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nautilusjv

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[26-1962]

I have enjoyed when members post pics of a table set with their silver, so I thought I would start a new thread for pics of table settings as well as pics of how people display their silver.

Here is my table set for dessert tonight after going out to dinner. It uses mainly aesthetic pieces.


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chase33

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Very lovely. What time do I need to arrive?

Robert

PS. I think this is a great idea for a posting thread!

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My wife recently came across this 1960 book by Tiffany that recorded some of the Tiffany table settings of their program “to present table settings of taste and imagination to the public”. One reason she brought the book is that they had a table setting that used a “sweetmeat tree” that she found several years ago and always wondered where it came from. The second picture shows what looks like an identical one - perhaps Tiffany or another retailer reproduced them for their market in the 1960s.

Van Day Truex, a major designer for Tiffany, designed the table setting in the third and fourth pictures. His setting has cigarette holders as do eighty percent of the table settings shown in the book, but if you take these away and a few other dated items, the table settings shown are still very attractive.

The last picture entitled “TV Dinner for Two” speaks for itself – my words would be totally ineffective in describing this setting. Nevertheless, I would say that the sterling silver wine cooler adds a nice touch.

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Some other posts with table settings:

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jersey

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Hello ahwt!

Thanks for reminding me about the Tiffany book, I just revisited my copy and was smiling at the Supper for Two in a Swan Boat! Would love to do that.

Jersey

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ahwt

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This one does bring a chuckle.

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jersey

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Hello again ahwt!
Thank you for posting those pictures.
I wonder if the Swan would work on water! That would be awesome!!!!

What a fun book to be looked at in perspective (sp).

Jersey

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nautilusjv

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Thanks awht for posting the images from the Tiffany book. I have to get my hands on a copy. I love, love the Swan Dinner! Could anyone top that?

Kelly

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About fifteen years ago the Crescent Hotel in Dallas had a tearoom on the second floor called the "Lady Primrose". Within this tea room was seating in a Gazebo for four that was every bit as over the top as the Swan table. It has been a long time ago, but I remember that one climbed up into this Gazebo and then you were engulfed if frills and such.

The Crescent Hotel also had a wonderful silver shop on the first floor that I did not want to leave, except that my wife and daughter insisted that we must enter this fantasy on the second floor. Both the silver store and Lady Primrose are gone know, but are not forgotten.

Tiffany I think has had several books with similar titles. They most likely are all interesting.

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