Yesterday while I was at the Whiskerino, I took some time to shop around the Petaluma Farmer’s Market. There were some great craft vendors alongside the fresh produce and foods. I scored two wonderful pieces, a keychain and a ring that embody crafty recycling and the beauty of vintage collectables.
Both pieces are wrought from the handle of silver spoon. The keychain pattern is called “Orange Blossom” and was made in 1910. The artist, Norman, even had the original spoon with him. Norman was a true throwback, no URL, not even a business card. While he truly knew each detail on the silver spoons he worked with, all he could tell me about his business was that each piece was made right in town and that he occasionally made appearances at the farmers market. I loved Norman’s old-school spoons, and his old-school attitude. Farmer’s markets, FTW.