Monday, July 30, 2012

Strawberry Forks

Yesterday, my daughter and I spent most of the day at the Randolph Street Antique Market in downtown Chicago.  It was a gorgeous day and we enjoyed ourselves looking at a lot of vintage jewelry and clothing and eating delicious crepes from the food stands.    One of my favorite finds of the day was a set of 1890's sterling silver strawberry forks.  These utensils were one of the very specific dining implements used by Victorians to set a lavish table.  Originally used to eat berries, today I am looking for them to use as appetizer forks.  They are the perfect size for a "one bite" tidbit and add a bit of charm to the plate.  Strawberry forks have only 2 or 3 tins  and are only about 4 inches tall in most patterns.  


Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Oh, I am so glad to know this!!! What a fun find!
See you Saturday!!!

Mary said...

Susan, I have serious strawberry fork envy :)