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, December 23, 2009

Soup Place Spoons

Well, let's see here, we have the Bouillon Soup, the Round Bowl Cream Soup, the Gumbo Soup, the Place Oval Soup, and the Desert Oval Soup. If there are more, spare me. The Bouillon spoon is smaller to fit the thinner broth. Cream soup spoons are larger than bouillon but smaller than gumbo and have round shallow bowls. These spoons are all round while the other two are oval in shape.

(Boullion Soup spoon shown in Buttercup by Gorham)

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(The Gumbo Soup spoon shown in Louis XV by Whiting)


(Cream Soup spoon shown in Sir Christopher by Wallace)


(Oval Soup spoon shown in Pompadour by Whiting)


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