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?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ice Cream Slicers Revisted Part 2

More beautiful Ice Cream Slicers, a serving piece not often used these days.

Meadow by Gorham (10 inches)

Montezuma by Shiebler (10 inches)

Nuremburg by Gorham (10 3/4 inches)

Olympian by Tiffany (11 1/4 inches)

Regent by Durgin (12 inches)

Renaissance by Dominick and Haff (12 inches)

Repousse by Kirk (9 3/8 inches)


  1. I love these specialty serving pieces. These particular ones are beautiful and even though they're not used much for ice cream now, they could still be used as serving pieces. They would be great for serving cake, trifle or squares.

  2. That is what I love about so many of these pieces. They have so many uses. I just find interesting to know what their intended use was. I found that the sterling baby spoons my daughters used in my pattern made wonderful jelly and relish spoons after they were grown. Thank you for reading my Blog!