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, June 20, 2016

Bridal Rose by Alvin

Alvin's Bridal Rose dates back to 1903 and is one of my all time favorite patterns. The design is very distinct and bold with a rose on the terminal tip and other roses and vine on the stem. There is a nice place for a monogram on the terminal.

Pie Fork (6 inches)

Large Cucumber Server (6 1/2 inches)

Egg Spoon (4 1/8 inches)

Food Pusher (3 7/8 inches)

1 comment:

  1. I have heard that of the nearly 300 sterling patterns which incorporate a rose into the design, this rose is the largest. Probably true, since it makes up the entire terminus. I have one four-piece place setting,