Photo: Laura Letinksy
"The pleasures of the table, and of life, are infinite—toujours bon appétit!" Those are the words made famous by American chef Julia Child, a woman who knew a thing or two about preparing the perfect setting for any meal. The above arrangement incorporates varied examples of glassware, although if you're nervous around such a delicate tabletop, check out a range of other home and registry ideas in our slideshow of festive table settings.
Front row, from left to right: Glasses, "Distinct Patterned," $125 for a set of six, MoMA Design Store; Small gold goblet, "Emerson," $84, Juliska, available at Bergdorf Goodman, 212-872-2844; Vase, "Rose" 12-inch, $400, Orrefors
Second row, from left to right: Glass plates, Fog gray "Twilight," $23 each, Roost; email@example.com; Teapot, "Tibet" hand-blown glass, $290, Mariage Frères; Martini glass, "Lismore," $185 for a set of two, Waterford
Back row, from left to right: Cake plate, "Organics" large footed, $115, Lenox; Vase, "Love Knots" 10-inch, $75, Vera Wang Wedgwood; Large bowl, "Corinth," $295, Simon Pearce; Treat pedestal, "Bent Light," $148, and pitcher, "Tackety" round, $78, BHLDN; Rose bowl, "Larabee Dot," $150, Kate Spade New York, available at Lenox; Flute glass, "Paloma," $11, Crate & Barrel