I love collecting vintage silver serving pieces. I found all of these lovely old pieces within the last couple of months at various thrift stores. They are great to use on a daily basis or when you want to add a special flair to your tabletop.
Serving spoons come in such a wide variety of shapes. These spoons are all generously sized for dishing out steaming mashed potatoes, stuffing or casseroles.
I love the scalloped shaped bowl of this spoon. The pattern is Wakefield by International.
This is an English berry spoon. It's a bit large for jam but would be perfect for serving fruit compote or trifle.
This size is generally referred to as a tablespoon. It's larger than a soup spoon and a good all purpose server.
There are thousands of silver plate patterns ranging from exquisitely ornate to clean and contemporary. I'm not fussy, I mix and match them for an eclectic look.
I haven't figured out these two patterns yet but love the attention to detail.
Pie and pastry severs are always nice to have on hand for a dessert buffet.
Just to be clear, these pieces are NOT sterling silver, but silver plate. That is, they are not solid silver but have a thin coat of silver that has been electroplated onto nickel or copper. Used serving pieces like these can be found usually for just a few dollars each.
I keep my silver handy in a couple of vintage spooners, ready to be called into service!