Shopping the showrooms at Forty One Madison

Comments overheard on the last day of the Tabletop Market: "It was a lot to pack into three days but we did it!" "The Show was much better than I expected!" "I'm so glad I don't have to work the weekend!" These sound bites seemed to echo on both sides
of the aisle during the Fall Tabletop Market. The mid-week abbreviated schedule, concluding on Friday, agreed with many retailers and showroom tenants, who were happy to head home for the weekend. Beginning in 2009 Tabletop Markets will run four days, Tuesday through Friday, April 21 to April 24.

LENOX GROUP INC. executives Glenn E. DeStefano, VP Lenox Brands and Bill Wieland, Executive VP, welcome Priscilla Cipolini, VP DMM, Macy's Home.

Butterflies were aflutter in LALIQUE’s light and
airy space, the theme painted on oversized canvas, backdrops for the exquisite collection of art glass. Patricia Borgeson, Lalique’s California Account Executive, met with Tom Blumenthal, CEO, Gearys of Beverly Hills.

TABLETOPS UNLIMITED’s Dar Molayem, VP (r), and Rick Kalter (2nd from right) with Macy’s Home Store Fashion Director Roy Hardin, Alison Nickerson, Marketing Manager Tabletop, and Karen Luehr, Sr. Marketing Director.

Pat Capozzi, REED & BARTON Director of Advertising, and Katie Toland, Midwest Regional Manager (r), introduce the new Thomas O’Brien patterns to Halls of Kansas City executives Melissa Fritz, VP MM, and Jessica Ford, Buyer.

Granddaughter of a gifted Chinese watercolorist, Jaimie Chew is now the owner and designer of her new company, J. CHEW PORCELAIN. She is shown with “Song”, one of five patterns that fuse Asian design inspiration with Limoges porcelain.

Nestled in their new permanent showroom on the 10th floor, HAVILAND LIMOGES’ Maureen Farrell, National Sales Manager, and Cheryl Bruskin, General Manager (r), welcome Cookie Levine, Levine Linens, Phoenix, AZ.

At FITZ and FLOYD Patti Vertin, Sr. Account Manager, and Steven Baram, President & CEO (r), with JC Penney executives Eric Fine, Senior Buyer Tabletop, and Craig Gourley, VP DMM.

“Viva Las Tapas,” the flavors and favorites of Spanish cuisine, was a huge hit in BRIDAL GUIDE’s international caffe. Hosts Steve Ritterman, Advertising Director, Editor-in-Chief Diane Fordon and Aimee Morgan, Home Design Editor, welcomed Denby’s Marketing Manager, Dana Deiley.

At WATERFORD WEDGWOOD: Laurie Burns, Forty One Madison’s new Director with Lou Scala, Wedgwood President, Tim Adams, Chairman, CEO Macy’s Home, Jasper Conran, who is launching his bridal collection for Wedgwood,
and Audrey Schaepfer, Sr. VP Macy’s Home.

NAMBE VP Sales Matt Jones discusses the fine points of design with Neiman Marcus executives Guy Woods, Gift Galleries Buyer, and Bill Mackin, VP DMM.