Thursday, 6 March 2014

A collection of assorted spoons~ another addition to my prop collection

When I started citrusspice I promised that together with foodie posts I would bring you stories of how I fuel my obsession for collecting foodie props. Its been awhile since I have been out for retail therapy, in fact I haven't really been out for almost 6 weeks apart from the quick visit to the supermarket to pick up supplies.

Whilst at the local hospital I was scouring for parking, it seemed that everyone was at the hospital and all available spaces were taken. I was forced to go and put my car in the pay and display car park. The extortionate charges that hospitals charge  for their car parks is disgraceful, a whole £ 2.40 per hour and that in change as too so if you have to be at the hospital for 2-3 hours thats a lot of change one requires!!As I rummaged in  my purse for change, I could barely make two pounds even after counting all the coppers. I had  no choice but to go and source some loose change, I put a note in the car window explaining to the traffic warden that I had gone to get change and NOT to book my car.
Luckily there was league of friends shop near the car park. I went in there to buy something so that I could get change for the car park and it seems everyone had the same idea so the poor volunteer apologetically said she could not change my £ 10.00 note. Frustrated I was about to leave when I saw in the corner two little old ladies manning a table selling bric a brac. As I walked towards them thinking to buy something so that I could change my note I saw a box full of odd cutlery. Not giving them a second glance in fear that my car was going to be towed away, I picked up the container asked how much and promptly paid £ 2.50 the ladies asked for and got change for the car park.The box I threw in the boot of my car and I was able to purchase the ticket to park my car safely.

The box long forgotten was found again when I was clearing my car almost 4 weeks after purchasing it. To my surprise this collection of spoons were in the box amongst some other bits and bobs. I am sharing here my treasures that I found in the hospital shop.


























I am sure these spoons will feature somewhere in my food pictures and they have certainly been the most unexpected find.

 


The little fork has been  featured in my recipe posts of the Tropical Fruit Salad and the  spoon with a little clip on the handle has been featured in my Mango Pudding recipe.






66 comments:

  1. Wow Nayna! This is a bargain, love them ;-) I have to stop buying props for the next few weeks until we move to our own little space ;-)

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    1. I know Sylvia all the props soon build up.

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  2. I love the flower ones, very cute and pretty xo

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  3. I loved your story about how you purchased the spoons. I empathize with you about the shocking charges hospitals put onto their parking and the difficulty of getting change. The old spoons you bought are real treasures. Something good came of your panic.
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    1. Yes I guess something good did come out , now I keep a tin of loose change in the car just in case!!

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  4. That is a fantastic find Nayna. What a wonderful selection of unique vintage cutlery

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    1. I guess someone was helping to cheer me up with this find strangely in a hospital!!!

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  5. Awesome.. i might say those spoons are really meant for you. i think those are expensive one.

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  6. You have a great collection of spoons! I love eating desserts with long handled spoons!

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    1. Now you have given me an idea I don't have any of those so I guess that will be the next search to get them.

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  7. That is a collection we do not see everyday! Very cool looking spoons!

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  8. Beautiful collection! I like the one in the middle!

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  9. I love them - it makes me want to go on a charity shop hunt for some of my own ;-)

    Thanks for sharing x

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    1. I should to shy from charity shops now I can't walk past one without checking it out!!!:)

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  10. WHAT A COLLECTION! THE FLOWER ONE IS SO CUTE X

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  11. I never thought I'd say this, but, "What lovely spoons you have!" I really love the 2 with the enamel handles, they are so pretty.

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    1. Lol me too people think I am a eccentric getting excited about a collection of spoons!!

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  12. you have some very pretty spoons there x

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  13. Love the flower one, will be looking out for them now in your posts xx

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    1. Thats a strange little spoon very unusual, it makes me wonder who they belonged too, such an odd collection of mismatch but perfect for foodies like me.

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  14. I adore the clip on spoon how cool is that!

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    1. I really like that too , I wish there was more than one of those in the box.

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  15. What a lovely collection! I keep meaning to take myself off for some food prop shopping, but haven't gotten around to it yet...and then I'd have to find somewhere to store it too!

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    1. My cupboards are overflowing as is my garage with such things.

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  16. Great post and very interesting collection of spoons!!! Thanks for sharing Nayna!

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  17. What a brilliant find :) I like that spoon with ceramic circle on the end.

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    1. Thats a really pretty one, its a little tarnished but I really like it.

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  18. Some beautiful cutlery!! And the fruit salad looks so bright and colourful!

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  19. Wow what a great find and such a lovely collection, loving that flower one too :)

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  20. What a bargain! How great that something that started as a nightmare ended in such a great find!

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  21. I love unexpected finds like these!

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  22. Bargain! I really need to have a good rummage in some second hand shops for some unusual props :-)

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  23. I love the cutlery, great find!

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  24. Wat a find! Treasures indeed. I love finding gems at car boot sales x

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  25. What a gorgeous set of spoons! I love cutlery, especially ones that have a history and could tell stories of all the dinner parties they've been through!! Lucky you!

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  26. Great bargain. It's always interesting to find out where bloggers find their props. GG

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  27. Those go perfectly in your photos! What an awesome find - some of them so different and artistic. :)
    ~ Jodene

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  28. Great finds, you can't beat a good prop. I am trying to be ruthless at the moment and stop buying things like that ready for a house move. after that I'll be on full hunt mode again.

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  29. What a fab find. I'm awful with things like props in photos!

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  30. These are so pretty! I love the one with the flowers on the handle especially :)

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  31. These are a fantastic bargain. Some interesting props here. I look forward to seeing more of them in your posts :-).

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  32. I love looking for props and I haven't done that for ages so must have a little trip to the charity shop. Sweet little spoon with the pink roses on it, you had a real lucky find with that collection.

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  33. I love a bargain! They are very pretty x

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  34. I am a prop addict Nayna and I now have spoon envy as your spoons are just gorgeous!

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  35. What an amazing find! I totally agree that hospital parking makes my blood boil and I end up with such a high blood pressure just from parking. At least this ended well as you have happened upon the most lovely collection of spoons. I love the pretty enamelled one x

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  36. That is quite a collection you have there! Love the one with the little pink roses. The puddings aren't looking too bad either :-)

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  37. Looks like you picked up an absolute bargain there. I haven't been into my local charity shops for ages - think it's about time I went prop hunting.

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  38. a lucky find for a food blogger! and now we all know what to get for you for Christmas

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  39. Great props, love your spoon collection

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  40. Lovely collection Nayna! Manjiri - http://sliceoffme.wordpress.com/

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  41. What a lovely surprise. They're gorgeous and the kind of thing I keep checking the charity shops for but not being successful!

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  42. Nice buy Nayna. I am always on the look out too.

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  43. What a fabulous random purchase! How cool's that, and all gorgeous prop material.

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  44. I love nosing at everyone's prop collections! Thanks for sharing Nayna.

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  45. Car boot season almost here, so time for a new additions into this already great collection

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  46. Oooh, nice! I am a bit of a prop addict so I love taking a look at other people's finds :) x

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  47. Wonderful, so good you got something so nice from looking for change. I keep meaning to go to charity shops and car boot sales to find old china and serving implements, but there aren't any near us so I need to plan it in. I'm sure I'll do it one day soon.

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  48. I've never thought to collect interesting things like this as food props. I love your collection.

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  49. What a fab find! Hubs and I collect tourist teaspoons, with names of places on them, I know they're tacky but it reminds us of where we've been on our travels, which is always nice to go through on a rainy Sunday afternoon back home ;-)
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  50. What a lucky bargain. Love the spoon collection.

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