It should come as no great surprise by now that I lean toward a ‘more is more’ philosophy :)
My table this week is simple and ‘less is more’ allowing the dinnerware to be the guest of honor and provide the pattern.
I’m a fan of using natural or organic materials when possible at the table. Since it’s soup season, I found myself on the dried bean aisle at the grocery and picked some up to add to a vase with a candle for an easy 5 minute centerpiece.
The beans provide some color and texture
as well as a secure base for the candle.
Textured placemats at the table instead of a tablecloth allow the wood grain to show and provide some contrast and warm color to complement the dinnerware.
Arabella has been favorite stoneware dinnerware pattern since its introduction in 1986, and is oven, freezer and microwave safe.
Sherbet dishes are a fun way to present a variety
of desserts~ ice cream, cobblers, or in this case lentils :)
And 5 inch fruit bowls are versatile for a
servings of fruit, cereal, yogurt or soups.
You can find all the Mikasa Arabella options here: