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, December 24, 2012

Christmas spoons

Some additional samples of Christmas Spoons

Christmas Holly Bon Bon Spoon in  Francis I by Reed and Barton

Gorham Holiday Spoon (Unknown Pattern)

Christmas Spoon in Chantilly by Gorham


  1. Hello! I am glad to stop by your site and know more about Georg Jensen Siver. Keep it up! This is a good read. I will be looking forward to visit your page again and for your other posts as well. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about Georg Jensen silver in your area.
    When he was twenty Georg Jensen signed his first sculpture with "My Father" (1887). In 1894 he used the markings GJ as brandsign and from 1899 he often used GJ. In most cases the year was put next to the brand sign.
    We regularly offer sterling hollowware items including decorative accessories such as candle sticks, candelabra, center bowls and dessert stands.

    georg jensen silver boston

  2. I appreciate your kind comments and your information. One of the purposes the website is to share information. It takes a village, especially on a subject so broad (and old) as sterling silver. Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to any other comments and words of edification you may have. ACW