At the Table: Pumpkins, Leaves and Mikasa Autumn Nights


I’m at the table with pumpkins, leaves and

Autumn Nights by Mikasa Gourmet Basics.


Inspired by the deepest shade of night, Mikasa Autumn Nights

offers a modern interpretation for fall dining.


Bold patterned leaves drift across square plates

in a contrasting palette of autumnal colors.


Lanterns are filled with a seasonal display of

small pumpkins and gourds as a centerpiece.


And square shape bowls are a

convenient size for serving up soup, cereal

or Jack Be Little pumpkins :)


Woven chargers add a rustic texture and contrast

with the smooth satin finish of the flatware

and glossy glaze of the stoneware.



A twig candleholder with glass leaf accents by Mikasa provides

a little glow for the table from the crackle glass candleholders.






Autumn Nights Table Details:

*Dinnerware / Gourmet Basics by Mikasa Autumn Nights

*Flatware / Mikasa Satin Loft

*Candle holder / Mikasa Glass Leaf 3 Pillar Linear

Chargers / World Market, several years ago

Lanterns / Pottery Barn, several years ago

Leaf Napkin Rings / Bed, Bath & Beyond, several years ago

Tablecloth & Napkins / Kohl’s, several years ago


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

Pumpkins, Leaves and Mikasa Autumn Nights

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  39 comments for “At the Table: Pumpkins, Leaves and Mikasa Autumn Nights

  1. Joan
    September 29, 2014 at 5:26 am

    Your tablescapes just keep getting better and better. This is truly beautiful and makes me happy that Fall is here!

  2. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud
    September 29, 2014 at 5:58 am

    I love this fun rustic fall setting Mary! The dishes are really cool and the top napkin works so well with the tablecloth! I see we both had leaves on our mind this weekend:@)

  3. September 29, 2014 at 6:11 am

    Very different style to those plates & bowls, Mary…really cool looking yet warm & inviting at the same time.
    I adore your lantern filled with mini pumpkins! SO pretty!
    Your header shot of Lake Norman took my breath away….what a gorgeous place to live. No wonder you’re so creative!

  4. September 29, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Good morning, Mary! Love the square plates and the colors are just to my taste! I love setting a nice table, it just makes the meal so much more appealing !
    Have a great week!🍂🎃

  5. Susan Nelson
    September 29, 2014 at 7:06 am

    You make me want to set a gorgeous table every day! In love with the plates and square bowls!

  6. September 29, 2014 at 7:49 am

    OMGoodness, I WANT THESE DISHES so bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are just gorgeous! I am going to the site to see what I can afford!!!!!:):) I think these may be my favorites of what you have shown us. Your table looks spectacular, I have filled a few lanterns like this too:)

  7. September 29, 2014 at 7:50 am

    PS, your header takes my breath away!!!!!!!!

  8. September 29, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Those Mikasa dishes are just stunning, Mary, and you’ve showcased them so perfectly. I love the black background of the dishes, which really enhances the colorful leaves. Your lanterns filled with pumpkins and gourds are the perfect touch, along with the leaf votives holder. You find the best table linens ant Kohl’s!
    p.s. You’re a lucky girl to see those colorful trees on your lake!!

  9. September 29, 2014 at 8:33 am

    I love Autumn. … the pumpkins of all sizes and colors (especially orange), beautiful falling leaves, cooler temperatures (and love humidity), candles … you’ve got it all here. Gorgeous gorgeous! Happy Fall!

  10. Jo
    September 29, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Warm & inviting tablescape, love the Fall colors–my favorite time of the year!
    Look forward to reading your blog each day, Mary.

  11. September 29, 2014 at 8:59 am

    I love this Autumn Nights pattern Mary! The dark is so dramatic with the fall leaf pattern and the square shape is so attractive. You have paired it perfectly with the lighter plaid cloth and floral napkins. Your square rattan chargers are always my favorite. I can see this dishware for a Halloween table too, the orange pumpkins are the perfect pop!

  12. September 29, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Wow those a beautiful plates and the tablecloth is a great backdrop for those dishes. I like the lanterns full of the small pumpkins!

  13. September 29, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Oh my, this is amazing! Gorgeous!

  14. linda kemp
    September 29, 2014 at 9:59 am

    I absolutely love this one. I am going to fill my lanterns with pumpkins and gourds today. Thank you for the idea.

  15. September 29, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Beautiful!!!! I showed my Foreign Exchange Student your blog & she fell in LOVE!!!! She says it is like a magazine! We are going to use your candy apple idea for her bake sale in two weeks. She thinks they are way more “COOL” than cookies. Thanks for sharing!!! You are an inspiration!

  16. Darlene
    September 29, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Another beautiful tablescape Mary! Those dishes take my breath away – what an inviting table to share with friends and family. I enjoy looking at all the ways you decorate. By the way, made your caramel apple bars and they were a huge hit with my family. Going to make another batch soon! Happy Fall!

  17. September 29, 2014 at 11:46 am

    just found you an d have enjoyed browsing thru! Love those dishes, the colors and pattern is amazing! Your header is gorgeous, but then so is lake Norman! I lived in Concord for 10 years back in the 80’s and worked in Charlotte. It was one of my favorite places that I’ve lived, so beautiful!

  18. September 29, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    It looks gorgeous! I love the soft plaid linens and the stoneware is amazing!

  19. Susan M.
    September 29, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    You ALWAYS show us beautiful tablescapes, but I’ve got to say this is one of my favorites. Thank you for the inspiration!

    BTW, where in the heck do you store all your beautiful dishes!

  20. Donna Perdue
    September 29, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Beautiful! I’m going out to look for the tableware!

  21. September 29, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Beautiful, love the fall colors and as always, Mikasa is amazing.

  22. September 29, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Another stunning presentation…I don’t think anyone else does dinnerware justice as you, Mary…I hope Mikasa hires you (if they haven’t already!) to do all of their publicity photographs.

  23. bj
    September 29, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Everything looks amazing and so fallish…I just gave my large PB lantern like yours to my girl. She loves it.

  24. September 29, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Mary, this is just breathtaking… like your view of the river! What beautiful dinnerware!

  25. Marg
    September 29, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Always love your blogs.

  26. Dawnette Boatman
    September 29, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Beautiful table

  27. paula
    September 30, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Very Pretty indeed !!

  28. September 30, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    What a dramatic set of dishes. Lovely, Mary!
    Your header photo took my breath away. Wow, what a stunning place to live.

  29. September 30, 2014 at 7:10 pm


  30. October 1, 2014 at 4:47 am

    Simply beautiful!

  31. Kim
    October 2, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Wow! Those dishes are gorgeous! Your entire table is filled with wonderful Fall beauty!

  32. October 2, 2014 at 9:52 am

    What a perfect name for those elegant plates! Love them.

  33. October 3, 2014 at 7:33 am

    When are your tables not spot on? I’m particularly drawn to the textures on this one.

  34. SharonFromMichigan
    October 3, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Wow, what a pretty table. I am so going to “borrow” your idea of putting miniature pumpkins and gourds into a lantern. What a great idea!

  35. October 3, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Egads! That photo in your header….it’s GORGEOUS!!!! It’s just picture perfect autumn!!! I don’t know it for sure, but I kinda have a feeling that’s pretty much what heaven must look like! :-) This is a beautiful table setting, Mary, and it works really well outside like that. What a great backdrop it mimics!!! I love the muted colors. I also really like the black background of the dishes. That really shows off the rich fall colors in the design.

    So, so pretty! Enjoy your weekend in your little corner of heaven on earth!!!

  36. September 24, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Gorgeous. I love the use of the black leaf plates. It makes for a very elegant tablesetting.

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