Day 113 – The Mona Lisa Spoon

I completely forgot to post a spoon yesterday (I had a really good excuse!) which broke my 112 day streak. I’ll post two today to make up for my error.

We’ll start with “la cuillère Joconde” – The Mona Lisa Spoon. This, I think, was another spoon from one of my friend Kate’s travels through Europe, though I can’t be 100% sure.

“Joconde” is the french word for Mona Lisa, the famous painting by Leonardo Da Vinci of Lisa del Giocondo (neé Gherardini). It hangs in the Louvre in Paris.

I believe this is the only souvenir spoon I own that was created specifically for a painting—and although the painting is totes haunted, the spoon is probably not.

Day 90 – The Paris Spoon

Happy 127th Birthday to La Tour Eiffel en Paris! The famous French landmark opened to tourists for the first time on March 31, 1889.

This spoon, a souvenir of the Eiffel Tower, was given to me by my Aunt Berta after her trip to Paris in the mid-1980s. It has a handle in the shape of a long branch with leaves and a coffee bean just below the word “Paris” and a model of the Eiffel Tower at the top. 

I love the back of the bowl — it looks like an impression of a leaf: