Collecting vintage silver is a nice hobby, but actually using it is inspired living. Break the mind-set of saving your silver for ‘best’. If your family doesn’t deserve the best, just who are you waiting for?
Bring the beauty and craftsmanship of vintage silver to your busy life.
The paradox of using a silver spoon to eat cereal has never failed to amaze me. Think about it for a moment. How many other totally ordinary, everyday objects around your house are made of a precious metal? It is that juxtaposition of the functional and the precious that is so intriguing.
But I firmly believe we must not let the precious part outweigh the functional.
Enjoy vintage silver: it was made to be used, not locked in the attic waiting for a rare special occasion. Use it every day, then clean it in the dishwasher!
Where would you like to start?
- Read my vintage silver blog for articles about the history, care, and creation of silver, as well as fun pieces about how to use it everyday.
- Browse my silver store.
- Have a piece of silver identified.
- Learn how antique and vintage silver can be safely cleaned in the dishwasher.
All purchases are 100% guaranteed. As a trusted antique and vintage silver dealer, appraiser and researcher, as well as featured columnist for Silver Magazine, I live by my reputation.
Here’s what a few of my customers say
Hi, Nan…I just received the vintage silver candlesticks, and they are absolutely beautiful! I’m so glad I purchased antique silver instead of something new for my sister’s wedding gift. I love the stories and information behind these candlesticks and where they’ve been. Thanks SO much! Best…E.S.
Hi Nan – I read your “How to clean silver” page – thanks much. This was my great grandmother’s and you now have me using it almost daily! I love living nicely and I have you to thank for it! CB
Dear Nan, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for helping me to select such a perfect gift for my husband. Not only is the antique wine coaster gorgeous, but the background information and historical references you supplied make this quite a conversation piece…for HIM! Thank you again, and I look forward to seeing the antique champagne buckets you are sourcing for us. JB