For my classes, I type an identification tag and tie it with a ribbon to the serving piece. That way I can pass the pieces around the room and everyone knows exactly what they are!
I did a program in December for the Nevada chapter of the DAR. Some of the pieces I chose to take, among other things:
Baked Potato Fork
It's a fun collection and although requiring polishing, it does take up very little space in the sideboard drawer.
And I use it -- although, perhaps not for the intended purpose for whenever I have company and have a buffet (whether it is the meal or just a dessert buffet for a meeting), I always use some of my Victorian silver. And it's surprising that a pea spoon can really be used for other vegetables and a bacon fork is great for little cakes!
I'm sure a proper Victorian would be aghast at that usage but it suits me and I love using these pieces whether or not I cause a proper Victorian to turn over in their grave!
I love 'em. They are pretty and fun!!! It is amazing the other vegetables don't protest being served with a pea spoon.
I never knew there were so many different types of cutlery! What a lovely collection.
I love the odd bits and pieces of Victoria silver for the table, and also ladies' dresser silver. It all speaks of another time, before technology took so much of our attention.
Your post today was amazing! i love all the heirloom silver pieces and have vowed to get out the two sets of silverware and put them to use this year. One reason. . .I fear my son will have no memories of using them, the other. . .I need to re~fresh my own knowledge of how each piece is used! If I get stumped. . .I'll know who to ask!
that is so cool! all of your pieces are wonderful. I would love to take a class like that.
You have some lovely pieces, Martha. I really like the butter pick. Silver is so lovely, isn't it?
I love the odd pieces too. I have a tomato server that I use for cranberry sauce. One can never have too many gravy ladles or cake/pie servers either!
PS If I ate cranberry sauce, I would make my own. However, everyone...and I do mean EVERYONE...in my entire family prefers the canned jellied sauce. They want it sliced, not mashed. So...I slice serves perfectly with the round tomato server. :-)
Oh. Almost forgot the sugar shells/spoons.
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