About Silver Threads

Welcome to Silver Threads. My name is Nancy, and Silver Season is the name under which I research and write about American silverplate. Look at the pages listed on the right for the text and images I have transferred from my former Silver Season website.

I used to have book reviews at this site, but they are gone now and will not return. I do have a link to my family blog, GreiderClan.Wordpress.com.



This lovely lady appears in advertisement drawn by Coles Phillips for Oneida Community.

19 Responses to About…

  1. Eli says:

    Hi Silver Season,
    I wanted to thank you for your comments on LivelySceptic Blog. I found them wise and clarifying.

    • SilverSeason says:

      Thank you for your support. I have no problem with people declaring themselves atheists and may have considered myself one at one time. I decided, however, that certain questions do not have “answers” and now find I can accept uncertainty in a positive spirit.

      • Eli says:

        I love that attitude of allowing thing to be ambiguous. It really takes strength to stay open minded. We tend to try to fix things and give boxed-in answers to question that are perhaps beyond answers.

  2. Word Wabbit says:

    I just want to let you know that I nominated you for the VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD because your blog inspires others. Accepting the award is optional. Check out the details at http://wordwabbit.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

  3. mdbrady says:

    I identified with your comment on feminism on the Feminist Classics blog and have thinking about you since. We not only seem to share some ideas and interests, but also age and links to Kansas. I spent most of the 1980s in Lawrence getting my Ph.D. in Women’s History. While there I worked at the Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka–in the big old building next to the capital, and at KU’s Kansas Collections. I loved your stories and photos about your families’ Kansas expereinces. I think that both the KSHS and KU library would be interested also. You might consider sending them copies of what you have written. They know how to handle glass negative and might like to make copies from them for both themselves and for you.
    Keep up the good work–and I hope to hear from you again on Fem Classics.

  4. Nancy says:

    You sometimes find pearl-handled items with a pattern motif on the fork, above the tines. I have seen this in Grosvenor, but not Adam. I have not seen pearl-handled pieces with a motif in the pearl handle, although I cannot say they do not exist. All the companies made pearl-handled items, especially knives, and they could be used with any pattern of silverplate.

  5. Polly says:

    Hi Nancy, Can you tell me if “Adam” Community made any pearl handle items. i have 2 salad/dessert forks that are pearl handles but I do not know if they are repros or factory. Thanks!

  6. Wow, we read a lot of the same things. I don’t blog very often, but I’m putting a link to your blog on mine.

  7. Ron Pavellas says:

    Thanks for ‘liking’ my blog article on “Thomas Cromwell & Henry VIII of England,” stimulated by my reading of “Wolf Hall,” as you have done. I am glad to learn of your blog on books and have signed up for new postings.
    Best wishes,

  8. Emily Jane says:

    Hi there, I’m a recent follower of your blog and I like what I’ve been reading so I’m giving you the One Lovely Blog Award!


    Happy reading 🙂

  9. susanwbailey says:

    I just posted a link to your site on my Facebook page about Louisa May Alcott (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=127598470620210&v=wall)and also on my Louisa May Alcott blog (http://louisamayalcottismypassion.wordpress.com). I’m assuming that the people I’ve attracted so far are interested in serious reading and your blog has some great recommendations. Look forward to catching up with your blog.

  10. susanwbailey says:

    Wow, you are a major reader! Puts me to shame, I’m really just getting started. Thanks for posting to my Louisa May Alcott blog and I look forward to reading “Work.”

  11. Hi Nancy,

    How nice that you came across my blog and linked to your blog on my favorite (to date) Rachel Simon work! She has been so helpful to me–I was honored to spotlight her on my humble weblog.

    I, too, like what I see here and hope to hear from you in the future!

    Joanna Aislinn
    The Wild Rose Press

  12. Jake Stansell says:


    We are designing a new Web site for the Native American, non-profit organization AIANTA (American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association). We’ve identified an image on your blog that we’d love to use – the top image on the Bison Bison page.

    Do you know who has the rights to this image?

    Thank you very much,


    • silverseason says:

      I am the perpetrator of the Bison Bison page at http://www.silverseason.wordpress.com. I am responding to this email away from home and will not be back in my home office for another week. I believe I took the image of the bison in the snow from a calendar I bought at Yellowstone Park. Probably it was questionable for me to use it without permission. I still have the calendar from this I scanned it. If you are not in a tearing hurry, when I get home I will inspect the calendar carefully and see what more I can tell you.

    • silverseason says:

      I have scanned the back on the little desk calendar I bought at Yellowstone which has the picture of the bison in winter. This is the only source information which appears anywhere on the calendar. It doesn’t even say copyright, although I think that is implied. I tried to send you the scan as an email attachment, but your email address produces failure notices. Send me a working address and I’ll email the scan.

      I make PowerPoint presentations and some blog pages for use in my classes at Lifetime Learners, a senior learning group. Since this is educational, and I make no commercial distribution I have felt this falls under fair use.

      Good luck at finding the images you can use.

  13. Sarah says:

    Hi. I came by yesterday, but I have a bit more time today. Great blog. Enjoying your ideas. And I love the way your personality comes out in your posts!

    If I might make a suggestion… when you comment on other wordpress blogs your name doesn’t link back to here. You can enable this easily by going to ‘My Account’ (top left), choose ‘Edit Profile’ and then there’s a box where you can enter your URL. Apologies if you are already familiar with this.

  14. Linda says:

    I’m passing this along to all my friends. It’s really wonderful! Love the ideas, the intellectual energy and the graphics. L

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