A sufficiency of spoons


Urgent need for buttons.  The shabby car park abuts some interesting archaeology, some of it, I suspect, quite ancient, with an unexpected lavishness of lilies.

1 rebuilding

I passed the house-clearance-when-you-drop shop and was caught:  EPNS?

2 window

At home I laid out the fleet.  There was a certain lack of knives, odd since everything else was there.  Was there another set once?  For this vintage, one might expect fish knives?

3 fleet

The detail has gone past being old-fashioned and is on its way back to period charm.

4 detail

This gives us the terminus post quem; though something tells me His Majesty might not have wanted to be closely associated with this modest line.

5 by appointment

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