Pumpernickel & Wry

Opportunities come when you are least expecting them. My journey as the owner of Pumpernickel and Wry began with a few simple handmade gifts, given to great friends whom encouraged me to take the next step. The seeds to Pumpernickel and Wry were planted.

Growing up on a farm I have had experience in all kinds of work, woodwork, metal work, and simply – hard work. Added to that, I am an artist, a crafter, a sewer, a painter, and a fixer – constantly busy.

I considered the possibility of stamping onto the silver flatware I see so often sitting on the antique store shelves. I am drawn to the abundance of silver items that can be found here: silver flatware, teapots, trays, serving pieces, and much more. Silver has an amazing shine and patina. I appreciate time worn vintage pieces; the imperfect item which I can give new life too.

My craft is in a sense recycling. None of the flatware pieces I use are brand new. They all had a previous life, decades ago, when sitting collectively at the dinner table was commonplace. I often wonder about what life was like in the home with each set of silverware I find.

I take pleasure in creating beautiful hand stamped time worn pieces: tradition starters – the set of “gravy, turkey, stuffing, and potatoes” stamped silver for holiday, the “Stir Crazy” spoon used each morning to add a little love to your morning cup of coffee, A simple “olive you” fork given to someone special. Charming and striking pieces that make beautiful gifts for just about anyone, any time of year, and new traditions for your family and friends.

Every item in my shop is handmade by me through the entire process: found, cleaned, produced, and packaged. I truly handle every single piece that enters my workshop, and deliver every package to the post office. Every item is a labor of love.

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  • Salsa teaspoon handcrafted from vintage silver with the blurb "Let's Salsa" hand stamped right in the middle.

    Vintage Silver Stamped Salsa Spoon

    $18.00
  • Vintage silver stamped guacamole spoon with the blurb "Holy Guacamole" Unique handle detail and the perfect shape for scooping.

    Vintage Silver Stamped Guacamole Spoon

    $18.00
  • Unique vintage silver necklace, handmade from vintage silverware and accessorized with blue stone.

    Vintage Silver Coronation Silverware Necklace

    $24.00
  • Unique vintage silver necklace, handmade from vintage silverware and accessorized with a light blue stone.

    Vintage Silver Evening Star Silverware Necklace

    $24.00
  • Set of 4 vintage silver cheese forks hand made and stamped with Cheddar, Jack, Swiss & Gouda.

    Set of 4 Vintage Silver Cheese Forks Stamped: Swiss, Gouda, Goat, & Herb

    $20.00
  • Set of 4 vintage silver cheese forks hand made and stamped with soft, hard, crumbly & stinky.

    Set of 4 Vintage Silver Cheese Forks Stamped: Soft, Hard, Crumbly, & Stinky

    $20.00
  • Vintage Silver Spoon Stamped With The Phrase I Run On Caffeine Sarcasm & Inappropriate Thoughts.

    Vintage Silver Spoon Stamped With: I Run on Caffeine Sarcasm & Inappropriate Thoughts

    $18.00
  • unique vintage silver necklace with A hand stamped dandelion and a crystal stone

    Vintage Silver Necklace with a Dandelion Pendant

    $18.00
  • Vintage Silver Spoon Stamped With The Phrase Hello Darkness My Old Friend and A Cute Little Steaming Coffee Cup Stamped in The Middle

    Vintage Silver Spoon Stamped With: Hello Darkness My Old Friend

    $18.00
  • Vintage Silver Fork Stamped With The Phrase Happy Birthday

    Vintage Silver Fork Stamped With: HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    $18.00
  • Vintage Silver Spoon Stamped With The Phrase Death Before Decaf

    Vintage Silver Spoon Stamped With: Death Before Decaf

    $18.00
  • Vintage Silver Spoon Stamped With The Phrase Daily Grind With a Cute Stamp of a Steaming Coffee Pot Below it

    Vintage Silver Spoon Stamped With: Daily Grind

    $18.00
  • Vintage Silver Spoon Stamped With The Phrase Coffee Now Wine Later

    Vintage Silver Spoon Stamped With: Coffee Now Wine Later

    $18.00
  • Vintage Silver Cheese Fork Stamped With Cheddar, Jack, Swiss & Gouda.

    Set of 4 Vintage Silver Cheese Forks Stamped: Cheddar, Jack, Swiss, & Gouda

    $20.00
  • Set of 4 Vintage Silver Cheese Forks Stamped: Blue, Herb, Brie, & Chevre

    $20.00
  • Vintage Silver Spoon Stamped With: Mornin’ Beautiful Spoon

    $18.00

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