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?

Monday, January 28, 2013

BMS1 by Baker Manchester

Baker Manchester, as well as some other companies such as Gorham, would produce patterns that had numbers but were never named. I find this pattern BMS1 to be exquisite in its design. The pattern is described as "scroll tipped". This pattern dates back to 1918.

Cream Ladle  (5 3/4 inches)

Small Chipped Beef Fork (5 1/4 inches)

Bon Bon Spoon (5 1/4 inches)

Relish Spoon (6 1/4 inches)

Relish Spoon in the Bms1 (sterling) pattern by Baker Manchester Slv

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