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, February 22, 2013

Old Mirror by Towle

This pattern, Old Mirror, was designed by Arim K. Kalashian for Towle and introduced in 1940. I think this is the most uniquely named pattern I have come across yet. And, it aptly describes the design. The terminal resembles an old oval mirror with a floral motif below it.

Fork (7 1/8 inches)

Salad Fork (6 3/8 inches)

Small Berry Spoon (8 1/8 inches)


  1. This is one of my personal favorite patterns. It was my grandmothers pattern and now I have the set

  2. The mirror on the terminal reminds me of the wicked queens mirror in the Disney Movie.

    1. Lol love it. When I look at mine I wonder how my gramdmother felt when she chose it. I also think, man this is not going to be easy to match with all my china but thank God she got the iced tea spoons! 😂

    2. What do you think about monograming this pattern? The back is traditional but the front is basically deigned for a monogram.