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, September 10, 2014

Pomona by Towle

Towle introduced Pomona, a multi-motif pattern in 1887. The terminal is decorated with a design of apples, pears, and grapes. The stem is a vine and leaves making its way down to the shoulder. Some of the serving pieces have elaborate etchings of fruit in the bowls and scoops.

Oyster Fork (6 1/8  inches)

Sugar Spoon (5 5/8  inches)

Master Butter Knife (7 1/4 inches)

Cheese Scoop (5 6/8 inches)

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