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, April 18, 2014

Patterns Named for Ladies Part 2

Earlier I posted about sterling flatware patterns named for Lady's. Here are a few more.

Lady Constance by Towle (1922 designed by Harold E. Nock)
(Lemon Fork) (5 5/8 inches)

Lemon Fork

Lady Mary by Towle (1917 designed by Harold E. Nock)
(Lemon Fork) (5 1/2 inches)

Lemon Fork

Lady Fairfield by Saart (1930)
(Baby Fork) (4 3/8 inches)

Baby Fork

Lady Sterling by Weidlich (1937)
(Fish Serving Fork) (8 1/2 inches)

Small Solid Fish Serving Fork

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Oxford by Gorham

I found this pattern, Oxford by Gorham to be rather enchanting. It dates back to 1895 and I could find few examples of it. The terminal has a unique tip on the end of it. There is a vine with flowers that curves around the terminal leaving room for a monogram. Then the vine makes it way down the stem.

Butter Spreader (5 3/4 inches)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Jelly Server (Part 2)

 This is the Jelly Server, I have posted on it before. It is not to be confused with the Jelly Spoon or Jelly Knife. 

La Salle by Dominick and Haff (6 3/4 inches)

Meadow Rose by Wallace (6 3/8  inches)

King George by Watson (5 1/4 inches)

Etruscan by Gorham ( 6 1/8 inches)