cat129 on Dec 23, 2016
These are so fun! I had to order a few more once I saw how adorable they were. Long iced tea spoons which will make a great bar spoon for the hostess who has everything! What a great gift. Thank you. Arrived promptly and wrapped safely in a clear box with gold liner and card.
Pumpernickel and Wry, LLC
Opportunities come when you are least expecting them. My journey as the owner of Pumpernickel and Wry began with a few simple handmade gifts, given to great friends whom encouraged me to take the next step. The seeds to Pumpernickel and Wry were planted.
Growing up on a farm I have had experience in all kinds of work, wood work, metal work, and simply - hard work. Added to that, I am an artist, a crafter, a sewer, a painter, a fixer - constantly busy.
I considered the possibility of stamping onto the silver flatware I see so often sitting on the antique store shelves. I am drawn to the abundance of silver items that can be found here: silver flatware, teapots, trays, serving pieces, and much more. Silver has an amazing patina. I appreciate time worn vintage pieces; the imperfect item which I can give new life too. My craft is in a sense recycling. None of the flatware pieces I use are brand new. They all had a previous life, decades ago, when sitting collectively at the dinner table was commonplace.
I take pleasure in creating beautiful hand stamped time worn pieces: tradition starters - the set of "gravy, turkey, stuffing, potatoes" stamped silver, used on thanksgiving. The "Stir Crazy" spoon used each morning to add a little love to your morning cup of coffee. A simple "olive you" fork to someone special. Charming and striking pieces that make beautiful gifts for just about anyone, any time of year, and new traditions for your family and friends.
Every stamped item in my shop is handmade by me through the entire process: found, cleaned, produced, and packaged. Joe, known to me as Dad, painstakingly cuts each knife into pieces and finishes off the edges in preparation for me to turn them into bud vases, boutonnieres, or pendants. I truly handle every single piece that enters my workshop, and deliver every package to the post office. Every item is a labor of love.
Pumpernickel and Wry pieces can be found in stores online, across the country, and beyond:
Scoutmob.com - http://scoutmob.com/phoenix/pumpernickel-wry
Bourbon and Boots.com - http://www.bourbonandboots.com/vendors/pumpernickel-and-wry
Ruche - www.shopruche.com
Green Table Gifts - Tempe, Arizona - http://www.gtgifts.com
Botanica at the Farm at South Mountain - Phoenix, AZ http://www.thefarmatsouthmountain.com/botanica/
The Blue House Boutique - Glendale, AZ http://www.bluehouseaz.com
Audrey's - Phoenix, AZ http://audreyshopaz.weebly.com
Chrysalis Vinyards - Middleburg, VA http://www.chrysaliswine.com/begin.htm
Einzelstueck - Zurich, Switzerland - http://www.einzelstueck.ch
Changemaker - Zurich, Switzerland - http://www.changemaker.ch
MADE - Lawrence, Kansas - http://madeonmass.com
The Urban Farmhouse Market - Louisville, KY - http://www.theurbanfarmhousemarket.com
Relish Decor - Frederick, Maryland - http://www.relishdecor.com
I live in sunny Arizona with my husband and two young boys. Although a desert dweller, I am an ice hockey and lacrosse mom, shuttling my two favorite little people from school to practice when not at home crafting one my many ongoing projects.
Joe and Karen
Super duo! When in town visiting the grandkids, Dad works hard cutting knives into pendants, bud vases, and boutonnieres -a tedious and physical process and I couldn't do it without his help! Mom helps with the polishing and patina process.
All silver plated items, from trays to flatware, are repurposed from vintage or antique pieces. None are perfect. Instead they have a lovely patina of age and use. I love giving new life to old finds!
View my sister site at www.cshiver.etsy.com
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment is due within five days of purchase.
If payment has not been received within this reasonable period of time, the order may be cancelled and the item re-listed into my store. I will always attempt to contact the buyer before this occurs.
Items are always shipped within 2-3 business days, or sooner, unless you are otherwise notified by me.
Please understand that I have no control over international orders. International customs can sometimes hold up packages, but I always send your items within 2-3 business days! Please understand that I have no control over your item once it enters the Postal system! I will always work with you in case of a lost or damaged item!
International buyers, please include your phone number in "notes to seller" for shipping purposes.
Refunds and Exchanges
If your items are lost in transit please contact me so we can work out a solution!