The Chron covered silver on Saturday. In an article on restoration (Polished Lives), Nancy Davis Kho talked to the Bay Area's silver restorers. We liked Jeweler Ruth Rhoten's approach to collecting: she buys antique flatware by the piece, regardless of whether it matches what she already has, and lets guests at her dinner table trade for the set they want to eat with.
• AROUND THE HOUSE: This week Susan Fornoff did a round-up of interesting bowls . . . in honor of the Superbowl. Our fave was the coiled basket bowl from the San Francisco Arts of Pacific Asia Show at Fort Mason-- but since it's improbable that this one-of-a-kind piece is actually for sale, well take the granite serving boat from Viva Terra.