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, March 17, 2014

New Queens by Durgin

Durgin introduced New Queens in 1900. Note the mirrored scallop shell motif on the terminal. You will also see a continuation on the shell motif on the shoulder of the serving pieces. Although the lines along the stem are simple, their simple curves together with the scallops make for an elegant pattern.


Jelly Knife
Large Jelly Knife

Blunt Hollow Knife With Bolster

Long Handle Pickle Fork
Long Handle Pickle/olive Fork

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