At the Table: Mikasa Modern Butterfly


I’m at the table with a colorful metamorphosis, flowering centerpiece and Mikasa Modern Butterfly dinnerware.


A fresh look at a classic icon, Modern Butterfly is a transitional pattern that brings the timeless beauty of butterflies to the table for casual or formal dining.


Butterflies winged their way to the tablecloth as well as the dinnerware and are fluttering among the blooms in the centerpiece!



 A Mikasa Florale Crystal Bowl serves a vase for the table. I placed hosta leaves along each petal of the bowl to conceal a glass of water inside the vase.


I was all aflutter when my grocery store had sunshine bouquets for $3.99 this week, ideal for attracting butterflies which generally feed in the sun. :) I added some hydrangea blooms and hosta leaves from the garden to round out a nectar producing bouquet for the table.


Butterflies were found colonizing on the aisles of Michaels so I tucked some in between the blooms.



A Food Network Garden Gate tablecloth and napkins migrated from Kohl’s for a kaleidoscope of butterflies at the table.


Modern Butterfly by Mikasa is crafted of porcelain, chip resistant and microwave and dishwasher safe for everyday dining.



And a Wallace® Butterfly 5 Piece Hostess Set takes flight with butterfly motif handles. . .


With a serving spoon, pierced spoon, cold meat fork, butter knife and sugar spoon.


Modern Butterfly Table Details:

*Dinnerware /  Modern Butterfly, Mikasa

*Flatware / Mikasa Cameo Gold

*Mikasa Florale Crystal Bowl

*Wallace® Butterfly 5 Piece Hostess Set

*Stemware / Mikasa French Countryside

 Tablecloth & Napkins / Food Network™ Garden Gate, Kohl’s

Chargers & Napkin Rings / Pottery Barn, several years ago


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



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  27 comments for “At the Table: Mikasa Modern Butterfly

  1. June 8, 2015 at 5:45 am

    So beautiful, I love butterflies, Thank you, love, nia

  2. Linda
    June 8, 2015 at 6:30 am

    Lovely, and the hosta leaves used to cover the inner water glass…brilliant!

  3. Cheryl
    June 8, 2015 at 6:53 am

    Do you always get your arrangements on the first try or do you have to go through a couple of renditions before it gels for you? The tables are always so perfectly arranged.

  4. June 8, 2015 at 7:13 am

    Wow Mary, what a pretty tablescape and so is the view! Using the hosta leaves to conceal the glass of water is such a great idea. The tablecloth, the centerpiece, and the hostess serving set all enhance the pretty Mikasa dishes.

  5. Sherlie Magaret
    June 8, 2015 at 7:21 am

    The table setting is gorgeous, I love the butterfly pattern.

  6. June 8, 2015 at 7:31 am

    You own a lot of tablesetting stuff. Where do you store it all Jenna? Another beautiful setting

    • June 8, 2015 at 7:35 am

      Sorry. Typing from iPhone didn’t mean to call you Jenna 😁. Superbly stunning.

  7. Michelle
    June 8, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Clever idea for the center piece! Love the dishes, so beautiful!

  8. Elizabeth
    June 8, 2015 at 9:08 am

    I saw that tablecloth at Kohls
    Love Everything you Share
    Simply Elegant……
    Thanks For Sharing

  9. June 8, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Beautiful ! I’m with Jenna….where do you store all these wonderful dishes…I’d have to add onto my house. :-) Thanks so much for the inspiration. ~Jeanne~

    • June 8, 2015 at 11:48 am

      Hi Jeanne, I don’t keep all my sponsored dinnerware, there is no place to store it all :)

  10. Vanessa
    June 8, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Lovely and elegant. Love the centerpiece and hiding the glass with hosta leaves – brilliant! I enjoy your ideas so much – thanks for being so inspiring!

    God’s blessings!


  11. Marg Ayers
    June 8, 2015 at 12:26 pm


  12. June 8, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Another gorgeous tablescape! I love the colors and combinations of butterfly patterns, and the centerpiece is really pretty, too!

  13. June 8, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    It should not surprise me how your sense of what is perfect and compatible always works…but,,, it does…
    You have an innate instinct for finding the perfect touch… flowers, linens, flatware…Your style and attention to detail is perfectly balanced in this table…Although I would not have paid much attention to that particular china patter if seeing it in a store or catalog, the way you ‘frame it’ makes me want to use it on my own table.

    ….and yes, that was a very clever trick putting the flowers in a glass and hiding it with the hosta leaves.

  14. Carolyn
    June 8, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Mary, Mary! What fun to receive your posts & to see yet another of your fantastic tablescapes! I do love butterflies for sooo many reasons! First off, they remind me how we can be changed from hungry, devouring caterpillars to a new creation in Christ! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

  15. June 8, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    I especially love this one. I collect butterflies. The flatware is awesome!

  16. franki
    June 8, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Butterflies are “having a day!!” i JUST added a butterfly graphic to a side table!! So pretty!! franki

  17. June 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Butterfly’s are so pretty and you have captures all their beauty in all of this table setting!


  18. June 9, 2015 at 8:14 am

    How did you ever find such a perfect cloth to match it all Mary! It was made for this dinnerware with butterflies everywhere~ Your flowers are the perfect compliment to your table, and I must remember the hosta leaf trick…hosta is one thing I can grow! The serving pieces are entirely too much fun!

  19. June 10, 2015 at 7:52 am

    I keep seeing dishes here tha I want !!! It would be very expensive to keep buying all that I see and love;):) These are beautiful, I might not have REALLY noticed them if not for the beautiful colors! That flatware serving pieces are gorgeous!!! Another knock out table, Mary!

  20. June 10, 2015 at 11:56 am

    So much beauty & detail!

  21. June 10, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Another beautiful Mikasa pattern, Mary. I like the contemporary feel of the design and the colors. I can see this pattern appealing to both young and old alike. Your table is stunning as always. Makes me want to go buy some pretty flowers for our table. ;-)

  22. June 11, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Mary, it has been ages since I have visited you. I instantly remembered how good you are at combining elements, something I always struggle with. I love your centerpiece.

  23. Pam
    June 11, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Love the china pattern by Mikasa. Your tablecloth and napkins were a great choice. Enjoyed your post and hope you will take a peek at my Celebration post this week!


  24. June 12, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Very pretty. What a nice table for the spring time. It might be nice to eat there in the dead of winter as well.

  25. June 14, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Mary, I can see that your sunshine bouquet did the trick and really attracted some “butterflies” to your lovely table. Such a pretty pattern from Mikasa, fun but with a touch of elegance! The serving set would work with so many patterns, too. Linda

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