Harlequine adds Romance in T&C Weddings
William Yeoward Crystal's Harlequine Centerpiece Bowl is featured in the Sourcebook section in Town & Country Weddings this Spring. The theme of this section is hosting a wedding at home, which in this case meant a lovely and grand historic home in the Berkshires.
The Harlequine Centerpiece Bowl (pictured below) is a beautiful piece with whimsical engraving and an unusually low profile. This bowl has a variety of possible uses, from serving a fruit salad or delicious dessert, to holding an arrangement of fresh fruits or vegetables, or even a low flower arrangement. It would make a fantastic gift for any bride!
The Harlequine Centerpiece Bowl (which is 14” in diameter) also has a smaller counterpart, the Harlequine 10” Bowl, pictured on the left below. Both are so pretty… and practical!
Flower Magazine - Inez is an all-time best
Flower magazine has just transitioned from a quarterly to a bi-monthly title, so Margot Shaw and her talented team of editors decided to do an issue focusing on weddings for Jan/Feb 2014 (this was also appropriate since three Flower editors had recently or were about to get married!).
For the “Flower Shop” feature, Margaret Zainey Roux pulled together a collection of best-selling china, silver and crystal vases from some of the best vendors available. Happily, William Yeoward Crystal's beautiful Inez Flower Center (or “Centre” as it is spelled in the UK) was included in this great group.
Below is the Inez Flower Center pictured alone. This vase, with its unique shape and notch cutting, is versatile enough to include in most any decor.
Here is an image of the Inez Flower Center filled with flowers in our Showroom. So pretty and classic - what a lovely wedding gift!
WYC barware gifts featured in Gotham, Capitol File & Boston Common
Here is another late post, but I couldn’t pass up sharing these beautiful photos of William Yeoward Crystal gift ideas for the Holidays, as featured in three Niche Media sister publications, Gotham (NYC), Capitol File (Washington DC) and Boston Common.
Interior designer Alexa Hampton selected crystal items for the bar, including our Jerry Cocktail Shaker.
Pictured above is the Jerry Shaker by itself - it would look very chic on anyone’s bar!
Olivier Servat, general manager at the W Hotel in Washington DC, selected a favorite Champagne as his go-to gift. Of course a great bottle of bubbly should sit in a beautiful vessel, such as our Karen Champagne Bucket.
Pictured above is the Karen Champagne Bucket. These buckets aren’t only for Champagne bottles and ice - they make beautiful and unexpected vases too! Karen is also available in a smaller Ice Bucket.
Melanie DeCarolis, founder of the blog Kiss My Glass Boston, enjoys giving wine glasses and carafes as gifts. Our Rachel Carafe is a perfect example.
Seen above is the Rachel Carafe, a gorgeous gift for anyone who loves wine.
Although these gifts were featured for the Holiday Season, they would also be great as wedding or anniversary gifts, or for that upcoming romantic holiday, Valentine’s Day!
William Yeoward Crystal at Holiday House
This post is a bit late - it was a very busy Holiday Season (thankfully!) and we have been in the midst of preparations for Gift Show. Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy it!
The eminent design firm of Cullman & Kravis is celebrating 30 years of providing lovely, classic design to their clients. We were pleased to be asked to provide Frames by William Yeoward Crystal for their glamorous sitting room at Holiday House 2013.
Ellie Cullman & her talented design team used our frames to showcase some fun moments at work, adding a personal touch to this celebratory room.
Finally, here is a wider view of the entire room. The combination of muted tones with fun punches of orange and gold make for a truly inviting space!
Photo above provided by Cullman & Kravis. All other photos provided by David Hall or William Yeoward Crystal.
Gabrielle Candelabra featured in Elle Decor - setting the mood for the holidays!
William Yeoward Crystal’s Gabrielle 5-branch Candelabra is featured in the December issue of Elle Decor. What better time to set your dinner table aglow than during the Holiday Season?
Below is the Gabrielle 5-branch Candelabra pictured by itself. This candelabra comes in two pieces - the top separates from the base for easier cleaning and storage. This hand-made candelabra has a graceful shape that would add elegance and romance to any dinner party or special affair.
The Gabrielle Candelabra also comes in 4-branch and 3-branch versions, pictured below:
William Yeoward Crystal is ho-ho-home for the Holidays in Southern Living
Two Southern celebrities and authors have incorporated William Yeoward Crystal into their festive Holiday tablescapes in the December issue of Southern Living!
Party and event planner extraordinaire Danielle Rollins adds our Pearl Stemware to her classic table setting, made fresh and fun with vibrantly colored flowers in a light and airy dining room.
Here is a closeup of the Pearl Stemware on Danielle’s table:
And here they are by themselves - the delicate, intricate engraving done by hand on these Pearl stems lend a special elegance to any setting.
Alex Hitz, who comes from Atlanta but resides in Beverly Hills, features our Cordelia Champagne Flutes on a tray with some delicious-looking nibbles.
Here is a closer look at Alex’s inviting tray:
And below is this flute, along with the rest of the Cordelia Stemware suite. Grapes engraved on top give way to geometric patterns on the bottom of these stems. Perfectly evocative of the fine wine and Champagne that is served in them!
Vesta & Betty with Bubbly in Brides
Brides features two stems by William Yeoward Crystal in a story about pink bubbly and beautiful stemware. The Vesta Wine Glass comes in a shape suitable for Champagne (4th from left below), while the Betty Flute is made for bubbly (far right).
Here is the Vesta stemware group - from left, the Goblet, Flute, Wine and Martini. You can mix and match patterns and use a glass to suit you - in this case the Vesta Wine is a bit shorter than the Vesta Flute, so a bride might prefer to use the Vesta Wine as her flute if the rest of her stemware had a lower profile.
And since she is cut off in the image in Brides, here is the Betty Flute. One of our earliest introductions, Betty is an elegant classic!
Cocktails in Coupes featured in Coastal Living
Just in time for Thanksgiving, let’s look ahead to New Year’s Eve with a festive cocktail featuring orange juice, herbs and sparkling wine, photographed below in our fabulous Davina Coupes from William Yeoward Crystal.
Here is the Davina Coupe by itself - not just for Champagne, our coupes make a fun vessel for a variety of cocktails and desserts, too!
A nostalgic Georgia Thanksgiving in Southern Living
James Farmer, a designer and Editor-at-Large for Southern Living, takes a trip down memory lane with his Thanksgiving table. From his great-grandmother’s turkey plates to the jars brought back from Japan by his grandparents, who honeymooned there (here used as vases), there are a lot of memories on this table.
William Yeoward Crystal’s classically elegant Claire Large Wine Glass works in harmony with these other items to create a table setting fit for a feast. It’s fitting that our Georgian Period-inspired glasses have made their way to this setting in Georgia!
Below is the Claire suite of stemware, including the Flute, Goblet and Large Wine Glass. Mix and match your inherited items with new pieces that you find and fall in love with - you’ll set a beautiful table and make new memories to cherish!
William Yeoward Crystal - perfect for “The American Home”
At the October Tabletop Show, Luxe Magazine sponsored the tables in the lobby of 41 Madison - the theme was “The American Home”, and the designer who created the vignettes was Scott Sanders. Scott, who is known for having created Ralph Lauren’s Interior Design Department, is an accomplished designer with a quintessentially American eye. And as you will see below, one of Scott’s many strengths is a keen eye for color!
These tumblers pick up one of the secondary colors in the table cloth, also complemented by the handles of the flatware.
Here is the Amber Tumbler by itself:
… as well as on the bright and sunny “Patio” buffet setting seen here. Note the Vita HB Tumblers used in a novel way to hold the flatware:
The Vita Collection brings show-stopping glamour and fun to any setting. Here are the Goblets in 4 colors:
And the Highball Tumblers, available in the same 4 colors:
Finally, our Gold Oak Leaf Dish is a playful addition to this table, picking up on all the gold accents found in this setting:
The Oak Leaf Dish comes in the 13” and 8.5” sizes seen below, as well as 5” and 5.5” sizes:
Thanks to 41 Madison, Luxe Magazine and especially Scott Sanders for including us on these fabulous tables!
Tabletop October 2013 - Fall for Flowers!
The Tabletop Market is winding down, and I wanted to post some photos of the beautiful floral arrangements on the tables. For this market, we went with a dramatic purple and dark red color scheme for the tables in the front of the Showroom.
The dark colors in the floral arrangement in the foreground below (done in an Inez 3-Piece Table Centerpiece) complements the dark blue of the tablecloth and the red of the Ruby Goblets.
Late peonies mix with dark purple foliage for a perfectly autumnal look in an Annette Vase:
White lilies are visually beautiful and smell lovely - seen here in our Cornelia Vase:
Bright orange tulips and lamb’s ear are seen in a Karen 9” Vase below, beside the show stopping Allegra Covered Vase:
The four vases in the foreground below (and also seen with the white flower arrangements of roses, tulips and freesia) are brand new pieces called Adele. Beside them are the recently introduced Gabrielle Candelabras:
In the Country and American Bar area, we featured a Sophie Clear Vase with antique pink roses and mini pink roses, as well as a Wisteria Footed Rose Bowl with tulips, mini roses and ranunculus in orange and yellow hues:
It’s been a terrific Market; many thanks to all of the editors, retailers and designers who came to see us!
New WYC advert in the November issue of AD!
William Yeoward Crystal debuts another new advert in the November issue of Architectural Digest, just in time for readers to be in festive Holiday entertaining mode!
Here is a list of all of the products in this lovely ad:
- 802782 Gabrielle 4-Branch Candelabra
- 802781 Gabrielle 3-Branch Candelabra
- 802767 Adele Spherical Vase (behind Gabrielle 3-Branch on left side)
- 802766 Adele Vase 11.5” (on right side)
- 802768 Adele Vase 5.5” (in front of taller Adele Vase)
- 802733 Natasha Bottle Carafe (with red wine)
- 802674 Georgina Large Carafe (behind Adele Vases)
- 802778 Karen Footed Comport (holding cherries)
- 805330 Sigrid Wine Cooler (with white lilies, center of photo)
- 802729 Paula Salt Dish (in front of Sigrid)
- 802658 Eleanor Wine Glasses
- 802784 Nina Plate 5” (used as side plate)
- 809114 Apseley Dinner Plates
- 801359 Maple Gold Leaf Dishes
- 811003 Dinner Knife and Fork from Brancaster 5-piece Place Setting in Silver Plate (also available in Sterling Silver)
- 801052 Bunty Plate 6.75”
Claire is clearly “Beyond the White Plate”!
Brides Magazine instructs its readers to glam up their reception table settings, or go “beyond the white plate”. Willliam Yeoward Crystal’s Claire Large Wines shine in the table setting below. The pretty pattern on the glasses plays off the blues, white and vibrant pink hues in this setting.
Here is a closer look at classy, captivating Claire, also available in a Champagne Flute and Goblet. Glasses to set the tables at your reception, then enjoy for many years to come!
New WYC ad on the back cover of Fall ‘flower’!
William Yeoward Crystal latest advertisement is on the back cover of the Fall issue of ‘flower’ Magazine!
Here is a list of the gorgeous items featured in this ad:
- Gabrielle 4-Branch Candelabra (also available in 3- and 5-branch sizes)
- Adele 5.5” Vases
- Adele 11.5” Vase
- Karen Footed Comport (with cherries)
- Paula Salt (sold with palmwood spoon not shown)
- Sigrid Wine Cooler (with white lilies)
- Maple Leaf Gold Dishes
To see many of these items on our website, along with our other new Crystal introductions, click here!
Flowers from the August Gift Show
The August Gift Show is nearing its end, so I wanted to share photos of the Showroom dressed up with flowers. It has been a super-busy show, one of the busiest in many years. Thanks to all of our retailers who attended for making it such a success!
An Annnette Vase is filled with an arrangement of red roses, berries and Lamb’s Ear in the image below, flanked by other Anita Vases. Our Limoges porcelain Gold Dishes fill the front of the table, setting a festive Holiday mood!
A table set with our Apseley China, Ruby Goblets and recently introduced Georgina Small and Large Goblets:
We often use a Cornelia Vase, seen below with the large arrangement, for flowers during shows. The table settings are Giralda Dinner Plates with Rosemoor Chargers in Apple Green, accompanied by Eleanor Wines and Goblets.
A regal Allegra Centerpiece with a stack of Edwina Tazzas and some recently introduced pieces in the Inez pattern are seen below with our frames.
Here are some pieces in the new Garland pattern in William Yeoward’s Country Collection, along with some other Country pieces:
Below is the American Bar collection in a section along the wall, with pops of color from the Sophie vases to the right:
Here we used the Wisteria Footed Rose Bowl to showcase a flower that is normally on a long stem. This piece comes with a flower frog, which allows the flowers to stand up in the bowl. We cut the flowers from the stems, then trimmed some of the leaves off of the long stems to use in this arrangement.
And here is our Sigrid Champagne Cooler from the Country Collection, doing double-duty as a bucket vase holding white hydrangeas.