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, April 4, 2011

Old Orange Blossom by Alvin

Old Orange Blossom by Alvin was introduced in 1905. If you love floral design and ornate detail, this is the most beautiful example of those qualities. A perfect example of a sterling silver pattern by Alvin.

Small Ice Cream Spoon (5 1/4 inches)

Large Horseradish Serving Spoon (6 1/8 inches)

Teaspoon (5 7/8 inches)

Bouillon Soup Spoon (5 inches)

Cold Meat Fork (7 3/4 inches)

Salad Serving Fork (7 3/4 inches)

Cheese Knife (7 1/4 inches)

Ice Cream Fork (5 1/4 inches)

Sardine Fork (5 1/4 inches)


  1. Oh, come on. They are one of my favorite pieces. Take them in context - they are only 5 inches long!

  2. Oooh, you’re such an inspiration. I love this blog!
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