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, November 16, 2012

Ice Cream Server

And, one more serving piece to add to the silver chest, the Ice Cream Server. Most patterns, that have one Ice Cream Server, tend to have it in two sizes, a large and a small.

English King by Tiffany (Small 9 1/8 inches)  (Large  11 3/8)

Chrysanthemum by Tiffany   (Large  11 /12 inches)

Wave Edge by Tiffany    (Large 11 3/8 inches)

Charles II by Dominick and Haff (Large 10 1/4 inches)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Cranberry Server Part 2

Since fall is the season for cranberries I thought I would look again at the Cranberry Server. I posted on this earlier. Often this piece will be confused with the Tomato Server, the difference being that the Tomato Server has a pierced bowl.

Wedgewood by International (8 1/2 inches)

Georgian by Towle (8 3/8 inches)

Federal Cottilion by Towle (8 1/2 inches)

Poinsettia by Wallace (9 inches)

Cranberry Server With Stainless Bowl

Monday, November 12, 2012

Hanover by Gorham

Hanover was introduced in 1895 by Gorham.

Demitasse (4 1/4 inches)
Demitasse Spoon

Master Salt Spoon (3 3/8 inches)

Master Salt Spoon

Preserve Spoon  (7 7/8 inches)
Preserve Spoon
Vegetable Serving Fork

Vegetable Serving Fork (solid)