Day 189 – The Tarrytown Spoon

This simple 1908 Nile pattern spoon made by R. Wallace Silversmiths of Wallingford, Connecticut has been transformed into a beautiful souvenir. 

While the handle remains untouched, the bowl has been gold-washed and engraved with the words “Tarrytown, New York.”


Tarrytown is the setting for the Tubman family’s summer vacation in Judy Blume’s novel “Otherwise Known As Sheila The Great,” and was mentioned in Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” but it’s best known as the birthplace of my husband, Dominick, who came into this world 45 years ago today.

Happy Birthday, Dom!