Thursday, July 23, 2009

First Love

It's high time I made good on a promise (from months ago!) to show you my heirloom silver from Grandma Dottie.

Isn't this the sweetest pattern?! So elegant, yet unpretentious.

And the name...simply romantic...

By 1847 Rogers Bros. I've been doing some research on silver and it appears that this isn't sterling, but inlaid silver (indicated by the IS) which is silver over another stronger metal. Not as valuable, but then ~ I treasure mine for the fact that it's from family. I am also under the impression that this particular set was manufactured (or at least first introduced) in 1937.

I found some other small forks of a different pattern called Parkway in the silver chest. They are just darling, too, I think.

What have we here!? The poor, unsuspecting soul who is served soup with this utensil will be quite disgusted...till they realize he's only plastic. =)

If you are interested in learning more, visit these links:

Martha Stewart's Language of Silver Marks

First Love


Lady Farmer said...

Good Grief!Girl! It's even polished!
I remember the spoon with the fly ~ it's even funnier to think Dottie kept it with the rest of the 'good' silver! :~D
Luv ya!

The Watts Family said...

Very beautiful thanks for sharing ~Blessings Heather

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!!! I love the pieces..

Roo and Wren's Mama said...

Wow, you must have some amazing silver polish (or elbow grease!)... they look brand new! Love the Parkway forks. And the fly! Too funny!

Miss Jen said...

What treasures!! *happy sigh*
Thanks SO much for sharing!!!

Many Blessings~ Miss Jen

LDH said...

This IS a lovely pattern and has the sweetest name! The fly is such a crack-up!

lady m said...

Oh how pretty! Thank you Michelle for sharing ;D

lady m

Mrs.L said...

Not only is is simply LOVELY silver but it also happened to be your dear Grandmas!


Marqueta said...

Oh, how beautiful! The name is so romantic. And the fly, oh my! It reminds me of something Tasha Tudor would do!