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the new tiffany table settings

"Breakfast in Bed" by Mario Buatta

"For Julia Child and Company" by Julia Child

"Hunting Picnic" by Diana Rigg

The above images are from a lovely book called The New Tiffany Table Settings, published in 1981 by John Loring & Henry B. Platt. The book is composed of many different table arrangements by individuals such as Andy Warhol, Lee Radziwill and Julia Child. Contributers (who range from the Hollywood elite to European aristocrats) could style their table however they wished-- the only rule was that they had to make use of Tiffany’s china and dinnerware. I couldn’t have been more thrilled to add this book to my collection-- It makes for some serious inspiration for creative table arrangements. My next purchase will most certainly this book’s older sister, Tiffany Table Settings, published in 1960... It features tables styled by the likes of Sister Parish, Babe Paley and Billy Baldwin (be still my heart!). FYI-- if you're looking for inspiration that's a bit more modern, check out Caitlin Flemming's table as seen in San Francisco's 7X7 Magazine. It's gorgeous!

(photos scanned by moi)

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Reader Comments (9)

I love the contrast of the turquoise wall + copper colored pots and pans in the second picture. So cool and Eclectic...I'd say, well done Julia Child. Great post!

12.1.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie L

INCREDIBLE fabrics in the first photo - I wish I knew where they all came from! I want to do my living room drapes in the headboard fabric!
- Catherine at The Spring

12.1.2010 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

Oh my, all I can say is this is making me swoon so hard. So hard! Soooo dreamy!

Fallon, you are such a tastemaker! Every time I read your posts it seems I have more things on my wish list. Love it! xo

12.1.2010 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay

That ikat headboard is so dreamy.

12.1.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessie

When I get home to NYC in December, I am definitely going to stop into Tiffanys to check these out in person and up close!

12.1.2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrandi

That hunting picnic is divine! What an amazing book to have in your collection-I'm envious of all the inspiration!

12.1.2010 | Unregistered CommenterLena

lovely spaces. lovely settings. very inspiring indeed.

Fallon - Thank you so much for link love to my 7x7 Magazine tabletop feature. It means a lot to me to have your support. Have a wonderful weekend and travel safe to NYC! xoxo

12.3.2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlin

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