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, November 23, 2012

Colonial Patterns

Given we have just celebrated Thanksgiving, I thought it would interesting to see how different companies would interpret Colonial themes in their design. Most are very simple given the initial colonies were first settled by pilgrims seeking religious freedom.

Lexington by Dominick and Haff (1915)  (Pastry Fork - 6 inches)

Pastry Fork

Williamsburg by Kirk Stieff (1970 ) (Gravy Ladle 7 5/8 inches)

Gravy Ladle With Shell Bowl

Plymouth by Gorham (1911) (Orange Spoon - 5 7/8 inches)

Orange Spoon

Old Colony by Lunt (1895) (Sardine Serving Fork - 5 inches)

Large Solid Tined Sardine Serving Fork

Old Colony by Watson (Fork - 1922)


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