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, July 29, 2013

Wedgwood by International

The pattern Wedgewood was designed by Alfred G. Kintz for International Silver in 1924. Personally, I find the pattern to look very old. The design is elegant and very busy but the detail is minute.

Place Salad Fork (6 1/4 inches)

Short Handled Olive Fork (5 7/8 inches)

Master Butter Knife (7 1/4 inches)

Gravy Ladle (6 5/8 inches)


  1. A elegant pattern which appeals to intellectuals. Less shiny because of its richly detailed design. Mixes well with Lunt's Adam (if you can find it!) Use a china pattern with classical urns and vines.

  2. This design and its ilk are in their own category. They are reserved in that they do not have the bold art noveau designs but do not stray into the simple "Adams" colonial style patterns. The decor is very busy.