Here is where we list books, stores, websites and people we have found to be inspirational or helpful.

Books for Tableware:

Antiques For The Table & Modern Antiques for the Table by Sheila Chefetz

Classic Entertaining by Henrietta Spencer-Churchill

The Collected Tabletop by Kathryn Crips Greeley

Entertablement – The Four Seasons by Helen M Kain

A Flair For Living and Winter House by Charlotte Moss

Albert Pinto: Table Settings by Albert Pinto

At Home With Carolyne Roehm, Seasonal Notebooks,  A Passion For Flowers and At Home In the Garden by Carolyne Roehm

An Affair With A House and Bunny Williams Point Of View by Bunny Williams

Knives, Forks and Spoons, Great Settings and The Perfect Setting  by Peri Wolfman and Charles Gold


Books and Websites for Cooking

Pasta:  Williams Sonoma Collection

French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook by Mireille Guiliano

The Joy of Cooking by Rombauer & Becker

Sunday Soup by Betty Rosbottom and Charles Schiller

All About Braising and All About Roasting by Molly Stevens


Sources for Antiques

Elise Abrams Antiques

Replacements Ltd.


Sources for Modern Tableware

Ballard Designs

Cobble Court Interiors

Manor Home & Gifts

Pier 1

Pottery Barn

Replacements Ltd.

Sur La Table

William Ashley

Williams Sonoma

World Market


Books on Interesting Historical Places and People

Chatsworth: The House by Deborah Devonshire

Wait for Me! by Deborah Devonshire