Saturday, June 16, 2018

Stick a fork in it.

Who knew that silverware design was so important? 
Lucky me.  I have been finding that out. 

Retired Mountain Man has become very particular about his forks and tableware in general.  We were running out of his favorite silverware which belonged to his mother.  We inherited the set along the way somewhere around 1992???  I will admit it is a nice set as all of the pieces fit nicely in the trays, but after 25 or 30 years of use we need something new.

Plus over the years some of the pieces have disappeared.  I don't know how that happens, but it does.  This year I have purchased two different sets of silverware in the hopes that one of them could replace the cherished silverware.

I have donated both of those sets to the thrift store. In the meantime our silverware supply had diminished to almost nothing and RMM took to hiding "his" 4 forks at the back of the silverware drawer so that I wouldn't use them.  Things were getting desperate.

I finally gave up on trying a new pattern and began to search online for exact replacements for the pattern he liked.  I had no clues other than the word "Korea" stamped on the back of the pieces and the pattern.  This was not an expensive set of tableware.  It's just stainless steel.  Nothing fancy.  It seemed hopeless.

After 3 days of online searching, lo and and behold and hallelujah,  I found the pattern at a restaurant supply.  I took no chances and ordered 24 forks. 

Here they are!  They arrived just in time for Father's Day.

They are a little bit larger than the original forks, but he's happy and says they will work.  Thank you, thank you, thank you, silverware Gods wherever you are.