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, September 1, 2014

Stradivari by Wallace

Wallace introduced their Stradivari pattern in 1937. The design is fairly simple with the only elements being on the edge of the terminal and on the tip. The Bon Bon Spoon does have a delightful addition to the shoulder of the bowl and interesting tidbit; note the two versions of the Bon Bon Spoon, both being the same length but one an eleven pierce and the other 18. 

Bon Bon Spoon  (5 1/2 inches) (18 pierce)

Bon Bon Spoon Solid

Bon Bon Spoon  (5 1/2 inches) (11 pierce)

Bon Bon Spoon Solid

Lemon Fork (5 1/2 inches)

Lemon Fork

Hollow Handle Fish Fork (7 7/8 inches)

Individual Hollow Fish Fork, Stainless Tines

Fruit Knife (7 inches)

Individual Fruit Knife With Stainless Blade

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