At the Table with Blooming Dishes: Mikasa Sunset Valley


I’m at the table with blooming dishes and the vibrant florals of Sunset Valley Dinnerware by Mikasa.


Mikasa Sunset Valley provides a modern interpretation of a tradition floral design in a vibrant palette of yellow, lavender, coral and rose.


Scattered flowers are strewn along the borders of Sunset Valley’s plates and bowls like petal confetti in a playful watercolor effect.


I’m always happy to have flowers at the table and our weather has been warm enough to dine on the porch again! I used a floral tablecloth and a blooming centerpiece for lots of flower power at this table. I apologize in advance if all the flowers makes your eyes cross :)


By happenstance, I discovered I had a pair of gardening gloves that I purchased last year and decided were too pretty to use, that matched the dishes so I added them to the table.


For a centerpiece, I planted an urn with flowers from the garden center at Lowe’s~ kalanchoe, petunia, and a mixed pot of bacopa and calibrachoa, for some yellow, purple, white and coral, along with some ivy to soften and trail over the sides.


For some rose-colored blooms, I picked up some alstroemeria at the grocery store to tuck in the arrangement in floral water picks.


I’m a fan of alstroemeria, since it’s affordable ($4 a bunch), long-lasting, and available year round in a variety of colors.



Floral water picks can be found on the floral aisle of the craft store, in a package of 10 -12 for around $3.00.


They’re convenient for adding a pop of color to an arrangement, living basket, napkinor to tuck in a mug at the table.



Table Details:

* Dinnerware / Sunset Valley, Mikasa

*Flatware / Kya, Mikasa

Napkins and Tablecloth, Ralph Lauren Ashwood Aqua / HomeGoods

 Chargers / World Market

Gloves / Target, last year

Urn / retail days


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



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  38 comments for “At the Table with Blooming Dishes: Mikasa Sunset Valley

  1. Ellen Stillabower
    April 13, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Yes, my eyes crossed but with envy at your beautiful table. Love, love the centerpiece..thanks for sharing. 🌺👏 🐝

  2. April 13, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Lots of pretty colors Mary! I love the confetti look of the plates:@)

  3. April 13, 2015 at 7:58 am

    This table says “Spring”. How beautiful. I wish I needed new dishes, this would deffinently be my pick😊!

  4. April 13, 2015 at 8:17 am

    The first thing I noticed was your gloves and centerpiece, pure charm! I always tuck in flowers, shame on me I never use water picks… You did a gorgeous combo…AGAIN!

  5. April 13, 2015 at 8:17 am

    I’ve always thought you can never have too many flowers! Love your explosion of blooms Mary, such a fabulous celebration of spring! Your centerpiece is so graceful spilling out of the white garden urn, and yes, those gloves are much to pretty to soil. I think the table cloth really enhances the china pattern, it’s all wonderful fun!

  6. April 13, 2015 at 8:27 am

    My eyes are NOT crossed they are delighted with this lovely table! Serendipity that the gardening gloves are such a maych too! LOVE your urn of flowers. These dishes are beautiful as well.

  7. April 13, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Nope, my eyes are surely not crossed, Mary, but shining with delight at your flowers-filled table. The dishes are gorgeous and your centerpiece is stunning. I’m going to get some of those water picks and try some of your tips.

  8. April 13, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Beautiful table, Mary! Love all the Spring color choices for the centerpiece. Beautiful! You’re right, the garden gloves are too pretty to get dirty! The table setting is just gorgeous! Where do you store all your dinnerware?

  9. Susan
    April 13, 2015 at 9:16 am

    This is the prettiest table you have ever designed as far as I am concerned. I wish I could wiggle my nose and have it in my dining room right this minute!

  10. April 13, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Just Gorgeous, Mary! I love the floral dishes and the centerpiece is beautiful. I appreciate you joining the Share Your Style party and check out your Shed feature at the party starting Wednesday Eve.

  11. Brenda
    April 13, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Beautiful. I wouldn’t be able to use the garden gloves; they’re just too pretty. I would display them somewhere.

  12. Linda
    April 13, 2015 at 9:41 am

    I wish I lived close to you. I would invite myself to lunch :-)

  13. April 13, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Giiiiiirl… are killing me with all this “sweet” dish ware!! OMG! I have to have these if only for the dinner and salad plates. You’re killing my pocketbook too….digging into my mad money lately because of your awesome posts. Ok and I would also like your tablecloth and your centerpiece as well….you can just send me those!!!! Good thing we don’t live closeby…I’d be borrowing your stuff ALL the time.!
    Seriously tho….I must have these for my galpal lunches!!

  14. April 13, 2015 at 10:21 am

    it’s all so pretty, Mary. It looks like late Spring exploded on your table! Love the urn with varied flowers. I always need help mixing plants! Have a wonderful week!

  15. Linda
    April 13, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Way too busy for me! I love the floral arrangement, though……would prefer a simple pastel table covering……just me!!

  16. Ellen
    April 13, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Beautiful! Those plates remind me of a set of sheets I put on lay-a-way in 1970. There was a black background on the fitted sheet covered with those flowers as were the bands on the pillow cases and flat sheet in white. I still have them (don’t use as they are so so thin,) but your pretty setting brought back fond memories. Maybe they’ll let me “Lay-a-Way” those plates! Cheers

  17. Annie
    April 13, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Oh my gosh, Mary, this is beautiful. The floral arrangement is breathtaking, I want one! Last but not least…I LOVE THESE DISHES :) xoxo, A

  18. Darlene
    April 13, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Apparently we have similar taste, because I love all the flowers – the dishes, the centerpiece, and the tablecloth! As always, you set the prettiest tables! Thanks for sharing your talents!

  19. April 13, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    I never met a Mikasa pattern I didn’t like, Mary!:-) This table is gorgeous. I love everything about it!

  20. April 13, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    There are never too many flowers, real or otherwise on a table! This is one of my favorites of any you have done. It is beautiful, Mary!

  21. linda kemp
    April 13, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    I agree . You can’t have too many flowers for me. I love the tablecloth…it reminds me of Royal Albert dishes.

  22. April 13, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Happy and playful combination…The centerpiece and linens are perfect with the dishes! Never too many flowers.
    I have a bunch of flower water picks somewhere…need to look for them and start to use them more.

  23. Melodie Strickland
    April 13, 2015 at 4:18 pm


    What a beautiful floral arrangement and dishes. I think I need to find floral dishes. Our area has in Central Virginia reached 81 today and it is so beautiful as more flowers are blooming. Have a wonderful day.


  24. April 13, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    I just love your blog! Especially this time with all the flower arrangements, beautiful!

  25. April 13, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Mary, This is so pretty~~I can almost feel the spring breezes blowing all these petals through the air and settling them on the dishes! The centerpiece is just absolutely gorgeous too and the perfect complement to the dishes. Linda

  26. April 14, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Mary, this table is just beautiful! The tablecloth is just perfect with the dishes. It’s a lot of flowers, but somehow, I don’t find it overwhelming because the colors are so well matched. Your centerpiece is amazing. I am a big fan of alstroemeria, too! What a lovely welcome to Spring!

  27. Carolyn
    April 14, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    I happy riot of springtime blossoms is a sure cure for the blues any day! Once again, you have wowed us with your coordinating skills! Thanks for the pick-me-up!

  28. April 14, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    I wouldn’t be able to use those gardening gloves, either! They are so pretty along with your entire table! A true celebration of spring and all its glory!

  29. April 15, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Delightful! Bloomin’ lovely!

  30. April 15, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Mary…you always manage to gather the perfect compliment of table linens and accessories for each beautiful pieces of dinnerware you are presenting…the dinnerware is beautiful…I can certainly see using it for spring, summer and fall…such a versatile and fun pattern. Stunning!

  31. April 16, 2015 at 10:00 am

    That is one of the most gorgeous table displays I have ever seen! I just love all of the florals together. Spring has sprung!

  32. April 16, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    No apologies!!!! This table is absolutely gorgeous! All the flowers are stunning… eyes don’t cross, they want to take in every wonderful detail! This table reminds of a beautiful English Country garden. It’s fabulous!

  33. April 17, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    A beautiful, happy, sweet and flowery table! Thank you for brightening my day!
    Blessings My Friend,

  34. April 17, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Beautiful table and beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing at SYS and have a great weekend!
    XO Barbara

  35. Bev
    April 19, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Such lovely dishes! They look great with all of the real flowers…beautiful table.

  36. April 22, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Mary more gorgeous dishes! Thank you for joining HSH!

  37. franki
    April 28, 2015 at 11:27 am

    This was love at first site!! The urn is my go-to…LUV!! franki

  38. April 7, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Wow I truly love that dish pattern. Love the floral arrangement in the urn and how it has just the right colors to go with the dishes! I must have missed this post in the past. Glad to see it!

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