If you’ve shopped for silverware, you know just how shockingly expensive it is! Bless those people who gave us the silverware sets we registered for when we got married, because we’d have had to take out a loan to buy it ourselves, even at Target. Oh, I kid, but I still think it’s painfully expensive (and don’t completely understand why).
However, a couple of years ago I hosted a large dinner of about 40 adults, and wanted to use real flatware for everyone. (There were kids, too, but they used plastic.) Plates were no issue – Goodwill helped me out on that – but I couldn’t find enough nice forks and spoons at the thrift stores.
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I found this set of forks on Amazon and decided to take a risk and try them. You guys, these are fantastic forks for just over $1.00 each! I seriously can’t believe how great they are for the price. They’re a nice weight – not Crate & Barrel quality or anything, but they’re not flimsy at all and feel just as good in your hand as some much more expensive sets. We now use these as our everyday forks, and the Target set that we had is now our “extra”.
We also have the dinner spoons from the same line, and I really like those as well. I just put the teaspoons and table knives on my Christmas list – we’re using a mismatched set of spoons (because those are always the first to go – where they go, I don’t know) and I’d love to have a full matching set that we can use every day. Salad forks aren’t a high priority, as we can eat our salad just fine with a dinner fork and I have lots of those now. We liked them so much that I ordered two sets!
As I started looking ahead to hosting for the holidays, I realized that some of you might be hosting and looking for extra flatware, too, so I wanted to share. I keep thinking that they’re going to raise the price one of these days, but they haven’t in two years!