Two unabashed romantics, Capucine and David Gooding founded Juliska in 2001 with a collection of 40 historic Bohemian glasses – since then the company has blossomed to one of the leading home brands in America. Juliska is not about trends; it’s about loving life and living well. Juliska today is made up of an inspired group of individuals committed to providing beautiful things for the home. We are inspired by the gathering of family and loved ones over food, passionate artisans, and centuries of European design.
A Fall Sentiment
From our Creative Director, Capucine Gooding
Our feature in this month’s Traditional Home magazine started us thinking about what “tradition” means. I realized that some of our traditions are inherited and some are invented by us. Traditions don’t have to be formal, they’re just meant to be meaningful. One tradition that all of us share this time of year is Gratitude. Regularly expressing gratitude is a big part of our family dialogue so we invented a new tradition. We bought an 8x10 canvas drop cloth and I scrawled 'Gratitude' at the top of it. We hung the ‘gratitude banner’ in our entryway at the beginning of November and kept a sharpie nearby. We all took turns writing things both big and small that we were grateful for such as "Chocolate, nature, teachers, family, the tooth fairy, Jane Austin, etc". Everyone was invited to do the same and the banner was full by Christmas.
Another quite useful tradition we invented many years ago was our “Wish Jar". We each labeled a jar with our name and throughout the year, whenever we thought of a wish- simple or extravagant - whether a pair of cozy cashmere slippers, a cool kitchen gadget, a trip to Africa, the latest Malcom Gladwell book, or to perform with the Rockette’s…we’d write it on a slip of paper and pop it in our wish jar. Then at gift giving time, we’d rummage through each other’s jars. It’s quite special to see a jar filling up with wishes. When opening them, you discover wondrous things about your loved one.
We hope that your wish jars overflow with goodness, gratitude and many magical moments this season!
With Love and Gratitude,
Capucine and David Gooding, Founders