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, April 23, 2014

Spring Patterns

It is that time of year when the flowers bloom and we are reminded that winter has finally passed. "Spring" was a popular theme with silver designers. Here are a few examples.

Breath of Spring II by Amston (1952)
Fork (7 1/8 inches)


Spring Glory by International (1952 ) Designed by Lillian V. M. Helander
Seafood Fork (5 5/8 inches)

Cocktail/seafood Fork

Springtime by International (1935) Designed by Alfred G. Kintz and Frederick W. Stark
Seafood fork (5 5/8 inches)

Cocktail/seafood Fork

Springfield Engraved by Unger (1900)
Dessert Spoon (7 1/8 inches)

Dessert/oval Soup Spoon

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