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 24, 2012

Grapefruit Spoons (Part 3)

I posted earlier on Grapefruit Spoons. However, unlike the examples you may have seen earlier, these have a flat end to their bowl.

Chrysanthemum by Tiffany (5 3/4 inches) 

Broom Corn by Tiffany (5 3/4 inches)

Lancaster by Gorham (5 5/8 inches)

Baronial Old by Gorham (5 7/8 inches)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Mayonnaise Ladle Part 2

I posted on Mayonnaise Ladles earlier. One of the smaller members of the ladle family.

Repousse by Kirk Stieff (5 1/2 inches)

Trianon by International (5 1/8 inches)

Wild Rose by International (5 inches)

Majestic by Alvin (5 3/8 inches)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Paris by Gorham

Quite the interesting pattern, Paris was introduced by Gorham in 1890. Two cupid like child figures grace either side of the top of the terminal with another in the upper part of the stem.

Demitasse Spoon (4 1/4 inches)

Ice Cream Spoon (5 5/8 inches)