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, December 30, 2011

Orange Spoons (Part 2)

More lovely Orange Spoons with the sharp tip on the bowl to pierce the pulp. The earlier post showed additional examples. Sometimes this piece is referred to as the Citrus Spoon.

Virginiana by Gorham (5 3/4 inches)

Fruit/orange Spoon

Rococo by Dominick and Haff (5 1/2 inches)
Fruit/orange Spoon

Louvre by Wallace (5 3/4 inches)
Fruit/orange Spoon

Elegante by Reed and Barton (5 3/4 inches)

Fruit/orange Spoon

No. 10 by Dominick and Haff (5 5/8 inches)

Fruit/orange Spoon

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Pie and Cake Server

Back to "Servers", the Pie and Cake Server is an utilitarian piece with a stainless blade and a hollow handle.There is also a piece called a Pie Server that is very similar. Most patterns have both pieces. Here are examples of two the different pieces, shown Prince Eugene by Alvin.

The Pie Server

The Pie and Cake Server

Here are some more examples of the Pie and Cake Server 

Francis I by Reed and Barton (10 3/8 inches)

Burgundy by Reed and Barton (10 3/8 inches)

Parthenon by Reed and Barton (11 1/4 inches)

Waltz of the Spring by Wallace (11 inches)

Du Barry by International (11 inches)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Wreath by Gorham

Cirtus/Orange Spoon (5  3/4 inches)

Large Cream Ladle (5 inches)
 Ice Cream Spoon (5 inches)

Butter Spreader (5 3/4 inches)