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, May 24, 2010

Hey, out there!

Gentle readers, I have been writing this blog for six months now, over 110 posts. I know from following Google Analytics that you are from 39 different countries and 48 of the 50 US states plus the District of Columbia, which is impressive and very flattering. But, I don't know who you are and why you visit. Finally after six months, I have one admitted follower, which I appreciate. For the rest of you, please take a moment and post a comment. Let me know your thoughts, certainly you have a view - your two cents (or euros). Of course, I know, be careful what you ask for!

9 comments:

  1. Hi, nice blog & good post. You have beautifully maintained it, you must try this website which really helps to increase your traffic. hope u have a wonderful day & awaiting for more new post. Keep Blogging!

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  2. Thanks for the kind words!

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  3. I'm a long time collector of silver and enjoy your blog and drooling at all the lovely silver pieces.

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  4. Thank you. I, too, "drool" over the lovely pieces. This is my way of enjoying them vicariously. Until I started writing this blog, I had no idea that there were this many different patterns. In a way, it is mind boggling!

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  5. Thank you for writing this blog it is very interesting. I especially appreciate your defining the use of the claret spoon. It has long been a puzzle to me. I was wondering if you know anything about the Strawberry Shortcake server. It was a piece introduced by Tiffany around 1909 or later but I don't know which pattern. Also, do you of any other designer with the Strawberry Shortcake server?

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  6. I just found your blog and I love it! Thanks for doing this!

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  7. Thank you for taking the time to read it.This is truly a labor of love.

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  8. Just discovered your blog and am reading it from the beginning. I will certainly have questions for you later

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  9. Thank you, I always appreciate hearing from a reader and (I assume) fellow sterling enthusiast. I appreciate your comments.

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