The first were gifts from my Mum, purchased in England when we were all there traveling around together, my Mum and Dad and youngest sister, DH and me and three oldest sons.
There is a little crazing on these, I guess that shows they have been well used? The handles on the spoon and knife are china too.The brand information is clear- I use them for butter and jam.
During the same trip I purchased these two little dishes in Scotland as souvenirs, the Scottish Thistle is the National Emblem of that country. They are handy for butter and other condiments and I think they are very pretty,
This last item may not seem strange, but these are rather different from ordinary forks, and were a very popular item in the 60-70's for buffet style entertaining. They were called "splayds" or "sporks"! Anyone remember them? This set [there are actually six of them] were won by my Mum at a tennis tournament over forty years ago so they have sentimental value as well as historical! These are really a blast from the past and we actually do use them.
Now swing over to Colorado Lady's blog to see the Vintage Thursday Thingies displays.