Stamp By Me

I love silver for collecting.

I love silver in a white urn.

I love silver with dinner…..but most of all….

I love silver for wearing.

Each year at Christmas we have a homemade gift exchange.  This year I gave my family necklaces created from vintage silver spoons.  We simply detached the spoon from the handle, sanded it down and stamped it.

There were many entries this year, including a burlap pillow adorned with tiny, tea-stained cottonballs and a nativity set created out of acorns.

It was a grueling and arduous contest, but in the end….

                                                                          …..I declared myself the winner.


There was no contest.

Who could top a necklace that started out life as a piece of vintage flatware?

So when the tissue and ribbons and wrapping paper were cleared away….I just knew somewhere there would be a mirror ball trophy calling my name…..

….if I could only get the nativity set and the pillow to agree.

PS  If you have any questions about how I made these, feel free to e-mail me at

PPS  Here’s the link to the pinterest inspiration.

PPPS  I am partying at the Pinterest Party with Katie and Sherry and Erin and Cassie.  We are pinning it up 🙂


20 thoughts on “Stamp By Me

  1. Kari, you started my morning with a laugh aloud. My husband looked at me a little strange. Little did he know that I was reading tidings from the winner. And, well deserved I am certain.

    Now, you must share photos of your competition. That would be the fair thing to do, but don’t worry. We will still line up with our Kari – the Winner!!!

  2. Really- you just like to think that you are the winner – when in reality you are all winners – it’s that top 3% thing! What a blessing to be surrounded by winners and yet…

  3. Love these….bet it took a lot of diet cokes to finish ’em, too……right? :))

    What is your sis doing these days?….no blog?

  4. You really made those? I’m am impressed! You should have an etsy shop then. I love wearing silver too. I prefer jewelry with a story behind it. You do deserve a trophy!

  5. I LOVE these! I love it that they were once spoons, and they look so cool and handmade – totally wearable and still funky. You really should do a tutorial for us! Did you make the chains as well? They work well with the pendants.

  6. Mmmmm yes, silver-for-wearing. Delightful spoon necklaces…

    I only wear silver, since my hair *became* pewter. ,-)

    Have a lovely and quiet New Year’s Eve. I think most of us, are planning on that very thing, in each of our houses. 🙂

    So glad to have found your delightful blog, recently.

    Gentle hugs,
    “An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” ~Bill Vaughn

  7. I’ve read through the posts on the home page, and you are cracking me up. Thank you for the gentle laughs, and some of your commenters are right up there with the chuckles, too- love it.

    Thanks for stopping at my blog, it’s good to meet you. Happy New Year!


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