At the Table with Lindsey


I’m making the transition from summer to fall,

at the table with Lindsey Dinnerware

by Mikasa.


As much as I would like to fling myself headlong into fall,

with cozy sweaters, bowls of hearty soup. . .


. . . and mugs of hot cider~ there is plenty of summer

weather with temperatures in the 80s and 90s

ahead for us here in the South.


Ideal for any time of year, Lindsey seems

especially fitting for a transitional table.


A delicate spray of flowers trails gracefully

across the white plates~ with blooms

that range from blush to a coppery-pink and rusty-red.


Similar to our hydrangeas, turning from pink,

then burgundy, and later bronze,

in time with September’s arrival.


Embroidered flowers on a linen-textured runner

were found blooming at Bed, Bath & Beyond.


And silver plated Mint Julep Cups, accented with beaded details, are filled with a seasonal pick of acorns and leaves, with a few burgundy sprigs of Loropetalum and Japanese Maple tucked inside.


The classic tulip shape of Mikasa’s Capella beverage glass, with its deep oval cut-design at the base of the stems, blend with both formal and casual dinnerware and flatware.



Napkins from Pier 1 add a little casual elegance~

pairing the natural jute and a rich, rust velvet trim.




A silver urn serves as a vase for a mix of floral materials,

the leather handles lending a casual feel.



Lindsey Table

A set of four assorted napkin rings have a soft pewter finish, blending the polished silver surfaces of the julep cups and vase with the satin finish of the Julienne flatware.



Lindsey Table Details:

*Lindsey Dinnerware/ Mikasa Gourmet Basics

*Mint Julep Cups/ Towle

*Stemware/ Mikasa Capella Ice Beverage Glasses

*Flatware/ Julienne, Towle Living Everyday

 Runner/ Bed, Bath & Beyond

Chargers/ World Market

Napkin Rings/ Pottery Barn, several years ago

Napkins/  Pier 1

Vase/ retail days



*Lifetime Brands’ products have been provided free of charge in exchange for promotional consideration.

Mikasa Lindsey-001

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  61 comments for “At the Table with Lindsey

  1. Sandi Lee
    September 9, 2013 at 6:03 am

    Your floral arrangements are just gorgeous-love the acorns in the coffee cup!

  2. September 9, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Lovely! I am so ready for fall … maybe by Halloween???!!!! I’ll take a julep in the cup, please. :)

  3. September 9, 2013 at 7:05 am

    I love the LIndsey dishes with the little flowers. Perfect for a fall transitional table. Nice, Mary!

  4. September 9, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Very pretty Mary! I love the warm cinnamon-y colors and the pic through the glass is really cool:@)

  5. September 9, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Love your table setting! Would match my table very well! Colors are great to transform from summer to fall!👏

  6. Franki
    September 9, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Oh, my, IF I could get YET ANOTHER set of dishes…it would be “Lindsey!!” THOSE are “my colors” the deep burgundy, copper…this setting you presented was…perfect. Just beautiful. franki

  7. September 9, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Very pretty table, looks like you are ready for fall.

  8. September 9, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Mary, what a stunning transitional table you’ve set with “Lindsey!” I think it is remarkable how you found the tablerunner with almost exactly the same shaped flowers as on the dishes! I hope one day you publish a book with all your gorgeous table settings in it!

  9. Kim
    September 9, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Gorgeous Mary and that runner was meant to go with those dishes. I love the napkin rings and that silver urn.

  10. Cheryl
    September 9, 2013 at 8:16 am

    What a beautiful tablescape today, Mary. Very classic & elegant with the embroidery, velvet, crystal and silver. I love the burgundy color scheme for fall…very lovely. The pink in these dishes could easily be played up for a spring tablescape.

  11. September 9, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Hello Mary! I found you from BNOTP and I feel like I’ve found a soul mate! I used to work retail, had a Bichon (your dogs are ADORABLE!) and we have a weekend cabin near a lake. I wish it was ON the water like yours :(. Your setting is stunning and you must really love it there.

    The tablescape is lovely, and absolutely perfect for between seasons!

  12. September 9, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Love this table and the wonderful burgundy colors and those napkin rings are to die for!

  13. September 9, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Stunning, your accent pieces are beyond perfect, they could not have found a better stylist on the planet…

    Love the runner with napkin edge pic, so rich and wonderful. Those dishes never had it so good, your colors highlight the delicate beauty~

  14. Peggy Thal
    September 9, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Love the beautiful colors on your gorgeous table. Getting slowly ready for Fall . Really hate to part with summer. The dishes look beautiful either for fall or Spring. Think I will be slowly getting my Fall decor out.

  15. Trish Overby
    September 9, 2013 at 9:36 am

    How extremely beautiful your table setting is. It welcomes the small changes that happen here in the south. Giving them the invitation to your table was breath taking! Thank you for sharing your talents.

  16. September 9, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I love the combinations you have orchestrated into a beautiful symphony of a Fall tablescape. It is elegant, yet very relaxing. Thank you for sharing your gifted creativity.

  17. Suzi/Pam
    September 9, 2013 at 11:36 am

    this speaks “fall” better than any table i’ve ever seen! gorgeous and yet still so sophisticated and understated…like what fall would wear when she’s all grown up

  18. September 9, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Beautiful table setting! I want to decorate for fall too, but it’s hard to get motivated when I think it’s supposed to be 100 degrees here today (Dallas). Love the table setting, and LOVE your hydrangeas; they don’t grow well here but I adore them.

  19. September 9, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    You have such a knack for details and coordinating different elements…just amazing!

  20. linda kemp
    September 9, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    I love this beautiful table!!!

  21. Susan
    September 9, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Mary, once again you’ve hit it out of the park! This table is GORGEOUS!!! You really are one of THE most talented people I’ve ever seen.

  22. September 9, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I love everything about this, Mary ~ As I mentioned on my blog you are the Queen of Table Settings ~ you’ve made this pretty Lindsey pattern SHINE.

  23. September 9, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Hi Mary, I like just about any Mikasa china. These warm plates are perfect for this month. Your table is tops as always. Forgive my lack of comments. My girl has been been keeping me busy. xo, olive

  24. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    September 9, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Such a beautiful tablesetting. The dishes are gorgeous and the runner matches them so beautifully. I always look forwared to all of your tablescapes. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  25. September 9, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Lovely! I just want to sit down and enjoy!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  26. September 9, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    It blows my mind that you can find the PERFECT runner for the dishes! And the dishes are beautiful for a transitional table like this. The centerpiece is exquisite, of course. Love the vase. You have mixed casual elegance to perfection.

  27. September 9, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    “Magic Mary”, my new name for you :) , you have taken some china that normally wouldn’t catch my eye and set a table that I couldn’t take my eyes off of! The reflection of the runner detail in the julep cup is so subtle and the acorns and fall snipets make the pattern on the china dramatic rather than simple~I’m with you, hurry fall, heat, heat go away!

  28. September 9, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    You have such a discerning eye, Mary. I’m amazed at how you saw the similarities to the hydrangea in those pretty plates. Also, I loved how you captured the embroidery spray in the spokes of the crystal pattern as well as in the reflection on the cup. Just Beautiful!! BRAVO!!!

  29. FABBY
    September 9, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! Starting from the awesome wicker table and chairs and the pretty runner I saw once in a store here…(I should’ve bought it!) and how perfect it blends with your lovely Mikasa china pattern! The silver vase with Fall leaves and flowers is so pretty, along with the cute little flower vases as well. Perfection!

  30. September 9, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Mary, how do you always find the perfect details to pull these tables together? This runner looks like it was designed for these dishes. I love the look of the mint juleps used as mini vases. Such an elegant touch!

  31. September 10, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Just jaw dropping!…The Lindsay dishes are so beautiful and perfect for our transition into ALWAYS find the perfect compliments to your dinnerware…from the wonderful textures of the linens, to the stunning mint julep cup with the fall foliage!!…I so love how your hydrangeas turned into those magnificent colors!

  32. JP
    September 10, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Everything is just stunning….I love it all!

  33. September 10, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    I would love for you to pack up this entire table and send it my way! I love every bit of it!

  34. Botanic Bleu
    September 10, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    So fall with a fresh new take… Where have I been that I’ve never noticed your wicker table and chairs? Are these new? Did I miss a post where you shared them for the first time? Just perfect for your waterfront setting…


    • September 10, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      Thanks Judith, it’s not new, it’s just usually covered up with a quilt or tablecloth :)

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  36. September 10, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Wow what a gorgeous table you have put together. Absolutely lovely. I would love for you to come and link this up to my Fall into Fall party going on right now. Hope to see you there.

  37. September 10, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    I’d love to fling myself into fall as well, we’re breaking records with the heat here in the Mississippi Valley. Those mint julep cups, all decked out, are fantastic!

  38. September 11, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Hi Mary, I just LOVE this table and every single thing on it! Those dishes are so fresh, and how did you ever find a runner to complement them perfectly? I also love the contrast of the silver items with the rustic flowers, and that VASE!!!! This is a wonderful transitional table and pattern. Linda

  39. September 11, 2013 at 10:18 am

    What a beautiful setting for a fall brunch. Your table is just lovely – so perfectly set for a leisurely fall breakfast. Love the rattan table and chargers with the silver urn and julep cups giving the gorgeous contrast to all of the natural elements.

  40. September 11, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    So lovely!! I want to sit at that table and drink wine and enjoy the surroundings! The Mikasa dishes are wonderful and the colors on the table are making me long for a cool Fall evening! As usual, your photos are fabulous!

  41. Bev
    September 11, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    So beautiful! I love the dishes; the table runner is perfect with them…those napkin rings are to die for. Lovely, as always.

  42. September 11, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Such a pretty table, love the silver with the flowers and the runner, the dishes are so delicate and pair so beautifully with everything…Phyllis

  43. Paula Lusk
    September 11, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    I think your table is set so beautifully. I want to run out and buy everything you have. lol Thank you for sharing Blessings Paula Lusk

  44. September 11, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    I’m back for another look at this texture rich table. Big sigh of happiness!

  45. Joni
    September 12, 2013 at 12:53 am

    What a gorgeous fall table that you have built around this pattern. Love the table it is set at. Your urn is arranged so beautifully. Joni

  46. September 12, 2013 at 7:05 am

    What a pretty china pattern. I don’t believe I have ever seen it before.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  47. September 12, 2013 at 9:44 am

    What a beautiful pattern and so perfect for the transition. I just love your photos with the water in the background! What a setting. Those napkin rings are just yummy, especially that square topped one. So many, many beautiful things!

  48. September 12, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Lindsey is gorgeous! I also love you napkin rings…Christine

  49. Rhonda
    September 12, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    We love what you have done. Please come share it with us at Craft Frenzy Friday! The party starts Thursday to 7pm cst. I won’t be a party without you.

  50. September 13, 2013 at 11:49 am

    I sure like these dishes and the runner. Love the floral arrangements- perfect coloring!

  51. September 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    A very pretty table! I love your dishes.
    Blessings My Friend,

  52. September 14, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    What perfect plates to ease into Fall! I love the runner, and the silver centerpiece is wonderful!!

  53. October 31, 2013 at 7:03 am

    I just love your site. Where did you get the table runner? I wonder if you got it at the same place you got the napkins. Thanks.

  54. September 4, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Oh my goodness!!! This table is just perfect – as always!!! We are just heading into spring but really my favourite season is autumn (fall to all of you on the other side of the world!!). Deep red is really not a colour is decorate with but I adore everything about this table..

  55. September 4, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Yes, we finally have weather back in the high 80’s! I am hanging onto summer!
    This table is just beautiful. I can’t believe the richness of your hydrangeas! I haven’t seen any that color before and they are stunners. They go so perfectly with the richness of your table. I love your little cups of fall fancy on the plates and your fabulous vase of fall color.
    It really is fun that seasons change and autumn is one of those beautiful ones!

  56. Debbie
    September 8, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Everything is so lovely and your photography is amazing!

  57. September 8, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Love, Love, Love the floral arrangements in the silver julep cups and urn for this one!

  58. Darlene
    September 8, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    I so enjoy your tablescapes by the lake. Your table and chairs always look so inviting and your designs are so beautiful. Lovely colors for the transition to fall.

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