William Yeoward Crystal Blog

  • Happy 10th: Flower's Anniversary Celebration

    Flower Magazine celebrated ten years of publication in 2017.  They held several celebrations at different markets and locations throughout the year, and William Yeoward Crystal was honored to host one of these events in October during Tabletop Market.

     

    Attendees included celebrity chef Alex Hitz, event & floral designer Remco Van Vliet, fabric and dinnerware designer duo Michael Devine and Thomas Burak, and Flower editor-in-chief Margot Shaw.  A beautiful flower arrangement was created by floral & event design firm Renny & Reed, and presented in our Fern 14" Vase.

     

    A lovely time was had by all! We wish Flower many more wonderful decades of success!

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  • Floral fun: highlights from the October Tabletop Show

    It was a whirlwind fourth quarter of 2017, so I am just now finding a moment to post some of the lovely highlights from our displays during the October 2017 Tabletop Show.  The front two tables featured incredible, limited edition case crystal pieces in the Azzura and Emerald patterns paired with white flowers.  Flowers in the classic Christmas palette of red & white adorned the Pearl, Fern and Frames tables.  Lulu barware in Emerald & Sapphire were featured with our gift sets in handsome purple packaging.  In the Country area, autumnal colors ruled on a table featuring items in the Jasmine pattern.  Yellow and white flowers were a perfect match for the Isadora Pineapples.  And yellow lemons and white lilies filled a Lowell Vase in the American Bar area.  We hope you enjoy this tour of our Showroom!

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  • Sweet Indulgence: Corinne in Veranda

    William Yeoward Crystal makes multiple appearances in the November-December 2017 issue of Veranda, both in an advertisement and in a feature. We were so pleased to see our advertisement, featuring Corinne barware and a Coco Bar Tray, across from Editor in Chief Clinton Smith's letter. He writes eloquently about allowing oneself to experience indulgence during the Holiday Season. But he writes of indulgence in contrast to extravagance, explaining in part that "Indulgence is having permission to pull out your best china on a random Tuesday night to entertain family and friends, even if all you serve is takeout."

     

    We couldn't agree more, and our Corinne barware, from the American Bar Collection, is a wonderful example of everyday elegance... and indulgence. A striking vertical optic adorns the lovely shapes of the glasses, Bottle Carafe, and Tall Cocktail Pitcher. Corinne is a versatile pattern that works in both casual and formal settings; it is entirely handmade yet relatively affordable.

     

    The Atalanta Double Old-Fashioned Tumbler makes an appearance in Veranda's gift guide as one of "8 Cups for Clinking", a witty riff on the classic holiday carol, The 12 Days of Christmas.  Atalanta is a handsome barware pattern from the Crystal Collection, with strong horizontal lines.

     

    We hope you will find something you love in our collections, to help you experience your own everyday indulgence!

     

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  • Amethyst Footed Hurricane evokes Sultry Opulence in HB

    Our Amethyst Footed Hurricane, from the Country Collection, was featured in the October issue of House Beautiful, in shopping pages inspired by a home in Santa Barbara, CA decorated by designer Christina Rottman.

     

    A classic, simple form is elevated and made more dramatic by the use of a rich Amethyst color in the body of this footed hurricane.  Amethyst is one of William's favorite colors - a color associated with royalty, that is also suitable for a variety of celebratory events and versatile enough to work in harmony with many interior color palettes.

     

    Add a pair of the Amethyst Footed Hurricanes to your dining room or entryway, to give your home a touch of "sultry opulence"!

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  • Floral flights of fancy at August NY NOW

    We realized just this week that we had only shared photos of our enchanting displays from August's NY NOW Show on Instagram!!

     

    Long overdue, but better late than never, please enjoy these photos.  From the mainly white & green palette at the front of the showroom, which allowed our Azzura & Emerald decorative pieces shine; to the classic red & white Holiday palette paired with two classic William Yeoward Crystal patterns, Pearl & Fern; to the lovely pink & green palette paired with pieces in the new Jasmine pattern in Country; we feel the floral choices were particularly well-matched to their tables at this show.

     

    You may notice that we incorporated William Yeoward's latest book, Blue & White and other stories, into some of our displays.  In our humble opinion, this book is William's best to date - in it, he shares his insights into color and his joy in using it in decorating, and he does so with his signature wit and personality.  It's a joy to peruse, both for the text and the beautiful photos, many of which feature items from William Yeoward Crystal.  Congratulations, William!

     

    We look forward to wowing you again very soon, at the upcoming Tabletop Show!

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  • William Yeoward's Blue & White, & Jasmine from WYC featured in Flower

    William Yeoward Crystal is delighted to be a part of Flower Magazine's Tenth Anniversary Sept/Oct issue!   We've advertised with a lovely image featuring the Jasmine pattern from the William Yeoward Country Collection.  This pattern is pretty, yet bold and graphic -  pieces of Jasmine would add a welcoming, organic touch to any table setting.   Featured here in Jasmine are the Footed Comport, the Carafe (with rounded bottom) and the Classic Carafe.

     

    William Yeoward has written a new book, called Blue & White and Other Stories, and Flower has featured it here with beautiful photos and insights from William.  With his signature wit and joie de vivre, William discusses how he is inspired by his travels abroad and by everyday objects that often get included on his "Instagram pages", mood boards of a sort that "reveal the myriad of color influences that surround all of us if we are open to them".

     

    In his latest book, William touches on blue & white, of course (often with dashes of red), but he also explores other color combinations he enjoys employing: red & orange, ochre & green, and pink & grey.  His aesthetic revolves around interiors being "artfully not arranged", and he enjoys bringing together disparate objects, relishing the "juxtaposition between the modest and the marvelous".  That viewpoint influences William's table settings as well, where he prefers to mix and match patterns in an artful way, as it is "just more fun and interesting to mix things up".

     

    William's book naturally contains many inviting table settings featuring items from William Yeoward Crystal.  One table in the Flower feature includes the Vita Amethyst Coupes and DOF Tumblers, with a Kate Decanter and Georgina Goblets, and a second one highlights Adele Sperical Vases with Vesta stemware.

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  • Purple Reign: Vita Amethyst Coupe featured in House Beautiful

    Purple reigns supreme in the September 2017 issue of House Beautiful!  There are features on designers' favorite purple paint hues, a sophisticated purple kitchen, and products in the House Beautiful's "color crush", which is Fig Purple.

     

    Our Vita Tall Cocktail Coupe in Amethyst is featured amongst other items in shades of Fig Purple, which House Beautiful calls "an opulent shade recalling luscious, sun-warmed fruit".  Purple (and Amethyst, as we usually call it) is indeed a lovely color for Fall or any season.  William Yeoward himself loves purple for its gender neutrality, being neither overtly masculine nor feminine, and for its versatility for celebrating holidays and special events throughout the year.  And purple is the color of royalty as well!

     

    Add some glamour and sophistication to your table with Vita Cocktail Coupes in Amethyst, or some of the other Vita Amethyst barware!  See more information HERE.

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  • Enchanting China & Spanish Spice: WYC in Traditional Home

    William Yeoward Crystal's English Bone China is in fine form in a feature imagining tables set by four iconic women called "Portrait of a Lady", which appears in the July/August 2017 issue.  Our Avington Charger in Lavender and Gosford Dinner, Dessert and Side Plates contribute to the fanciful look of this table, fit for Lord Byron's daughter, Ada Lovelace, also known as the "Enchantress of Numbers" for her exceptional mathematical aptitude. The lavender hues in our china and other pieces in the setting echo Ada's dress in the portrait, while the black and white background complements Ada's white gloves and raven hair.  Also appearing on this page is the jewel-like Pearl Liqueur Tumbler, exquisitely copper-wheel engraved with our Pearl pattern.

     

    Elsewhere in the same issue, items from William Yeoward Crystal's Country Collection appear in designer Kari McIntosh Dowdy's home in a story called "Spanish Spice".  They are the Classic Cake Stand and Classic Cake Dome (sold separately), seen on a sideboard below a fabulous shell-encrusted mirror.  The simple but elegant design of these pieces make any dessert look just a bit more special and enticing.  Doesn't that chocolate cake look delicious?

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  • Elizabeth & Buzzy: Registry-ready in Inside Weddings

    Scot Anderson & Paige Nesbitt's registry selections are featured in the "Wish List" section in the Summer 2017 issue of Inside Weddings.  The couple registered for a wide array of items at varying price points.  They registered at Geary's of Beverly Hills for the "good stuff that you keep forever", including Elizabeth stemware and a Buzzy Honey Jar from William Yeoward Crystal.   The couple relished the experience of spending time picking items as a team.  In Scot's words: "I was excited to pick out items that Paige and I would be using.  To me, the process was symbolic of building our life together".

     

    We love Paige and Scot's attitude toward the registry process - it's a time in a couple's lives when their relatives and friends gather to celebrate their union, and when guest happily purchase gifts that will make the couple's  home well-equipped for the future.  If you are registering soon, think of it as a time to select items you will want to use in 10 years, 20 years and beyond.  Items from William Yeoward Crystal have a timeless appeal - you will enjoy using them for decades to come!

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