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September 12, 2018

Starburst Silverware

By Julia

If I haven’t mentioned this already, I poke around on Craigslist a lot. I think it’s neat to see the mid-century treasures that are available, and sometimes they fit with our vision for our home. Better yet, some of those items are even in our budget! One such find is a lot of silverware: I was perusing our local offerings when I stumbled across a huge set of silverware with starbursts on the stems. I was intrigued. When I looked closer at the amazingly good price, I was sold! Of course, I had to clean it all before we could use it, but that was a small tradeoff for the great deal we got. The silverware is called Twin Star by Oneida. As far as I can tell, it was originally manufactured in the 1960s.

The Twin Star is a little smaller than our everyday modern silverware. We got almost 12 full place-settings of the standard 5-piece dinnerware.

We also got a hostess set in the lot. These pieces have come in handy a few times since we got them!

I love the detail on the pie server!

We also got a few additional serving pieces, including butter knives and grapefruit spoons.

The set also included these iced tea spoons. Most of the pieces have a well-loved finish, but these spoons are practically pristine!

I love the starbursts! The little details on the stems of each piece held up so well over the years.

How about you, dear readers? Have any of you found any Craigslist steals recently?

 

 

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5 Responses to Starburst Silverware

  1. Cheryl Reply

    September 13, 2018 at 10:13 am

    This was my mother in law’s pattern. She got it a few pieces at a time by saving Betty Crocker box tops from their many products during the 50s.

    • Julia Reply

      September 18, 2018 at 5:39 pm

      Very cool!

  2. Libby Reply

    September 15, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    I have this set too! I adore it =) My mother-in-law gave it to me. The set had belonged to her mother. Such fun!

    • Julia Reply

      September 18, 2018 at 5:39 pm

      I love it!

  3. Angie Reply

    September 30, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Great! Now everyone is going to be buying mu silverware & it’s hard enough to find as it is.

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