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, July 13, 2012

Jelly Cake Server (Solid) Part 2

More examples of Solid Jelly Cake Servers. I have posted on the Pierced variety of these earlier and also on Jelly Cake Servers in general.

Madame Morris by Whiting (8 7/8 inches)

Louvre by Wallace (7 7/8 inches)

Victoria-Old by Watson (7 1/8 inches)

Madam Jumel by Whiting (8 7/8 inches)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Small Ice Cream Spoon (Part 3)

This is not my first post on Small Ice Cream Spoons. Usually they are between 1/4 and 1/2 inch smaller than the standard Ice Cream spoon and most patterns (especially the older patterns) will have both sizes. I haven't clue what the purpose for the two sizes was.

No. 10 by Dominick and Haff (5 1/2 inches)
Ice Cream Spoon

Strasbourg by Gorham (5 1/4 inches)

Versailles by Gorham (5 1/8 inches)

Watteau by Durgin (4 7/8 inches

Diane by Towle (5 1/4 inches)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Patterns Named "Kings" (Part 1)

Not to be confused with patterns named after individual Kings, these are patterns by different companies all named Kings.

Kings by Wallace (2 piece Salad Set)

Kings by Carrs (Fork 7 1/4 inches)

Kings Court (Neapolitan) by Frank Whiting (Salad Serving Fork 7 5/8 inches)

Kings I by Gorham (Master Butter Knife 7 5/8 Inches)

Kings II by Gorham (Desert Spoon 7 1/4 inches)