Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Ring

Have a look at my ring. I love it, although I don't wear it often. I usually wear the ring from my mom that she got on her 25th anniversary. However, occasionally, when I'm wearing silver, I wear this ring:
It came from my mom. I got it out of her jewelery box. I inherited it from her. I love it for sentimental reasons. I love it because it is so unique as it was crafted from a spoon, from Holland. Do you see it? They clip the spoon part off, and make a ring from the handle of the teaspoon. I remember my mom telling me this. Isn't it beautiful?? What clever Dutch people. Always finding a way to do things frugally.

So, a few weeks ago, I am wearing said ring and my dear sister-in-love, Kathy, comments on it's beauty. I presume to tell her the whole lovely story:

"It's my mom's so it's really special to me."
"It came from Mom's jewelery box"
"Well, actually, it's a spoon handle!"
"I know... very cool, eh?"
"Well, you see, they take one of those fancy tea spoons and cut the spoonie part off and bend it around to fit your finger. Very clever, isn't it??"



at this point I am taking said ring off to show her the creative spoon workmanship...
"...and look inside the ring here..."



Now, here is where I had an SLR camera to take a super duper close up of the inside of the ring...
(I know, you're getting goose-bumps here...)
There is something engraved there.... maybe this will help solve the mystery of when the ring was created... was it an heirloomed, passed down from generation to generation? Did Mom buy it on a trip to Holland? I can't remember, but wish I knew...

Exciting...




"Uh....."
"hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm"
"Welll................................................................................................"

thinking" Call me crazy... but...


I'm pretty sure they didn't have AVON in Holland that made spon rings"

Yeah, me too.

Never saw that one coming. I am so sure I remember that I heard that story of the ring coming from a spoon handle. Really. Heard it. Somewhere. But I guess it wasn't from my mom. Must have been in my other life. Or someone else's mom...

And as funny as this was to me, it was twinged with sadness as I can never ask Mom the true story behind the ring. I know Dad won't have a clue where it came from (sorry, Dad, the truth hurts sometimes...) So, it will always and forever now be the Antique Spoon Ring from AVON in Holland...!

3 comments:

Mamabear said...

So because Kiara flushed my wedding ring several years ago, I am actually wearing a ring made from spoon. Perhaps I should take a picture and blog about it.

You should ask your Dad, maybe he'll surprise you and know!

Lisa said...

Well, perhaps it was YOU, other sister-in-love, that told me the story... although I think the story goes older than that...

The mystery continues...

Anonymous said...

I have the same ring.My grand Mother Left it to me upon her death.All i have been able to find out is that they were apparently made in the 70's and were quite sought after back then.Or so my Aunt tells me.I can recall My grandMother saying "Ya see hunny,in the 70's Avon was quite classy.Many women made a living as "the Avon lady"in those days.My mom said that my dad had found it and givin to My GM to give to me one day?Odd I thought,why not just give it to my mother to save?both of them have passed before I could get the"whole"story.May I ask....is your mothers name Vicky? or Victoria?