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.