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?

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

ASS2 by Amston

 Amston's ASS2 pattern was introduced in 1915


Petite Fours Server (6 1/8 inches)

Amston ASS2 (STERLING) Solid Petite Server

Monday, October 26, 2020

Onslow - Georgian Scroll by Arthur Stone

 Arthur Stone's Onslow-Georgian Scroll dates back to 1935.


Serving Spoon (9 5/8 inches)

Arthur J Stone Onslow-Georgian Scroll (Sterling, 1935) Solid Serving Spoon


Serving Fork ( 5/8 inches)

Arthur J Stone Onslow-Georgian Scroll (Sterling, 1935) Solid Serving Fork

Friday, October 23, 2020

Stag by Albert Coles

 Albert Coles' Stag pattern dates back to 1865. 


Gravy Ladle (7 3/8 inches)

Albert Coles Stag (Coin) Solid Gravy Ladle

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Palace by Albert Coles

 Not Sterling but Coin silver, Albert Coles Palace pattern dates back to 1851. 

Teaspoon (6 1/8 inches)

Albert Coles Palace (Coin) Teaspoon

Monday, October 19, 2020

Danish Crown by Frigast

 The Danish Crown pattern by Frigast has some Art Deco lines.


Dinner Fork (8 inches)

Frigast Danish Crown (Sterling) Fork


Fruit Orange Spoon (6 inches)

Frigast Danish Crown (Sterling) Fruit/Orange Spoon


Fish Knife (7 7/8 inches)

Frigast Danish Crown (Sterling) Individual Hollow Handle Fish Knife-Sterling Blade


Bouillon Soup Spoon (5 5/8 inches)

Frigast Danish Crown (Sterling) Round Bowl Soup Spoon (Bouillon)



Friday, October 16, 2020

Danish Baroque by Towle

 A relatively new pattern, Towle's Danish Baroque only dates back 1970. 

Iced Teaspoon (7 7/8 inches)

Towle Silver Danish Baroque (Sterling, 1970) Iced Tea Spoon


Lemon Fork (5 inches)

Towle Silver Danish Baroque (Sterling, 1970) Lemon Fork


Ice Scoop (9 inches)

Towle Silver Danish Baroque (Sterling, 1970) Ice Scoop with Silverplate Bowl


Bon Bon Spoon (6 1/4 inches)

Towle Silver Danish Baroque (Sterling, 1970) Bon Bon Spoon Solid



Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Daisy by Tiffany

 Another pattern named Daisy - this one by Tiffany.

Over Size Sugar Sifter (8 1/4 inches)


Tiffany & CO SILVER Daisy (Sterling) Large Oversize Sugar Sifter


Salad Serving Fork (10 1/8 inches)

Tiffany & CO SILVER Daisy (Sterling) Solid Salad Serving Fork


Nut Pick (5 inches)

Tiffany & CO SILVER Daisy (Sterling) Solid Nut Pick

Monday, October 12, 2020

Cloister by Marthinson

 Marthison's Cloister pattern dates back 1947.


Salad Fork (6 3/4 inches)

Marthinsen Silver,T H Cloister (Sterling) Individual Salad Fork


Petites Fours Server


Marthinsen Silver,T H Cloister (Sterling) Petite Fours Server, Solid Piece


Five O'Clock Teaspoon (4 5/8 inches)

Marthinsen Silver,T H Cloister (Sterling) Five O'Clock Teaspoon

Friday, October 9, 2020

Cleopatra by Shultz and Fischer

 Shultz and Fischer's Cleopatra pattern dates back to 1878. 


Fruit Serving Spoon (8 1/2 inches)

Schulz & Fischer Cleopatra (Sterling) Tablespoon (Serving Spoon)



Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Louis IV by Dominick and Haff

 Dominick and Haff''s Louis XIV pattern dates back to 1913 and was designed by Gilbert L. Crowell, Jr.

Ice Cream Slicer (12 1/4 inches)

Dominick & Haff Louis XIV-Old Style (Sterling, 1888) Solid Ice Cream Slicer

Egg Spoon (4 3/8 inches)

Dominick & Haff Louis XIV-Old Style (Sterling, 1888) Egg Spoon

Pie Fork (7 5/8 inches)

Dominick & Haff Louis XIV-Old Style (Sterling, 1888) Individual Pie Fork


Small Pie Knife (9 inches)

Dominick & Haff Louis XIV-Old Style (Sterling, 1888) Small Solid Pie Knife