Tag Archives: silverware

setting a chic dinner table – christofle silver knife rests


Knife rests are a wonderful practical invention whose sole purpose is to keep greasy and messy knife blades off your good tablecloth.  You place one at each place setting with the knife blades resting on them.  The French must be … Continue reading

oui, oui – luxurious french silver from puiforcat

Jean Puiforcat, silver and ivory box, TheNational Gallery of Victoria,  ©Jean Puiforcat/ADAGP, Paris.  Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia One of my favorite decorative arts designers of the past is Puiforcat, makers of exquisite silver.  The firm was originally founded in 1820 … Continue reading

mastery in conserving silver: from antique george 1 to modern georg jensen

Jeffrey Herman is a master silversmith and a Godsend for anyone who’s had the misfortune of dropping or denting a piece of cherished silver.  Great silversmiths are far and few between in the 21stcentury, but when the good people at … Continue reading

Scalloped silverware for the table

I’ve always believed in trying to eat well and in style and one of the ways to accomplish this is to eat with proper silver flatware. You wouldn’t believe how many people think I’m pulling out all the stops when … Continue reading

Jensen’s Pyramid

Good news from Georg Jensen, one of my favorite 20th century silversmiths.  Their classic Pyramid pattern flatware is now available in stainless steel (although you can still get it in sterling).  I dig this pattern that harkens back to 1926 when … Continue reading

summer living week – A fork was just a fork…

until Christofle, the famed Parisian silversmiths, got their hands on it.  It is virtually impossible to make something new and exciting when it has been in daily use for over 400 years, but that is exactly what Christofle has done … Continue reading