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, May 26, 2014

Simple Tiffany Patterns

Tiffany has several patterns that are fairly simple. In fact some may call them plain. They were introduced over a rather broad range of time, so it was not as if the House of Tiffany went through some "simple" phase. Here are some examples:

Windham (1923) (Bouillon Soup Spoon) (5 1/2 inches) (Arthur LeRoy Barney)

Round Bowl Soup Spoon (Bouillon)
Linenfold (1956)  (Cake Server) (11 inches) 

Pie & Cake Server With Stainless Blade

Hampton (1934) (Fish Knife) (8 1/8 inches) Charles B. Blake

Individual Fish Knife With Stainless Blade

Hamilton aka Gramercy (1938) (Large Asparagus Serving Fork) (9 5/8 inches) 

Large Solid Asparagus Serving Fork

Flemish (1911) (Ice Tea Spoon) (7 1/2 inches) 

Iced Tea Spoon


  1. This is the second time I am typing this, so I hope you don't get it twice. For some reason I have problems posting using google. anyway, I found this site when I did a search for Tiffany Palmette. And, I also checked for Tiffany Hampton. The reason I am writing is to tell you that Charles B. Blake designed both Hampton and Palmette. He was my mother's uncle and gave her a set of Hampton when she was married in 1935 so I was lucky to grow up using it every day. I think you got your information from Antique Cupboard, and they now have the correct information and I thought you might also like to have that. Thanks! Elizabeth

  2. I stand corrected. Thank you so much for advising me of the correct information. How lucky you are to have such a talented great uncle. The house of Tiffany is in a league of its own. Enjoy your sterling. As you know it was meant to be used! Thank you for reading the blog. ACW