At the Table: A Harvest of Fruit and Mikasa Garden Harvest Dinnerware

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I’m at the table with a harvest of fruit and Mikasa Garden Harvest dinnerware.

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  Orchard fruits and leaves border the stoneware rims of Garden Harvest dinnerware by Mikasa.

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I started with an aqua tablecloth as a foundation for the soft color palette of the fruit and leaves pattern of the dinnerware. It provides some subtle texture in contrast to the smooth surface of the stoneware.

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A medley of fruit~ grapes, nectarines, pears, and apricots, cascades from an urn and  provides a fresh and bountiful centerpiece for the table.

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 Instead of the orchard, I harvested my fruit from the produce department. :) Shopping for groceries is a little more fun and economical too, when you can buy an edible centerpiece for the table.

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I added some ivy and harvested some blooms from our Kaleidoscope Abelia, to trail and tuck in among the fruit.

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Garden Harvest pedestal Sherbet Bowls are ready to serve dessert or fruit. Help yourself to an easy and delicious Patchwork Fruit Cobbler that uses a medley of summer fruit, here.

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Microwave and dishwasher safe, Mikasa Garden Harvest is convenient for everyday use and is also oven and freezer safe.

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 Gourmet Basics by Mikasa 3 Tier Buffet Server holds three plates for serving and entertaining and folds for easy storage.

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Table Details:

*Dinnerware / Garden Harvest by Mikasa

*Flatware / Wallace Tatum

*Stemware / Stephanie Iced Beverage Glasses, Mikasa

 *Gourmet Basics by Mikasa 3 Tier Buffet Server

Chargers / Pier 1 imports, several years ago

Tablecloth /  Bobby Flay Gramercy collection, Kohl’s

Napkins / HomeGoods

Urn, retail days, used here for fall

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

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A little behind the scenes:

I had some party crashers arrive while I was photographing my table.

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While I’m always happy to see Canada Geese swim by with their goslings in tow, we shoo them away from the yard or next door, especially since they normally travel in groups of 20 or more.

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Geese + dogs don’t mix. . .’nuff said :)

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And after chasing the geese away several times, I noticed some fluttering in the background  . . .

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We have a bluebirds nesting in our dovecote again this summer!

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  32 comments for “At the Table: A Harvest of Fruit and Mikasa Garden Harvest Dinnerware

  1. August 3, 2015 at 5:19 am

    I love that buffet server Mary, looks like a very useful item! I was just telling the kids yesterday I haven’t seen any Canadian geese recently… Guess they’re all vacationing down south:@)

  2. Cheryl Burgess
    August 3, 2015 at 6:18 am

    What a beautiful and elegant table.

  3. August 3, 2015 at 6:39 am

    How so beautiful Mary. I love seeing the gorgeous tables you set with the background of the lake and what a treat to see the wildlife that gathers on your property….they certainly know a happy place when they see it. I have always admired the Mikasa Garden Harvest dinnerware. Such classic design. I especially love the sherbet bowls…I am so partial to “footed’ pieces. Happy Monday!

  4. Jan
    August 3, 2015 at 7:12 am

    Simply gorgeous!
    You have a very pretty visitor! Blue birds are one of my favorites~

  5. Ellen Stillabower
    August 3, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Appetizing, beautiful table..I love the soft blue tablecloth along with the dishes..so soothing! Now the geese are another matter..LOL!!! 😎😎

  6. August 3, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Mary, I always love your table settings, but that overhead photo where you captured the curved stone bench with the container is especially pretty! Ugh – Canadian geese – we shoo them away CONSTANTLY, and this year the gaggle has been as many as 80 here. They are so gross, words can’t even convey my disgust for them. However, your bluebirds are a sight to behold, and great photos too.

  7. Marg Ayers
    August 3, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Your blogs are always such a treat. Love them all. What a lovely place on the lake.

  8. August 3, 2015 at 8:55 am

    I love this dishware Mary, especially the adorable pedestal bowls! The pattern is beautiful paired with the soft aqua cloth and your edible centerpiece…the urn looks so at home in your garden setting, overflowing with fruits. Great photo of the geese stopping by, I can only imagine the barking and flapping if Chloe and Gracie were around! Happy Monday~
    Jenna

  9. Michelle
    August 3, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Love the pattern of the dishes! So elegant! Makes for a beautiful table setting.

  10. Jo
    August 3, 2015 at 9:06 am

    As all ways, beautiful table setting. Love the Mikasa 3 Tier Buffet Server! Thanks for all the great ideas.
    Jo

  11. August 3, 2015 at 9:10 am

    What a soft colors you’ve used to enhance the dishes, Mary. I love the three tired server! Your gorgeous urn is the perfect fruit filled centerpiece to showcase your table.
    Awww, I loved seeing the darling bluebirds, but I’ve heard about the Canadian geese and their antics!

  12. August 3, 2015 at 9:20 am

    I am so tempted to get some of the sherbert bowls, I love footed bowls! Your table is another beauty. We have Canadian geese flying over every night now. I pray they don’t land as they sure are messy. Your fruit looks SO inviting, I tart my day everyday with a nectarine, banana and blueberries with skim milk. My “summer breakfast”:) Have a beautiful day!!!

  13. August 3, 2015 at 9:24 am

    I had to scroll back up to see the 3 tiered server that Kitty mentioned, as I missed it completely!! I was too awestruck with that beautiful soft teal table & all the *vintage* looking accoutrements! I remember Grandma O’Neil having similar fruits on her dishes.
    Beautifully arranged, Mary…as always, a great source of inspiration. Not many fancy tables being set here lately but I’m always on the hunt for new ideas & you never fail to provide. Thanks for sharing your pretty world!

  14. rattlebridge farm
    August 3, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Mary, this pattern was made for late summer and your lake-side home. Your fruit centerpiece is a work of art, and I love the lone pear with the variegated ivy twig–an artistic contrast of bounty and simplicity. Your table shines against the backdrop of the lake. It’s so enticing, no wonder you had some furry visitors. :-) Loved the wildlife shots, especially the bluebirds. Have a great week.

  15. Ellen
    August 3, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Oh my gosh, that blue bird is beautiful!

  16. franki
    August 3, 2015 at 11:38 am

    That was just so serene!! Topped off with blue birds!! Wonderful!! franki

  17. Susan S
    August 3, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    When can I come for lunch? I will bring some butterflies and more bluebirds. Everything looks so inviting.

  18. Debbie
    August 3, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Gorgeous! I love that centerpiece!

  19. Carolyn
    August 3, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Mary, Mary, never contrary! As lovely as your table set with all the lovelies was, the bluebirds are surely the icing on the cake! Loved your little kaleidoscope stems too. Never have seen those! Blessings!

  20. August 3, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    I have long admired that Mikasa stoneware pattern, love it. Problem I have with dishes is I love too many of them, LOL!! I need a butler’s pantry now!

  21. August 3, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Mary, the centerpiece of fruit is stunning! I’m going to remember to do that soon. It’s a stunning statement. Love the shot with the single pear and ivy twig. You are so artistic! The geese are so pretty. Who chased who off? ‘-)
    Beautiful blue birds too. You live in paradise!

  22. August 3, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Tucking in the abelia into that gorgeous fruit centerpiece was genius! The aqua tablecloth was a perfect choice with this pattern. Glad you were able to “shoo” away the geese before that tablecloth had some added color on it!!!

  23. Paula
    August 3, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    ~Mary

    Beautiful as always !!

    Paula
    IN

  24. August 4, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Absolutely perfect, as always! I especially love the pedestal bowls and your centerpiece. Why wouldn’t a little family stop by to peek at such a special space?! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  25. August 4, 2015 at 10:50 am

    LOVE the design of the buffet server, and your centerpiece is stunning! It’s still too hot here to eat al fresco, but hopefully it will cool down in a month or so….I miss being outside! It was 104 here yesterday! :(

  26. August 4, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    The dishes are so pretty! They remind me of all the fresh peaches on our tree! The little ones can’t get enough of them. My daughter and I bought “the same tree” but mine ripen in July and hers in August.
    The geese are so beautiful! Glad you captured them.

  27. August 6, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Love how you tied in the fruit with the dishes! Snicker snicker on the party crashers! I get so many varieties of birds but not the bluebirds. Our property is too enclosed for them- they like open areas. They are a gorgeous bird aren’t they!

  28. August 6, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    As always, an exceptional job. You took an old (often seen) pattern and gave a new look with the use of the aqua/green tablecloth. Great job!

    – Alma, The Tablescaper

  29. Darlene
    August 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Mary, your tables are always gorgeous and the location is to die for! Where do you keep all your stash of dishes? Love the soft blue and the fruit on this pattern!

    • August 6, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      Thank you Darlene! I don’t keep all my sponsored dishes, there isn’t anywhere to store them all :)

  30. August 7, 2015 at 6:18 am

    Love when you use fruit with the dishes! The aqua tablecloth is gorgeous. I work next to a college, and there must be at least two Canadian geese families nesting on the grounds. Daily entertainment ;o)

  31. August 8, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Beautiful tablescape Mary, I especially love the centerpiece. Great job!

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