The Story Behind this Blog

Being from the South, Silver is a very big part of my life. It doesn't have anything to do with wealth. Although those with more money - old money, tend to have more of it. New money tend not to spend their money on Silver. They do not have the appreciation for the warmth of the metal, the beauty of the patina, the story it tells of the generations past who have used it. A true southern girl comes of age when she chooses her silver pattern, long before she chooses her mate. If she is smart, she chooses that of her mother, grandmother, or favorite great aunt who in their benevolence will pass their silver on to her. It is the pieces in those sets, the pieces on our tables, along with the pieces we find in the corners of the displays in antique stores that prompted me to start this blog. They are beautiful, they are odd, but what are they, and what in the hell do you do with them?

Friday, July 20, 2018

Evening Rose by Lunt

Lunt introduced their Evening Rose pattern in 1952.


Cocktail/Seafood Fork  (5 5/8 inches)



Round Bowl Soup Spoon (Cream Soup) (6 3/8)




Modern Hollow Knife (9 inches)





2-Piece Steak Carving Set




Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Cinderlla by Gorham

Gorham's Cinderella was introduced in 1925. Whiting also has this design since Gorham assumed Whiting.

Fork (7 1/4 inches)





Steak Carving Knife (10 inches)



Sugar Spoon (6 inches)




Cheese Server (6 1/2 inches)


Cinderella (Sterling,1925) Cheese Server with Silverplate Blade by Gorham Silver




Monday, July 16, 2018

Bridal Lace by Lunt

In 1973 Lunt introduced Bridal Lace. For a sterling pattern, it is not that expensive. The lace design on the stem makes it a more beautiful pattern than most produced in the 70's.

Dessert/Oval Soup Spoon (6 7/8 inches)




Butter Spreader (HH) ( 6 1/4 inches)





Salad Fork (6 5/8 inches)



Friday, July 13, 2018

Belle Meade by Lunt

Lunt's Belle Meade pattern dates back to 1967.

Cheese Knife (7 5/8 inches)




Cold Meat Serving Fork (8 inches)





Teaspoon (6 1/8 inches)





Short Handle Pickle/Olive Fork (5 7/8 inches)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Antique Lily by Whiting

Whiting's Antique Lily dates back to 1882.  The etched floral design on the stem is very nice.

Large Pie Knife (8 1/2 inches)




Demitasse Spoon (4 inches)

Antique Lily-Engraved (Sterling,1882) Demitasse Spoon by Whiting Division



Fork (6 3/8 inches)




Large Casserole Spoon (9 inches)

Monday, July 9, 2018

Adam by Lunt

Lunt introduced their Adam pattern in 1921. The design on the stem is one of urns, fountains, and plants.

Iced Teaspoon (7 5/8 inches)

Adam (Sterling, 1921) Iced Tea Spoon by Lunt Silver

Tomato Server (9 1/8 inches)




Baby Fork (4 3/8 inches)



French Hollow Knife (9 3/8 inches)




Friday, July 6, 2018

Orleans by Lunt

Lunt's Orleans pattern dates back to 1914.

Salad Fork (5 7/8 inches)





Sugar Tongs (4 3/8 inches)





Butter Spreader- HH (6 1/8 inches)





Long Handled Olive Spoon (8 1/8 inches)






Wednesday, July 4, 2018

No. 70 By Gorham

No. 70 by Gorham is a gorgeous pattern with an ornate design. It was introduced in 1885.





Friday, June 29, 2018

Milan by Gorham

Gorham introduced their Milan pattern in 1885.

Tomato Server (8 1/8)



Berry Serving Scoop (9 inches)

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

GE26 by Shielber

GE26 by Shiebler was introduced in 1900. It is a lovely ornate pattern.

Fish Serving Knife (11 1/2 inches)