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, May 6, 2016

Marie Louise by Shreve

Shreve Silver introduced their Marie Louise pattern in 1915. I can only assume this pattern was named in honor of Princess Marie Louise of Britain, granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Upon the annulment of her most unhappy marriage to Prince Aribert of Anhalt, she never remarried but spent the rest of her life supporting her charities and being a patron of the arts. 

This pattern should not be confused with Towles' 1939 pattern of the same name.

Old French Hollow Knife (9 5/8 inches)

Fork (7 inches)

Flat Handle Butter Spreader (5 3/4 inches)

Salad Fork (6 inches)

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful Collection! These Sterling Silver Tea Sets.are more beautiful, they are odd, the beauty of the Silver, the story it tells of the generations past who have used it. So I would like to recommend you to use it into your home with new innovations.