“Dresden Rose” by rhoing

“Dresden Rose”

Today we entertained Raymond & Jeanne to celebrate Jeanne's birthday (January 29), and we always use the china-and-silver for the occasion. Here are the forks (I think) in the chest we have for our flatware. (Photo notes: exposure 0.6", f/8 using a GorillaPod by JOBY.)

Clare & I were married in late-1979.
If you're old enough to remember the late 70's or if you happen to know about unusual market events, in commodity markets in particular, then you may know that a couple of Texan brothers — Nelson "Bunker" Hunt and William Herbert Hunt (brothers to Lamar Hunt) — tried to corner the silver market in late 1979 (with an inherited fortune made in oil). This made silver products significantly more expensive, to the point that Clare & I did not put flatware on our wedding registry.

After the Hunt brothers failed and silver prices fell, Clare's parents gave us a chest in which to store flatware and little-by-little gave us place settings and serving pieces. The pattern we chose was Reed & Barton's "Dresden Rose."

1 year ago (“Woods in winter”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2014-01-31
2 years ago (“Wintry crossroads”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2013-01-31
3 years ago (“They may be BPA free…”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2012-01-31
4 years ago (“Do you think campus police will notice?”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2011-01-31

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Very pretty composition. Thanks for the memory.
February 28th, 2015  
Gorgeous pattern! Interesting story!
March 1st, 2015  
I always loved that pattern. great choice
March 3rd, 2015  
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