The Best Silverware Sets for Your Southern Table
Hospitality is the name of the game down South. We Southerners take pride in our place settings, and we’re constantly scouring our collections, polishing up the classics, and putting together inspired services for friends and family. (We call it “The Good Silver” for a reason.) We do this for special occasions and holidays, of course, but we’ve also been known to put out lovely silver settings for weekday dinners—they just make the days a little more special, don’t you think? Browse some of our favorite silver patterns in both shining sterling and everyday stainless, and see if you’re inspired to add anything new to your collection. There are more than a few patterns here we’d like to gift to loved ones—or slip into our own flatware collections. You can never have too many beautiful silver services. With plenty of place settings all polished up and ready to go, the old adage rings truer than ever: The more the merrier! So come on in, y’all, and pull up a chair. We’re happy you’re here.
Oneida Louisiana 5-Piece Place Setting
To buy: $60, macys.com
With its ornate floral pattern, Oneida’s Louisiana stainless setting is an elegant addition to Southern tables.
Juliska ‘Berry and Thread’ 24K Gold Accent 5-Piece Place Setting
To buy: $125, nordstrom.com
The 24-carat gold accents set into this pretty Juliska stainless service shine beautifully. They’re thoughtful touches that make memorable additions to a traditional pattern.
Oneida Boutonniere 30-Piece Flatware, Service for 6
To buy: $59.99, amazon.com
With its shapely utensils and floral touches, this dishwasher-safe Oneida stainless service is a perennial favorite for every day.
Villeroy & Boch Mademoiselle 20-Piece Flatware Set
To buy: $128, bloomingdales.com
This Villeroy & Boch 4-setting stainless service in the pearled-edge pattern ‘Mademoiselle’ is not only a good deal, it will also look lovely on your table at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Towle Old Master Sterling 5-Piece Place Setting
To buy: $329.95, replacements.com
This classic sterling pattern is instantly recognizable and adds a traditional touch to place settings.
Waterford Flatware Mont Clare 65-Piece Set, Service for 12
To buy: $199, macys.com
The handsome, long lines of the Waterford Mont Clare stainless pattern end with flared flourishes, an undeniably sharp pairing.
Michael Aram Palm 5-Piece Flatware Set
To buy: $110, nordstrom.com
This stainless, gold-tone flatware is set in the ‘Palm’ pattern and evokes the look of woven palms, offering a touch of the coast for your dining table.
Kate Spade New York Abington Square 5-Piece Flatware
To buy: $70, bloomingdales.com
With its clean-lined banding, this handsome stainless set brings a timeless gravitas to table settings, yet it’s casual enough for everyday use.
Gorham Chantilly Sterling 5-Piece Place Setting
To buy: $349.95, replacements.com
A sterling pattern for the ages, the utensils in the Gorham ‘Chantilly’ service have satisfyingly ornate handles in a timeless style.
Lenox Bratton 65-Piece Flatware Set, Service for 12
To buy: $285, macys.com
The more is truly the merrier when you break out this Lenox 65-piece stainless set. It pairs clean lines with square borders in a classic columnar style.
Oneida Hollis 74-Piece Flatware Set, Service for 12
To buy: $79.99, amazon.com
No matter how many guests stop by, this classic 74-piece stainless flatware service will ensure your table is ready for any occasion.
Gorham Buttercup Sterling 4-Piece Place Setting
To buy: $249.95, replacements.com
Gorham ‘Buttercup’ is a sterling pattern with a heavy floral motif that has earned it plenty of fans in the South.
Reed & Barton Dalton 5-Piece Place Setting
To buy: $50, macys.com
The attractive simplicity of the Reed & Barton Dalton stainless pattern is one reason it’s found on wedding registries near and far.
Lenox Gorham Studio Stainless 45-Piece Set
To buy: $159.99, amazon.com
This 45-piece stainless set will keep your table outfitted all year round with service for 8 as well as 5 serving pieces, including a cold meat fork, tablespoon, pierced tablespoon, butter knife, and sugar spoon.
Oneida Chateau 6-Piece Progress Baby Set
To buy: $45, macys.com
This sweet set is a mini stainless service for the little ones who hope to learn the lessons of etiquette, courtesy of Oneida.