Posted April 7 2018 in How-To Guides Lifestyle Traditions
Tagged:Cape Cod, gloves, hagerty, polish, Reed & Barton, Reed & Barton Cross, Reed and Barton, silver dip, towle
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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Posted October 27 2017 in Flatware Reviews Gifts Lifestyle Traditions
Tagged:Gifts, Reed & Barton, Reed and Barton, stainless flatware, Sterling Flatware, Traditions
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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