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, June 6, 2014

Eugenie by Watson

Eugenie was introduced by Watson in 1895. The lines of the pattern somewhat resemble those of Watson's Coronoda. 

Demitasse Spoon   (3 7/8  inches)

Demitasse Spoon


Macaroni Server (6 5/8 inches)

Macaroni Server Solid Small

Lettuce Serving Fork (8 1/8 inches)

Fork-Lettuce Serving/large

Large Cream Ladle (4 1/2 inches)

Large Cream Ladle, Solid Piece

Monday, June 2, 2014

Coronoda by Watson

Coronoda by Watson, what a lovely pattern. And once again I do not have a date. I did find reference that it was discontinued in 1940. The tip of the terminal is decorated with what looks like a feather motif, with the terminal itself being surrounded by curled leaves. This area is suitable for engraving. Two lines edge the stem to the shoulder where a smaller feather motif mirrors the one on the tip. 


Demitasse Spoon ( inches)
Demitasse Spoon

Large Sugar Sifter (  inches)
Large Sugar Sifter

Bon Bon Scoop

Bon Bon Scoop