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, April 1, 2011

Berry Serving Spoon (Part 2)

I posted on this piece much earlier. Most likely one of the more consistently beautiful serving spoons in almost every sterling flatware pattern. And, usually very unique to each pattern.

Canterbury by Towle (9 1/4 inches)
Large Solid Berry/casserole Spoon

Chrysanthemum by Tiffany (8 7/8 inches
Solid Shell Berry/casserole Spoon

Repousse by Kirk Stieff (9 1/8 inches)
Large Solid Shell Berry/casserole Spo

Luxembourg by Gorham (9 inches)
Solid Berry/casserole Spoon (enamel)

Newcastle by Gorham (9 1/2 inches)
Small Solid Berry/casserole Spoon
Elegante by Reed and Barton (9 inches)
Large Solid Berry/casserole Spoon


  1. I have a piece of silver that is about 1.5 inches long with a 90 degree flat section looking like a rake that is used in las vegas. Any idea what it is?? Thanks,


  2. I don't have a clue. Was it especially designed for a use in Las Vegas? Otherwise, my guess would be a flatware rest - pieces designed to be placed at each place setting for the forks, etc to rest off the table while the plates are changed during courses. These are fairly rare and I have only seen them in a few pattens.