Like any good Southern woman, I love my initials and monogram. I have an EBay saved search for "Vintage SH Initials" and squeal when I get the alert on my phone that something has been listed.
One of my most recent purchases is this adorable Sugar Spoon with "SH" on the handle. (This one got a BIG squeal). I don't even use sugar in my coffee or tea but I have a soft spot in my heart for this piece.
Sugar spoons are basically a teaspoon with a deep bowl to serve granulated sugar. They are usually used with coffee and tea service. According to Wikipedia, you will often see Sugar Spoons in the shape of a Sea Shell and because of that, Sugar Spoons are also sometimes called a "Shell Spoon". You may also hear them referred to as a sugar shovel because they mimic that shape.
Here are two other examples:
In this day in age, lots of folks use these for all sorts of other purposes like serving jelly. (Even though there is such a thing as a jelly spoon that we will discuss later.) How do you use your sugar spoons?