Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Spooning... It's music to my ears


Two sets of windchimes hang in our dining room window...


Both are made from spoons...


...that are attached to the bent tines of a fork.


The spoons have been hammered flat on both sets.


I purchased these windchimes almost 15 years ago (although not at the same time) from a craft shop here in New England.


The dining room bay window seemed the perfect place to hang them, seeing as they were made from silverware...


One day last week it was warm enough to open the windows. A gentle breeze is all that's needed to encourage the windchimes to serenade us...


Dreams of being serenaded may have to be put on hold, however, as we're due to get another blast of winter in the form of 2-4" of snow mid-week... But I know that the worst of Old Man Winter is past, and the promise of spring is dancing in my head!!
Wishing you all gentle breezes and sweet serenades...
Donna

18 comments:

ElementalGrace said...

Awesome windchimes, Donna. Sound like a real bargain.

suzeeez said...

I love your windchimes. I also have a spoon windchime that I hang outside with my others and it just adds a nice sound all of it's own. :o) Sue

kate said...

Hi, what a great post. it was so funny, i had bought the exact flatten spoon chimes, about 1981 in Michigan, i had then for years, i dont know what ever happened to them, i know if havent had them for the last 10 yrs. So i loved seeing yours!! memories.
kate

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a lovely windchime and it looks so lovely in your window. A magical piece and you photographed the details perfectly.
Karen

Rue said...

Good morning Donna :)

Beautiful wind chimes! I love the sound they make :)

It's so nice to read about a happy ending! Sam's face is so human looking, isn't it?

I'm so glad to see a rescued dog that someone wanted back and what a sweetheart your daughter is for grabbing him :)

hugs,
rue

Mary Ellen said...

I love windchimes.....and have always admired those made from silverware....they make such a delighful sound. There use to be a store in Jackson Hole, WY......years and years ago....that asked you to go into a little area and listen to the windchime that you were interested in, so that you connected with it......I always thought that was neat. Trust me, at the price of these windchimes (is there anything reasonably priced in Jackson Hole?) it was a good idea.

A Stitch In Thyme said...

When I first saw "spooning" I thought it would be about cuddling instantly as I did not sleep well last night and did not get my cuddle time in.

But, I like windchimes so this is quite pleasing to me none the less. Very sweet.

Pink Slippers said...

I must tell you--
I see those type of windchimes and just LOVE them.
I'm hoping one day to buy one. I just adore the look.
Wendy

Joanne Kennedy said...

I love the sound of wind chimes and those are not only pretty to listen to but also pretty to look at.

Hugs,
Joanne

Angie said...

I saw a booth at a flea market last summer where an older gentleman was sitting and making these. I wish I would have bought one. They are so pretty. Perhaps he will be there again this summer. We have been quite smitten with little Sam, too. My little guy asked me if we could get a koala bear for a pet..lol. They sure are snuggly looking, aren't they!

Simplicity Cottage said...

Hi Donna. I love your windchimes. I love windchimes, period. There is something so relaxing about listening to the "music" they make..very soothing, almost mesmerizing. Give me a warm day on the porch, some lemonade and a gentle breeze blowing...I could sit with the sun on my face and listen to the windchimes and watch the birds and squirrels all day!

I have a HUGE Gracenotes windchime hanging from the big old oak tree in my front yard. When the wind blows it sounds like church bells...love it! Our neighbors one street over can even hear it.

By the way, is that a new banner on your blog? I love the sweet kitty's face. I think you love animals as much as I do!

Stay warm...
Donna

TattingChic said...

Your windchimes look lovely! Hope the mild spring breezes will soon be on their way to serenade you at your dining room window! :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

When you described them, I could almost hear that sweet tinkling sound. Sure made me even more wishful for spring. laurie

dana said...

We are bracing for some cruddy weather, too. Yes, surely Old Man Winter is nearly finished with us!

Love your wind chimes. A good friend of mine, who has a shop here in town, makes those, too. She also makes little photo easels out of forks. What a great way to enjoy cast off silverware.

Such a great puppy rescue by your girl--she's quite a bit like her mom, isn't she?

Dana

Nicole ~ said...

Your windchimes are so unique, I have never seen any like them. I bet they sound so nice as the breeze blows on them.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I just made a few of these for my next sell..... I love the sound...... mine are a little different ....
; - )
HUgs
Linda

Hidden Springs Farm said...

Donna,
Thanks for the nice comments about my kitchens! They both have their advantages, I guess! I remember being so excited to have REAL countertops to wipe down after leaving the farmhouse kitchen, LOL! All of the surfaces at the farm were wood. Your dining room is to DIE FOR, though! I love everything about it! I looked through all of your photos and love the changes you have made throughout the years. Painting the furniture especially! And those hanging windows - can you explain them? I adore them. Thanks a lot for the nice comments. I appreciate it.

Hidden Springs Farm said...

Oh and I have those spoon chimes too! They are packed away somewhere in the multitude of boxes. I know they have to be restrung but I just could NOT part with them!