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?

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Saratoga Chip Server Part 4

Once again the Saratoga Chip Server, a lovely piece I have posted on earlier.

Monterey by Alvin (8 1/4 inches)

Wave Edge by Tiffany (9 1/8 inches)

Tiffany by Tiffany (9 inches)

Melrose by Alvin (8 7/8 inches)

1 comment:

  1. All of these "weird" pieces really do work well. I have a melon spoon and it's perfect for eating cantaloupe, and even kiwi. Asparagus servers and lettuce forks are ideal when used as intended. Never tried a horse radish scoop since we don't use much hose radish, and what we do use comes in a squeeze bottle.

    My most recent purchase is a 4-piece place setting of Manchester's "Princess" for $99. Manchester has some interesting patterns, including one of my favorite at deco patterns, "Park Avenue." Its "Valenciennes" resembles Wallace's "Rose Point," with which it was likely intended to compete. Manchester's motto was "If it's Manchester, it's sterling."