Gorgeous Flatware to Inspire!

You might already know that I have a love of flatware, particularly mismatched, silver flatware.  It’s not just the feel in my hand that I love, but also how it looks, which is why I often showcase flatware in my decorating.  Anything that is functional and beautiful is a win-win in my book!  So today’s post is all about the Pottery Barn Maxfield flatware that Hubby recently bought me for my 40th.  He knew it’s been on my Wish List for many years and I was thrilled when I opened this gift!  {Note: This is NOT a sponsored post – just sharing something I love!}

TIDBITS & TWINE - Pottery Barn Maxfield Flatware Set


One of my goals in 2016 is to improve my photography, so what better way to practice than to photograph my new flatware!  After all, doesn’t everyone take pictures of forks and spoons?!  Well, maybe not, but I just couldn’t resist showing off these new additions to my home and practice my photography skills.

TIDBITS & TWINE Vintage Mismatched Flatware


The Maxfield flatware is made of silver-coated nickel, so it will tarnish over time, further giving it the illusion of vintage flatware {although, this does also mean more maintenance and upkeep}.  Each of the five pieces in the set has a different design, with tiny crowns embossed on the dinner fork and teaspoon to spark images of hotel insignias and family crests.

TIDBITS & TWINE Vintage Flatware and Ironstone Blue & White


Since my set is still new, it is bright and shiny and has an almost white appearance to it, but I know it will darken over time.  This is our new everyday flatware, so it will get quite a bit of use and already I’ve enjoyed using each of the pieces.  The flatware is very sturdy and heavy, making it feel quite grand!

TIDBITS & TWINE Pottery Barn Maxfield Flatware Place Setting



I’ll try not to overwhelm you with pictures of flatware in the coming months, but I’ll admit this set is a beauty to photograph and I had so much fun playing around with different settings and vignettes.

TIDBITS & TWINE Vintage Flatware, Roses & Boxwood



I have a new camera that I’m just starting to learn how to use, but until then, I’m using my old camera.  Even so, I hope to improve my photographs this year because photography is one of my favorite parts about blogging!

Tidbits&Twine - Signature







11 comments on Gorgeous Flatware to Inspire!

  1. Sher
    January 7, 2016 at 7:42 PM (2 years ago)

    Love..love..love them! Especially the knife! Happy for you.

  2. Jamie
    January 8, 2016 at 12:25 AM (2 years ago)

    I have this same flatware and LOVE it! Happy New Year!
    Hugs, Jamie

    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 13, 2016 at 7:55 AM (2 years ago)

      Jamie – Do you hand wash your flatware? I know that it’s suggested, but since it’s my everyday, I’ve been putting it in the dishwasher….

  3. Garden, Home and Party
    January 8, 2016 at 5:33 AM (2 years ago)

    I’ve always admired that flatware. I truly looks like something that would have been in a hotel. Do you have to hand wash it? It would certainly be worth it.
    Your photography has always looked great but I can see the attention to detail in the images above. It will be fun to watch the progress in your skills.

  4. heidi
    January 8, 2016 at 7:18 AM (2 years ago)

    oh those are beautiful! that knife!!

  5. Kathleen
    January 8, 2016 at 7:44 AM (2 years ago)

    What a magnificent set of flatware. I love silver and enjoy setting the holiday table with my mother in laws 1950’s flatware but wish I could pick out my own style. What a wonderful idea your husband had in purchasing it for you.I have one question: Why is the knife cutting edge one the left side when placed on the table. I grew up, with a British Mom and just wonder why we placed it the opposite way. I surely do love your site.

    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 13, 2016 at 7:54 AM (2 years ago)

      Hi Kathleen – I don’t know why the cutting edge faces in! I looked online and found all sorts of theories, my favorite being that it is less threatening to guests. :) Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment!

  6. Angelina
    January 10, 2016 at 9:22 AM (2 years ago)

    Loooove this flatware! I almost bought this one and I still wish I had!

  7. Bethany
    March 26, 2017 at 9:10 PM (6 months ago)

    Hi! I just purchased this flatware and I was wondering how it has held up for you in the dishwasher? I know I won’t want to always have to hand wash…

    • Tidbits&Twine
      April 10, 2017 at 7:28 AM (6 months ago)

      Hi Bethany! So far so good, but they definitely tarnish quickly when put in the dishwasher. I personally like the look and so I don’t polish them often, but I do when I’m having guests over and I’m worried that they’ll think they are dirty. :)


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