felt these giant silverware sets would make the PERFECT gifts for everyone!! I'm guessing they sent back no less than 30 sets.
I've never really loved them 'as is,' but I recently decided to bring this set home and try to give them some love. So, with a little black paint, I think I was able to update these giant utensils.
I think they turned out pretty cool!! Don't they have a Pottery Barn feel to them?!?!
You get to see just how big they are when they are up on the wall. It's funny because everyone I know that has them typically hangs them together on the wall, with the 'stems' up and the fork/spoon parts hanging down. Well, my genius hubs suggested we hang them this way.
They've got some cool details on the stems...
...and they provide nice contrast on the walls.
Steve's been threatening to use them at dinner. I better keep an eye on him....who knows what'll happen if he's REALLY hungry!!
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