It’s alarming how we lose cutlery. A number of years ago I bought a 12 place setting of Wallace stainless steel at Bed, Bath and Beyond. I can’t recall what I paid for it, but I recall being really pleased with the deal I got. I think the box was damaged and it was on clearance.
Fast forward to a year or so ago, and we’d lost between one and four of each piece. Rather than get a whole new set I bought some place settings at www.silversuperstore.com. It was a lot less expensive than buying a whole set of something and ending up with way more cutlery than I need or want.
And, still, we continue to lose pieces! My guess is we accidentally throw them out when clearing the plates. Who knows?! I’m going to be much more vigilant about it from now on.
Anyway, I really want to have place settings for 12 (like I have with my IKEA dinnerware). I was buying some tops online at Macy’s the other week and somehow stumbled upon a sale they were having for Martha Stewart cutlery. The salad forks match my Wallace stainless very well. Not quite exactly, but almost. I got six of them for $7. I’m still short a spoon and will check the silversuperstore from time to time for a sale.
I feel strongly that, at 56, I can set a table with decent, matching glassware, dinnerware and cutlery!