I've always had a plethora of silverware in my kitchen. I don't store it; I use it. Why save the beautiful pieces for guests only? My cereal deserves a silver spoon too.
I also like mixing designs. Why settle on just one, when I can have many favorites? Silverware is like jewelry, mix it up and have fun with it. :-)
Any time I'm at an estate sale, flea market, thrft store, I pick through the silverware and I can always find a piece or two that need a new home.
I love my latest finds. They were so deep in tarnish it took me an evening of silver polish--2 sitcoms worth--to get them this shiny. My thumbs were aching but aren't they beautiful?my shop. I don't need a place setting for 20 so I'm up for sharing. Your cereal, pasta, soup deserves a silver spoon too. :-)