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, November 26, 2010

Tomato Server (Part II)

In an earlier post, I visited the Tomato Server. There are so many more examples of this lovely piece. Here are a few more.

Strasbourg by Gorham (7 1/2 inches)

Milburn Rose by Westmoreland (7 1/2 inches)

Valinciennes by Manchester (8 1/4 inches)

George and Martha by Westmoreland  (7 3/4 inches)

New Queens by Durgin (8 1/2 inches)

Savannah by Reed and Barton (8 1/4 inches)

Grape by SSMC- Saart (7 inches)

Spanish Baroque by Reed and Barton (8 1/8 inches)

Peony by Wallace (7 3/4 inches)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Lemon Forks

In an earlier post, I featured Lemon Forks. Here are some more fine examples.

Burgundy by Reed and Barton (5 inches)

Georgian by Towle

Sir Christopher by Wallace

La Reine by Wallace (5 5/8 inches)

Putnam by Watson (5 inches)

Chambord by Reed and Barton (4 1/2 inches)

Marie Antoinette by Dominick and Haff (5 inches)

Chippendale by Lunt ( 4 7/8 inches)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Jack Rose by Paye and Baker

The pattern Jack Rose was introduced by Paye and Baker in 1908. Another rare ornate pattern by Paye and Baker.

Sugar Spoon

Sugar Spoon

Tea Ball Spoon

Solid Individual Tea Ball Spoon