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, October 19, 2012

Sauce Ladle Part 2

I have posted on the Sauce Ladle previously. This is one of the smaller ladles, only bigger than the mustard and mayonnaise ladles.



 Birds Nest by Gorham (5 3/4 inches)



Blossom by Whiting (6 1/4 inches)




Cherub by Watson Newell (5 1/2 inches)




Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Saratoga (King's, King, Cook) by Tiffany

Tiffany introduced King's or King in 1870. It was designed by Edward C. Moore. In 1908 the name was changed to Cook. 1956 it was reintroduced as Saratoga

Berry Scoop (9 3/8 inches)

Scoop-Berry/serving-Solid

Salad Serving Set (10 inches)

Solid Oversized Serving Salad Set

Fish Serving Fork (10 inches)

Fork-Fish/serving-Solid/large

Master Salt Spoon (3 5/8 inches)

Master Salt Spoon

Monday, October 15, 2012

Dolphin by Tiffany

Dolphin was introduced by Tiffany in 1883. This is described as one of their "not full line" sterling patterns - meaning it only consists of a few servings pieces mainly the fish serving knife and fork, ice cream knife, salad serving knife and spoon, pastry server, and berry serving spoon. But what an exquisite pattern it is.


The pattern detail of the front



The pattern detail of the back


Fish Serving Knife (13 inches)

tiffany dolphin pattern fish slice