I remember opening my Grandmother's box of silver and seeing this when I was a kid. I just KNEW it was a comb for my baby doll's hair. As I grew older, I figured a comb probably wasn't hanging out next to the butter knives in a box of silver. As a young adult, I assumed it was for serving pasta because of the tongs.Read More
I love everything about Thanksgiving. I love waking up and waiting for Santa to make his appearance on the Macy's parade. I love the smell of stuffing. I love the grazing that happens from the beginning of the day to the end of the day. I love being with the ones I love. I love having things in my life to be Thankful for...and I love everything I am thankful for.Read More
We recently went through and talked about the different types of silver and their marks. Now we are going to learn how to read these marks and go into more details on some of these terms.
So, let's start with a little refresher. As you may remember, the hallmark (or mark) is the stamp on the silver that tells you the content of the metal. According to ModernSilver.com, the hallmark MAY include a makers mark but a maker's mark alone is not considered a hallmark.Read More
One of the first things I learned about when I started doing my hard core thrifting and flea gig was the various types and forms of silver. While I am still no expert, I have learned to interpret better all those crazy stamps on the back of pieces. I thought it would be helpful to go through and really dive in so you can, hopefully, start identifying what you are holding. Let me just say right here that most of this information was collected from Martha Stewart. (Obvs).Read More