COLLECTIONS: Inherited Silver for the Modern Southern Belle

Aug 1 2012

by Kate Spears

Some gals get excited about the prospect of a little blue box, Tiffany blue to be exact. While I love gorgeous jewelry and wouldn’t scoff at something from the famed New York jeweler, my heart really skips a beat for a box from another iconic location: Beverly Bremer’s Atlanta SilverShop.

The first time I visited Ms. Bremer’s, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. Nestled in an ordinary-looking shopping strip in Buckhead is the unassuming store. Well, as unassuming as you can get with wrought iron bars on the windows and a doorbell you must buzz for admittance.

Once inside, I was overwhelmed by the splendor of the gorgeous silver wares. From tea sets and mint julep cups to platters, trays and candelabras, if it’s silver, you can probably find it at Beverly Bremer’s.

I was even able to meet the grand dame herself, Ms. Beverly Bremer. A striking woman, she was sharply dressed with a smart blonde pageboy. I’ll never forget her looking me up and down and remarking “You look good. People just don’t get dressed up to shop anymore.”

One of her associates was able to help me locate my pattern, International Sterling Brocade, inherited from my grandmother who grew her collection one spoon, fork and knife at a time. My latest addition to the set was a few long-handled teaspoons, a birthday gift to myself.

My pattern was popular in the 1950s (when my sweet grandmother selected it), but has been discontinued. Thankfully, Beverly Bremer’s carries every pattern under the sun so I am still able to add pieces as I can. The shop even offers a bridal registry option so that brides can choose their own patterns or continue collecting the family patterns that might be difficult to find elsewhere.

Each time I visit Atlanta, I make a point to stop in Beverly Bremer’s. It’s just an entirely different world…one where things are more refined, ladies dress up to window shop and everything that glitters is silver.


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Kate Spears is a self-proclaimed Southern belle who grew up in a tiny town near Nashville, but now calls Knoxville home. She graduated from the University of Tennessee (Big Orange Country!) with an undergraduate degree in art history and a master’s in public relations & advertising. In 2009, she started her blog, Southern Belle Simple, with the simple hope of giving herself a creative outlet. She continues to be amazed each time it leads to a new opportunity and cherishes the relationships that are formed along the way.

Kate is passionate about family history, time-honored traditions, and her Southern heritage. Her people hail from across the South, from the Lone Star State of Texas to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. She grew up spending summers on her great-grandparents’ Tennessee farm where she developed a deep appreciation and admiration for people who could coax beautiful and delicious things out of a mound of dirt. She comes from faithful men, devoted women, hard workers and wickedly good cooks.

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2 responses on “COLLECTIONS: Inherited Silver for the Modern Southern Belle

  1. royarloflin

    I went to Beverly Bremer’s when I was in Atlanta this July and completely fell in love with it! It’s such a wonderful shop!

  2. whitneylong

    When I lived in Atlanta, my home was about 2 miles from her shop, Needless to say, I was a frequent visitor… love that place!

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