Monday, March 1, 2010

Lovely Silver

Antique silverplate flatware and servingware can be a beautiful addition to a table setting. Affordable examples can be found at estate sales, flea markets and antique malls. In the late 19th century, silversmiths, especially in the U.S., began fashioning fancy flatware to fit a particular dish. There are special pieces for serving olives, tomatoes, asparagus, fish, bonbons, jello, mustard, salt, nuts, and gravy and for eating fish, ice cream, pastries, and even berries! To identify patterns, click on this helpful website.

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