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 30, 2011

Small Ice Cream Spoon (Part 2)

More examples of the Small Ice Cream Spoon that I posted on earlier.

Orange Blossom by Alvin (5 1/4 inches)
Small Ice Cream Spoon

Chrysanthemum by Tiffany (5 1/2 inches)
Ice Cream Spoon

Wave Edge by Tiffany (6 1/8 inches)
Ice Cream Spoon Fluted Bowl

Imperial Queen by Whiting (5 1/4 inches)
Ice Cream Spoon

Luxembourg by Gorham (5 3/4 inches)

Ice Cream Spoon

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mustard Spoon (Part 2)

More Mustard Spoons to follow up on an earlier post. Small but elegant pieces.

Virginiana by Gorham (4 1/2 inches)
Mustard Spoon

Stratford by International (4 5/8 inches)
Mustard Spoon

Lancaster by Gorham (4 1/2 inches)
Mustard Spoon

Warwick by International (4  5/8 inches)
Mustard Spoon

Raleigh by Alvin (5 inches)

Mustard Spoon

Pomona by Towle (5 1/4 inches)
Mustard Spoon

Louvre by Wallace
Mustard Spoon

Orchids by Towle (5 3/8 inches)
Mustard Spoon

Florence by International (4 5/8 inches)
Mustard Spoon

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fleury by Gorham

Fleury by Gorham was designed by William C. Codman and issued in 1909. 

Demitasse Spoon (4 1/8 inches)
Demitasse Spoon

Small Berry Spoon (7 3/4 inches)
Small Solid Berry/casserole Spoon

Cream Ladle (5 3/4 inches)
Cream Ladle, Solid Piece

Salad Serving Fork (8 1/2 inches)
Salad Serving Fork, Solid Piece

Small Sugar Tongs  (4 1/8  inches)
Small Sugar Tongs