As a lover of green, both indoors & out, Mikasa’s Daylight Dinnerware appealed to me when I first saw it, with its fresh, crisp design. I loved the vibrant green leaves. . . a shade that reminds of the first tender growth of spring.
The leaves trail across the contoured plates, wind their way inside the generous soup bowls, and curve around the surface of the tea cups~ serving as a wonderful way to bring nature indoors. . .
Bud vases hold sprigs I cut from our Abelia shrubs, that attracted butterflies last summer with their pinkish-white tubular flowers. I found butterflies with adhesive backing, designed for scrapbooking, that I added to the vases for each place setting.
I set my table outside among the butterflies, and cut one of my last peonies, along with some privet blooming and adding some white flowers I picked up at the farmer’s market for a bouquet.
A lover of green, I had lots available to me to set my table outdoors. I filled an urn from Pottery Barn purchased several years ago for centerpiece, and pulled out a quilt for a guest bedroom, to function as a tablecloth.
I was already sold on the versatility of this pattern, having seen and admired Alycia’s creativity with two different tables, at Tablescapes at Table Twenty-One. One, a garden-inspired table accenting the crisp apple green color, with a sprinkling of violets along with a decorative birdcage, and the other~ Zen-like, a setting both modern and tranquil. I had also admired a table at Creative Journeys~ Easter in theme, Marlis celebrated with a nest of eggs, bunnies, and tulips~ with the daylight filtering in, reflecting off her dinnerware & stems, particularly appropriate for this pattern!
Daylight’s 5 piece place setting includes an 11″ dinner plate, an 8 1/2″ salad plate, a 9″ soup, and a teacup with saucer. I alternated views of my table, using soup bowls with their generous shape that broaden from base to rim, and the salad plates with their sloped rims and raised interiors, on top of the dinner plates.
The Mikasa Daylight collection also includes a 50 oz. Tea Server.
Smooth and fluid in shape with a loop handle that results in a functional design that is durable and modern. Perfect for pouring tea, or an elegant way to serve a broth or bisque soup in the 10 oz. cups!
There are more butterflies to be found~ on my Portmeirion Botanic Garden flatware~ sipping nectar at this table from the flowers on the handles & quilted table covering.
A ceramic garden stool that normally functions as an end table in a bedroom, purchased at HomeGoods years ago, is serving up a tray for tea~
And more butterflies from Pottery Barn, have fluttered by to light on & hold napkins~
Dishwasher and microwave safe, the Mikasa Daylight collection also includes other serving pieces to further enhance the tabletop including: a coffee server, a sugar bowl, a creamer, a round platter, a bread and butter plate, a cereal bowl, a mug, a charger, a large rice bowl, a small rice bowl, a small salad bowl, a pasta serving bowl, an oval vegetable bowl and an oval platter.
And it only seemed appropriate that there were a few tea sandwiches for this table. . .
Open face cucumber sandwiches~ Peel strips of English cucumber and drain on a paper towels. Layer cucumber strips, slightly overlapping, on top of Pepperidge Farm very thin sandwich bread, spread with cream cheese. Use a cookie cutter to cut your shapes, season with salt & pepper, and garnish with parsley or sweet basil leaves.
Thank you to Lifetime Brands and Mikasa~ I enjoyed creating a table with this versatile dinnerware!
*I am neither an employee nor affiliate of Lifetime Brands, Inc. and received this product from Lifetime Brands at no cost for my review. The opinions expressed here are mine and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Lifetime.*
Daylight & Butterfly Table details:
Dishes/ Mikasa Daylight Dinnerware
Contoured chargers/ World Market
Flat woven chargers/Pier 1
Flatware/Portmeirion Botanic Garden/HomeGoods
Butterfly Napkin Rings, Green Urn, Green Cake Pedestal/ Pottery Barn