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Baguette Flatware: From Colonial Williamsburg to the Bistros of France

Baguette Flatware: From Colonial Williamsburg to the Bistros of France

Baguette flatware is a simple yet elegant style silverware that you can use casually or in a formal setting. It is characterized by the teardrop shaped handle and a long ridge running down the middle. This contemporary style flatware dates back more than a century in Europe and back to colonial times in America. It is currently used in fine bistros throughout France. Due to its huge popularity, there are many manufactures that make Baguette silverware. They are most commonly made in a continental or European size and medium to heavy in weight.

At Silver Superstore, we offer a variety of options of Baguette flatware for any budget. Here are our most popular patterns. Prices listed are for a service for 12 people.

 

Budget Friendly:

Bastille by D&V

Baguette Flatware - Bastille by FortessaFortessa’s D&V line of flatware is an excellent choice for those looking for good quality at an affordable price! In addition, they have a few extra pieces to complete your set that you won’t find in many other lines of silverware. The Bastille pattern has appetizer/cake forks, bouillon spoons, butter knives, dessert knives,  and espresso spoons! This pattern is high quality 18/10 stainless steel and sure to spruce up your dining table.

Weight: This pattern Weight is 279 grams (279 grams per place setting)

 

Blaine by Wallace

Baguette Flatware - Blaine by WallaceBlaine silverware is crafted of quality 18/10 grade stainless flatware. It is made for everyday use and is therefore dishwasher safe. Its traditional colonial design features a ridge down the middle of the handles, with the exception of the knife. For entertaining and ease in the kitchen, basic serving pieces are available in this pattern.

Weight: This pattern Weight is 334 grams (334 grams per place setting)

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Silver Father’s Day Gifts To Show Dad Your Appreciation

A father’s love is precious, which is why it deserves to be commemorated with the very best. While you can look for any Father’s Day gift this year, maybe it is time to tell your dad in the purest terms just how much he means to you. To honor your dad by a gift with meaning, consider something crafted in the finest silver. Get some ideas for your dad this Father’s Day from the list below.

Danforth Tankard

This tankard is not only an excellent way to enjoy a drink, but it is also an attractive show piece. The pewter exterior can come in different finishes, allowing you to pick smooth satin or bold brightness. This hearty tankard is also available in two sizes. For a more modest choice, the 5 ounce variation might be perfect for your dad. If your father has a more vigorous appetite, you could spring for the impressive 16 ounce size. This tankard is hand-crafted, making it wonderfully personalized for Father’s Day. As an added bonus, have the tankard engraved with your father’s name or nickname.

Classic Channel Frame

A picture frame is an ideal memento since it can be easily customized with family pictures. This silver-plated frame is especially perfect for your dad. The silver on the frame gleams, and the clean lines are very modern and masculine. You can choose from one of three sizes, allowing you to pick a frame to match your favorite photo and your budget. To make the gift even more special, include a note of remembrance. The wide silver edge on this frame is perfect for customization, giving you ample space to include inside jokes, the date or the names of your father’s children.

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Cocktails For Mardi Gras

Six Cocktails For Mardi Gras

If you will not make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, you can still have an enjoyable time at home. Mardi Gras is one of the biggest parties of the year. In French, Mardi Gras means “Fat Tuesday.” It is a time when people indulge in rich foods and libations before the Lenten season, which is filled with forty days of fasting. Here are six dynamite cocktails that will help you kick off a great celebration.

Cucumber Hurricane

Classic Mardi Gras colors are purple, green, and yellow. This is why a Cucumber Hurricane is an ideal drink to celebrate this special occasion. A Hurricane is a rum-based blend that will kick your party into high gear. Adding some lime flavoring brings a refreshing twist. To create this cocktail, mix ice, vodka, triple sec, and lime juice. Garnish the cup with cucumber slices as well.

Mint Julep

Although a mint julep is commonly served at the Kentucky Derby, it is a great drink to celebrate Mardi Gras. It is a traditional summer cocktail that will bring a cooling sensation to your party. A conventional mint julep requires bourbon, sugar, water, crushed ice, and sprigs of mint. Even though this beverage can be served in a highball glass or plastic cup, a true drinking connoisseur will want to enjoy this cocktail in a silver tumbler.

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The perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts

Chocolates and roses are some of the most traditional things to buy your loved ones during this romantic holiday, but both are perishable. Is your love perishable? We had hoped not. This Valentine’s Day give the special one in your life something that will last for years and show them you are thinking long-term.

We have gifts for both men and women that will make this year a little more memorable.  Speaking of memories, put a picture of that special moment or someone in a beautiful silver frame that can also be engraved for a personalized touch! We have many options to choose from and they make a great Valentine’s Day gift for either him or her.

The Beautiful Pearls Picture Frame by Cunill

Cunill Pearls Picture Frame

Picture Frames

The Cunill Pearls picture frame has an elegant beaded border along both the inner and outer portions of the frame. This frame is a great choice whether you’re having it personalized or not. There is ample room to engrave a date, anniversary, name, or even an endearing message for your beloved.

We have lots of other picture frames to choose from in sterling silver, silverplate, and frames for kids too!

 

 

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Silver Christening Gift Ideas

Christening Gifts That Will Be Cherished for a Lifetime

Of all the opportunities to welcome someone into the family, our warmest, most heart-felt sentiments belong to our tiniest additions. No one can match the pride and excitement felt by new parents, but we all look forward to celebrating and sharing their happiness. This very special occasion calls for a special gift.

You want to give a unique present destined to be cherished for a lifetime. Even a traditional selection can be made into a personal showing of how much you care. The perfect christening gift is always given with love, so wrap your affection around these beautiful baby present ideas.

The Classic Silver Cup

Very few baby christening presents are as timeless as the classic silver baby cup. It’s simple and simply a must-have in every little one’s collection of sweet things. It’s elegant and a lovely addition to nursery shelf decor. Choose a tiny silver chalice with floral borders for the littlest lady, or present the youngest man with a classically designed cup. Please everyone with teddy bear motifs, double handles or gold inlays. Make your gift even more memorable by personalizing it with an engraved name, monogram or message.

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Flower Arrangement Tips For Your Next Table

Finding the Perfect Flowers for Your Table Arrangement

Floral table arrangements add a touch of elegance to dinner parties, holiday gatherings and other special events. Creating your own arrangements saves money and allows you to get creative color. You don’t have to be a pro to put together beautiful collections of flowers. A little planning is all it takes to get everything just right.

Consider the Season

The best flowers for any party are those currently in bloom. Instead of driving yourself crazy trying to find “exotic” flowers to grace your tables, look for seasonal flowers the same way you shop for seasonal produce. Some of the most popular flowers by season are:

• Spring: anemones, apple blossoms, daffodils, hyacinths, lilacs, peonies, sweet pea, tulips and ranunculus
• Summer: alliums, chrysanthemums, forget-me-nots, foxglove, freesias, gardenias, hydrangeas, lavender, lilies and snapdragons
• Fall: aster, baby’s breath, dahlias, marigolds, orchids, Queen Ann’s lace, roses, sunflowers and zinnias
• Winter: amaryllis, carnations, holly, jasmine, poinsettias, star of Bethlehem, star gazer lilies and pansies

Keep in mind some seasonal flowers have very heavy scents. Stick with lightly scented or scent-free flowers to accommodate guests with allergies and sensitivities. Tulips, roses, lilies and ranunculus are all good choices.

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2016 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS!

Christmas Ornaments have long been a beautiful holiday tradition often spanning multiple generations. Some families collect Candy Canes and some Snowflakes. We offer a wide variety of ornaments so weather you are looking for this years version of your collection or to start a new tradition, we have you covered. Here are a few of the hottest selling and most delightful up and coming ornaments we carry!

2016 Wallace Sleigh Bell

2016 Wallace Sleigh Bell

The 2016 Wallace Sleigh Bell

The 2016 Wallace Silverplate Sleigh Bell Christmas ornament is the 46th Edition. This year the bell features a design of shooting stars around the bell which is embossed with the year 2016. The Wallace Sleigh Bell is one of the best-selling collectible silver Christmas tree ornaments and makes a perfect personalized Christmas decoration.

Handcrafted in fine silverplate, this silver bell Christmas decoration measures 2-3/4 inch tall by 2-1/2 inch wide. There is a nice gift box included with one red ribbon and one white ribbon for hanging and it is made in the USA. It also includes a nice soft pouch for safekeeping.

 

2016 Gorham Snowflake

2016 Gorham Snowflake

The 2016 Gorham Snowflake

This heirloom quality Gorham sterling silver 2016 Snowflake Christmas ornament will be a elegant addition to your home and christmas décor. The snowflake comes with a red ribbon that will add a beautiful touch of joy to a holiday package, tree or mantel. This is the 47th Edition of the treasured annual collectible.

The Gorham Snowflake ornament measures approximately 3-3/4 inches high by 3 inches wide. This snowflake is one of our best-selling ornaments across all silver manufacturers.

 

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COPPERWARE

Copper Mugs, Barware and Home Decor

 

Copper Mint Julep Cups

There are few drinks that have inspired their own vessel and become such an icon as the mint julep cup. Beginning in the late 1930’s, the mint julep drink was served at the Kentucky Derby, and has become synonymous with the event ever since. Our opinion is, it tastes much better in a true mint julep cup!

These cups are seen as a symbol of achievement, esteem and prestige, the historical Mint Julep cup has been used for hundreds of years to commemorate all of life’s celebratory moments.

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Moscow Mule Copper Mug

Moscow Mule Copper Mugs

A Moscow Mule is a cocktail made with vodka, ginger beer and lime and poured over ice in a copper mug. The drink was created in the 1940’s when three gentlemen, John A Morgan, John G Martin and Rudolph Kunett met in the Chatham Bar and poured the concoction together over ice in a copper mug. Today, we call those copper vessels Moscow Mule mugs. Try your favorite ginger beer recipe in these classic mugs.

We currently offer a variety of Moscow Mule mugs. Each mug is crafted from solid copper and features a cast brass handle. Most of the mugs also feature a nickel lined interior.

Custom engraving is available, and looks amazing, on these mugs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stackable Party Cups

These copper cups are in the shape of the classic party “red cup” shape. Stackable, reusable and durable, they are a great alternative for the seasoned drinker.

Play a lot of beer pong? Have your own beer pong table? Upgrade your game by use these cups instead of solo cups!

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Cocktail Jigger

Copper Plated Cocktail Jigger

This Towle Living Copper Plated Double Jigger is ideal for mixing cool, refreshing cocktails. The exterior is copper-plated, while the interior is constructed of food-safe 18/10 stainless steel. Makes for a great gift or the perfect accessory for your home bar. Hand-wash with gentle detergent and soft cloth; dry right away. Do not soak. Double jigger has both a 20 ml and 40 ml capacity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEAUTIFUL CHRISTOFLE FLATWARE NOW AVAILABLE!

We are proud to be one of the newest retailers of fine Christofle Flatware. Made in France since the 1830’s, the House of Christofle has some of the most beautiful flatware patterns available in Silverplate, Stainless, and Sterling Silver.

Christofle Flatware

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Christofle Mood Flatware

Mood Silveplate Flatware

The 24pc service for 6 in Christofle Mood is housed in a Mirror Finished Egg shaped capsule with a walnut disk to hold the pieces and will truly standout in your kitchen or dining area.

 

 

 

 

 

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LENOX NAMED MOST RECOMMENDED BRAND BY WOMEN

Congratulations to Lenox for this prestigious award!lenox-womens-award-300x216

As the leading advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified Inc. is delighted to honor Lenox with the 2014 Women’s Choice Award® seal. This award designation is based on a national survey of thousands of women across America who were asked to select the brands they would most highly recommend to others.

“The Women’s Choice Award program works to raise awareness among consumers about which brands are most recommended by women and to honor those brands,” said Delia Passi, CEO and Founder. “By carrying the Women’s Choice Award seal, companies like Lenox signify their commitment to empower women to make smart buying choices.”

According to a 2012 Fleishman Hillard Study, today’s U.S. female consumer values the opinion of others and over half of all women consider one of their roles to be that of a broadcaster, responsible for helping others make smart choices. It is not surprising that major brands, like Lenox, now focus on delivering a customer experience women will love. The Women’s Choice Award has set the standard for helping women make smarter choices by identifying the brands most recommended and trusted by women, along with those that deliver a recommendation-worthy customer experience.

ABOUT WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD®

The Women’s Choice Award sets the standard for helping women make smarter purchasing choices. The company and its awards identify the brands, products and services that are most recommended and trusted by women. Additionally, they recognize those that deliver a recommendation-worthy customer experience.

Awards are based on surveys of thousands of women, as well as research conducted in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Women are surveyed on what drives the consumer experience for women vs. men.

As the leading advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified Inc., home of the Women’s Choice Award, created the first national award based on the ratings and preferences of women. The award provides women with a collective voice. Women can visit the official website at www.WomensChoiceAward.com and join the network to make their preferences heard, and contribute to the mission of a million voices strong.

ABOUT LENOX CORPORATION®

Lenox Corporation is the unrivaled authority on home entertaining today with collections of fine bone china, casual dinnerware, crystal stemware, stainless flatware, entertaining serveware, and an incredible array of gifts and collectibles. The company is celebrating a landmark 125th anniversary in 2014 and markets its products primarily under the Lenox, Donna Karan Lenox, Marchesa by Lenox, kate spade new york, Dansk and Gorham brands.

Superior artistry and craftsmanship make Lenox the premiere market destination for bridal, entertaining, and all occasion gift giving. Proud of its status as an American company, Lenox is the only manufacturer of fine bone china in the United States and has been chosen to provide the White House dinnerware for numerous presidential services.