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, July 18, 2014

Wave Edge by Tiffany

Wave Edge was introduced by Tiffany in 1884 and is another pattern designed by Charles Grosjean. He also designed one of Tiffany's mixed metal pattern, Chrysanthemum (1880), and Lap over Edge in . And Lap over Edge (1880 ) one of Tiffany's more detailed and complex patterns.

Sugar Sifter (7 inches)
Large Sugar Sifter

Fish Fork (6 1/2 inches)
Fish Fork Solid Individual Old Style

Large Ice Cream Slicer ( inches)
Large Solid Ice Cream Slicer

Fruit Spoon ( 6 1/8 inches)
Fruit/orange Spoon


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Old Style Ice Cream Spoon Part 3

Here are more examples of Old Style Ice Cream Spoons. I have posted on them before. Tiffany seems to be the prevailing company to have these in their patterns. 

Richelieu by Tiffany (5 1/2 inches)


Wave Edge by Tiffany (5 5/8 inches)




Colonial by Tiffany 


English King by Tiffany (5 3/8 inches)

Monday, July 14, 2014

George VI by Frank Smith (aka Richfield)..

George VI was introduced by Frank Smith in 1912 and originally called Richfield. The pattern is a well balanced design, heavy on the terminal end.




Lemon Fork (4 7/8 inches)
Lemon Fork



Fork (7 5/8 inches)
Fork

Five O'Clock Teaspoon (5 3/8 inches)

Five O’clock Teaspoon



Hollow Handle Knife (9 7/8 inches)
Old French Hollow Knife With Bolster