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Former Vogue writer Julia Reed solidified her entertaining chops with one particularly lavish cocktail party in her Manhattan apartment. That led to a stint writing the food column for the New York Times and a blossoming career as a food and entertaining tastemaker.

Lately, Reed has turned to her Southern roots. Her latest book, Julia Reed’s South, Spirited Entertaining and High-Style Fun All Year Long, features parties set in her own New Orleans penthouse or in the houses of close friends and family. The book, she says, provides “a window into so many of the things I love most: gorgeous gardens and interiors and beautifully laid tables with friends gathered round. I especially love the holidays because everyone’s already primed for merriment. They also provide the perfect excuse to pull out all your best stuff!”

Below Reed shares her favorite pieces on 1stdibs, most of which are tailor made for party giving or party going.

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Imperial Set of Antique Emerald Green Crystal Goblets
Imperial Set of Antique Emerald Green Crystal G...
Antique 1840s Baroque Crystal Serveware
Crystal
Late 19th Century Quilted Paisley
Late 19th Century Quilted Paisley
Antique Late 19th Century American Quilts
Verdura Tourmaline Diamond Yellow Gold Earrings
Verdura Tourmaline Diamond Yellow Gold Earrings
Verdura
Vintage 1980s Clip-on Earrings
Diamond, Tourmaline, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold
Flair Magazine Complete Set of 12 Magazines, February 1950-January 1951
Flair Magazine Complete Set of 12 Magazines, Fe...
Vintage 1950s Books
Edwardian Sterling Silver Picture Frame
James Deakin & Sons
Early 20th Century British Edwardian Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver
Rustic Iron and Wood Garden Bench
Fiske Or Mott
Early 20th Century American Rustic Benches
Iron
Pair of Regency Decanters with Matching Vase
Antique 19th Century British Barware
Cut Glass
Chinese Export Armorial Tray
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Porcelain
Porcelain
Large Taxidermy Group of Four Scottish Red Grou...
Robert Duncan
Antique 1880s English High Victorian Taxidermy
Feathers
Antique Old Mine Cut Diamond and Emerald Ring, ...
Unknown
Vintage 1920s Edwardian Cluster Rings
Diamond, Emerald, Platinum
Irish Houses & Castles by Desmond Guinness
Desmond Guinness, William Ryan
20th Century American Books
Paper
19th Century Irish Oval Lozenge Mirror
Antique 19th Century Irish Wall Mirrors
Mirror, Glass
French Bouillotte Lamp with Green Tole Shade, E...
Antique 1890s French Table Lamps
Pair of Chinese Style Porcelain Garden Seats De...
Unknown
Early 20th Century Chinese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Porcelain
English Room by Derry Moore and Michael Pick, F...
Derry Moore and Michael Pick
Vintage 1980s American Books
Paper
Beautiful Bird Cameo Earring with Diamonds and ...
Unknown
21st Century and Contemporary Art Nouveau Dangle Earrings
Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Silver
Jumbo 19th Century Tole Urn with Old Paint
Antique 19th Century Urns
Iron
Beaton in the Sixties, the Cecil Beaton Diaries...
Cecil Beaton
21st Century and Contemporary American Books
Paper
English Painted Scalloped Library Ladder
Antique 19th Century English Ladders
Wood
Early 20th Century Kelardasht Kilim Runner
Vintage 1930s Kilim Persian Rugs
Wool
19th Century Biscuit Jar with Crow Claws
Unknown
Early 20th Century American Art Deco More Dining and Entertaining
Bronze
Anglo-Irish Turquoise Cut Crystal Girondoles wi...
Antique 19th Century English Candle Holders
Crystal
Fabulous Retro Diamond and Gold Bracelet
Unknown
Vintage 1940s Link Bracelets
Diamond, 18k Gold
Monumental and Majestic Red Stag
1990s Natural Specimens
Beautiful Pair of Mid-19th Century Anglo Lush B...
Antique Mid-19th Century Irish Georgian Bottles
Worcester Bulb Pot
Antique Early 19th Century European Porcelain
Porcelain
Painted Tole and Brass Four-Light Chandelier, E...
Early 20th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Tôle
Exquisite Qazvin Kilim Runner
Vintage 1920s Asian Kilim Persian Rugs
Wool
19th Century Chinese Grain Bin
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture
Elm
"A Personal View: Photography in the Collection...
John Pultz
Vintage 1980s American Books
Paper
Pair of French Porcelain Dove on Nest Boxes
Antique Late 18th Century French Porcelain
Pair of Chinese Fauteuilles
Unknown
Antique 18th Century Chinese Armchairs
Lacquer
19th Century Papier Mache Tray
Antique 19th Century British Platters and Serveware
Papier Mâché
Taxidermy Pied Crow
2010s American Victorian Taxidermy
Wood, Feathers
EDWARD RUSCHA. Every Building on the Sunset Strip
Edward Ruscha
Late 20th Century Post-Modern Black and White Photography
Pair of English Regency Tole Peinte Chestnuts U...
Antique 1820s English Regency Urns
Tôle
John Woodhouse Audubon, California Hare ‘Pl. CX...
John James Audubon
Antique 1840s American Sporting Art Prints
Lithograph After John James Audubon, Rocky Moun...
Antique Mid-19th Century American Sporting Art Prints
19th Century English, Silver Mounted Coconut
Antique 19th Century English Collectibles and Curiosities
Coconut
Antique English Handblown Bell Cloche
Antique 19th Century British Victorian Garden Ornaments
Blown Glass
18-C English Bilston Battersea Enamel Memento M...
Bilston Battersea
Antique Late 18th Century English Georgian Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes
Copper
19th Century French Handblown Glass Wine Decanter
Antique 19th Century French Barware
Blown Glass
Kookaburra, Austrian Cold Painted Bronze
Unknown
20th Century Victorian Still-life Sculptures
Bronze
Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, My Dinner Party Book
20th Century Books
Vintage French Provincial Wicker Woven Laundry ...
Early 20th Century French Decorative Baskets
The Irish Country House, First Edition
Unknown, James Peill
21st Century and Contemporary American Books
Paper
Antique Victorian Silver Plate Ice Pail Bucket,...
Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Sheffield and Silverplate
Silver Plate
Pair of Antique Tortoiseshell Picture Frames wi...
Vintage 1910s English Picture Frames
Tortoise Shell
Large Engraved Fish Mounted Silverplate Scallop...
Mid-20th Century Baroque Serving Bowls
Silver Plate, Copper
French Fauteuil
Antique 19th Century French Armchairs
Fabric, Wood
Antique 18th Century Mennecy Figural Mouse Snuf...
Mennecy Porcelain Manufactory 1
Antique 18th Century French Rococo Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes
Porcelain
Sotheby's Mark Birley Collection & Christie's A...
21st Century and Contemporary Books
10 Heavy Cut Glass Water Goblets c1890s England
Antique 1890s English Crystal Serveware
Glass
Vintage European Watering Can
20th Century European Garden Ornaments
Late 19th Century Meissen Ice Pale on Shaped Foot
Antique Late 19th Century English Wine Coolers
Stunning Emerald Diamond Gold Link Couscous Bra...
Unknown
Late 20th Century Link Bracelets
Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold
1830s Antique William IV Irish Sterling Silver ...
James Scott, Dublin 1
Antique 19th Century Irish William IV Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver, Silver
Englishwomans Bedroom by Elizabeth Dickson, 1st Ed
Elizabeth Dickson
Vintage 1980s American Books
Paper
French Retro Gold 'Tank Track' Link Bracelet
Unknown
Vintage 1940s Retro Link Bracelets
18k Gold
Antique Enamel Sterling Silver Irish Setter Case
Unknown
Vintage 1910s Boxes and Cases
Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver Hip Flask, Antique George V
Stokes & Ireland Ltd
Vintage 1920s English Georgian Barware
Silver, Sterling Silver
Primitive English Creamware Stirrup Cup of a Hound
Antique Late 18th Century English Georgian Pottery
Creamware, Pottery
Le Canard a Longue Queue
François Nicolas Martinet
18th Century and Earlier Naturalistic Animal Prints
Copper
Le Millouinan
François Nicolas Martinet
18th Century and Earlier Naturalistic Animal Prints
Copper
Le Canard Musque
François Nicolas Martinet
18th Century and Earlier Naturalistic Animal Prints
Copper
Le Harle Femelle
François Nicolas Martinet
18th Century and Earlier Naturalistic Animal Prints
Copper
Royal Worcester Porcelain Hound Head Whistle
Antique Late 19th Century Necklace Enhancers
Large Pair of Meiping Shape Vases Signed by E K...
Antique Late 19th Century European Chinese Export Ceramics
Porcelain, Pottery
Billy Baldwin Decorates 'Book'
20th Century Books
J.E.Caldwell 1950's Diamond, Sapphire and Gold ...
J.E. Caldwell & Co
Vintage 1950s Retro Link Bracelets
Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 14k Gold
Anglo-Irish Cut Crystal Magnum Decanter
Early 20th Century British Edwardian Crystal Serveware
Crystal
Set of Five David Hicks 1st Edition Books
20th Century Books
Collection of English Colored Glass Bulb Vases ...
Antique 19th Century British Garniture
Glass
Good Quality Paris Porcelain Polychromed Double...
Unknown
Antique Early 1900s French Porcelain
Antique Belgian Silver and Enamel Vesta Box, ci...
Unknown
Antique 1860s Belgian Other Decorative Boxes
Enamel, Silver
Antique English Large Meat or Service Platter 1...
Spode Felspar
Antique 1840s English Platters and Serveware
Gold
Ruby and Diamond Earring
Unknown
21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Dangle Earrings
Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Silver
French Silver and Enamel Box, circa 1920
Early 20th Century French Decorative Boxes
Silver, Enamel
1910s Elegant Oscar Heyman Brothers Pansy Brooc...
Oscar Heyman
20th Century Brooches
Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum
11 Cobalt Blue Cut Glass Tumblers Antique
Baccarat
Vintage 1910s French Crystal Serveware
Crystal
Emerald and Diamond Double Clip
Unknown
Vintage 1930s Art Deco Brooches
Diamond, Emerald, Onyx, White Gold, Platinum
18-Piece Coalport Hand-Painted Artist Signed Fi...
Coalport Porcelain
Antique 19th Century English Porcelain
Porcelain
19th Century Set Four Old Sheffield Regency Win...
Antique 1820s English Regency Sterling Silver
Sheffield Plate
French Copper Fish Poacher with Handles and Lid...
Antique 19th Century French Serving Pieces
Copper

Antique English Porcelain Derby Soup Tureen

By Royal Crown Derby Porcelain
Antique English Porcelain Derby Soup Tureen
Royal Crown Derby Porcelain
Antique Early 19th Century English Porcelain
Porcelain
19th Century English, Oil on Canvas, Dog Painting
Antique 19th Century English Paintings
Canvas, Oil
Six B&G, Bing & Grondahl Hand-Painted Plates wi...
Vintage 1930s Danish Art Deco Porcelain
English 18th Century Early Creamware Pottery St...
Antique Late 18th Century British Georgian Barware
Creamware
Early Museum Cased Taxidermy Corncrake circa 18...
Robert Duncan
Antique 1860s English High Victorian Taxidermy
1820's Antique Scottish Sterling Silver Sugar Bowl
William Robertson
Antique 1820s Scottish George IV Serving Bowls
Silver, Sterling Silver
19th Century Porcelain Hound Stirup Cup-Old Labels
Antique 19th Century Porcelain
Porcelain
Set of Six English Porcelain Bird Trio Coffee a...
Flight, Barr & Barr
Antique Late 18th Century English Empire Tea Sets
Porcelain
Vienna Bronze Stag Sculpture
Bergmann Foundry
Early 20th Century Austrian Belle Époque Animal Sculptures
Bronze
Rare Early Meissen Porcelain Rabbit Tureen and ...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 1790s German Porcelain
Porcelain
Soft Paste Mennecy Snuff Box Modeled as a Dog w...
Mennecy Porcelain Manufactory 1
Antique Mid-18th Century French Rococo Animal Sculptures
Silver
19th Century Barr, Flight and Barr Sweetmeat Di...
Flight, Barr & Barr
Antique 19th Century British Porcelain
Porcelain