I’m at the table with a fruit and vegetable centerpiece and Mikasa English Countryside dinnerware.
An all-white embossed fruit and lattice design borders the dinnerware of English Countryside by Mikasa for a pattern that’s versatile for casual or formal dining.
Crafted from stoneware, English Countryside is dishwasher and microwave safe, as well as oven and freezer safe.
I filled an urn with a medley of fruit and veggies for a centerpiece for the table. I went shopping in the produce department for greens, reds, and purples to blend with the tablecloth and napkins.
I brought home carrots, radishes, artichokes, cabbage and kale along with apples and grapes, all can be eaten when the centerpiece is disassembled with the exception of the kale that would be too wilted. I added some hydrangeas that have faded to the soft greens and purple shades of late summer to pair with leafy texture of the kale and color of the artichokes.
I was surprised and thrilled to find purple carrots at my grocery store, purple carrots, who knew?! I did a little online search here and found that purple carrots were the predominate carrot variety until the 17th century when Dutch farmers developed the modern-day orange carrot by crossing various cultivated and wild carrots. Who said blogging wasn’t educational? :)
I started by filling the urn with wet floral foam for the hydrangeas to build this arrangement. I used some of the outer leaves of the cabbage to help hide the floral foam of the arrangement. The wet foam also has some weight to it providing some stability since this weight of the fruit and vegetables makes it top-heavy. I used wooden floral picks but you could use bamboo skewers cut to size you need to hold the larger vegetables in the foam. Toothpicks hold the carrots and radishes in place in the arrangement.
An English Countryside Onion Soup Bowl holds 15 ounces and could hold individual desserts or dips.
Mikasa English Countryside flatware handles feature a lattice motif and bands of beading for a textured surface.
And English Countryside offers a napkin holder for luncheon size napkins.
Can you tell I’m ready for pumpkin and Indian corn season? :)