Mikasa Antique White, Bunnies, Tulips & Nests


I’m ready to welcome spring, so I gathered some

bunnies, tulips & nests for the table with

Mikasa Antique White Dinnerware.


Fine, chip-resistant porcelain dinnerware,

Antique White by Mikasa

is a versatile and an ideal blank canvas

for casual or formal dining!


A 62 ounce pitcher is serving as a vase for the table,

along with pink tulips for a little spring color.


Scalloped rimmed edges and graceful flowing lines

add interest to this classic white pattern. . .


And a footed cake plate elevates

a nest and sugar and creamer.


A quilted coverlet, multitasking as a tablecloth,

was the color inspiration for the table. . .


With ticking stripes and a patchwork of blooming flowers

in a color palette of soft blues, pinks, and warm brown.


Woven scallop-edged chargers add texture and

additional warm accents of brown,

and tea cups and saucers were filled with brown

excelsior as nests, for blue candy eggs.


White floral relief napkin rings couple

a pink floral napkin with picot edge

 brown & white check.


Instead of soup, a tureen is hiding colored eggs,

nestled in brown excelsior for a centerpiece.



And bunnies are multiplying

with the promise of spring!




You can find all the Mikasa Antique White options here:



 Table Details:

*Dinnerware/ Mikasa Antique White

*Flatware / Wallace Hadley

*Stemware/ Mikasa French Countryside

Napkins/  Pier 1 (brown) & HomeGoods (floral)

Napkin Rings/ Bed, Bath & Beyond

Chargers/ Pier 1

Quilt/ Kohl’s


*Lifetime Brands’ products have been provided

free of charge in exchange for

promotional consideration.

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  44 comments for “Mikasa Antique White, Bunnies, Tulips & Nests

  1. March 17, 2014 at 6:22 am

    Lord have mercy, Woman…I think you might just have more quilts than ME, even!! I never think to use mine as tablecloths, though. Gotta think out of the box more.
    I have a stone bunny…I have nests…I have tureens…now why can’t I think to combine them so beautifully, like YOU do?
    The pretty white dishes are so versatile & make the perfect backdrop for any color or themed tablescape. I like your Spring version!! Sure wish it would arrive up here soon.

  2. Sandi Lee
    March 17, 2014 at 6:28 am

    Love it and so welcome to see Spring arriving after this horrendous winter weather. My Pier 1 had the brown checked napkins last fall -do they have them now? I have a set of pastels I got last year too but would love to find the brown. thanks for your help.

    • March 17, 2014 at 7:00 am

      Hi Sandi, Pier 1 doesn’t show the napkins online so I’m guessing they’re not available in the stores either. I’ll be on the look out :)

  3. March 17, 2014 at 6:30 am

    I love when you “quilt” a table! Lovely spring tablescape. Love the nests and the bunnies. Spring is springing — I hope!

  4. March 17, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Great combination! Very nice, as always.

  5. March 17, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Mary, you can really put dishes and settings for the holiday together! What a nack! I never think of using my quilts for a table cloth. Need to see what is in my stash. Have a great week

  6. RS
    March 17, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Yes, yes, yes, bring on the tulips, bunnies, birds nests, Easter ! Come on Springtime!

  7. March 17, 2014 at 8:33 am

    You have moved right from St. Patty’s green to spring, and I love the soft tones on this table. This is a quilt I don’t remember seeing before, but I get so lost in all the details, I may have forgotten it.

  8. paula
    March 17, 2014 at 9:04 am

    With coffee in hand I look forward to my mornings seeing your lovely table settings, and everything your talent shares with us!!
    This is a soft and sweet way to welcome SpRinG !!! I bet spring will be beautiful :)
    Have a sunny day !

  9. franki
    March 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

    O’Boy! Needed that on “yet another” snow covered day! The tulip/quilt combo is charming!! franki

  10. March 17, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Another beautiful, inspiring post. Thank you for displaying your creativity.

  11. Velia
    March 17, 2014 at 11:33 am

    The table setting is lovely and certainly speaks Spring. The quilt sets a calming and charming mood with its color tones and fabric patterns; just the right foundation for the tablescape. I own a 12 piece set of the Mikasa Antique White dishes and I have enjoyed them for many years. The dishes can be used for everyday use and also have the look of fine china, which is just how they are advertised. In addition to their lovely look they are microwaveable and dishwater safe, best investment I made. Thanks for another inviting inspiration.

  12. March 17, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Wow, Mary. This tablescape is one of my favorites because the quilt contains all the colors and compliments everything on your table so well. I love it! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


  13. March 17, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Hi Mary, we are thinking alike: I just posted a table “Dining with birds and Bunnies”!!! I love your table, the colors are so pretty. As soon as we know WHEN we will get home I am ordering a set of white dishes that I found and fell in LOVE with!!!!!!! Joe and I were in an accident on the way down to Fl. We were in SC so the car was towed to a Cadillac place in Charleston and we got a rental to get here to Joe’s sisters in FL. NO idea when we will get home now. Stay Safe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Kim
    March 17, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Your china is my favorite! Oh, by the way, that pattern is our everyday china here in The Land of Making Do. They are such a great basic white with a little detail. I love it with your chargers!!! All your nests and natural elements look very pretty. :-)

  15. March 17, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Lovely post …lovely photos… I like the delicate look of the pink and white with the natural earthiness of the brown and beige…

  16. March 17, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Always beautiful, always clever..and the table is nice too! ;-) Seriously, I love your touch of spring, those beautiful tulips (I cannot get enough of them at this time of the year), and that tureen with the eggs — brilliant!

  17. March 17, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Your napkins accent your quilt perfectly. I love all the colors you used. Clever to use the tureen for Easter eggs. Love the tulips, bird nests and bunnies. The lovely white Mikasa pattern is beautiful.

  18. March 17, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Beautiful dishes! I might have to look into a set of these! Your table is gorgeous as always.

  19. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud
    March 17, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Lovin’ the pinks Mary and the napkin rings are beautiful! Snow again today here… Looking forward to some spring flowers myself:@)

  20. March 17, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    I knew I was in for a treat at the “title”…. how you can make a “cute” tablescape look both adorable and exquisite at the same time…just love the colors of the quilt .. wonderful dishes and stemware.

  21. March 17, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Each element is beautiful, but oh my, I’m in love with that quilted coverlet!

  22. Pamela
    March 18, 2014 at 1:00 am

    LOVE EVERYTHING! I’m probably the only person on earth who doesn’t have white dishes yet. I’ve had my eye on Wedgewood Queen’s Plain but recently saw the Mikasa Antique White and I love it. I do have the Mikasa French Countryside Crystal and I love seeing it on your table. Beautiful table!

  23. March 18, 2014 at 10:13 am

    so many soft and pretty touches, love your rabbit!

  24. Judy Hubbard
    March 18, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Just Breathtaking! Such a beautiful combination of the pink & white with the browns. I love your idea of quilts for tablecloths & am changing my dining room now! I look forward to every post of yours!

  25. March 18, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Hi Mary,
    I love the soft muted colors of the quilt and the easy centerpiece of the tulips in the vase. The layers of napkins add such a pretty pattern to blend with the table. The Mikasa dishes are so timeless for any time. I have the English Countryside pattern and the Berry Delight and they really are chip resistant and sturdy. Thanks for sharing a table that any of us could copy (well, try to copy!). xo

  26. March 18, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    I love love love unexpected surprises like the tureen full of colored eggs, that is too cute! I also love flowers in pitchers, the the tulips are extra perfect the way they bow and bend…the brown gingham pairs so well with the floral napkins and it all looks so naturally elegant and inviting!

  27. March 18, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Just gorgeous! I love all the soft colors. That photo of the tulip against the napkin is just fabulous, like the tulip stopped to say – Hey, It’s me on those napkins! Very Pretty!

  28. March 18, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Love love the napkins and your entire tablescape! So so pretty. Please come join us for Centerpiece Wednesday Linky party and share you post with us. Centerpiece Wednesday is live tonight http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2014/03/centerpiece-wednesday-spring-ideas.html

  29. March 19, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Mary, I love all the tablescapes that you do, but this one just speaks to me! I am just crushing on those colors in the quilt, and you have combined everything so beautifully! I was looking for brown and white checked napkins in Pier 1 last week, but they didn’t have any in stock. Sure hope they bring them back soon!

  30. March 19, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Ahhh, yes! So pretty! So feminine! So earthy! The tulips are just about the prettiest I’ve ever seen. I LOVE pink tulips!!! I also love the understated colors in that coverlet. It’s just whispering but saying oh, so much!!! The napkins you chose look great with it!

  31. March 20, 2014 at 7:32 am

    So pretty!! The browns, whites and pinks all make such a pretty table. Love the bunnies.

  32. Liz @ Infuse With Liz
    March 20, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Pretty and fun table- the tulips and the napkins go together so nicely! I wonder if those dishes are more sturdy than my Mikasa Italain Countryside. I’m real unhappy with how they are holding up. I should give this pattern a try for my everyday dishes.

  33. FABBY
    March 20, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Gortgeous Spring tablescape, I love it all! Love the tablecloth and the napkins, they go perfect together and the White dishes are so lovely and fresh too. Happy Spring!

  34. Bev
    March 20, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Just beautiful…love the tulips and the napkins!

  35. March 22, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Beautiful! Oh those Tulips look so sweet!

  36. March 23, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Very pretty, I love the birds nests in the cups, they make a lovely spring display.

  37. March 23, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Mary… I LOVE the soft colors of your tablescape and the quilt. I’m always amazed at your quilts and love the way you use them for the tablescapes. Love the bronze bunnies, too.

  38. Donna
    March 24, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    your always the first table scape I search for each week – I too am in love with all your ‘quilted table scapes’ as I adore quilts and you ALWAYS set the most fanciful and dreamy tables…you realllllly need to do a coffee table book – I would be first in line for an autographed copy!

    • March 25, 2014 at 5:03 am

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment Donna…{blush}!

  39. March 25, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Very pretty. I love the quilt.

  40. March 28, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Mary, can’t believe I missed this one when you posted. Life here has kept me hopping like a bunny! This is of course adorable! Love the touches of brown with all the white and the soft pastels. I’m just starting to pull out some Easter things. It’s been too gray and cold here to think about Easter, but now that it has warmed up I’m ready! Thanks for the inspiration!

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