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, March 30, 2012

Bon Bon Spoons - Solid (Part 3)

Always a beautiful piece, the Solid Bon Bon Spoon is a small but important part of every Victorian set. I have posted on this piece several times before.

Layfayette by Baker Manchester  (5 1/2 inches)
Bon Bon Spoon Solid

Vine -Raspberry by Tiffany (5 1/8 inches)

Vine- Daisy by Tiffany ( 5 2/8 inches)

Old Maryland by Kirk-Stieff (5 1/4 inches)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Preserve Spoon (Part 2)

Like many of the condiment utensils, I have listed Preserves Spoons in an earlier post. Their bowls tend to be larger and rounder than Jelly Spoons.

Lily by Whiting (7 1/2 inches)

Preserve Spoon

Love Disarmed by Reed and Barton (8 inches)

English King by Tiffany (7 1/8 inches)

Frontenac by International (7 3/4 inches)

Madam Jumel by Whiting (7 5/8 inches)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Louvre by Wood and Hughes

Louvre was introduced by Wood and Hughes in 1885.

Large Solid Pie Knife (8 7/8 inches)

Sugar Shell (5 3/4 inches)

 Ice Cream Spoon ( 5 3/8  inches)

Teaspoon (6 inches)