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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.

New Beginnings

There were some close calls. Sherrill was initially an exclusive manufacturer for Oneida. Like many companies, Oneida found it impossible to compete with brands that were using inferior materials and outsourcing labor to keep costs down. It went bankrupt in 2006 before merging with other brands. Meanwhile, Sherrill had to come up with solutions.

Production shut down for two years as the company reorganized. Before it did, however, the forward-thinking owners used all the steel they had left to create their own patterns. Those designs became the Liberty Tabletop collection. They built a website that generated $23,000 in sales in the first year. By 2015, sales were close to $1 million. The customer base expanded largely through word of mouth. The U.S. military, which orders Liberty Tabletop utensils for bases around the globe, has helped sustain Sherrill through the years.

Even in tough times, Sherrill won’t compromise. They’re looking for customers who don’t mind paying a little more for domestically made goods. Sherrill’s steel comes from Ohio. Polishing compounds hail from Detroit and Pittsburgh. A family-run paper company in Earlville, New York manufactures all of Sherrill’s boxes. The paper outfit has been in business since 1926.

Liberty Tabletop Patterns

We carry a number of Liberty Tabletop designs for a wide range of tastes. Whether you’re leaning toward something sleek or ornate, you have plenty of choices.

You’ll notice that many of the pattern names reflect the American history that the company works so hard to honor:

Liberty Tabletop - Betsy Ross

Liberty Tabletop – Betsy Ross

Betsy Ross – This has a simple, unadorned teardrop shape and a mirror-finished handle and bowl. The excellent heft and

balance were created with users’ comfort in mind.

Kensington – The graceful scroll design and slightly larger sizing make these pieces distinctive.

Martha Washington – The fiddleback shape and understated floral detail are charming. Martha Washington is an updated version of the silverware that the first lady might have set her table with at Mount Vernon.

Modern America – The Modern America hollow-handled knives are designed for superior cutting performance and durability. The plain design, with slightly rounded edges and a highly polished finish, makes the pattern suitable for any decor.

Liberty Tabletop - Pearls

Liberty Tabletop – Pearls

Pearls – A rounded handle and delicate beading make Pearls a perennial favorite.

Prestige – The subtle scrollwork and feathering on the squared handle lend timeless elegance. Prestige can be dressed up or down according to the occasion.

Satin Richmond – The silhouette is classic colonial. Satin Richmond is destined to become a treasured family heirloom.


Dedication to Social Responsibility

Liberty Tabletop not only does its part to grow the U.S. economy (while simultaneously creating stunning silver tributes to American culture), but it also helps people find meaningful careers. The company is known for valuing its employees and treating them exceptionally well.

The owners are most passionate about preserving a craft practiced by illustrious figures in American history. Separatist Edward Winslow, who arrived on the Mayflower in 1620, and American Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere were among many talented silversmiths. Liberty Tabletop sticks to time-honored methods, and customers are overwhelmingly satisfied with the exceptional quality, durability, pleasing appearance and affordable price of their flatware.

Finally, by choosing Liberty Tabletop flatware, you’ll be joining forces with the manufacturers in their fight against child labor, abuse of workers and unsafe workplaces.

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…

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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Beginners Guide To Seafood Cutlery

A Beginners Guide To Seafood Cutlery

Chowder Spoon by Yamazaki

Chowder Spoon

To the delight of rich folks all over England, separate courses became a way of dining and showing off in the 1850s. Twenty-four-piece place settings were not uncommon. Even guests who didn’t know any better found it hard to prop their elbows on the table.

Seafood utensils, some of the most misunderstood pieces of flatware, emerged during this time. Most are lovely and unusual, but a few are downright intimidating. Guests often wait nervously until a savvier dinner companion leads the way.

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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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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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