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?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Old Rose by Fessenden

Another Rose pattern, this one, Old Rose by Fessenden. I found conflicting information about its introduction date, one source said 1910 another said 1900. Whatever the date, it is a lovely pattern, with so much more detail and soft lines than the newer patterns. There is a fan on the tip of the terminal with a rose blossom and buds on the terminal itself. The stem has a bead decor accented with the occasional leaf as if it were wrapped around the edge.

Large Sugar Sifter (  inches)
Large Sugar Sifter

Pierced Nut Server
Pierced Nut Serving Spoon

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