From Harvest to Holiday with Mikasa Grid Dinnerware


It’s Thanksgiving week and I’m enjoying the last hurrah of the fall leaves and pumpkins before I begin decking the halls and embarking on the Christmas season! White dishes inspire creativity since they provide a blank canvas at the table and make it easy to shift from harvest to holiday!


With its clean white square shaped pieces and grid pattern, Gourmet Basics by Mikasa Grid dinnerware, provides a modern interpretation for dining with its symmetry and simplicity.


To pair with the grid pattern of the dinnerware, I used a plaid throw with warm shades of plum, cranberry, pumpkin, and charcoal, layered over a matelasse coverlet as a tablecloth for a harvest table.


Leather handled silver wine chillers hold a pot of mums and a harvest of leaves, bittersweet vine and a pumpkin for a cornucopia of fall colors and textures, providing a casual and easy centerpiece for the table.


A lattice motif on Mikasa English Countryside flatware adds an additional plaid and grid pattern to the table.



I changed the coverlet and throw on the table to make the transition from harvest to holiday, adding a red and blue plaid and evergreens.


I cut a mixture of greenery to fill the wine chillers to use as vases, filled with Leyland cypress, juniper, magnolia, and cedar with berries. I added some pine cones for some texture.


Silver napkin rings hold a duo of napkins, a solid cranberry with a herringbone texture with a holly berry and pine cone design.


Candy canes with sprigs of holly and a pine cone fill square Mikasa Grid soup bowls and join white deer at the table.


From Harvest to Holiday Details:

*Dinnerware / Gourmet Basics by Mikasa Grid

*Flatware / Mikasa English Countryside

Chargers / World Market Leather handled wine chillers / retail days, used here

Deer / Target

Plaid Throws, Pillow and Napkins  / HomeGoods

Matelasse Coverlets / Bed, Bath & Beyond

Silver Napkin Rings / Pier 1


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



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  26 comments for “From Harvest to Holiday with Mikasa Grid Dinnerware

  1. November 23, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Yep, the holidays are truly upon us Mary! I love how you’ve shared two different looks, both are very pretty. Happy Thanksgiving Week-enjoy:@)

  2. November 23, 2015 at 8:24 am

    You paint a beautiful picture on your canvas Mary! LOVE the silver wine chiller, so pretty with the plaid, and I loved seeing the magical transformation from harvest to holiday in the blink of an eye~ I have some Christmas just itching to come out this weekend after we enjoy our turkey feast :) Your floral arrangements are stunning as always, and I love the holly napkins, they really make the dinnerware pop~ Happy Thanksgiving week!

  3. Ellen Stillabower
    November 23, 2015 at 8:33 am

    Two gorgeous tables..I love the silver wine chillers..what a find!! I have started using silver in my makes for beautiful arrangements.. Can’t wait to see more!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Gobble till you wobble!!! 🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃

  4. November 23, 2015 at 9:02 am

    I love how you used the throws! Absolutely gorgeous!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. November 23, 2015 at 9:49 am

    I don’t know how you manage to come up with so many DIFFERENT tablescapes each time, Mary! I’m repeating last year’s T’day table almost exactly as before.
    Loved the white plates on the red plaids with the white deer….striking contrasts. You make everything look so enticing.
    Thank you for sharing your ideas & talents…I think of you often as I set my tables…sometimes just for one but still trying to make it appealing.

  6. franki
    November 23, 2015 at 10:06 am

    I jusr oooh’d and aaah’d through ALL of this!!! Natural-ly GORGEOUS!! franki

  7. Sue
    November 23, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Mary, wonderful as usual!
    I have a personal request for the blogging family out there. Many of us have so much to be thankful for, and I’d like to ask a favor. This is the link of a dear friend of mine, who is in danger of losing her home. She was a Navy nurse, worked at the Bush 41 White House, and did everything right in her life until she was struck down by illness and left permanently disabled. Despite her years of struggle and pain, she has never failed to help anyone in need, never missed a payment or left a debt, even when it meant going without food or proper heating.
    This is a link to her GoFundMe page. For those of you who can spare a donation this Thanksgiving, bless you! I am asking those of you who care to link this to your Facebook pages. We all give to so many charities, but here is a chance to help a deserving individual–not a scam, I assure you. Mary, you have my email address attached to this comment, and if anyone wants to contact me to check the legitimacy of this, please pass on my info.
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  8. Dgreene
    November 23, 2015 at 11:56 am

    I love Mikasa I have Antique White and do the same. I wish they made more pieces like they do the French Countryside. I would love a soup and sandwich plate to go with my tureen and matching casserole dishes, oh! and turkey accent plates or pumpkins or bunnies or Christmas trees for the holiday just a print on the white plates would be devine. I love it!

  9. Diana @
    November 23, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Love the transition to the Xmas table. Beautiful white dishes. Happy Thanksgiving.

  10. November 23, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    I like the warmth of the Thanksgiving look but the Christmas look really excited me…how clever to use basically the same props but in totally different ways…

  11. Donna C
    November 23, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    What a great idea to show Thanksgiving to Christmas transition! I finally chose an all white dinnerware pattern (after looking for over a year!) to be able to do the very same…transition through the seasons/holidays. I’ve ordered French Countryside and it arrives TODAY! yippeeee Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful day.

  12. November 23, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Mary, love that you demonstrated how easy to transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas! The silver wine chiller with leather handles is gorgeous! Both settings are fabulous! Blessings, Pam (

  13. Linda
    November 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    I love the simplicity of the white plates. So clean and fresh.

  14. November 23, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    I loved seeing the transition of the same dishes and wine chillers, from Fall to Christmas, Mary. Just by changing out the throws, pillows, napkins and accessories makes the dishes so versatile.
    Enjoy Thanksgiving week!

  15. Paula
    November 23, 2015 at 8:25 pm


    Both are very pretty , I was just looking at white dishes today !! I forgot my shopping list today and as soon as I saw the ACORN treats on the side bar , I knew I forgot something darn it !!


  16. Cynthia Raines
    November 23, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Love them both – very lovely! Bought my ingredients to make the Cranberry- Apple-Pumpkin Bundt cake. YUM! AND I’m going to make the Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcakes! Saturday a big storm moved in from Chicago and we received at least 8″ of heavy, wet snow. It stuck to the trees and made everything look white and fluffy. A hint of things to come – ha. I’m thankful we didn’t loose power, although 50,000 did in the greater Detroit area. Happy Thanksgiving and yes, then on to Decking the Halls!

  17. November 23, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Oh, Mary, I love this warm, welcoming and festive table! Those white dishes with the grid design are GORGEOUS! The prettiest square white plates I’ve seen. Thanks for showcasing them. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  18. Patricia
    November 24, 2015 at 1:14 am

    so versatile! love how changing the throws, completely changes the season!

  19. November 24, 2015 at 8:28 am

    I’m in love with the “Holiday” table, so easy and so lovely!

  20. November 24, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Mary, you are like a magician! This is a lovely way to honor both seasons and holidays. Can’t beat white dishes, and these are fun with their contemporary edge.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your husband and those precious girls!

  21. Sherlie Magaret
    November 25, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Beautiful tablescapes, love the change from fall to Christmas. We started our marriage forty five years ago with Franciscan white dinner ware. I loved it and wish I still had it, I still have a few pieces left. A safe and happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  22. Audrey
    November 26, 2015 at 12:26 am

    I always come here for inspiration. First I drool. I love how you use your Matelasse’s and throws. I need to start finding/buying some. The dishes you used in this settings are beautiful, simple, modern and go with any style or season. Just beautiful.

  23. November 29, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Gorgeous as always!

  24. Audrey
    November 30, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Your tables are beautiful as usual. I am a big Mikasa fan too. But your blankets, scarves, quilts and even tablecloths are what always catch my eyes. The one on your thanksgiving table was just gorgeous. You’ll have to let us know where and when you find some of your beautiful “coverings”. I have alreadly learned to use a solid color matalese bedspread from you!

  25. November 30, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    tis the season for plaid, i think i have your same blanket, surprise! lake living is mighty appealing, all that al fresco is making me hungry, or was it all you darn recipes making me crazy!

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