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, August 3, 2012

Wedding Spoon in Chantilly

Every once in a while one comes upon a truly unique piece and here is one. Chantilly by Gorham is the only pattern (I have been able to find) that has a Wedding Spoon. Most  patterns have your Wedding Cake Knife, but not a Wedding Spoon. And, it is a lovely piece, the bowl being decorated with bells. And, since it is dated, I assume, one could get one dated the year of their nuptials. Who knew?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sugar Sifter Part 3

As I have posted earlier, the Sugar Sifter is a lovely piece in any pattern.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Landers No. 2 by Baker Manchester

Landers No. 2 was issued by Baker Manchester in 1900. It is a very ornate pattern with an open flower on the terminal, another part way down the stem with a small ornamentation at the base of the stem. The design is deep and heavy.  

Bon Bon Spoon

Master Butter Knife

Large Lettuce Serving Fork

Small Solid Cold Meat Serving Fork