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, March 8, 2013

Mozart by Wallace

Wallace introduced Mozart in 1938. A fairly simple pattern with a line running down the center from the top of the terminal down the stem with simple embellishments (not an oxymoron) on either side.

Demitasse Spoon (3 7/8 inches)

Seafood Fork (5 1/2 inches)

Butter Spreader (6 inches)

Fork  (7 5/8 inches)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Vegetable Serving Fork (Part 3)

Another post on the Vegetable Serving Fork, a beautiful serving piece. I have posted on this several times before. 

Acorn by Georg Jensen-Denmark (9 3/4 inches)

Raleigh by Alvin (7 1/2 inches)

Saratoga by Tiffany (8 1/8 inches)

Countess by Frank Smith (8 1/4 inches)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Clover by Towle

This is an old pattern, dating back to 1887. Clover by Towle is a simple but pretty design with four leaf clovers on the tip of the terminal and the top of the stem.

Large Lettuce Serving Spoon ( 3/8 inches)

Teaspoon (6 1/4 inches)

Pie Fork (6 inches)

Individual Pie Fork, Bright Cut

Master Butter Knife (7 1/8 inches)

Flat Handle Bright Cut Master Butter