[the world is flat]

lets talk about flatware shall we?
many have asked about my flatware that tends to pop up at every tablescape. my flatware was one of my very first blog post in the latter part of 2009. here is the original posting.

My 1st post for my blog is about a little...well medium sized BOX. I walked into my local Goodwill (as I do everyday) and was drawn to the "display case" (I will write another post about the imfamous display case), and what catches my eye but this BOX.

Not an ordinary BOX as you can clearly see, but a special BOX...with a red sticker...

Inside this box was FLATWARE
Flatware like I have never seen before. This had to be too good to be true. I just knew there was gonna to be like all knives and may one fork and a spoon. Well to my surprised it was a complete set...well almost.
53 PIECES in all. 
12 knives
11 spoons
10 soup spoons
10 dinner forks
10 salad forks

Apparently it may have been a setting for 12 people, but hey 10 works just fine for me. Now do I need a place setting for 10 people? Will I ever have 10 people over for dinner? Heck! I dont know, but I do know they will have something to eat with...LOL...
Now this isnt your run of the mill flatware. Oh no my good friends! First off each piece has a good weight to them. There is a 95% engraved into each piece (wonder what that means). The portion closest to the neck of the flatware resembles a Roman column and the tip resembles the top portion of the Fleur die Lis. You wont find these at Macy's or Horchow...at least I dont think so...I already tried to look for them.

Well another post of GOOD WILL HUNTING..
I almost forgot...the red sticker price...$29.99!

i remember finding the flatware like it was yesterday. i have yet to use it for a major dinner. but i use them daily for myself.

well over a year has past and i actually managed to find a company that sold a very similar flatware to the one i found.
and for $270 you can have 5 pieces...lol

an even better surprise is that the illustrious and talented designer tobi fairley uses this flatware in her home.
i don't know about you, but that makes me happy.
its not the exact same flatware...but its pretty darn close.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting