Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Dishes, Pots, Pans, Silverware

Dishes, Pots, Pans and Silverware

An Op Shop is a great place to photograph pots, pans and dishes. I sometimes take them to post on our Facebook Page but a few were taken especially for this post using my tablet. I don’t like to take my good camera to the shop very often when  I am working there. The tablet is easy to slip into my bag.

Back at home again I would like to share some photos of my best cutlery. This canteen was one of two given to our parents as wedding presents. Naomi and I have one each. Mine has mother of pearl handles on the knives which are stainless steel from Sheffield, England where a lot of flatware was made. I love this set and usually bring it out at Christmas and other very special occasions.

If you look very closely you can see my reflection in the knives. Nice and shiny!

canteen of cutlery
Mother of pearl handled cutlery set circa 1956 Made in Sheffield , England
Dessert spoons from the set.
Mother of pearl handled cutlery set
Mother of pearl handled cutlery set circa 1956 Made in Sheffield , England



I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


  1. I really like these photos. Very interesting collection of crockery. I like the way they are stacked up too. You had to have the canteen with the beautiful pearl handled knives and forks.

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