My friend Shirly lives in Thirsk and the charity shops there have far nicer things in them than where I live, and a few weeks ago Shirly gave me a little parcel of knives, forks and spoons that she'd bought for me.
One of the forks was extra long and had sort of "hooks" on the outside so I presumed this was a sort of fork for "stabbing" pickled onions, these ones pictured below are very "petite" with long prongs
and I wasn't quite sure what they would be used for.
Also in the bag was this spoon with holes in it and another fork with 6 prongs on it and I must admit I was quite baffled by what they would be used for.
Now you all know I have a love for magazines and especially at christmas time and this morning I picked up 3, (shhhhh don't tell Mr Lucey!)
One of them was homes and antiques and there was an article called "dress to impress" which was about tables laid with sparkling silver and exquisite porcelain,
and there was a picture of some forks and spoon just like mine!!
It turns out these long delicate items are "cake forks" and the spoon is a "sugar spoon" ohhhh it sounds ever so romantic doesn't it?
The piccy above is of a "fish" knife and fork but my fork has 6 prongs and not 4 so I'm not sure if it is a fish fork or not, any ideas??
I was right about the "pickling " fork and love this one priced at £9 very reasonable me thinks.
As I've been very busy this afternoon sitting on my bum reading magazines!!, Mr Lucey has been baking and the smell from the kitchen made my mouth water, he'd made a date, wallnut and banana loaf,
absolutely delicious easten with one of my new found cake forks of course.
I just have time to get out my polishing cloth before its time to turn on the tv and "sprinkle" sugar on my hot chocolate with my new spoon.