“Didn’t I tell you this was a lovely place?” Holly Golightly exclaims joyfully in the 1961 film ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ when a shop assistant shows her a sterling silver telephone dialler, reasonably priced at $6.75 “including federal tax”. Telephone diallers, silver or otherwise, are much less in demand these days but the little twinkle of delight that we feel when we indulge in small luxuries never loses its place in everyday life. Sometimes, when you’ve got the blues, or a case of the ‘mean reds’, a silver telephone dialler is just the answer!
Here in the workshop, we’re no strangers to the warming appeal of the small luxury. Since telephones no longer have dials, here are a few alternative suggestions:
What could be more decadent than the concept of left-over champagne? For those post-Christmas, post-dinner party, post-wedding days when it seems wasteful to empty the last half-bottle of fizz down the sink, a silver spoon hanging in the neck of the bottle will help to keep the bubbles lively for an extra day to two. So you can start ‘dry January’ on the third…
When not being used to preserve the fizz, this elegant long-handled spoon can be used as a server. Why not use it before you even open the bottle to serve a fresh raspberry into each glass?
It’s generally considered to be bad manners to pick your teeth at the table so if you are going to do it, do it in style. Our solid silver disc dispenser can be placed discreetly in the centre of the table for those dinner guests who might have bitten off more than they can chew…
Sometimes the simplest things are the most enjoyable and the treats we loved in childhood stay favourites well into later life. In other words, you can’t beat a summer scoop of ice-cream! A sterling silver ice-cream scoop conducts heat beautifully so can be warmed up under the hot water tap before the Kelly’s comes out of the freezer.
With its 7.5cm diameter, our small silver sauce pan is designed for just that – sauce! Whether it’s a hot boozy pudding, a roast with rich jus or fish with delicate, melted herby butter, a solid silver pan that can be brought from the hotplate straight to the table adds a perfect touch of luxury to any dish.
Swan Spoon & Ladle
Our Swan Spoons are a firm favourite for serving an indulgent splash of cream onto desserts, drizzling a mouthwatering vinegarette onto salads or scooping freshly ground coffee. They are also perfect for condiments such as sugar, salt, pepper, mayonaise or mustard.
Officially the smallest spoon in our reportoire, the Swan Spoon Ladle measures approximately 7cm in length and delivers a sprinkle of luxury with every meal.
For more information about on where we will be exhibiting our pans, spoons and other pieces, visit the Events page of our website.