One of my most favorite possessions has to be the silver that mom and dad have been handing down for years during big holidays or special occasions. Sometimes I question this loyalty since silver is a little old fashion, needs to be shined, and the knives have to be hand washed. But oh my, the shine, the cool gray smooth finish, the carvings, and the unique weight of these pieces in the hand signal something just so. But the best part is that these babies are loyal dining companions for so many years. They have been front and center at some of the most joyous moments in my family. They are the tools of the table. Silver love.