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, May 25, 2012

Horseradish Spoons (Part 3)

An additional post on Horseradish Spoons (or scoops). As you can see their bowls' vary greatly in shape and size - a neat little piece.




French Scroll by Alvin (5 3/4 inches)


Horseradish Scoop



Waverly by Wallace (6 inches)
Large Horseradish Serving Spoon

Orange Blossom by Alvin (6 1/8 inches)

Large Horseradish Serving Spoon


Apollo by Knowles and Mount Vernon (6 1/4 inches)

Horseradish Scoop



Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Fish Server (Post 2)


A second look at the Fish Server. This is one of larger pieces in a pattern. It is also a piece that is not used as much these days since most hostesses don't serve whole large fish to their dinner parties of twelve. But, we can dream!

Tiffany by Tiffany (12 1/2 inches)




 Homewood by Kirk Stieff





La Perle by Reed & Barton (10 3/4 inches)


Marquise by Tiffany (11 1/2 inches)



Monday, May 21, 2012

Princess Patterns

Like "Rose", Princess is a common name among sterling silver patterns. Here are some e
examples.

Princess by Watson (Sugar Spoon)










Princess by Shiebler (Berry Spoon










Princess by George Erickson (Lemonade Spoon)








Princess by Towle (Tomato Server)











Princess by Manchester (Butter Spreader)







Crown Princess by Fine Arts (Demitasse Spoon)