This is a rather nice set at a good price. From Lenox the Portola flatware set includes twelve 5-piece place settings and one 5-piece hostess set. The 5-piece setting is the standard dinner fork, dinner knife, soup spoon, salad fork and teaspoon. The hostess set consists of a sugar spoon, butter serving knife, cold meat fork, serving tablespoon and a pierced tablespoon. It is 18/10 tarnish resistant stainless steel and dishwasher safe.
It’s a subtle design with a little bead work edging at the end of each handle. This set is a great gift or replacement for your old kitchen’s cutlery.
Lenox Portola 65-Piece Flatware Set
Last week we looked at a video about how handmade cutlery is created. This week’s video is from the David Mellor cutlery team. This modern method for creating cutlery still creates a excellent end product. But notice that no matter how much technology is used you still need skilled craftsmen to create flatware like this. BTW – The video has no audio track, so don’t keep trying to turn it up like I did.
Visit David Mellor Design
These heavyweight napkin rings are certain to impress. They are about 2.5 inches in diameter and are made of recycled cutlery, that said the designs may vary based on what cutlery is used. They don’t state the specific metal type but I wouldn’t bet on high-end silver myself. But goodness they do make a statement of class on the table.
Yes, if you have a welding torch and anvil you could make your own, but ordering these is so much simpler.
DII Napkin Rings Set of 4, Silver Spoon
It is Monday and it is feeling like Dumb-day. Pictured above is a “knife” that was provided on a flight to cut steak with. Looks like it could barely cut butter. I’ve been given plastic cutlery to eat steak with in the past and this seems worse. Waste of steak and a waste of time. Welcome to Dumb-day.
And don’t even think about taking your own cutlery on a plane:
TSA cancels decision allowing knives on planes