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, January 11, 2010

Ice Cream Things

Ice Cream, being a very popular Victorian desert deserved all the appropriate utensils. One has the Ice Cream Fork, Ice Cream Spoon, Ruffled Sherbet Spoon, Sherbet Spoon, and Sherbet Fork,

Ice Cream Forks were the first "sporks" having a bowl shape like a spoon with short tines attached to the end.

(Ice Cream Fork shown in Buttercup by Gorham (5 1/4 inches))

(Ice Cream Forks shown in Puritan by Gorham (5 1/2 inches))


(Ice Cream Spoon shown in Majestic by Alvin 5 1/2 inches)

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(Ruffled Sherbet Spoon shown in Chrysanthemum by Tiffany (5 3/8 inches))

(Sherbet Spoons shown in Baltimore Rose by Schofield (5 7/8 inches))

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(Sherbet Fork shown in Mary Chilton by Towle (4 3/4 inches))
 Differ from Ice Cream forks in that the tines or connected.

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