datcoombs on Dec 28, 2016
The Forks were exactly as advertised and what I wanted. They shipped quickly to accomodate my needs. Thanks so much.
Pam on Nov 28, 2016
There were a lot of forks available on ETSY but I needed 2, at a good value, so I was excited to come across this pair. They arrived very quickly and they're really nice... A gift for someone who loves pie and I think they will enjoy them
a fun little shop run by three blondes
The Bottle Blonde got it's start and inspiration from Deanna's photography series based on the rural setting of our hometown. Influenced heavily by the work of Sally Mann, she photographed neighbors and friends using traditional black and white film medium refusing to give in to the digital revolution. We opened shop selling her art and small vintage finds from the Mid Atlantic area.
Then something remarkable happened in the summer of 2014 that would inevitably change our focus. While searching through boxes at an estate sale, I found a box of old silverplate heavy with tarnish. I loved the distinct patterns and the sense of elegance from a time when fancy dinners required several different types of spoons at a setting. With no definite intentions I bought all of it, brought it home, and soon forgot them.
One day when moving some of my father's belongings I came across an old anvil he had made in the 70's. Klaus, the skilled welder, metal smith, and self taught artist had spent his life working with his hands; but after suffering a stroke and diagnosis of Parkinson's had lost all dexterity. Feeling the unfairness of his suffering and mourning his loss, I looked to that old anvil for some solace.
With dad's anvil, some second hand stamps, and determination, I set to work on that shabby silverplate creating what I like to call 'silverplate poetry'. What started as a form of therapy has turned into the stamped vintage flatware you'll find here.
It is our hope that in this world of mass produced, over advertised; you choose to shop small and give with sincerity.
Owner, Designer, Dreamer
coveter of past / double latte mermaid cup / dogs one French two old
My imagery is a response to childhood ideals and how they conform to adult situations.
Our girl Friday.
Shop Dog, Customer Service
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders
Yes! I love creating custom pieces, convo me for pricing.
All silverplate should be hand washed in mild detergent and polished with silver polish as needed/desired.
Is your flatware engraved
No, each piece is hand stamped by me, therefore slight differences in letter placement may be apparent.
Gift wrapping and packaging
Gift wrapping is available, please see the gift wrap listing for options.