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, August 27, 2010

Blackberry by Tiffany

Introduced by Tiffany in 1875, the pattern Blackberry is often linked with its sister pattern Strawberry  and linked with the "Vine" patterns designed by Tiffany. It is in fact not a part of the "Vine" pattern family and, though, similar, is a separate pattern from Strawberry. Where Strawberry's stem is an open woven vine, Blackberry's stem is solid and decorated with the leave and berries of the fruit. The motif pattern through out the pattern is the leaves, berries, vine, and flower of the fruit.

3 Tine Fruit Fork (6 inches)

Fruit Serving Spoon (9 1/2 inches)

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