A Delicious Autumn Table with Mikasa Belmont Red


I’m at the table with pumpkins, mums, and Indian corn

in a celebration of Delicious Autumn and

Mikasa Belmont Red Dinnerware!


Gourmet Basics by Mikasa Belmont stoneware is available in a prism of colors~ blue, green, black, and red.

Plates are available in a round, traditional shape or a square shape for a more modern interpretation for dining.


Belmont Red leans towards a warm russet shade, ideal for a table to pair with the colors and textures of autumn; rustic woven placemats, colorful Indian corn and some fall foliage.


Fall is my favorite season and the inspiration for the table

came from one of my favorite quotes. . .


“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird

I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”

~ George Eliot


A favorite urn, with a bird relief and pair perched as handles, serve as a centerpiece for the table. I added a potted mum, some leaves from a maple and a dogwood tree and a bird’s nest.


The mum fits down in the urn with the leaves tucked in to fill in and add color & texture around the pot.

I tucked the bird’s nest in for some added interest.


It’s natural and quick & easy to create in 5 minutes

using foliage and a pot of flowers from the grocery store or garden center

and urn or vase of your choice.



Bird napkin rings marry a pair of napkins in shades of pumpkin and russet.


And a plaid fringed throw is layered over a brown matelasse coverlet,

both used here for a Delicious Autumn and Flavors of Fall Picnic!




Belmont Red Table Details:

*Dinnerware /  Mikasa Belmont Red Dinnerware

*Flatware / Mikasa Gourmet Basics Contempo

*Stemware/ Mikasa French Countryside

Chargers / World Market, several years ago

Bird Urn, retail days, used here

Napkin Rings / Pottery Barn, several years ago

 Napkins / Pier 1 & HomeGoods, several years ago

Matelasse Coverlet / Bed, Bath & Beyond

Plaid Throw / Target, several years ago, used here



You’re welcome to join me at the table with

Mikasa Belmont Blue, here, or Belmont Green, here.


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

Delicious Autumn Table and Mikasa Belmont Red

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  31 comments for “A Delicious Autumn Table with Mikasa Belmont Red

  1. October 27, 2014 at 6:32 am

    Beautiful table! Had to pin this also.

    Have a great day!

  2. Connie
    October 27, 2014 at 6:37 am

    Really beautiful–would love to sit there, enjoy lunch and the water side view!

  3. October 27, 2014 at 6:39 am

    A very warm and inviting table Mary! I love the pretty ruffle on the napkins:@)

  4. October 27, 2014 at 6:55 am

    A very nice fall table setting! I really lie the square plates!good job as usual🎃🍁🍂 Have a great week!

  5. October 27, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Perfect Fall table! I especially love seeing your centerpieces and floral arrangements.

  6. Betty819
    October 27, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Mary, love this Fall tablescape. That urn is beautiful. Where do you keep all the dishes and stuff for tablescapes? Do you just buy enough of a set to make a specific tablescape or you have that many sets of dishes? Don’t think I’ve seen you repeat any dishes yet.

    • October 27, 2014 at 7:48 am

      Thanks Betty! Lifetime Brands sends me Mikasa and Pfaltzgraff dishes to style and photograph for them, usually in place settings for four. I keep some but have shared with and given away a lot to friends and family :)

  7. October 27, 2014 at 7:35 am

    you do the most spectacular tables. stunning!

  8. October 27, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Wow fantastic table! Very elegant and beautiful!! I shall have to try that for our Thanksgiving feast! Fall is my favorite time of year too!! Hugz Lisa and Bear

  9. October 27, 2014 at 7:50 am

    You have captured “Beloved Autumn” Mary, and I think G Eliot would agree~ this table with the adorable birds is just delightful! The deep tones of the Mikasa is so pretty on the plaid throw, and how cool to be able to choose square or round and other colors. I think my favorite part is the way you used the leaves to fill out your centerpiece, and the way they are scattered on the table like they have just fallen~ the Indian corn is fun, and of course mini pumpkins! I love visiting you first thing on Monday, it is such a bright way to start the week! This October has been particularly stunning here, and I am trying not to be sad as November draws near~

  10. Linda
    October 27, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Love the birds nest in the centerpiece! Definitely raises it above the ordinary.

  11. October 27, 2014 at 8:07 am

    I can see why the urn is a favorite of yours, Mary, as it makes for a gorgeous centerpiece. You always know how to enhance the pretty dishes with just the right accesories. Seeing the collage at the end is a great way of tying it all together and viewing again.

  12. October 27, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Mary….your table is so warm and simple and lovely.

    This weekend I did an outdoor photoshoot for my tablescape…. it was a challenge. The sun is unexpectedly strong this time of year and so many leaves have come down which would have softened the light. I bow to you for your always gorgeous outdoor tablescapes.

    Best wishes for an extraordinary day!

  13. October 27, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Swoon! Who would have thought a “RED” color could look so good…I was thinking “Christmas” when I first saw the title in my inbox but this deep russet shade is perfect for fall. I bet it would also be beautiful with white & some greens for Christmas. Love the shapes!
    Beautifully presented, as always, Mary. BRAVO!

  14. Nancy
    October 27, 2014 at 10:57 am

    You create the most beautiful table settings, you could serve fried tennis shoes and no body would notice with those beautiful tables.

  15. franki
    October 27, 2014 at 11:03 am

    You have made Autumn “more beautiful” than ever!! franki

  16. October 27, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Gorgeous Autumn table, love the Mikasa dishes

  17. October 27, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Once again, it is a beautiful table with perfect accessories. LOVE that urn, you have so many beautiful vases and urns. I am late as Joe and I had a great day and went on a day trip. It was PERFECT weather for us!

  18. October 27, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Love that quote from George Eliot…!!..Every time I see a post pop up with the theme of a tablescape, I wonder, “what did Mary do this time”….”what magical and creative way did she construct her table?”…. you always have the perfect theme to coordinate with the magnificent tableware you present. I just purchased the same mums that you have in the urn…I am gaining lots of inspiration to embellish those mums….Have a great week enjoying this wonderful weather!!

  19. October 27, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Your creativity continually amazes me, and how lucky you are to have the privilege of working with such a variety of lovely tableware.

  20. October 28, 2014 at 7:34 am

    I pinned this yesterday but neglected to leave a comment. I love this! You’ve inspired me to do a Fall table in the dining room, using one of my plaid throws.

  21. October 28, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Beautiful, Mary! Those dishes certainly lend themselves to the colors of Fall. Still very green here, still taking outdoor showers and loving every warm minute of it!

  22. Kathy
    October 28, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Mary, So enjoyable to enter your world for inspiration, respite, and fun. You have inspired me to buy some new “fun” dishes and to move into retirement with many new interests and time to play again. Your pictures, dogs, potting shed, life by the lake, recipes are all beautiful and have such grace and style. I especially enjoy how you make everyday a celebration with a few extras that you demonstrate well. Examples are, pie crusts cut with fall cookie cutters and easily layered. The wonderful oatmeal, caramel, pecan bars that start with a mix and take 15 minute prep. Your flora and fauna purchased from grocer and clippings from yard to easily prepare beautiful centerpieces. Especially love-love-love the oak leaf clippings-they are gorgeous in the artificial garland, as a base with a few extras to embellish, so simply and so beautifully. Natural and simple is always the most beautiful and you inspire us to just go ahead and DO this and share with others.
    (PS We don’t live by a water feature, so I created one! (A waterfall feature, as we live in the Rocky Mtns). When it is warm here we mostly live outdoors, now looking forward to sharing meals there with your easy ideas and recipes. You remind me of the saying: “Don’t just count your blessings, Share them”. Thank you

  23. October 29, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    This table is simply beautiful, warm, and casually elegant…Love the russet red of the plates…I think I prefer the square plates for fall – Crisp and delicious as a fall day!

  24. October 30, 2014 at 6:45 am

    So pretty Mary! I am going to miss all the Fall colors soon ;o)

  25. October 31, 2014 at 10:16 am

    So beautiful! Autumn is my favorite time of the year!
    Blessings, Pam

  26. November 2, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Oh, delicious indeed with the warm layers of table coverings!!! I love that plaid Target throw!!! I searched far and wide for a tartan throw for a tablescape I’m doing for an upcoming fundraiser tablescape, but was unable to find anything suitable. Target wasn’t even on my radar during my search…but it is now!!!

    Every element on this table perfectly evokes the warmth, rich color and glory of fall. Outdoor tables in fall are my favorite. This one with the lake just mere steps away…fabulous!!!

  27. Michelle
    November 14, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Beautiful!!! Love the idea of using a coverlet for a base layer! What size did you use compared to the size of your table?

    • November 14, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      Thanks Michelle! My table is 48 inches and I use a full/queen size coverlet :)

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