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, August 10, 2015

Les Six Fleurs by Reed and Barton

I posted earlier on Les Cinq Fleurs also by Reed and Barton (1900), but this pattern Les Six Fleurs also by Reed and Barton (1901) is different and more ornate.

Salad Serving Fork (9 7/8 inches)

Sugar Spoon (5 7/8 inches)

Flat Handle Butter Spreader (6 inches)


  1. Never could quite pinpoint those six flowers.

  2. It is a multi motif pattern. There are six different designs among the pieces - each of a different flower. Unfortunately, all my examples above are of only one of the designs.