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Beautiful forks for your beautiful beginning.
- The forks measure approximately 6 1/2 to 7 inches.
- As they are genuine antique silverware, they should be hand washed.
- The pieces shown in the listing photos are examples of my work. The silverware that you receive will be just as beautiful, but the silver pattern may be different than the one that is pictured. Every piece created is unique. I will be happy to provide photos of the patterns available upon request -- but I assure you that each piece and pattern is lovely.
Prose & Polish offers upcycled and repurposed vintage silverplate flatware. Each piece created is truly vintage - carefully curated through estate sales, antique shops, and auctions. They aren’t perfect, they will show their age — but their age and history are part of what makes them beautiful ❤ Once home, they are carefully cleaned and polished by hand. The sentiment is stamped letter by letter into the silver with a hammer and anvil.
Hand stamping is a very old craft, done with a hammer, anvil and steel stamps. Each letter is hammered individually into the silver. There may be slight variances in the spacing and depth of the lettering. It is intentional and yields a hand crafted, artistic look befitting the vintage silverware. Hammering into the front of the silverware will leave a small mark on the back. This is not a defect, but rather a sign of a well crafted piece — like the knots on the back of embroidery or the stitching on the back of a quilt. I hope you see this and know that every letter on your silverware was lovingly placed there. May it bring joy to your table!
Please take a moment to browse the shop .. I offer a growing selection of pieces and always welcome custom orders. If there is a special message that you would like stamped - please contact me. I always love a new creative suggestion :)
** ProseAndPolish **
I was born old .. not in a Benjamin Button sort of a way, but in a hot tea, old house, wooly sweater sort of a way. I've always appreciated the craftsmanship and beauty in all things old and loved. The way old floors creak when you walk on them and old books smell when you open them.
Antique silver is of course a favorite. The thought that these pieces have been here since long before I have. I wonder at the hands that have held them and the celebrations they have been witness to. I spend weekends trolling estate sales and antique auctions -- not looking for perfect, just looking for beautiful. I love them even more when I can find them a bit neglected and take them home to polish them back to beautiful. It's almost like opening an incredible gift under a simple craft paper wrapping.
I have been stamping jewelry for years and only recently thought to stamp silverware. It is so much more personal and I love that my pieces become quirky valentines, sweet momentos of bigger moments, and family heirlooms.
It has truly brought my loves of antiquing and crafting to one very happy place for me.... thank you for letting me share it with you !
Returns and exchanges of hand stamped silverware (with the exception of personalized or custom orders) will be accepted up to 10 days after delivery for any reason. Buyer is responsible for related shipping fees. Refunds will be issued promptly upon receipt of the return and will cover the item cost only. Please contact me within 3 days of receiving your order to advise me of the return/exchange - unapproved returns will not be accepted.