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?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Poultry Shears

Instead of having the servants cut the poultry in the kitchen prior to bringing it into the dining room to serve your guests, sterling silver Poultry Shears allowed hostesses to have their guests served their poultry warm at the table with style. These shears were used to quickly cut up the poultry into serving size pieces.

(Shown in Rose Pattern by S. Kirk & Son  10 1/8)

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(Shown in Repousse by Kirk & Sons 10 1/8  inches)

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