From the October/November 2019 Issue  

Fall-Inspired Table Settings with Forest Walk

Writer Meg Fox

Bring the fun of the outdoors in autumn to your table

As summer transitions into fall, the days become shorter and sweater weather arrives, our thoughts turn to spending more time indoors, feathering our nest, relaxing or entertaining. With Thanksgiving on the horizon, we share an autumnal-inspired table set with Forest Walk, a new collection from Juliska that is an ode to the earth’s natural beauty with finely detailed textures and colors — rendered in a scattering of twigs, acorns, leaves, windswept feathers and other nods to Mother Nature.

While the turkey and fresh vegetables may be the main act, the table setting plays an important supporting role, decorated with layers of texture, neutral tones, seasonal fruits and snippets of greenery that feel down to earth, warm and welcoming.

Handmade Touches

Plaid is always a fall favorite, and handmade place cards tied with twine and greenery add a thoughtful, personal touch. Windowpane flax napkin, $9, and  Forest Walk dinner plate, $49

Match Your Surroundings

Made in Portugal, the Forest Walk ceramic stoneware collection is dishwasher-, freezer-, microwave- and oven-safe. From the Forest Walk Collection: party plates, set of four, $108; leaf cocktail plates, set of four, $118; napkin, $15; Carine white wine goblet, $39, and stemless wine glass, $25; Carine 10-inch serving [fruit] bowl, $98; Carine carafe, $75; utensils, Carine bright satin five-piece place setting, $68.

Spell it Out

Charming gift trays in assorted sentiments express sweet declarations of gratitude and double as mementos for a special meal. Family Gift Tray, 7½ inches, $35.

Toast to Gratitude

Houseware, Food

Adorned with sentiments for the season — friendship, family, love and gratitude — Forest Walk Tidbit plates are perfect for small nibbles and come packaged in a gift box, set of four, $85; Forest Walk. 7-inch Love and Gratitude Bowl, $50.