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 26, 2014

Floral Series #1 by Watson

The Watson Floral designs are in several series. This is only Floral Series #1. In addition to the designs shown here, within this series there are also Rose, Forget Me Not, Iris, Holly, Sweet Clover,Morning Glory and Fushia.

Buttercup - Series #1 (Five O'clock Teaspoon 5 inches)

Sweet Clover- Series #1 (Teaspoon 6 inches)

Orchid - Series #1 (Five O'clock Teaspoon 5 inches)

NarcissusSeries #1 (Five O'clock Teaspoon 5 inches)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Floral Series by Wallace

There are several "Series" patterns (meaning each piece had a different Floral design) by various silver companies. For the first, we look at the  Floral Series by Wallace. In addition to the designs shown here, included in the series were: Fushia, Passion Flower, Pine Cone, Morning Glory, and Yellow Jasmine.

Orchid (Youth Fork  6 1/4 inches)

Columbine (Teaspoon 5 7/8 inches)

Lily of the Valley (Teaspoon 5 7/8 inches)

Rose (Teaspoon 5 7/8 inches)