Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Autumn Splendor

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