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, July 6, 2011

Ramekin Forks (Part 3)

I have posted on Ramekin Forks several times earlier. Here are more examples of this specialty place piece.

Imperial Queen by Whiting (5 1/8 inches)





Stately by Statehouse (6 inches)




Wedgewood by International (5 3/4 inches)





Hyperion by Whiting (5 1/8 inches)





Medallion by Wendt (5 3/4 inches)







Monday, July 4, 2011

Edward VII by Alvin

Introduced in 1899 by Alvin, Edward II is a very strong, almost masculine pattern. The terminal has a knight's helmet and what looks like either a shield or coat of arms. The shoulder of the spoons is decorated with elegant flourishes that follow around the edge of the bowl. 

Soup Ladle (12 3/4 inches)
Soup Ladle, Solid Piece


Desert/soup Spoon (7 1/4 inches)
Dessert/oval Soup Spoon


Preserve Spoon  (7 1/4 inches)
Preserve Spoon


Knife ( 8 1/2 inches)
Regular Knife