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, September 2, 2011

Old Style Ice Cream Spoon

The Old Style Ice Cream Spoon is just a different style.

Versailles By Gorham (5 7/8 inches)
Old Style Ice Cream Spoon



Atlantis by Tiffany (5 1/1 inches)
Old Style Ice Cream Spoon


Broom Corn by Tiffany (5 5/8 inches)
Old Style Ice Cream Spoon Large


Hindostanee by Gorham (4 7/8 inches)
Old Style Ice Cream Spoon







Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Honey Spoon

Sometimes referred to as a Honey Serving spoon the Honey Spoon is used for serving honey at the table.

Carmel by Wallace (5 1/2 inches)

Imperial Chrysanthemum by Gorham (6 inches)

Wave Edge by Tiffany





Monday, August 29, 2011

Versailles by Gorham

Designed by Anton Heller and introduced by Gorham in 1885. The design of each terminal of the pieces of the Versailles pattern is said to be inspired by a scene from the palace at Versailles. Some of the designs come from the windows, some from the statutes, the artwork, etc. Very typical for the intricacy and incredible art of Heller designs. After Olympian, maybe one of his finest work, probably the most popular of the Heller patterns sold by Gorham.




Fish Fork (6 5/8 inches)
Large Individual Solid Fish/salad For


Short Handle Chocolate Spoon (4 5/8 inches)


Small Short Handle Chocolate Spoon




Fruit/orange Spoon  (5 7/8 inches)


Fruit/orange Spoon


Ice Cream Spoon (4 7/8 inches)


Small Ice Cream Spoon


Large Solid Shell Berry Serving Spoon  (9 1/8 inches)
Large Solid Shell Berry/casserole Spo




Sugar Shell (6 1/8 inches)


Sugar Shell Spoon


Medium Solid Meat Serving Fork (8 1/4 inches)
Medium Solid Cold Meat Serving Fork