I found this silver at a flea market and it got me thinking about all the family meals these spoons have seen: Discussions, celebrations, heated debates, sorrows and joys. The same goes for the family china.
The lesson here is not to let your heirlooms sit in a cabinet or velvet lined drawer gathering dust. These are living testaments to history, cultural and familial. If you are lucky enough to inherit beautiful china, silverware or glassware, use it. Make a toast to the present with a special piece of the past.
For more about eating with your heirlooms, see Living With What You Love.