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?

Friday, March 5, 2010

Cheese Scoop

The Cheese Scoop is a delightful piece that can be found in two sizes - large and small. The larger used for scooping cheese from large chunks or pieces when being served - the smaller for serving soft cheeses such as cottage cheese or ricotta.

(Florentine by Tiffany 7 1/4 inches)

(Shown in Sandringham by Shiebler)

(Shown in Vine by Tiffany 6 inches also made in 7 1/4 inch size)

(Shown in Dauphin by Durgin 7 inches also made in 8 1/4 inches)

1 comment:

  1. Es impresionante que alguien brinde toda esta delicada información, gracias, es muy interesante. Uno puede ver estos diseños y no sabe nada de lo que hay detrás de estas colecciones, todo eso se va perdiendo con el tiempo. Slds.