Jump to content
SASS Wire Forum

Recommended Posts

29 minutes ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

The usual reason is not enough demand.

 

That's my guess.  The only thing I use them for is tasting while cooking, otherwise they're pretty useless.

Have you tried looking here: https://www.silversuperstore.com/Iced-Teaspoons/products/72/ for replacements?  Or contact the manufacturer, include a photo of the pattern.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was raised with formal dining on special occasions.  Inherited a sterling silver dining set for 12, china, crystal etc.  Don't think that many do that anymore,  I had to look, but sterling iced tea spoons were included.  I keep meaning to do the whole deal sometime when the adult kids are out, I did it when they were children on Holidays, but there is always too much else to do.  Anyone have a silver fish knife?  Bet those beat the scarce out of iced tea spoons.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The correct use for an ice tea spoon, is to put it in the jelly jar. No matter how far down the jelly is, this spoon shaft is long enough that you can get jelly out.

 

People that dig jelly out of the jar with their toast-crumb crusted knife just ain't got no fetchin's up.

  • Like 4
  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

I hoarded those Betty Crocker coupons and loaded up on Chatelaine tableware. And they had sales and I loaded up on more. I recently discovered that there were also ice tea spoons and demitasse spoons. I added 4 each of those to the stable. There are other odd pieces that I don’t have and won’t add though.  :D
 

 

Edited by Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984
Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 hours ago, Texas Lizard said:

If sold in the South....They seem to drink a lot of ice tea there....Why not....

Because we presweeten our tea while it is hot.

  • Like 4
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)
17 hours ago, Rip Snorter said:

Inherited a sterling silver dining set for 12, china, crystal etc.  Don't think that many do that anymore, 

I know, and it's just sad.  BabyGirl, being the much-beloved only child of two only children, currently could feed half the free world on china - her wedding china, her grandmother's everyday china, her great-aunt's second set of everyday china ( have the first set, on which BabyGirl has called dibs, along with my mother's wedding china, which I was going to offer to her 2nd cousin on her father's side).  She has her own silver, plus her grandmother's service, and will get mine & Aunt Gerry's when I die.  Chrystal is lacking; she has hers.  I have some to contribute, but grandmothers was stolen, along with HER wedding china. There are also coordinating candlesticks, wedding presents to my MIL. 

As you can see, it was NOT just the items themselves, but the familial connections that meant so much.  Don't know why modern kids don't get it.

Yes, we have sterling iced tea spoons, fish knives, and ice cream forks (which my SIL unkindly referred to as a spork).

Edited by MizPete
addition
  • Like 3
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

My dad bought Mom two identical sets of china and silverware soon after they were married. Years later  I did the same thing for my wife based on Dad's logic: " the patterns change every few years and you'll never find a replacement for any that get broken or lost".

 

After my parents died my sister called me to tell me that she had been given the sets, an had inventoried them.  The original paperwork was with them and of all that china and silver only six pieces were missing:

a lid for one of the gravy boats

both of the creamer lid

a tea cup saucer

one of the serving forks

a jam  / jelly  spoon (which apparently was eaten by a disposal grinder)

 

A half dozen of so pieces of china had small chips but are still functional and Mom had a kept a butter knife with the end burned off from the time I stuffed it in an electrical outlet.  I don't recall that ( was only about two or three years old) but it my be why I'm goosie as hell about anything that has an electrical current running through it.

 

Family motto: "use it up

wear it out,

make it do

or do without."

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Actually, there are sites online where you can often replace missing silver and china from old sets.  Mom did a lot of that before she passed on so each of her children would inherit complete sets.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

When the wife and I moved to Chattanooga in 1977, we ordered ice tea at a local restaurant.  We got a strange look from the server and she proceeded to tell us that they didn't have any ice tea, but they did have "sweet tea" and tea.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 5/22/2024 at 7:50 PM, Alpo said:

The correct use for an ice tea spoon, is to put it in the jelly jar. No matter how far down the jelly is, this spoon shaft is long enough that you can get jelly out.

 

People that dig jelly out of the jar with their toast-crumb crusted knife just ain't got no fetchin's up.

Dad use to add water when the jelly jar was empty and shake it till the left over jelly was mixed, then drink it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 5/22/2024 at 7:50 PM, Alpo said:

The correct use for an ice tea spoon, is to put it in the jelly jar. No matter how far down the jelly is, this spoon shaft is long enough that you can get jelly out.

 

People that dig jelly out of the jar with their toast-crumb crusted knife just ain't got no fetchin's up.

 

Jar spatula

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.