Antique Sterling Silver Flatware

Written by Blaire Chandler-Wilcox
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As was true at the turn of the 19th into the 20th century, so are we now entering a time where dining and entertaining at home is becoming increasingly fashionable. Magazines, television shows, even entire cable channels are devoted exlusively to the subject of personal, at-home style. These days, how the table looks is considered to be as important as how the food on that table tastes.

Ah, but the more things change, the more they stay the same. After over a hundred years, there are still only three things that are absolutely essential to the well dressed table. Linens: a simple white linen tablecloth and napkins are always charming. China: Don't be afraid of color, but know that heavy white French bistro plates will never go out of style. Flatware: nothing, but nothing, looks as good on any table as antique, sterling silver flatware.

Antique Sterling Silver Flatware: Eternally Stylish

Antique sterling silver flatware has a soft patina that reflects years of loving use. It's not hard and shiny, it's gently glowing. It gives the impression that little luxuries are indulged in every day. It suggests your style goes deeper than this month's big trend. It speaks instead of a long history of good taste.

Granted, very few of us actually inherited that three-generations-old Gorham sterling silver set. But, we can build our own. One can pick up charming pieces here and there, and slowly create a streamlined single-pattern collection, with monogram initials that match one's own. Or, one can build an eclectic collection, built from individual pieces that delight, that together complement each other. Regardless of the approach you take, one thing is certain: this century or next, this year or next, your table gently glowing with antique sterling silver flatware will always be in perfect taste, and in perfect style.

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