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?

Monday, December 28, 2009

Asparagus Server

Did you know there were four ways to properly serve Asparagus. Well, if you did, move along, I do not want to bore you. However, for the rest of us, I'll share what I have learned. First, I find these pieces to be some of the prettiest silver pieces and they are fairly easy to find in most patterns. (Which means we all should be using them?) We have the Asparagus Server, the Hooded Asparagus Server, the Asparagus Serving Fork, and Asparagus Tongs.

The servers are designed to scoop the asparagus up on the flat surface and roll onto the server. The vegetables can be pierced with the fork or selected and served with the tongs.


(Flat Asparagus Server Shown in Francis I by Reed & Barton)

ASPARAGUS SERVER

(Asparagus Fork shown in Burgundy by Reed & Barton)

ASPARAGUS FORK

(Asparagus Tongs shown in English King by Tiffany 7 1/2 inches)

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