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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cielo Tabletop Santa Fe and Mikasa Giveaway - enter now!

Welcome to the tables at Cielo Tabletop in Santa Fe, NM. I thank them to for graciously allowing me to photograph their beauties. I think I took up more than an hour of Margaret's time talking tables. What fun I had! (I apologize in advance for some photos taken with the cell phone - first stop)

This lovely table is near the front of the store, capturing your attention with it's glimmering William Yeoward crystal, colorful fruits and placemats and a vase that reminds me of a closed umbrella turned upside down. The yellow blossoms in the vase aren't hard on the eyes either.

What lovely crystal tea light candle holders and shades. Those would be so lovely on any table, in a dark corner or even in the bathroom.

Lovely permanent magnolias were casually tucked into crystal pieces here and there adding a spot to rest one's eyes on a busy table.

Permanent place cards in a variety of shapes and sizes. The ones on the left had small squares of silver around the edge. Very dramatic.

Something as classic as this placecard could be used forever!


It even holds a small flower! Wouldn't these be cute? I know Sarah (Hyacinths for the Soul) is looking for just this thing.

The displays are absolutely lovely and so inviting and inspirational. 

So loving these bonsai tree napkin rings. Professionally displayed on all types of napkins so that you see their versatility right away.

Favorites! Love the napkin with it's perfect shade of brown infused with blue, green, brown and white stripes creating a very elegant plaid.  The Kim Seybert wood constellation napkin rings stole my heart. 

Did you say you needed blue glasses?

Or maybe it's silver that has won your heart?

Maybe a new set of dishes is in your future. They do ship, you know.

These beautiful stems made me think of Jacqueline at Purple Chocolate Home. Wouldn't they be lovely on one of her tables?

The napkins here are exquisitely divine! I think that too is another Seybert napkin ring. Perfect with the chosen napkin. 

Nothing says summer more than aqua, white and bamboo! The dishes are decorated with artistic lines of silver. White napkins with abstract blue embroideries. 




I love how the blue compotes unify the different dish designs on the table. 

More casual glassware (I bought some!) were on display on this rack.

I'll share with you the surprises inside these lovely bags later... I know such a big tease. 

Fine print: I am not an employee of Cielo, nor a relative, nor affiliated in any other way, nor have I been compensated for this post. I just thought I'd share a favorite store of mine.

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So to the best part of the post today - a chance to give a follower's a chance to win 6 placesettings of the Mikasa pattern selected most favorite! I just LOVE each pattern in the selection. Mikasa always has the most versatile, fun, exciting, and long lasting patterns! Which is your favorite?

Antique Orchard
Antique Orchard dinnerware harvests the colorful fruit from a picturesque grove and infuses it into your place setting. The essence of nature is transformed into a sophisticated setting with both simplicity and style. While designed to coordinate and perfectly accent our Antique White pattern, the pieces can also be used as a pattern by themselves. Expertly crafted from high-quality porcelain, Antique Orchard’s versatile pieces are both timeless and stylish.

Sketch Floral
A vibrant and fresh addition to your dining table, Sketch Floral features beautiful delicate flowers in soft hues. Daintily designed, this pattern makes a big casual dining statement and is perfect for everyday use. Part of our Dining Redefined collection, Sketch Floral is crafted from quality porcelain and all items in this pattern are dishwasher and microwave safe.

Daylight
A fresh, sophisticated addition to your table, Daylight brings the vibrancy of nature into your home. A wide array of distinctly designed porcelain accessories are adorned with lush leaves in a variety of rich, green hues. Perfect for casual and formal entertaining alike. Made of fine porcelain from Portugal. Dishwasher and microwave safe.


Entry guidelines:
  1. Be a follower of this blog.
  2. Click HERE to "like" your favorite pattern.
  3. The pattern with the most votes/likes will be given away (6 placesettings!!)
  4. Leave a comment here (NOT on this post) to be entered into the drawing.
  5. Random.org will be used to select the winner from amongst the comments on this post.
  6. Entries close on at 11:59pm April 15, 2011.
  7. Although it's not a stipulation of the giveaway, be sure to "like" Mikasa on Facebook so that you too can stay abreast of all the goodies going on, news of other fun events, and participate in their dialogue with all of us. 
  8. Mikasa can only ship to the USA.
Good Luck to all y'all!


I'm connecting with Tablescape Thursdays at Susan's (Between Naps on the Porch).. be sure to drop in and see the other wonderful tables created just for you! Thank you Mikasa for allowing me to be an integral part of this most gracious giveaway!


27 comments:

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

With thanks to you and Cielo Tabletop for this delightful post! Marlis, I love many of the items you have shown, but just adore the blue compotes. My friend's sister lives in Sante Fe and I have yet to get there :-)

Tricia said...

What a fabulous store! Thanks for the guided tour. I'm definitely putting Cielo Tabletop into my electronic notes so I won't forget the next time I'm anywhere near Santa Fe!

Susan said...

Ooooh, I LOVE this store!! I have bookmarked it and can't wait to see more of what they have to offer. Their tabletops are beautiful!
Thank you so much for sharing all this beauty with us!!
Susan

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing, Marlis. Cielo is one of my favorite stores in Santa Fe. I never miss a visit when I'm in Santa Fe. Beautiful store full of temptation! ~ sarah

Red Couch Recipes said...

I may be hosting a Prom dinner. Those permanent place card holders would be wonderful. I have not heard of Cielo Tabletop, but I sure would like to stop by if I am in the area. Thanks for the vicarious visit. Joni

Sunny said...

Marlis, thank you for sharing this shoppe. Its beautiful. The tables are so pretty. Have a good week. sunny109

Pat said...

Gorgeous shop beautiful things. Thanks so much for sharing Marlis!

Alycia Nichols said...

Now THAT's pretty amazing!!! I love to look at tabletop designs in stores that really have it together like that! That would be my dream job besides doing it for print publication. The aqua & white with the bamboo place settings was gorgeous! I have some newly acquired aqua that I'm dying to use! The purple stems were fabulous, too, and they WOULD look perfect in Jacqueline's house!!! I've never visited Santa Fe, but this sure gets me thinking about it!

Kathleen said...

Oh I think I would be in serious trouble there!

CJ said...

Love the daylight pattern. Nothing better than light dancing through leaves! Thanks for posting. ~CJ

Mary L said...

I am desperately in need of new dishes. What a great giveaway. Thanks so much! Love your blog!

Mary L

Sharon Haynie said...

Now I know why I slow down when I go through Santa Fe! I'm dying to stop in and see everything! thanks so much for sharing this wonderful find with us. I'm on my way!!!!

Marigene said...

I am glad I live far from Santa Fe! The blue striped compotes are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Entertaining Women said...

Oh my....I have just got to get to Santa Fe. Thanks for the peek into this marvelous store. Cherry Kay

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a marvelous store! Thank you for sharing as I can only feast my eyes, I'm to far away from it, but if I were close, I'd be first at that store! Beautiful things.
Happy Easter
FABBY

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I LOVED Shopping with you Marlis...Quite a few things caught my eye! LOVED those little place markers with room for a little posy! So Sweet!!! and I LOVED the brown napkins with the ribbons of blue,green,brown and white stripes!I have noticed lately that napkins are not as easy to come by! I'm So Anxious to see what goodies you bought! Even your shopping bags make me smile!!!
Hugs to you,
Donna

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a fun store Marlis! Lovin' those great place card holders:@)

Debbie said...

I would feel like a kid in a candy store. What a wonderful place! I love the place cards. I looked at some not long ago that were edged in black iron and almost bought them. I've had NONbuyers remorse ever since.

Susan Hawthorne said...

This was an enjoyable treat. Owning a store, I love to visit other ones for great inspiration and this one is fantastic. Thanks for the great post.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marlis, Thank you for the virtual shopping tour! So much easier on the pocketbook! I am drooling over all those napkins, placemats and napkin rings but I especially love those reusable placecards. The ones on the end with the brown lines would be a great addition to my dish closet! :) Linda

Scribbler said...

I think Santa Fe is about my favorite place on earth, and we were supposed to move there to be "retired" when we sold our last house. My husband reneged, and I am still stuck in Alabama. (BooHoo)

I vicariously enjoyed your tour of Cielo, and can't wait to see what you bought!

Ellen

xinex said...

Torture, torture and we don't have a TJ Maxx here, lol. How fun to browse through that store, Marlis. I could stay there all day. Thanks for sharing......Christine

Luncheons at the Junction said...

I can't believe you only spent an hour there! They would have had to throw me out! Everything is lovely - I would want one of everything. Thanks for sharing.

tammylovesdishes said...

What a neat store! Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Tammy

lulumusing said...

Santa Fe is such a source of inspiration for you. I think you were there last year as well which makes me wonder if you spend considerable time in that lovely city. Your photos make me want to go shopping!

The Tablescaper said...

What an amazing store. So full of temptation. I'd have a hard time chooing!

- The Tablescaper

Barbara said...

Marlis! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I haven't been to Santa Fe for a while but I know I will stop by next time I am there. I can't wait to see what you bought. How could you ever decide?! That "daylight" dinnerware makes me swoon. Hope all is well with you.

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