At the Table~ Mikasa Swirl


I’m at the table with Mikasa Swirl Dinnerware. . .

simple, versatile, and modern with a ribbed design,

that lends itself to a ‘pottery wheel’ feel.


In contrast to last week’s table, I kept the centerpiece

and table simple, to pair with the dinnerware.


A soft, wool throw is layered over a matelasse coverlet.

Seville Bone Handled Flatware adds a natural

warmth, along with woven chargers

for additional texture to the table.


A pumpkin in an urn and a medley of smaller pumpkins,

gourds, and nuts, make an easy & casual centerpiece.


The stoneware, with its simple, clean lines,

has a combination of

 matte and gloss glazes on each piece.


Organic in shape, the cereal bowl has a ribbed and matte finish

on the outside, in contrast to a polished and glossy surface

on the inside, and is generously sized~

offering up a seasonal tiger striped pumpkin.


Swirl stemware offers a textural appeal,

with its raised circular lines,

to pair with the dinnerware.




The simple design of the dinnerware

lends itself to layering with other colors.


 I changed the throw on the top of the coverlet,

to a brown and green plaid,

 to pair with Mikasa Swirl in tan and sage.



A patterned napkin and green bubble

stem goblets add some depth of color.


Swirl Dinnerware is also available in a square

shape~ in white, chocolate, and black.


Square dinner plates in chocolate are paired with

 white salad plates, placed on the diagonal,

and topped with sage bowls.


Round chargers were replaced with

square ones, to frame the square plates.


You can find all the Swirl Dinnerware options here:


Swirl Table Details:

*Swirl Dinnerware/ Mikasa

*Swirl Wine Glasses/ Mikasa

* Seville Bone Handled Flatware/ Towle

Green Bubble Stems/ HomeGoods

Woven Chargers/ World Market

Napkins/ HomeGoods

Tan & White Throw, Lauren/ T. J. Maxx, several years ago

Brown & Green Throw/ gift


*Lifetime Brands’ products have been provided

free of charge in exchange for

promotional consideration.


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  62 comments for “At the Table~ Mikasa Swirl

  1. October 7, 2013 at 5:29 am

    The colors are wonderful, Mary. I need to have a look at Swirl. Love the look of this table!

  2. October 7, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Good morning, Mary. Nice table as usual! The feel of fall is inspired in the table scape.🍂

  3. Sandi Lee
    October 7, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Everything is wonderful. Can you tell me where to find the urn you used as a centerpiece. I am trying to find one that’s not concrete so that it’s not so heavy. thanks so much.

    • October 7, 2013 at 7:15 am

      Thanks Sandi, It’s painted cast iron so it IS heavy, it’s from my retail days.

  4. Cheryl
    October 7, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Both tables are just lovely. It’s amazing how just changing a few things can give you two entirely different looks. My favorite is the flatware…just love it!

  5. Kathy Davis
    October 7, 2013 at 8:01 am

    It’s fun to dissect every detail and savor each one! Beautiful!! Are the square woven chargers still available? Are they sold on World Market website or only in the stores? Thanks!

    • October 7, 2013 at 8:04 am

      Thanks Kathy, I’ve had the chargers for several years. I don’t see them on WM’s website, I’ll check next time I’m in the store to see if they’re still available.

  6. October 7, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Hi Mary, This is a beautiful pattern and I love the flatware! So many options with one pattern–that’s what I need. The bowls look like a great size and the texture change from interior to exterior is fascinating. You have the best throws to use for the table cover and I really enjoyed seeing the change of the two plaids so thank you for the effort! Linda

  7. belleayers
    October 7, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Love your brown & green plaid throw. Beautiful tablescape!
    Betty at Seasons on the Sunporch

  8. October 7, 2013 at 8:43 am

    So pretty Mary, I love the soft orange and browns with the white dinnerware. The smooth and rough surfaces of the dishes is so subtle yet adds so much interest~I love how you made just a few changes and created a whole different look! You are the queen of using quilts and blankets and making them look elegant~The setting is perfect for your beautiful autumn table~

  9. October 7, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Beautiful, I always look forward to your posts. So much thought, care and time is given to what you create and it shows! Completely Fall, inspiring and a table setting (either one) that I would love to join!

  10. October 7, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Gorgeous, as usual! Only thing to make it more perfect would be to have those 2 adorable pups perched at the place settings!! And um……you are killing my pocketbook! Seems I keep buying all the dishware you showcase…aaaaccckkk. I don’t have a dish pantry. Killing me, I tell ya!!

  11. paula
    October 7, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Love the tan and sage so pretty next to the water, which looks cold, brrr! I like your center piece using the urn, that is so neat!
    Have a super day!

    • October 7, 2013 at 9:38 am

      Thanks Paula! It was overcast but the water temperatures are still warm. It was 88 degrees yesterday :)

  12. October 7, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Such interesting patterns & textures to this tablescape, Mary…very inviting on a chilly fall day.
    I’m in love with your soft, wool throw layered over the matelasse coverlet.
    I may just borrow you idea for that centerpiece for a dinner party on the 16th. I want to use my new Waterford crystal stemware & I’ve been struggling with how to incorporate autumn with it. Using the urn for both elevation as well as “upscale” design just might work & I have a very similar one, too. Thanks for the inspiration, as always!!


  13. October 7, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Simple and understated! Lovely!

  14. October 7, 2013 at 9:47 am

    I love this table, perfectly “fall-ish” yet so serene. Lovely.

  15. October 7, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I especially love your first table setting! So calm yet festive for the fall! And the plaid throws really create a cozy table! I too am a china addict and enjoy watching you create with your collection! Do you know of a creative way to store your china? I have various places where I stash mine and would love to make them easy to access and store so company can see them.

  16. Franki
    October 7, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Lovely! franki

  17. October 7, 2013 at 10:31 am

    very pretty, love the tandem looks, both very soothing for everyday living~

  18. Carole
    October 7, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Mary….love your blog….such beautiful things you have and the display is always awesome…I live in southern California and am so jealous of your beautiful fall colors. I’m new to your sight and thought I was able to do a house tour of your home once but now can’t seem to find it…do you have one posted?

  19. October 7, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Two gorgeous tablescapes! It’s amazing how just changing things around gives such a different feel. LOVE the sage dishes and darker throw.

  20. Kathy Davis
    October 7, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Mary, thank you for checking on the chargers. I love the fact that they have handles!!

  21. October 7, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Very pretty, Mary….I love the neutral colors!

  22. Pam
    October 7, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    If I had looked at this dinnerware in the store in a basic display, I would have thought it was much too modern for me, but seeing it in your tablescape makes me take a whole new look! I love it! It looks very versatile and interesting the way you have it styled. Thanks!

  23. October 7, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Mary, love your tablescapes – both are great.

  24. October 7, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Hi Mary, Oooh how I do LOVE this subdued color pallet ~ such a soft take on Fall, so soothing and calm. Beautiful combinations; you are a true creative genius lady! The Mikasa ‘Swirl’ looks so versatile. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  25. October 7, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Beautiful colors in the throw that bring out the colors of the dishware. LOVE that flatware. Have to look for that. I am loving your softer side of fall in this table.

  26. October 7, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    I love this fall tablescape. Such pretty colors with great attention to detail. The Mikasa pattern is perfection. Visiting from Stroll Thru Life.

    Have a great week. Stop by for a visit if you get the chance.


  27. Peggy Thal
    October 7, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Another winner! Beautiful.

  28. October 8, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Mary, I like the simplicity and warmth that this table. You’ve inspired me!

  29. October 8, 2013 at 6:13 am

    I agree with the “pottery wheel feel” and love that look Mary! Lovin’ your pretty big pumpkin and I think I like the setting with the darker brown look! Hope everything has dried off well, we’re finally back to fall here in Philly:@)

  30. October 8, 2013 at 8:41 am

    You make a simple pumpkin look so elegant. Gorgeous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  31. October 8, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Gorgeous! So happy to see you featured on Mikasa’s Facebook page! Dianne

  32. October 8, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Absolutely Beautiful!! I love it!

  33. October 9, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Fabulous !! You have chosen the right fall elements that has brought the natural flavor to this decor making this table setting more interesting and welcoming.

  34. October 9, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Perfect Fall settings, love how you’ve used the plaid throws!!

  35. October 9, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    I have such a hard time commenting on your posts, because they always contain so many pieces of “eye candy” that I never know where to begin! Love both of these tables, because I absolutely adore anything plaid (much be my Scottish heritage!). The Mikasa china pieces in both colors are beautiful and you have certainly “done them proud” with your designs. Gorgeous!

  36. October 9, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Such a beautiful setting for an autumn tablescape. Gorgeous tartan!
    Have a wonderful week, Mary…

  37. October 9, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Wow! These tables are simply beautiful. I love your use of the throws and the setting is amazing.

  38. October 9, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Both are equally beautiful and serene.

    – Alma, The Tablescaper

  39. FABBY
    October 9, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    I love both settings, you always make gorgeous tables and use such wonderful things, like dishes, flatware, etc. Beautiful Fall tablescapes.

  40. October 9, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    What a beautiful fall table scape!

  41. October 10, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Everything looks so warm and wonderful. That plaid is the perfect warm background for all the fall colors. Brrr, it was cold and raining tonight and sweet neighbors were having a wedding open house! Not ready for this!

  42. October 10, 2013 at 6:19 am

    The neutral colors are wonderful Mary. I could love to sit at this table, and gaze at the lake.

  43. Bev
    October 10, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Gorgeous, as always! Love those napkins.

  44. October 10, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Your table is so inviting and comfortable, I do love the muted colors and love the way some pumpkins are so muted, such a new type of look that I love…Phyllis

  45. creativehomeexpressions
    October 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Just beautiful, Mary! I love the plaid on the table. Such a great outdoor Fall table, and actually being outside and enjoying the season. Love the simplicity of the pumpkin sitting on the urn as your centerpiece.

  46. October 10, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Beautiful table, Mary! It’s very warm and fall-ish…christine

  47. October 11, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I love your blog and your fall tablescape, so gorgeous! I would like to invite you to join my blog party Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage to link up your vignette or anything else you’d like to. ( I usually start the link up on Saturdays) Hope to see you there, Mary

  48. October 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Love the brown and green throw. It is exactly what I have been looking for. The pumpkin centerpiece is darling. Everything is beautiful as always… Candy

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  50. October 16, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Just beautiful Mary! I love that pumpkin color!

  51. Bev
    October 16, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Lovely table…love the plaid cover. The pumpkins in the bowls are great touches…

  52. October 19, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    I thought I left a comment on this! I love this softer Fall look, the brown so cozy! Beautiful! Thanks for linking to Let’s Dish! We missed you for the challenge.

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