William Yeoward Crystal Blog

  • Madison leading a lush, "Cultivated Life" in Veranda

    Our Madison barware advertisement appears in the May-June issue of Veranda magazine, and we are so pleased with our placement!  The ad appears opposite the opening page to the "The Cultivated Life" section of the magazine, across from Keith Robinson's casual, inviting al fresco table in the middle of his vegetable garden, set beautifully for true farm-to-table dining!


    The lush greens of the garden relate beautifully to the greenery in the background of the Madison ad, and the pops of red, orange and purple from the flowers and vegetables complement the cheerful red of the cocktail shown in the Madison Coupe.


    Madison is a chic new pattern in our American Bar Collection.  The "stripes" have real dimension, as they are copper-wheel engraved rather than sandblasted onto the pieces.  Pieces from the Madison pattern are perfect for elevating your home bar to the next level of sophistication!

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  • Happy 10th! WYC makes multiple appearances in Flower's Anniversary issue

    A wonderful publication, Flower magazine,  is celebrating its first decade in the May/June 2017 issue.  William Yeoward Crystal items appear on both covers of this issue - our Fern Champagne Flutes and Jasmine Cake Stand grace the celebratory table of the subscriber version of the front cover, while our items from our new pattern Madison, part of the American Bar Collection, sit atop a Coco Mirrored Bar Tray in our latest advertisement on the back cover!  Madison is a sophisticated, elegant new pattern - the "stripes" are not sandblasted, but are copper-wheel engraved by hand, given them a real depth that can be both seen and felt when touching the ridges.


    We are also represented in the "In Bloom" section, with our Fanny Green Goblets gracing a "dreamy garden party" tablescape.  It is fitting that the Fern pattern from our Crystal Collection and the Fanny pattern from our Country Collection appear in this anniversary issue, since they are among the most popular and enduring patterns in their respective collections.  See more Fern items HERE, and more in Fanny HERE.


    Congratulations to Flower!  We love the fresh, new font used in the title, as well as the new subtitle "House/Garden/Lifestyle", which reflects Flower's ever-widening coverage of all areas touched by the beauty of flowers, good design, and a life well-lived.  Hip, hip, hooray!

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  • In the mix: Pearl appears in Jimmie Johnson's home in Garden & Gun

    Famed NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson's home is featured in the April/May issue of Garden & Gun. He and his wife Chandra, owner of a contemporary art gallery and book shop, worked with talented designer Barrie Benson to freshen their home's look, which with its gray and dark green palette was "too heavy and serious for such a fun couple".   By blending Chandra's passion for collecting contemporary art and mid-Century modern furniture, with the traditional structure of the home and some well-chosen antiques, Benson skillfully found that magic mix of modern and traditional that is so appealing to design sophisticates today.


    Benson also incorporated some items that are inspired by antiques, but are made today, including William Yeoward Crystal's Pearl Goblets and Pearl Double Old-Fashioned Tumblers. The Pearl glasses sparkle in the lovely bar area, with its large-scale floral wallpaper, blond wood shelving, rattan bar tray, white marble countertop, and deep turquoise blue cabinet with modern gold drawer pulls.  It all comes together unexpectedly yet beautifully, which can be said for the other rooms of the house as well.  It is a home that is cheerful and welcoming, and "functional, never fussy", a place where Jimmie and Chandra can be at ease and relax with their two young daughters, Evie and Lydia. We are pleased to be part of "the mix" at the Johnson's!


    Pearl is one of William Yeoward Crystal's best-known and loved patterns - see more drinkware and many giftware items in the Pearl pattern HERE.

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  • Triple play: items from WYC in Veranda

    Items from William Yeoward Crystal appear not once or twice, but three times in the March-April issue of Veranda.  First the Fanny Tumbler in Blue is featured in the Home Look Book section, as part of a selection of items inspired by Mary McDonald's indoor-outdoor dining room, featured in Veranda in 2004 and still fresh and inspiring today.


    Second, a Camilla Small Wine glass filled with Rosé is paired with Veranda Editor-in-Chief Clinton Smith's latest tome, "Veranda Entertaining", which is a how-to for hosting incredible, elegant, special events of all kinds.  The Camilla pattern is also available in a Large Wine, Goblet and Champagne Flute.


    Finally, in a feature entitled "Natural Charm", a Karen 9" Flower Vase is the perfect finishing touch in the breakfast room of Terri & John Havens's home in Southern California.  Inspired by a 15th-century Florentine monastery which was converted into a hotel, the home was designed by architect Michael Carbine and decorated by designer Laurie Steichen.  Our Karen Vase seamlessly fits into the mix of 17th- & 18th-century items the Havens' have collected during their many trips overseas.  There are several vases and other items to choose from in the Karen pattern, as seen HERE.

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  • Isadora wows in Town & Country Weddings

    Our glamorous, handmade crystal Isadora 19" Pineapple Centerpiece with Gold Leaves was featured in Town & Country magazine's T&C Weddings section in April.  The Isadora Pineapple is shown in a "how to get the look" collage, inspired by Hannah Cecil Gurney & Edward Harden's wedding in Kent, England.  Gurney, whose family owns de Gournay, makers of luxurious hand-painted wallpapers, is obviously used to being surrounded by extraordinarily beautiful things.  Thus, Isadora is a perfect fit for this inspirational collage. Layers of ornate patterns and textures, drawing on colors and motifs from verdant Nature, are the rule on this page.


    Isadora is available in other sizes, and with silver leaves, as seen HERE.


    Corrections:  the Isadora Pineapple is meant to be used as a centerpiece, not a Champagne bucket.  Also, the item shown is the 19" size, which has a suggested retail price of $5000.00.  The price quoted, $1725.00, is for the much smaller 11" size.

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  • Fanny makes appearance on cover of House Beautiful

    Our Fanny Amethyst Goblets from the Country Collection graced the cover of the February issue of House Beautiful.  Designer and author Eddie Ross and his partner Jaithan Kothar are in the middle of renovating a home they've named Edgewood Hall, on the Main Line in suburban Philadelphia, PA.


    The cover shows a table set for dinner in a half-finished dining room - Eddie cleverly shows how a few decorative elements paired with great furniture and tableware can make even a bare space feel incredibly inviting and cozy.  Eddie selected our Fanny Amethyst Goblets to be part of the tablescape, which worked perfectly with his colorful setting. In the section called "The Experts", Eddie provides some details on how he played with the idea of being in mid-renovation in his table setting.


    Best of luck with the rest of the renovations, Eddie & Jaithan!

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  • Floral fun at April Tabletop Show

    We wanted to share some photos of our displays from the Tabletop Show that took place in early April.  We found some fun, unusual flowers for this Show, including some purple fritillaria persica (thanks to Dayle Wood from the Hearst Design Group for identifying it!), and some vibrant, wild-looking orange poppies in our magnificent Xenia Vase, shown with our chic new barware pattern, Madison.


    Then there were the "classics", including white tulips and calla lilies, on a table with Cristabel Centerpieces and Candlesticks, yellow roses and goldenrod in the Lowell Centerpiece, and pink hyacinths and purple lilacs shown with Isadora Pineapples.


    We also did an encore presentation of the table we created for the New York Botanical Garden's Orchid Dinner, anchored again by an Azzura Centerpiece Bowl & Pedestal, but this time the tablecloth was a dramatic midnight blue, and we added yellow orchids to the pink and white palette.


    We hope you enjoy these images!

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  • Lillian Footed Cocktail Mixer in Departures

    The Lillian Footed Cocktail Mixer with Stirrer, from our American Bar Collection, was featured in Departures Magazine in their Holiday issue in 2016.  Grey Goose partnered with Departures to create a two-page gatefold advertisement, showcasing the accoutrements needed for chic and festive entertaining at home.  Mixologists swear by our Lillian Footed Cocktail Mixer, because it allows the cocktail to be stirred while holding it by the "stem", which prevents body heat from affecting the temperature of the cocktail.  Another positive: the Lillian Footed Cocktail Mixer has a unique shape that is pleasing to the eye.  This item would make a great guy's gift, especially if paired with some cocktail glasses and/or his favorite spirit!

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  • William Yeoward Crystal at NYBG's Orchid Dinner

    William Yeoward Crystal was honored to be asked to design a table for the annual New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Dinner, which was held in the Grand Ballroom of the famous landmark hotel, The Plaza, on Wednesday, February 8th.  All proceeds from this Dinner underwrite the development of the Garden’s orchid research collection, which helps maintain the highest horticultural standards of orchid conservation.  With media sponsor Veranda at the helm, the tables at this year’s dinner were truly stunning!


    Our table featured live orchids in hues of white and pink, with the Azzura Centerpiece Bowl with Pedestal anchoring the table.  Surrounding the Azzura piece were Isadora Pineapples, as well as an Avington Cachepot, a Palmyra Ice Bucket, and several vases potted with orchids.  Blodwyn and Paula Salts were used conventionally to hold salt, and as posy vases. 


    The table settings featured our Leckford China and Harlequine Side Dishes, which looked fresh paired with a tablecloth and napkins in shades of green.  Palmrya Wines were paired with alternating Green and Blue Marina Goblets.  The Festival napkins are by Sferra, in Fern.

    In addition to the photos seen here, please see more coverage of this fabulous event on the New York Social Diary at this link:  http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/party-pictures/2017/the-new-york-botanical-gardens-orchid-dinner.


    We also have additional fantastic photos posted on our Instagram feed:  https://www.instagram.com/williamyeowardcrystal/.  We hope you enjoy these images!

    Special thanks go to Lauren Corbin, Anna Mikhelson and Samantha Westmoreland of Hearst Design Group for their assistance with setting our table.

    Photo credits:  David Hall - WYC, Angela Pham - BFA

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