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, October 7, 2011

Jelly Trowel Revisted (Part 2)

I first mentioned this piece in an earlier post. (Another "jelly" utensil)

Apollo by Knowles and Mount Vernon (7 3/8 inches)

Baltimore Rose by Schofield (6 7/8 inches)

Nuremburg by Alvin (7 1/4 inches)

Old Colonial by Towle (7 1/2 inches)

Trianon Pierced by Dominck and Haff 8( inches)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Old Style Salad Fork

The Old Style Salad Fork differs from the regular salad fork in that the shoulders are wider and the styles are a little more decorative. This piece is not found in every pattern.

Old Newbury by Towle (7 inches)
Old Style Salad Fork
Old Colonial by Towle (6 3/8 inches)
Old Style Salad Fork

Versailles by Gorham (6 1/4 inches)
Old Style Salad Fork

Monday, October 3, 2011

Regent by Durgin

Regent, an extremely elegant pattern issued by Durgin  in 1901.

Asparagus Server (10 inches)