Silver Ladles

Written by Blaire Chandler-Wilcox
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Just as a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, so to is a holiday table only as beautiful as its humblest piece. The most lovingly hand polished sterling silver flatware dims in its beauty if it's sitting next to a gravy server with a plastic spoon sticking out of it. Despite the fact that silver ladles are probably reserved for special occasions, their expense is justified.

There are many kinds of silver ladles. For instance, there are gravy ladles, jam and jelly ladles, cream and sauce ladles, punch ladles, and more. However, most of us don't have need for more than three silver ladles: two for sauces, and one for gravy.

Online vintage silver sites are great places to shop for all manner of silver ladles. Image libraries make searching for your favorite pattern easy. Sometimes, too, pieces are discovered that are outside of a preferred pattern, but are lovely and would complement the service nicely.

Silver Ladles: Finishing Touches

One of the many advantages of having enough service pieces to entertain in style is the satisfaction derived from creating a festive environment. Even if it's only for special occasions, a well set is worth the effort. And with no "weakest links" on the table, all your guests will see is shining hospitality.

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