Handcrafted in Aurora, N.Y., the Merrifield Chandelier is whimsically adorned with a dozen ceramic birds, colored crystal prisms and wands, and a crystal bobeche on each of the cast aluminum arms. The central glass globes and flowers are mouth-blown by a local artisan. $6,400. mackenzie-childs.com.
Modern in style yet traditional in essence, L’OBJET’s bird place card holders are an elegant addition to the table. The collection is layered in 24K gold or platinum, with hand-set Swarovski crystals and semi-precious gemstones. Set of six (with 25 place cards), $225. l-objet.com. This Cirque Chinois bowl in hand-painted Limoges porcelain by Tiffany & Co. evokes vignettes of daily life in 18th-century China. $2,500. tiffany.com.
From the Florence de Dampierre Collection for John-Richard, this classic Louis XV-style armchair gets an update with eye-popping orange upholstery. “Breena” Pompadour Armchair, $2,699. neimanmarcus.com.
The “Théorème” collection of tea glasses from French Cristallerie Saint-Louis are mouth blown, hand cut and finished with a gold rim. Designed by Laurence Baurbant, the sculptural set features five tumblers in five unique shapes. Beta dark blue tumbler, $225. owenlawrence.com.
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First cover of Southern Seasons Magazine Holiday/Winter 2012-13 issue on newsstands December 2012.