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, November 30, 2009

Bone Holder

I would have guessed "some mid-evil tool of torture", but alas I would have been incorrect. When cutting (or attempting to cut) a piece of meat with a bone in the center, such as ham, the meat is pierced, this instrument (about 8 1/2 inches), a Bone Holder, is clamped around the bone and then the meat can be easily held in place while the server slices the meat with a knife. Keep this in mind, for the couple who has everything!

Old French by Gorham (8 1/2 inches)

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