Flower Therapy for the Table: Mikasa Meadow Violets


I have some flower therapy for the table, ideal for spring or summer, but especially welcome on a cold winter day, Mikasa Meadow Violets dinnerware!


 Meadow Violets, by Kim Parker for Mikasa, brings the vivid beauty of the garden indoors, with a bright palette of painted florals to the table.


An embossed foliage design borders one side of the plates, providing some texture to the clean, white surface of the porcelain dinnerware.


Kim Parker, artist and entrepreneur, is the founder and creative director of her namesake lifestyle brand, and brings her signature style of modern floral art and design to the table in collaboration with Lifestyle Brands.


I always welcome some flower therapy at the table, especially if it’s cold and gray outside!


The grocery store was a flower garden this past week in anticipation of Valentine’s Day. I picked some alstroemeria, hydrangea, daisies and carnations, along with some Granny Smith apples for punch of green for a centerpiece for the table, to go with the blues, pinks, and purples in the dinnerware.


I arranged the flowers in wet floral foam, grouping them by color or colorblocking, for a modern and easy arrangement.


A tablecloth freshly picked from Kohl’s, provides a colorful flower garden and foundation for the table and dinnerware, with profusion of blooms, complete with dragonflies and birds. I was under the influence of Kim Parker’s exuberant floral design when I set this table, so I apologize if all the flowers make your eyes cross :)


Dragonfly napkins rings in turquoise and green marry a pair of napkins, a floral with a solid turquoise, to match the dragonfly design in the tablecloth.


I’m a fan of alstroemeria! It packs a flower therapy punch for $4, is long-lasting, and available year round in a variety of colors.


And Mikasa Gourmet Basics Blossom Flatware adds a modern floral vine motif to the table.


Kim Parker® Meadow Violets pattern for Gourmet Basics by Mikasa is crafted of porcelain, microwave and dishwasher safe.


Meadow Violet Table Details:

*Dinnerware / Kim Parker® Meadow Violets
for Gourmet Basics by Mikasa®

*Flatware / Blossom by Mikasa Gourmet Basics

Placemats  / Bed, Bath & Beyond

 Tablecloth / Food Network™ Spring Garden, Kohl’s

Napkins / Kohl’s & HomeGoods

White bowl for floral / Pier 1

Dragonfly Napkin Rings / Pier 1


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


Flower Therapy for the Table and Meadow Violets by Mikasa

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  35 comments for “Flower Therapy for the Table: Mikasa Meadow Violets

  1. February 15, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Wow, what a happy table with wonderful colors, especially welcome after this cold snap! Everything goes together beautifully Mary-enjoy:@)

  2. February 15, 2016 at 8:15 am

    That is SO pretty! The Kohl’s linens are a perfect match. Your centerpiece is beautiful. Grocery flowers & greens have been a mainstay here at my house since late January, helping beat the winter doldrums.

  3. Ellen Stillabower
    February 15, 2016 at 8:38 am

    I am ready to take my shoes off and run through the flowers!! WOW!! Just what is needed as we wake here in Indiana to snow..I love the dishes but my fav is that tablecloth. It has everything..just beautiful. Thanks for the brightening start to my day!!! 😍🌿🌾🌺🌻🌼🌷🌹🌸👏🏻❤️

  4. Linda L
    February 15, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Just so charming and pretty. I’m always a admirer of your center pieces. The addition of the apples is just so creative, but then that’s how you roll!

  5. February 15, 2016 at 9:55 am

    What a breath of spring time, Mary! No, my eyes didn’t cross one bit, as I loved every flowery minute of scrolling through your pics! The color blocking of the arrangement is beautiful and the dragonfly was a sweet surprise.

  6. February 15, 2016 at 10:00 am

    I agree about the alstromeria. My favorite year round. Pretty table. I love the idea of the dishes, not so crazy about this particular pattern. I hope they expand this process with new designs. I’m a dish-aholic!

  7. Sherlie Magaret
    February 15, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Gorgeous, we are all in need of some flower therapy. I cant wait for spring.

  8. Karen
    February 15, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Such a pretty table! I want it all:)

  9. February 15, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Beautiful! Perfect for a summer ladies luncheon on the porch! Snowing and 5 degrees here in Southampton, so all those flowers are eye candy!

  10. February 15, 2016 at 11:54 am

    So pretty, Mary. I love the dragon fly napkin rings. Your flowers are lovely and really cheer us today. You are inspiring me to try adding fruit to an arrangement sometime. I have never done that. I’ve thought about it but never followed through.

  11. gardenthymewithdiana.com
    February 15, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Oh I love the fresh flowers and beautiful tablescape. Tablecloths are my thing. Love them. Great job.👍🏻😄

  12. franki
    February 15, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    *sigh,,,spring….sigh* franki

  13. February 15, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Beautiful ! Spring is coming! Can’t wait to get busy on my farm!!!

  14. Patricia
    February 15, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Oh! What a charming interpretation in floral design! Please spring come soon!

  15. Darlene
    February 15, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    What a gorgeous site on this dull, gray day! Love the colors and the texture on the plates. You do such a wonderful job!

  16. Rattlebridge Farm
    February 15, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Oh, Mary, your flower therapy was just what I needed on this snow-turned-into-rainy day. The tablecloth reminds me of the wildflowers in your field, and your love of gardening is evident in every photograph–which are gorgeous. Thanks for brightening this gloomy day.

  17. February 15, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    What fun flower dishes, and a spring breeze blowing in with them! As usual my eyes were drawn straight to your beautiful and creative centerpiece Mary, love the green apples and the dragonfly napkin ring tucked in! Hope your weather doesn’t get too nasty!

  18. February 15, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    And what a beautiful table setting – this turned out lovely!

  19. February 15, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Mary, your pretty table warms my heart on this cold and gloomy day! The dishes are so pretty with that tablecloth. I must get to Kohl’s to check out the spring linens.

  20. February 15, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    The Mikasa pattern is such a breath of fresh spring air!…The colors are so delightful…I am always in awe of you finding the most perfect tablecloth to go with each china pattern and then you compliment the table with the most beautiful accessories and flowers….I cannot wait for Spring…stuck in the house all day due to the icy roads!…

  21. February 15, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Beautiful Flower Therapy. You can put together the most beautiful things Mary!! Love the table cloth with the Mikasa and the dragonflies look perfect with this display. So ready for Spring…

  22. Melodie Strickland
    February 16, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Love the beautiful tablescape with dishes and flowers. It brightened up my morning. Our area had quite a bit of ice earlier then the sun came out and melted it.

  23. February 17, 2016 at 12:26 am

    Perfect tablescape for ushering in spring! Love the china pattern, beautiful colors.

  24. sandy
    February 17, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Lovely, cheerful tablescape and dishes. I’m ready for spring now.

  25. February 17, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    This is like a breath of fresh Spring air, Mary!!! I am LONGING for Spring and it is still winter outside:) You always mange to find the perfect tablecloths, it is fabulous! Do you take a plate with you when you shop? Your flower arrangement is gorgeous, truly. Have a beautiful day. You just made mine beautiful.

  26. February 17, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Mary, what a breath of springtime! I absolutely love all the flowers adorning your setting…can we really have too many…not for me! Pam @ Everyday Living

  27. February 18, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Very pretty! I think my fav is your tablecloth and napkins. Those just make me want to open the windows and hear the birds chirping away.

  28. February 18, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    After looking at these beautiful pictures I am more excited than ever for the arrival of spring. Everything is perfectly coordinated and I can’t help but smile. We would love for you to share this at Celebrate Your Story link party. Have a pleasant evening and we hope you can join us.

  29. Betty Dotson
    February 22, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Mary, I had a bad fall a while back & my hands caught all of the damage & hurt too much to even lift my laptop. I think I even slept through Valentine’s Day! (Good Drugs)
    These dishes are beautiful & I want them, but I already have dishes in every corner of my house, BUT, I believe I can make just enough room for the tablecloth, napkins & dragonfly napkin rings! (I already have the placemats) YEA!
    Thanks for making me feel better! Have a great day,

  30. February 23, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Oh my gosh – I love all of it – but those dishes make me want to run out and buy a set tomorrow – just gorgeous – thanks for sharing !

    • January 22, 2018 at 5:15 pm

      Although it’s January, it’s 70 F here in Texas, and this post makes me want to SHOP!

  31. February 25, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Your flower therapy is perfect! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  32. hazelandverdie
    February 5, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Love, love, love! This table just makes me so happy! Thank you for the beautiful burst of Spring!

  33. February 16, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Always in need of flower therapy! Your table is as good as walking through a springtime meadow of wildflowers. Beautiful!

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