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, March 14, 2011

Mythologique by Gorham

Mythologique was designed by Antoine Heller, one of Gorham's most famous designers and was introduced in 1894. It has mythological motifs in the pattern.

Salad Serving Fork (10 3/8 inches)
Salad Serving Fork, Solid Piece

Large Sugar Sifter (7 7/8 inches)

Large Sugar Sifter

Small Ice Cream Fork (5 3/8 inches)

Small Ice Cream Fork

Small Berry Spoon (8 3/8 inches)
Small Solid Berry/casserole Spoon

Fish Fork (6 7/8 inches)

Tomato Server (7 3/4 inches)

Tomato Server

Place Soup Spoon (7 1/4 inches)

Place Soup Spoon


  1. It looks like the Olympian pattern by Tiffany!

  2. Antoine Heller designed both patterns. He was with Tiffany when he designed Olympian, then he left Tiffany for Gorham, where later he designed Mythologique. There is much more detail on the Tiffany pattern, where each piece tells a different story. But, that said, both patterns are exquisite. Heller did some incredible work.

  3. Oooh, you’re such an inspiration. I love this blog!
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  4. Thanks! I appreciate your kind words and readership.