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?

Friday, September 5, 2014

Romance of the Sea by Wallace

Romance of the Sea by Wallace is yet another pattern designed by William Warren (who also designed Rose Point,  Sir Christopher, Grand Baroque  and Orchid Elegance).This is another example of Warren's excellent work. He can bring the memory of the great art nouveau period to a sterling pattern even in the 1950's when most patterns are bland and trying to stay modest. The lovely wave motif on the tip of the terminal and the design on the shoulder of the pieces speak for themselves.

Cocktail Fork (7 1/4 inches)

Solid Jelly Server (6 1/2 inches)

Steak Knife ( 9 inches)

Sugar Tongs (4 inches)

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