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?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Saratoga (King's, King, Cook) by Tiffany

Tiffany introduced King's or King in 1870. It was designed by Edward C. Moore. In 1908 the name was changed to Cook. 1956 it was reintroduced as Saratoga

Berry Scoop (9 3/8 inches)


Salad Serving Set (10 inches)

Solid Oversized Serving Salad Set

Fish Serving Fork (10 inches)


Master Salt Spoon (3 5/8 inches)

Master Salt Spoon


  1. I have about two dozen teaspoons in early Tiffany patterns (1870-1910), plus four-piece place settings in several others. I don't think they are as pretty as the patterns of several other manufacturers. What sets Tiffany flatware apart is its silver content; the pieces are considerably heavier, and thus more expensive.

  2. Tiffany has made itself famous by being Tiffany and the quality of there wares. That said, I am not in love with Tiffany patterns. Yes, there are a few I think are very unique and lovely, but none more so than some made by smaller companies, some that are no longer around.