My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday -- A Mixed Table Setting

My silverware is a combination from sets belonging to both grandparents.
My Bishop grandparents had Gorham, the pattern is Fairfax.
My Poole grandparents had the ornate pattern by Towle, called Old Colonial.

Both sets of grandparents married in 1918, one in Connecticut, the other in Illinois.
It is clear that the women had different tastes.
Both pieces have initials, the B is clearly seen, the pattern first made around 1900.
There is an A on the back of the fancy spoon. The A stands for my grandmother's maiden name, Adams and the pattern was first manufactured in 1895.
Both patterns are still manufactured.
From each pattern I was fortunate to receive a setting of four.