Monthly Archives: August 2012

David H. McConnell: Beyond Avon

In researching items for my Etsy shop, I’ve discovered individuals who are truly inspiring.  Two earlier posts to this blog discussed two such men, Dr. Leonard Waldo and Mr. John Bowman.  Now I turn to David H. McConnell…. If the … Continue reading

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I’m In Love With Jack….

I’ve had several silverplate items that are hotel, commercial and / or restuarant related…and the research has been quite interesting and inspiring.  One of those inspiring items was a silverplate fork manufactured by Gorham in the Biltmore pattern…it lead me to … Continue reading

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The Eating of the Orange…

I was recently browsing through the December 12, 1894 issue of “The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review” and came across an article entitled “The Eating of the Orange…Dainty Devices for the Proper Eating of this Delicious and Seasonable Fruit”.  The … Continue reading

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Waldo…Holmes & Edwards Rialto Pattern

I’ve written a separate page regarding the “Rialto” pattern manufactured by Holmes & Edwards and marked “WALDO”.  Please click here to go to that page: https://queenofsienna.wordpress.com/table-wares/

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