Friday, April 17, 2009

Fabulous Find: JULISKA

I finally decided to hop and the bandwagon and join Seleta in her fab friday fun! I hope she approves of my fab find that I’m about to write about.

fab friday

Yesterday I headed out of NY for a quick jaunt to CT. I hit a couple of antique stores, but instead of finding a fun thrift store type antique malls I found lots of serious antique shops with prices in the thousands. Suffice to say I didn’t make any purchases yesterday, but had fun driving around CT and seeing all the cute towns.

On my way to find the highway home I made a wrong turn and stumbled onto a store that had the words, “Sip and Shop” all over the place. Turned out to be a perfect detour, because they shop looked too fab to pass up and my mom wanted a cup of coffee, before we headed back on the road.

Enter Juliska:

juliska store front

I gotta tell you the mocha and white striped awning along with that amazing blue door really lured me in.

Here is what we saw once we entered the store:

juliska cafe

Close up shot of the cafe:

juliska close-up of cafe

How amazing are those light fixtures and cake domes? Glassware is a huge part of Juliska and each of their pieces are mouth blown by artisans in the hills outside Prague. Talk about a conversation starter when you bring out their glasses at a dinner party.

The owners of Juliska really wanted to bring something new to the retail front and give customers a more European experience. The shop is part retail store, part cafe along with having a bridal salon so that you register for all your lovely gifts and a 9’ Koi pond fountain that also features their glassware.

Koi pond fountain:

juliska fountain

I love the way they had everything displayed. I swear I’m a marketers dream, because I wanted everything in the shop or to at least work there so I could be surrounded by such beautiful things all day long!

juliska store decor

Here’s a close up shot of their glassware:

juliska glass

They also carry ceramic dishes that are made in Portugal as well:

juliska ceramic

Plus their latest addition: Pewter Stoneware that can go in a dishwasher, microwave and oven!

juliska pewter stoneware

Let’s just say if I had known of this place during my engagement I would have gone nutty in there with my scan gun!

All Juliska images are from their Facebook page.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. We are suppose to hit 70 today and tomorrow in NY so I’m excited.

Off to work on my DIY artwork project!

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Blogger Linda/"Mom" said...

* CONGRATS on your "big step"! It looks like the "first one" is on terra firma, so you should feel just great!!! And the shop looks interesting, too ~ NOW, was the coffee as good as some of the items you shared??? Congrats again & best wishes! Warmly, Linda in AZ *

April 17, 2009 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

omg how cute is that little place!

April 17, 2009 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

That exterior would have me in an instant! No way I couldn't go in that door! :)

April 17, 2009 at 11:59 AM  
OpenID thepreppyprincess said...

Ooooooh, can we just say how much we adore your post? Yum and double-yum on all fronts! It is amazing what one stumbles on in their travels.

Thanks for sharing, Juliska looks like an outstanding place!

April 17, 2009 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger down and out chic said...

that store looks so cute (too bad i'm so far away!) have a good weekend.

April 17, 2009 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger vicki archer said...

What a fabulous place to shop - love the glassware and the china. I am sure what was under those domed glass lids was delicious too! xv

April 17, 2009 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger bluehydrangea said...

Well, the store looks...fabulous! So it is perfect for a Fabulous Friday post. Thanks for all the great pictures.

April 17, 2009 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Freckles Chick said...

OMG! It's eye candy everywhere you turn! Such European flair too. I would like to move in and live there, please, and thank you.

April 17, 2009 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger pve design said...

Funny how that place found you and lured you in.
Thanks for sharing! Please pop over today - otherwise you will be sad, and it is after all "fab friday" -
Happy weekend!

April 17, 2009 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Is that place for REAL? I swear I'm dreaming a perfect little dream! ;)

April 17, 2009 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Blueprint Bliss said...

Love Juliska... so many pretty things. Love the storefront!

April 17, 2009 at 3:51 PM  
Blogger paula said...

This is a fab find! I want to go too:)

April 17, 2009 at 4:28 PM  
OpenID con-tain-it said...

What a woonderful coffee much for
Fabulous Friday post..thanks for sharing. Roberta

April 17, 2009 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

I adore those light fixtures! So gorgeous. -e

April 17, 2009 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Blair said...

Oh, wow! That place looks incredible. Fab find indeed!:)

Glad to hear that you are an animal lover too! Happy Friday. xx

April 17, 2009 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger JuliskaGirl said...

Hi Fans of High-Heeled Foot in the Door - what a great blog! I am on the Juliska Designers and we are thrilled you found our Flagship Store! We would love to host your fans to a FREE lunch on us at the J Cafe! Just email one of the fab retail gals at to make a reservation today! This offer expires May 1st - just mention you are a fan of High-Heeled Foot in the Door and lunch is on us! We can't wait to meet you all - if you can't make it to the store in CT, to locate a Juliska Signature Partner Store near you, please visit our store locater on (**FREE lunch offer only available at our Stamford Flagship Store**)

Happy Shopping (and dining!)

Also - for design, product and event updates - check out our Facebook Fan Page or follow us on Twitter (JuliskaDesigns and JuliskaGirl)

xxoo JuliskaGirl

April 17, 2009 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger JeanetteS said...

Juliska is one amazing line of tableware. I have my eye on a plate that I'd love to hang on the wall.

And your blog roll is one incredibly long list. I can't wait to check them all out!

April 17, 2009 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger Kimberlee said...

OH.MY.GOODNESS. what a place - those awnings are enough, but then you go inside!?!? thank you for taking us there 'virtually'! xx

April 17, 2009 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger KJZW said...

I love the close up of the cafe. Can I please have those walls in my house?

April 18, 2009 at 1:01 AM  
Blogger Sweet Addie said...

Wow, what a gorgeous store! Good thing it's nowhere near me, cause I'd be so broke!


April 18, 2009 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Pamela Terry and Edward said...

As Liz Lemon would say..."I want to go to there".

April 18, 2009 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Room design studio said...

what a find!!! this is a real treasure! thanks for sharing..

April 19, 2009 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Haven and Home said...

I want to go there!

April 19, 2009 at 12:28 PM  
OpenID captivateme said...

ooh my goodness, that cafe looks absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it :-)

April 19, 2009 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!! I NEEEEEED that pewter stoneware!!!! gosh everything just looks so gorgeous!!!
miss you!!

April 19, 2009 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger kerry said...

Hi, I live in CT and I think they have an outlet in South Norwalk. Are you taking them up on the lunch offer? So sweet!

April 21, 2009 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger Devon said...

C, I was in a store today and was obsessing about their pendant lights. Turns out they are Juliska's. I started Googling them tonight and, of course, found your blog post. You are so far ahead of the trend m'dear!! Great find.

December 18, 2009 at 12:07 AM  
Blogger Shari said...

Love the Juliska post (found it on a Google search for Juliska blog posts). Your blog is fabulous, too, so glad I found it! I just started a new blog, Little Blue Deer, and I added your link in my post - Juliska is the best!

March 3, 2010 at 11:16 AM  

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