My first time at a vintage silver ware shop was a joy.
As I was walking into the shop I heard a familiar voice: “Hello!”
I looked up to see a young man in his early 20s with a huge smile on his face, a large silverware collection and a large smile on both his faces.
“It’s great to meet you, Mr. T,” he said as we chatted for a few minutes.
He had the best face I’d ever seen.
“I’m John T. Tompkins,” I said.
I had heard of him from my friends, and I wanted to learn more.
“Oh, yeah,” he responded, “you’re probably going to want to learn about me.”
We talked for a while and then we parted ways, with John Tompkin looking forward to going back to his home state of New York.
“So, what’s your name?”
I asked him.
“John Tompkinson,” he replied.
I wanted him to know I was an aspiring filmmaker and he said, “Sure.”
I asked if I could take his picture.
“Sure, go ahead.”
I told him I’d be happy to take his photo.
“That’s great!” he exclaimed.
I started walking around the store, looking for vintage silver gear.
I could see how he was enjoying himself and that I was a cool person to talk to.
It was only a matter of time before I started seeing the pieces of vintage silver and gold in my own life.
The first time I saw an antique silverware was at a thrift shop, where I saw a pair of small silver rings with a matching ring on the back.
“This looks amazing!”
The next time I looked at a silverware rack at the mall, I saw the same thing: a pair on the rack with a small silver ring on each side.
“Wow, this is really cool!”
I said, and then I saw more and more silverware racks.
I stopped at one for a second and then walked back to see if anyone had a silver silverware and a piece of jewelry in their jewelry box.
“Where do you buy these?”
I called out to a man sitting on the floor next to me.
“Here in New York!” he said.
“You know, these are really nice pieces!”
I was excited to see the same silverware in more stores and I knew I had to check them out.
As a filmmaker, I like to find old pieces of old silverware to share.
I love to see how the pieces look in their new, silver, state.
I like it when I can see that I didn’t make a mistake with my purchase, and it makes me smile when I see the silverware still in the box.
After getting my first silverware piece, I decided to make it a highlight of my film.
“Can I take your picture?”
I said to him.
I asked what I was supposed to do with the silver, and he told me I had two options: leave it alone, or put it in the movie.
“But I can’t put it out of my sight, it looks like I just bought it,” I protested.
“Then you’re a bad person,” he retorted.
I decided that I would keep it and see what happened.
“No problem, I’m just going to put it on display in the film, and if you want, I can even add a little bit of my own flair,” I told my friend.
We walked to the front of the store and took a few pictures of the silver and jewelry in our own hands.
“Great,” he exclaimed when I put it away.
“Now, let’s get started on the silver!”
I had already bought two of the pieces, but this time, I wanted one of the rings for myself.
So, I walked back inside and bought another ring.
“Are you sure?” he asked.
“Yes, I think so,” I replied.
“Well, I know you can’t take your photograph, but you can put it up in the gallery,” he explained.
I went inside and took another picture of the ring.
I was so excited to show this one to my friend and he was just as excited.
“Let me put this ring up on the wall,” I joked.
“Really?” he exclaimed as he handed me a small, silver metal case with a red velvet lining and a white ribbon around it.
“And that’s it,” he told the two of us.
“Congratulations,” I exclaimed.
“Okay, we’re done!”
We all walked out of the shop and headed to the main entrance of the mall.
We headed straight for the movie theater, where we all sat down and watched the film.
The silver and silverware were a great way to showcase the silver in the silver.
I also found a nice, large silver bowl