Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Autumn Splendor

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The splendor of a perfect autumn day

delights my senses and makes this time

of year my favorite season.

Leaves in hues of gold 

and russet brown drifting down,

pumpkin stands, a nip in the air,

bowls of hearty steaming soups ~

all provide a sense of joy and merriment

after the long, hot days of a Texas summer.

Juliska's Harvest Traditions Series in Pumpkin

When I happened upon 

a table set with these

 charming plates, it was love at first sight.

~ Swirling Autumn Leaves ~

~ English Country Vistas ~

~Autumnal Touches ~

Each plate a different enchanting scene

in perfect shades of pumpkin.

I knew immediately that I wanted

to add these to our autumn tables.

~ Dinner for Six ~

Juliska's Country Estate Autumn Harvest 

Debut At

Hyacinths for the Soul

Antique Green Hydrangeas

 Punctuated With Perky Orange Tulips

~Woven Rattan ~

~Bordallo Cabbage Leaf ~

~Nantucket Basket ~

~ Country Estate Autumn Harvest ~

 All stacked up for a cozy autumn feel!

Add in a touch of 

whimsey for each place setting.

Set of Vintage Place Card Holders ~ France

Sterling French Napkin Rings

~ All Souvenirs From the Brocantes of France ~

French Crystal Stems

Christofle Talisman

The Juliska dessert service is sold in sets of four.

I followed The Tablescaper's rule

and bought three sets to make an even dozen.

That gave me six for salads and

six for a dessert buffet.

Of course I had to have the Harvest Hostess Tray too!

We served Apple Pie A La Mode

Apple Pie Recipe Here

Tutorials, Tips, and Tidbits @ Stone Gable

My tip for serving ice cream on a dessert buffet :

Place a pretty napkin in a glass container,

slip a carton of ice cream into the napkin,

and you instantly have a pretty ice cream server.

Menu for the Evening

Salad of Arugula, Radicchio, and Frisee 

on a bed of Belgian Endive

Preserved Lemon Risotto 

with Grilled Pernod Shrimp

Brussel Sprouts

Asparagus Spears

Dinner Rolls

Apple Pie A La Mode


About Juliska Country Estate

"Juliska's Country Estate scenic dinnerware is a true collection of art.  Each piece is first hand painted by friend and artist Deborah Sears and then meticulously translated into decals to preserve the unique look of hand painting.  The various scenes weave a charming narrative of country life through its brushstrokes and beckon the viewer to join in its story." ~ 

If you are as enchanted by this charming dinnerware as I am,

take a few minutes to watch the video as Capucine shares the

history of the inspiration for Juliska's Country Estate.

Video Here


The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Good morning, Sarah! The Juliska dishes are so unique and beautiful. I love the different scenes on each piece. What a pretty Autumn table they make for your guests. The menu sounds perfect and the apple pie has my mouth watering right now. I love the tip for serving the ice cream in style. Now, I'm off to check the video...... xo

  2. Such a beautiful new set! My husband chuckled when he heard you were following my rule! LOL! I'm so glad you got the matching tray. I love it's shape.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  3. Oh, Sarah - how perfect!

    Your tablescape is absolutely gorgeous- as well as that delish pie, yum yum yum!!!!

  4. Amazing dishes and a very unusual Christofle pattern. Beautifully done!

  5. The Juliska made me swoon, and then the Christofle made my heart skip a beat. Call the doctor! Absolutely gorgeous setting for your dinner for six. I can hardly wait for tomorrow afternoon and evening! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  6. What lovely dishes. So unusual and I love the color! Your tablescape is gorgeous.

  7. These dishes are beyond beautiful and make for an extraordinary table. What a find! Rosie @The Magic Hutch

  8. Breathtakingly Beautiful, Sarah! Such vibrant colors & wonderful textures...this entire scene is just luscious!
    I don't usually care for the color orange but these plates & accessories are just lovely. You've combined them beautifully!

    Please explain what CK is looking forward to tomorrow afternoon & evening? Is she coming to TX?????

  9. Your new dishes are very pretty Sarah! Love the orange/brown/green together:@)

  10. Sarah, the Juliska dishes are so unique and beautiful. Each scene tells a story, and I love that. The menu will be a big hit. Now I have to remember that tip for serving the ice cream in the clear bowl with a cloth. My mom and sister's birthdays are both in November, so perhaps I can try it then. xo

  11. I enjoyed the video Sarah. Deborah Sears is a gifted artist. Enjoy your beautiful plates.

  12. SWOON Sarah! From those gorgeous plates, silver napkin rings, to the flowers and menu I'm all aflutter! Love your ice cream serving tip with your festive napkin too! We're finally enjoying some fall temperatures and seeing the leaves turn. Hope your fall is as delightful as your table :)

  13. Beautiful table! Love the plates.

  14. Mmmm love the Juliska pieces! The Autumn Harvest pattern and coloring is stunning. Pretty arrangement! I love the orange tulips poked into the hydrangea flower.

  15. I can see why you fell in love, these are so much whimsical fun! I love anything Juliska, and I love the deep moss green that you paired them with. How nice to have 6 for salad and 6 for dessert. Your menu sounds like heaven too!

  16. Of course I'm kicking myself for not picking these up at our Juliska event a few weeks ago. Instead I got more of the red winter holiday. I loved their leather napkin rings too. Your table turned out beautiful with the new additions. They look wonderful with the Bordallo chargers and the white basketweave plates. Juliska pieces are so versatile!! The silver napkin rings (gorgeous monogram!!) are wonderful.. as are those sweet place card holders.
    The flatware is the perfect touch. Gorgeous table. Can't wait to see more of your table with these pieces! Happy Fall. xo marlis

  17. Gorgeous new dishes, Sarah! I love pairing the green and orange, and your flowers are stunning. My husband brought tulips home from HEB this week -- maybe from South America?? Seems way too early for Texas!

  18. Oh be still my heart -- that monogram on the sterling napkin ring!! Love the orange and green combos!

  19. Your new dishes are beautiful, beautiful! The flowers and every element you chose to use complements in every way. This tablescape is stunning and magazine worthy.

  20. Lots of energy at your table, Sarah, with some beautiful pieces combined charmingly.

  21. These are stunning dishes! The flowers and the entire table looks so wonderful!Jennifer

  22. Those orange and white plates are wonderful, but I am loving the white/ecru plate below them in the third photo.

  23. This is by far my favorite table you have done, Sarah. Those plates were made to be paired with green!
    Your menu sounds delicious, too.
    Have a wonderful week...

  24. Love the flatware, love the new dishes, love the crystal stems and the flower arrangement is beautiful. Dianne

  25. Hi lovely lady.
    This Tablescape came out Gorgeous you did a wonderful job. I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Halloween Tablescape!! I don't remember if I did thank you lest week it was a little nutty for us at home. I did post a new one this past Monday. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.

  26. It was love at first sight for me too when I saw the Juliska autumn harvest plates! I love yours with that beautiful Christofle pattern!

  27. Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!
    Where do I begin? The dishes are magnificent, the green tassel napkins rings look great and I can't even tell you how much I love the flowers..

  28. The Juliska dishes are so pretty, Sarah....and j'adore the lovely vintage French pretties....oo la la!

    THe color scheme is so pretty, too.....I love the orange with the green!

    Please let me know if you learn how to resolve the blogroll updates. I was so frustrated with it yesterday!


  29. Sarah, you have some of the most gorgeous dishes. Love the scenes and they are perfect for Fall! You set such a lovely table. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  30. Sarah, What a lovely tablescape, perfect for fall. The color in the Harvest Traditions just pop, and I love the “stack”! Hydrangeas are a favorite of mine and the addition of the orange tulips make this a lovely centerpiece for autumn.
    Hope you have a lovely week.


  31. What a beautiful table you've created, those plates are stunning. Love the colors. What time is dinner?

  32. Just lovely, Sarah. What a beautiful shade of orange (it's really too special to be called just "orange"). The silverware is gorgeous and unique, but that mix of hydrangeas and tulips...well, I just HAVE to duplicate that ASAP. Gorgeous! Beautiful table! ~Zuni

    PS - Jumping over from Boogieboard, where my post is right after yours! :)

  33. I LOVE this table and those new dishes in particular. I don't see a lot in orange, so this is a great find, I think, and put together so beautifully.

  34. The salad/dessert plates are absolutely beautiful, Sarah! Great tip on getting them in sets of three. Your table is lovely, I like how the tulips are tucked into the hydrangeas, very clever and pretty! I really love everything...the napkin rings, place card holders and that delicious menu. Now, I have to have a look at your apple pie recipe...I'm always looking for the perfect one! And thanks for the tip on the ice cream.


  35. Everything on this table is exquisite. You always put the most beautiful things together.

    BTW if you are still interested in that fabric, contact me!

  36. Your table is beautiful and I appreciate you sharing the video it's very interesting.

  37. Oh Sara, those Autumn plates are gorgeous! And oh my, those place card holders - so stunning! This table is beautiful. Your floral arrangement is perfect with these stacks of plates, and that is a great idea to use a napkin in a bowl for the carton of ice cream. I'll have to remember that. I think a lot of bloggers are having trouble with their posts updating on blog rolls. I don't know if mine are updating or not. Sigh. It's something all of the time with this business of blogging. laurie

  38. I forgot to say something about that lovely flatware that matches your pumpkin colored dishes. You have really created such an elegant autumn setting. laurie

  39. Your tablescape is exquisite, I love the orange and green and that pie has me drooling everywhere. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me and don't forget to link up to our Holiday Baking Party on the 20th. Hugs, Marty

  40. Sarah, Your Juliska dessert plates are gorgeous. I LOVE,LOVE the detail on each plate. Thanks for including the video clip about the artist and pattern. Your table is perfect for Fall with in pumpkin, green and brown. Oh, and what special place card holders! Love it all. Thanks for letting us know your thumbnail isn't updating. Stay warm.

  41. I hope things are better now with our posts! This tablescape is just exquisite! Love the dishes, the placecard holders…well all! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  42. There are just too many beautiful elements on this table to point out each one! Love all of it and overall table is gorgeous!

  43. This color combo is absolutely stunning....perfect for fall.......and those place card holders......whimsically joyful!!!


  44. Juliska's dishes are so charming! I love their design and orange color. They really add a whimsical touch to your table setting, Sarah.

  45. They aren't updating your posts, though I did get an update today.

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.



  46. I say that but I might have just checked to see if you posted.




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