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A Brief History Of The Wallace Candy Cane

A History Of The Wallace Candy Cane

The 2021 Wallace Candy Cane is just one of the many classic ornaments that we offer at Silver Superstore. This piece has been released annually for decades, but where did it get its start?

A Brief History Of The Candy Cane

The 2021 Wallace Candy Cane ornament in gold plate and enamel with red ribbon.
2021 Wallace Candy Cane

If a legend dating to 1670 is to be believed, the first candy cane was the brainchild of a German church choirmaster. Hoping to keep the little ones quiet during a reenactment of the Nativity, he asked a local confectioner to make what he described as “sugar sticks” for them.To justify doling out treats in church, the choirmaster suggested adding a crook at the top; with any luck, that would inspire the children to reflect on the humble shepherds in the scene.

This lovely story may have some basis in truth, but the first stick candies didn’t debut until confectioners competed for prizes at an exhibition in Massachusetts in 1837. The earliest recipe for a straight peppermint candy stick was published in 1844, and there’s mention made of a candy cane in an 1866 literary work. Candy canes as we now know them didn’t show up on Christmas trees until the early 1880s.

They’re still showing up today.

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A Closer Look At Mepra Flatware

The Long, Colorful History of Mepra

The designers and craftsmen at Mepra go to impossible lengths to turn out deceptively simple-looking designs. Handling a piece of Mepra flatware is akin to admiring the work of a skilled, studied architect.

The brand name alludes to the company’s commitment to quality and tradition. Mepra is shorthand for Metallurgica Prandelli. Metallurgy is a branch of science and engineering concerned with the study of metallic elements. Prandelli is the family name, and that’s far more interesting to most people.

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The Last Of The American Flatware

Liberty Tabletop Profile

Made in America

Sherrill Manufacturing, known for Liberty Tabletop products, has an admirable and increasingly unique claim to fame: it is the only remaining flatware manufacturer in the U.S.

Even the quality stainless steel it uses is made right here in America. Sherrill tests for lead and other toxic trace elements. There are no shortcuts in the making of safe, durable products. Not only that, but high-grade stainless steel retains its appealing luster and resists staining for generations.

Sherrill Manufacturing has been at this for more than 100 years and is frequently lauded by the media. The New York Times, ABC, and NBC are just a few outlets that have featured the company. Since other American industries are disappearing in droves — according to The Times, there’s only one whistle maker, one barber pole manufacturer and a handful of sneaker factories left — Sherrill’s longevity is impressive.

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An Elegant Wedding Featuring Silver Superstore

Weddings with Silver Superstore

Whether you’re engaged to be married or you know someone who is, you’ve come to the right place. We offer a diverse collection of exquisite pieces to delight couples and their guests on that special day and for years to come. Keep reading to get ideas.

Cutting the Cake

Wedding cake evolved from the ancient Roman tradition of breaking bread over the bride’s head for good luck.

Wedding dresses are traditionally white because that’s the color Queen Victoria chose when she married Prince Albert in 1840. The queen also served an all-white cake. The ingredients in white icing were so rare and costly at the time that it came to be called royal icing. View Full Article…

New At SilverSuperstore.com – Engravable Trophies!

Trophies From Silver Superstore

Since ancient times, trophies have been awarded to commemorate great achievements.

The first trophies were monuments to victory in battle, but you probably wouldn’t want those in your trophy case at home today. Most were living human captives or shrunken heads.

The English word was coined in 1550 after the French word “trophee,” which means “prize of war.” The oldest existing sports trophies are the Carlisle Bells. They are housed in Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle, Cumbria, U.K. The bells were awarded by Queen Elizabeth I for a horse race that has been run since 1559.

Our selection of trophies is diverse and elegant. Whether you’re awarding individuals or entire teams, they are suitable for athletes, academics, employees, retirees, entertainers, community leaders or anyone else who deserves special recognition.

These finely crafted trophies are sure to make the recipients feel special. They are destined to become treasured reminders of family history:

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Moscow Mules for the Kentucky Derby

Moscow Mules for the Kentucky Derby

Since 1875, the Kentucky Derby has enthralled spectators from around the world, making it the oldest continuous sporting event in America. You needn’t have a stake in the outcome or even know much about thoroughbred horse racing to get swept up in the excitement. An appreciation for boozy Southern drinks and outrageous hats will suffice.

The big event is all over in a couple of minutes, so start your celebration early.

Refreshing Moscow Mule in Copper Mug, Engraved

Refreshing Moscow Mule in Copper Mug, Engraved

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Valentine’s Day Gifts

Personalized Gifts for Someone Special

Every day you get to spend with the important people in your life is a blessing. Valentines Day is right around the corner, chose a gift that will last for years to come! We offer a wide range of personalized gifts for men, women, and children! We are here to help find the perfect gift!

Popular Personalized Gifts

Mint Julep Cups

Personalized Gift, Mint Julep Cup

Check out our selection of Mint Julep Cups! We offer a variety of styles. Prepare your loved one for Kentucky Derby Season with their very own personalized cup!

Mint Julep Cups are also very popular for celebrating special occasions such as graduation, retirement, promotions, and trophies!

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Creating A Wedding Registry with Silver Superstore

Wedding registries are more unconventional than ever before. Nowadays, couples wish for everything from monthly wine subscriptions to camping gear. No one ever said that you simply must have a food processor. If a pizza steel or panini press is more your style, just say so.

Or, if you’re looking for gifts that will become precious family heirlooms, you can create your registry with Silver Superstore.

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Silver Flatware For 2018

Kick Off The New Year With Silver Superstore

People around the world love ringing in a new year, and depending on where they live, they have unusual ways of doing it.

Scotland has a first-footer tradition. The first person to enter a home after the clock strikes midnight is expected to bring good luck all year. In China, a splendid silk dragon leads a big parade. People throw firecrackers to rouse the creature from hibernation. Thai celebrants release fish into the river to commit to a year of kindness.

American traditions aren’t as ancient or colorful, but count on watching the ball drop in Times Square, singing “Auld Lang Syne” and kissing your sweetie at midnight.

There’s no better year than 2018 to start a flatware collection or round out an existing one. Browse our impressive gallery to choose from hundreds of patterns crafted by the world’s finest silversmiths. From familiar classics to sleek modern designs, we offer something for every taste.

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Order Custom Christmas Gifts

Custom Silver Christmas Gifts From Silver Superstore

Even with 364 days to prepare, most people fall behind on holiday gift shopping. They forget to allow time for baking, menu planning and finding something to wear to the office party. They forget the amount of effort required to make decorating look effortless. They forget that items sell out, and they have to start all over.

If this describes you, then you’re in the right place.

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