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Spring Cleaning with SilverSuperstore

If you’re like many hosts who entertained during the winter holidays, your spring cleaning to-do list is growing rather than shrinking.

The silver remains unpolished. A roll of Santa wrapping paper lives under the bed. Your list of New Year’s resolutions still mocks from beneath a refrigerator magnet, and a heart-shaped cookie plate keeps showing up on the breakfast table.

Restoring order so that you can focus on your soon-to-be beach body is easier than you think. Once you make a little progress, spring cleaning goes surprisingly fast. It’s simply a matter of careful planning and investing in a few products that will help you stay organized year-round.

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A Closer Look At Fortessa

An In-Depth Look at Fortessa Flatware

If you’re looking for something especially classy, look no further than Fortessa flatware. You’ll find whimsical pieces, like fish forks, espresso spoons and even chopsticks, that competitors simply don’t offer. Another elegant touch is the punched Fortessa logo. Such luxury is more commonly found on high-end European flatware.

Many loyal customers had never heard of Fortessa, which is relatively new on the scene, until they inquired about the silverware in their favorite upscale restaurants.

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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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Six Delicious Winter Cocktails

The Wares Of Winter

The dreary weeks between January 2 and Valentine’s Day tend to get everyone down, especially when temperatures dip into the teens and snow blocks the driveway.

Nothing revives flagging spirits like spirits, so it’s time to winterize your bar tending repertoire. Round up some friends to sample these heartwarming concoctions.

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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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Reed & Barton At Silver Superstore

Reed & Barton: A History Of Beautiful Design

For nearly two centuries, the name Reed & Barton has been synonymous with superior craftsmanship and timeless elegance. The company is family-owned and is one of the oldest silversmiths in the U.S. It is largely known for its popular flatware patterns, but it manufactures hundreds of other items that delight collectors or become cherished family heirlooms.

A History in Silver

Reed & Barton was founded under another name in Massachusetts in 1824. Its earliest products were made of Britannia metal, a pewter alloy appreciated for its smooth, silvery finish. Many are surprised to learn that the Oscar statuette is made of Britannia dipped in gold. In subsequent years, Reed & Barton designers expanded their skills with pewter, silverplate and sterling silver.

In 1858, when silver was discovered in Nevada, Reed & Barton capitalized on the increased demand for solid pieces. Not only was silver durable and pleasing to the eye, but it was easy to melt down and convert to currency during hard times.

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