At the Table~ Parchment Rouge


In a celebration of fall, I’m at the table with

 Parchment Rouge Dinnerware by Mikasa.


Warm and rich in design, a gold scroll pattern

embellishes a vibrant red border, making

 Parchment Rouge ideal for fall or the holidays!


When I received this dinnerware, I immediately envisioned a Christmas table set with gold accents and sparkling crystal on a snowy white tablecloth. . .


With my harvest of pumpkins and gourds, I decided to create a table prior to the holiday season, inspired by a plaid tablecloth with shades of pumpkin, persimmon, russet and ‘rouge’ ~ a warm foundation for a celebration of fall with Parchment Rouge Dinnerware.


Natural elements~ pumpkins, gourds, leaves, and Indian corn add an organic feel and natural abundance for an easy and casual centerpiece.


And rustic, woven chargers provide some texture,

in contrast to the smooth porcelain finish

of the dinnerware.


Glass beaded napkin rings add a soft luster

and marry a pair of napkins~

sheer gold layered over a red hemstitched one.



Gold beaded flatware adds some additional warmth

 to pair with the scroll pattern

on the dinnerware.






Parchment Rouge Table Details:

*Parchment Rouge Dinnerware, Mikasa

*Flatware/ Wallace Continental Bead

*Stemware/ Capella Ice Beverage Glasses, Mikasa

Chargers/ World Market

Tablecloth/ HomeGoods

Napkins / Pier 1

Napkin Rings/ Bed, Bath & Beyond


Celebrate fall & the holidays

with 20% off any Parchment Rouge

item through November 17th here:


*Lifetime Brands’ products have been provided

free of charge in exchange for

promotional consideration.

Mikasa Parchment Rouge

Wishing you the abundance

and warmth of the season!

Mikasa Parchment Rouge

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  31 comments for “At the Table~ Parchment Rouge

  1. November 4, 2013 at 5:14 am

    I love the scroll design Mary! The shot with the sugar and creamer really shows the warm glow of the gold too! Very pretty and I look forward to your Christmas setting too:@)

  2. November 4, 2013 at 7:04 am

    Nice table scape! These dishes could go right through Christmas. I love pretty and seasonal table wear.
    Have a great week!🍂🍂

  3. November 4, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Gorgeous fall table. The colors look so rich with the pumpkins and fall leaves. The design really *pops*. I like the idea of dishes moving easily from one season to another. Less storage room to look for! ;)


  4. franki
    November 4, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Your mind is always racing!! Multi-purpose is a “good thing.” franki

  5. November 4, 2013 at 7:20 am

    So natural and beautiful, I love how you always make a table look so elegant. The Parchment Rouge is fabulous, I may have to treat myself :)

  6. November 4, 2013 at 7:36 am

    The table is so warm and inviting, Mary. You sure know how to showcase a beautiful pattern and enhance it’s beauty. xo

  7. November 4, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Hi Mary, You must feel like it is Christmas every time you open a package from Mikasa! I like the pairing of the elegant dishes with the rustic charger and the plaid. And any dishes that can go from autumn through Christmas belong in every dish lovers cupboard! I could see these dishes on a festive Santa and jingle bells table too! Linda

  8. November 4, 2013 at 7:54 am

    This is perfect for fall and harvest time. I think you did it beautifully. I am so glad you didn’t rush Christmas.

    I can see why you thought of Christmas at first look. You have proved how versatile these dishes are as well as putting your creative juices to work. They will look entirely different but lovely. Next chance I get I want to check out Pier 1 and Home Goods. You are blessed to have them nearby.

    I have a 70’s Poppy Trail zinnia pattern I would LOVE to see what you could do with. Remember the orange, yellow and green era? You may be too young!

  9. November 4, 2013 at 8:08 am

    I love the parchment patterns and this one is gorgeous. I would be tempted to order a setting for four and there you have provided a coupon…hmmmm.

    I ordered French Countryside goblets and wines yesterday!;-) I just can’t seem to stop!

    Beautiful table!

  10. November 4, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Hi Mary, I’m back to tell you I “had” to order these just now!! My head is full of ideas ~~ right now I’m thinking Christmas morning table! Linda

  11. November 4, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Oooo, me like!! Anything scrolly like that pattern sets my ♥ aflutter!
    They would work for ANY holiday that uses RED…Valentines, Christmas, July 4th, Flag Day, Labor Day…you name it.
    Lucky you to get to *play* with so many different styles of dishes & accessories. You always do such a nice job for Life Brands.
    Thanks for sharing these.

  12. Peggy Thal
    November 4, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Such pretty Fall colors! Great dishes – they go so well with all the pumpkins. Thanks Mary !

  13. November 4, 2013 at 9:34 am

    This pattern is so versatile. Love the color combination and the pattern. I agree that this is a set that can go through the season. It must be exciting every time Mikasa sends a package. You are the perfect one to showcase their beautiful patterns.
    Raining here again. Feast or famine as they say……..Sarah

  14. November 4, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Beautiful colors… love your elegant yet rustic fall theme and colors…can’t wait to see how you will use the pattern for Christmas!

  15. November 4, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    This is a beautiful pattern, Mary! I love how you have paired it with the Fall items and then you can use it at Christmas too! Versatility is a GOOD thing! I love the napkin sleeves, I am always looking for them as I have NONE:( I haven’t bought any new dishes lately, I am really running out of room:) Have a beautiful, Fall week!!!!

  16. November 4, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Mary I am trying not to buy any more plates right now, and you are making it seriously difficult! I love these colors for fall and winter, gorgeous! Your napkins and gourds and leaves compliment the dishes so beautifully and I love all the different textures and fall elements~

  17. Kathy
    November 4, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Mary sooo pretty! The take away for those young ladies who want to build a pretty and up-to-date table for holidays…is to buy those extra classics as you find them at discount. For me it’s the chargers and texture items like baskets and a bunch of things I can prop w florals and lift. Build the cloth napkins as you go, supplementing w paper early on.the rest is inspiration w natural items for the season. I love the inspiration you, Mary, provide in this fabulous blog!

  18. November 5, 2013 at 9:54 am

    such beautiful colors, i adore the shades of fall, another beautiful spread!

  19. Judy Hubbard
    November 5, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Mary: Your blog is my absolute favorite! Your table settings are gorgeous! I just love all the dishes & tableware you use. And I love the quilts you have too! You are my Inspiration!

  20. November 5, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    The dishes are beautiful…Yes, perfect for Fall and the holidays…and the tablecloth is perfect!..You create your tables so elegantly and then so eloquently you take us on a beautiful journey…another masterpiece!!

  21. November 6, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Beautiful dishes…the colors are some of my favorite..
    Love, Mona

  22. November 6, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Great tablecloth. I got one this season as well and am in the midst of a tablescape with it as well.

    – The Tablescaper

  23. November 6, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Gorgeous fall table…love the dishes.
    Have a wonderful week, Mary…

  24. November 6, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    I think that Parchment Rouge is destined to become a pattern for all seasons…beautiful! Your Fall table yields a bounty of inspiration. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  25. Bev
    November 7, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Beautiful china…perfect colors for autumn. Lovely, as always!

  26. November 9, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Those dishes are absolutely lovely and I LOVE the way they look with the plaid tablecloth. You’ve done an outstanding job of blending colors and textures (the chargers, the beaded napkin rings, the 2 napkins, everything!)
    A treat to see. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

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