Saturday, October 08, 2011


I got to talking with Mr. Ben last night about family silver and how it was always only used in our respective families on holidays. I told him I have my gramma's silver flatware (actually silver plate) and that I use it every day and that I blithely wash it in the dishwasher. This morning, I sat down to actually find out what I had and if I could get anymore of it. Turns out, it was made between 1935 - 1961 and is discontinued. I have all the place settings, but no serving pieces. Since it's discontinued, those pieces run $25.00 and above each. Also, my disregard for cleaning instructions (no dishwasher, the heat and action can peel off the thin layer of silver) means I may have to replace a fork or two. Sigh...

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