Sunday, November 19, 2017

Christmas in New York 2017: Tiffany & Co.

Detail of a Tiffany & Co. window, November 2017.

What a difference another year makes! Last year when I wanted to see the holiday windows at Tiffany & Co. I had to have a NYPD cop let me past the barricade and escort me to the windows since Trump had just been elected, Trump Tower is next door to Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue, and the entire block was swarmed with police and the Secret Service, some of them in full military gear and carrying machine guns.

At 57th Street and 5th Avenue. So much better than in 2016!

Not this year my friends! I went on a cold Tuesday night and I had the place to myself! The cement barricades are still up but I did not see one police officer, there were no tourists around taking selfies in front of Trump Tower, or any reporters doing live broadcasts either.

So it is back to jewelry heaven at Tiffany!

These windows are somewhat more whimsical than last year but I loved the color palette they used and of course the jewelry was spectacular. I read on the Tiffany & Co. website that the windows were an ode to Gene Moore, the famous window designer who worked for Tiffany and created some of their most iconic window scenes.

Not easy to see at first but he is chipping away at something. What is it...?

Look closely and you will see a Jean Schlumberger “Bird on a Rock” brooch!

It seems that Tiffany finds a way to incorporate a “Bird on a Rock” brooch every year in their displays. It is always a treat to see.

One of Jean Schlumberger’s most iconic designs for Tiffany & Co. I never get tired of it!

Love the romance of this vignette.

Men at work!

A Tiffany Key necklace at the opening of the safe.

I love this peek into a Tiffany safe, featuring a Tiffany Key necklace of white and yellow diamonds, the chandelier just behind it, and all those tiny Tiffany blue boxes!

Now that’s what I call a haul!

A hand truck full of Tiffany boxes and gems!

And what is he fishing for?

These! (I would be too.)

I think my absolute favorite scene this year has to be the one featuring Jean Schlumberger clips in one of the windows on the 57th Street side of the store. And of course that starfish reminds me of Babe Paley, who wore hers with such panache in the 1960s.

Babe Paley wearing her Schlumberger Starfish clip in 1962. Photo from the Tiffany & Co. website.

Rings in a silver nest!

This handwoven nest is made of sterling silver, comes with three Tiffany Blue porcelain eggs, and is $10,000! I love it as part of the window display. And the rings are divine.

Just gorgeous!

If you get a chance to see the windows I always advise to go during a week night and the later the better so there won’t be a big crowd! Tiffany keeps the jewelry in their windows all night long and you can appreciate the colors in each scene so much better at night.

Let me know if you have a favorite among these displays!


hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I would love to see those window displays....thank you!
Christmas windows have always been my favourites...since I was a child when we would stand watching the elaborate winter wonderlands complete with trains.

Christine Martin said...

I live in U.K. and love reading your emails. Always so interesting. Love these photos of Tiffany's Christmas window. Quite magical.
Happy Christmas.
Chris Martin

PinkCheetahVintage said...

So pretty!!!!!

Jill said...

Hi Hostess, nice to hear from you! The windows are always so beautiful in NYC. I look forward to them every year. Have a great holiday season! xx

Jill said...

Hi Chris, wow, thank you for that nice compliment! The Tiffany holiday windows are always something special, I am so happy to share them with you! Have a great holiday season! xx

Jill said...

Hi Becky! I hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving my dear! xx

Madame Là-bas said...

I would love New York windows at Christmas! I remember when we had child-centred Christmas windows. I was so enthralled. Enjoy your holiday season.