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?

Monday, April 23, 2012

Waltz of Spring by Wallace

In the great scheme of the world of sterling, Waltz of Spring by Wallace is a relatively new pattern being introduced in 1952. The lines are more modern and similar to those more popular after the 1940's. 

Master Butter Spreader (6 3/4 inches)

Cream Soup Spoon (6 1/8 inches) 

 Pierced Table Serving Spoon (8 1/2 inches)

Tomato Server (8 1/2 inches)


  1. One of those patterns, like "Romance of the Sea," that might appeal to a young bride who would later out grow it and move onto something more mature, such as Kirk's "Old Maryland Engraved," which clearly says "I have arrived!"

  2. To me this is a pretty pattern like Romance of the Sea. And I greatly prefer it to some of those "sleek and modern" designs of the 1950's. At least this has personality. But I agree it does look young.