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, September 21, 2015

Rondo by Gorham

Rondo is a very simple pattern introduce by Gorham in 1951. The design has a simple edge with a rose motif on the end of the terminal.

Infant Feeding Spoon (5 5/8 inches)

Salad Fork (6 1/2 inches)

Cake Breaker (11 inches)

Bird Fork (7 1/8 inches)


  1. Not a very interesting pattern. It's popularity is puzzling, unless it's simply chosen frequently because there is nothing to like or dislike about it.

  2. I think the popularity is in the design being simple at first glance then upon second look one notices the details such as the the bold bar and motif that separates the stem, the graceful pattern that outlines the stem and gently widens to the terminal, and the single rose blossom on the tip of the terminal. There is a lot here on second blush.