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, June 1, 2012

Pudding Spoons (Part 3)

More examples of the Pudding Spoon. I posted on this earlier.

Arabesque by Whiting (9 1/8 inches)

Medallion by Gorham (9 1/2 inches)

Chippendale by Gorham (10 1/4 inches)

Landers No. 2 by Baker Manchester (7 3/4  inches)

Poppy by Baker Manchester (7 7/8 inches)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Jelly Servers

Yet another condiment piece, a Jelly Server (different from a spoon or knife). N

Buttercup by Gorham

Large Solid Jelly Server in the Buttercup(str,lion/anchor/g,1899,nomono) pattern by Gorham Silver

Florentine Lace by Reed and Barton (6 3/8 inches)

Guildhall by Reed and Barton (5 7/8 inches)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Empress by Gorham

Gorham introduced Empress in 1880. The pattern is flat with an etched design in it. 

Ice Cream Spoon (5 inches)

Small Fish Server (7 3/4  inches)

Pastry Server (8 inches)

Berry Spoon (8 1/2 inches)

Large Salad Fork (6 3/4 inches)