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My Teaspoon Collection

I wondered if anyone maybe collects anything?. :D

I have a collection of 357 Teaspoons :shock: as can be seen. Some I collected myself, and lots were very kindly bought for me from family and friends, when they went away on their holidays. Of course I am very grateful to them. :D

If anyone is slightly bored, you can always come and visit, lend a hand to polish them all. :lol:

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do seeds count? :)
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:D Yes, shall I help you count the seeds?. :lol:
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My father has a much more modest teaspoon collection in two shadow boxes, and one of them showcases a 4 o'clock tea time tea scoop that might look like the ones you have.

His has a teapot on the top and an etched clockface showing 4 o'clock inside the spoon.
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Hello applestar :D

Such a nice collection then your father has. The tea scoop sounds lovely with the teapot on the top. :D

I bought my first teaspoon around 11 years ago now, from Jersey C.I where I was born.

Here is the list of all the teaspoons..

(Several I have doubles of from the same place, but even they are different in design)..
Melbourne Cricket Ground - Sydney Opera House - Australia - South Carolina - Mexico - France - Manly Beach Australia - Auckland - Mallorca - Florida - Tenerife - Cape Town - Dallas Texas - Vianden Luxembourg - Eiffel Tower - Grand Canaries - Ireland - Cyprus - Portugal - India - Bahamas - Benidorm - Jersey, CI - Torquay - Jamaica - Cape Town - Johannesburg 1806/1906


Turkey - Switzerland - Brugge - Vienna - Graceland (elvis on it) - South Africa - Germany - USA - Christmas Island - Walt Disney World - Yorkshire Dales - Preston Guild 1972 - Malta - Bodrum - Skipton - Dove Cottage,Grasmere - Discovery Cove, Orlando - Lithgow, N.S.W - Norfolk - Whitby - Camelot Theme Park - Coronation Street (tv soap opera) - The Queen Vic, Eastenders (tv soap opera) - Windsor Castle - Alton Towers - Last Drop Village - Weston Supermare


Blackpool - Morecambe - Southport - Buxton - The English Lakes - Greater Manchester - Conwy Castle - Manchester United (football) - Brecon - Burtonwood School, crowned 1937 - Palma - Praha - Callander - York Minster - London Airport - London - Wales - Athens - Berlin - Lake Windemere - Lands End (cornwall) - Sidmouth - Isle of White - Hardwick Hall - Paris - Lanzarote - Ibiza - Singapore - Devils Bridge - Endeavour Ship - Domincan Republic


Kings Lynn - North Carolina - Germany (Rudesheim) - Thailand - Sondela Nature Reserve (South Africa) - Haddon Hall - Ramsgate - Free Enterprise (Townsend Thoresen Car Ferries) - Sandown Castle - Dudley - Leicester - Hastings - Warwick Castle - William Shakespeare - Silver Jubilee 1977 - Prince William's Birthday 1982 - Jersey with a Jersey Cow on the top


Southampton - Nepal - Cadbury World - Sealife Centre - Diamond Jubilee - Leaning Tower of Pisa - Braemar Heritage Centre - Wales - Sherwood Forest - Cotswolds - Canada - Australia - Peru - Rutland Water - William Shakespeare - Herm Island - Townsend Thoresen - Ross on the Wye - The Cairngorms - St Peter Beach - Pavilion TEA-ROOM


Several with lovely designs on as well, like a Thistle, Roses, Moveable Windmill - Skier - An Owl- Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Steam Train.



York - Wakefield - Capri - Blenheim Palace - Agafa - Rhodes - The Alamo (San Antonio Texas) - India - La Mare Jersey - Lincoln Cathedral - Brockenhurst - The Lost Garden of Heligan - London - Becky Falls - Prince Andrew & Sarah Ferguson (Royal Wedding - 23rd July 1986) - Johannesburg - The Otter Trust - Wales - NCVIS Range (Fort William Scotland) - John O'Groats - N.H.Kerk (Oosterbeek) - Tresco Abbey Gardens (Isle of Scilly) - Lady Godiva - AZAY le Rideau - Chinese Gardens Singapore - Tower of London - Rock Ape (Gibraltar) - Norwich Cathedral - Tewkesbury Abbey - Oostende - Guernsey - Isle of White


Chester Cathedral - Menorca - Athena - Sears Tower Chicago - Texas ( it has these places written on the spoon-El Paso-San Antonio-Fort Worth-Dallas-Houston-Austin) - Dawlish Warren Devon - Sydney 2000 - Las Vegas - Wien Prater - Bretagne - Tramway Museum - Jerusalem - Leigh on Sea - Prince Charles & Diana 1981 - Badgers Holt Dartmeet - Paris - Colorado - Firenze - Kennedy Space Centre - Le Harve - Haworth - Table Mountain Tafelberg - Widdicombe Fair - Tel Aviv - Malaga - Calgary - Agra - Alderney - Arun Life Boat - Commando Memorial Spean Bridge - Coventry Cathedral - Woburn Abbey


Silver Jubilee 1952-1977 - German Underground Hospital Jersey - Maine - Dussel Dorf Rheim Turm - Dubrovnik - Chester - Flat Ford - Gd.St.Bernard - Chicago - Hawaiian Islands Aluha - Bristol - R.N.L.I (lifeboat) - Aylesford Priory - Hardwick Hall - Reindeer - Major Oak Sherwood Forest - Ibiza - Japan - Devon - Nice - The Thames Barrier (protecting London) - Firenze - Scillonian 111 Ship - Chatsworth - Seaton Tramway East Devon - Avignon - Athina - Munchen - Snowdon Summit - Portugal - Venezia -


Musselburgh - Saint Malo - Belgium - Truro - Wales - Innsbruck - Dartmoor - Pompeii - Poole Pottery - Cape Point - Derbyshire - India - Wimborne Minster - An Antique Car - Cambridge - LLandudno - Niagara Falls Canada - Pope John Paul (British visit 1982) - Bethlehem - Durban - Brugge - Flower Spoons - Seaton Tramway East Devon - Festinog Railway - Bressingham Steam Train Museum - East Anglia Transport Museum - Strathspey Railway - Portugal - Belgium - Surfers Paradise, (Gold Coast) Australia - Marloth Park, SA - Chester Zoo - International Garden Festival, Liverpool 1984 - Lefkas Greece - Cymru (Wales).
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Re: My Teaspoon Collection

My partner and I did start a tradition just a few years ago of buying a Christmas ornament as a souvenir when we are on trips, the ones that are either labeled or symbolic of/ traditional to the locale. That only adds up to a few so far. But it means that when we are putting ornaments on the tree we are reminded of those trips.
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That is a lovely thought, such pleasure for you both looking back to your times out rainbowgardener. :D
I never thought eventually my family and friends would think of adding to my collection. It was though nice for them seeing the ones they so kindly brought back for me, on the wall.

Quite a talking piece too when anyone comes to visit. :D I tend to lean them towards the Silvo and dusters - when they all need polishing again - while I am making them a cup of tea. :lol:

I never in a million years would have thought I would eventually have so many. :shock:

Last year a friend of my friend, who works in house clearances, came across a box of teaspoons, in an elderly lady's attic. He asked her relative what she would like to do with them. Seems she didn't want them. Word got around as my friend heard about these, and they were given to her for me. I was so grateful. :D

I think soon my walls will need to be reinforced. :shock: :lol: I use a lot of Blu-Tac to stick them on the wall. :D
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