Although I thoroughly enjoyed all the pastels that come with Easter tablescaping, I was in the mood for some black and white elegance for a change of scenery.

This week’s table setting starts with black and white linens by Juliska. These are Juliska’s “Landriana” Place Mats and “Berry” Napkins. They are made of white Italian linen and hand embroidered in Italy. The round place mat, inspired by Italy’s beautiful Landriana Garden, can visually substitute for a charger. The pearl napkin rings are from Once Upon a Table in Chester NJ. The silver is Wallace Winsor Rose 1942 and was a gift from my husband’s grandmother. And the plates are Lenox Opal Innocence, my wedding china.

Also by Juliska are these black goblets which add a hint of mystery to the table. The color is so deep and rich that it appears aubergine-in fact, if you hold a piece up to the light, you see purple. Each piece is mouth-blown, and individually signed, by artisans in the hills outside of Prague. You can purchase the Juliska collection at or online at Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, and the occasional flash sale at One King’s Lane.

I selected this classic black-and-cream toile table runner from French Laundry Home to complement the Juliska linens.

The centerpiece features this beautiful vintage Fenton Silvercrest white milk glass vase with the signature crimped edge. This vase is actually one of a pair. Talk about a terrific find from Home Sweet Home in Chatham, NJ! I filled the vase with red roses and gerbera daisies (because I love red with black and white toile). And the vase is flanked by two Juliska “Eve” black glass tea lights.

Here is the second Fenton milk glass vase which I put on my console with two hobnail milk glass votives (from Grand Bazaar Antiques in Mendham, NJ).

My love for the Juliska collection began with this beautiful scallopped Juliska platter which I received as a gift from my dear friend, Barbara Dubiel, who has a fabulous sense of style (and she is a wonderful hostess).

Because any elegant table needs some bubbly to be complete, right?….