Today I ventured into Manhattan to attend the New York International Gift Fair at the Jacob Javits center and here are a few of the items I bought for myself. When acting as buyer for my business, it is inevitably difficult not to splurge on a few items for me! Here were a few favorites:
Alain Saint-Joanis silver. If you hold it in your hand, you’ll know why!
They have been creating and manufacturing collections for the table since 1876 (wow) in the purest tradition of the French cutlery. We were in need of new everyday silverware and I love this brand.
Next I was on to purchase some limited edition prints by Jeremiah Goodman, being sold through our friends Dransfield & Ross. The first one is “Tony Duquette, Dawnridge, Hollywood by Jeremiah done in 1987 (at left). The next one is “Rose Cumming, Sitting Room, New York City, by Jeremiah 2004.
Finally, I couldn’t resist Diana Vreeland, by Jeremiah, 2005:
I am looking forward to receiving the prints, having them framed and finding the perfect spot for them in one of the halls at my house! I plan to order a few more and do a big grouping of my favorite designers. Jeremiah Goodman is widely regarded as one of the finest illustrators of interiors and I couldn’t think of a more fitting purchase for my home!
Please note that if you are interested in purchasing these, you can contact The Well Appointed House. There are limited quantities, and they will be on the website soon.
Then I ordered some fun monogrammed plates – a bit more elaborate than these pictured, but I’ll share once the table is set complete with cachepots, linens, elegant napkin rings and flowers! The plates I ordered are trimmed in green and white and have a basket weave that is beautiful. The initials are hand painted and are a charming way to personalize the table. I ordered new placemats and glassware. I suppose a casual dinner party is in the works? A little fun for me while searching for new products for you all!