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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mikasa Daylight Easter Tablescape and a giveaway!

After Mikasa Daylight arrived (Oh yes, I was so blessed to have won this lovely set of Mikasa china on Alycia's Tablescapes at Table Twenty-One blog) I knew what would be on my Easter table. Other than the tulips, I had everything already! I know, unbelievable.

The backdrop: a yellow tablecloth, the Daylight charger plate and a yellow linen napkin.

The Daylight dinner plate. I love the leaf branch on the left side. The greens are perfect shades to be used from how through the fall!

I chose to  use the soup bowl today with it's leaf branch on the right side. The salad plate has a branch straight up down the center.

As a base for the Easter decor, I chose to use the beautiful green saucer. 

Plopped some Easter grass (dyed wood shavings) onto the plate. 

And then topped it with an everlasting foil covered egg and some Dove chocolates. 

 Here is the complete placesetting of Mikasa Daylight. I love the curvature of the ample soup/pasta bowl. The cup's shape reminds me of a blossom sitting atop the green saucer!

Simple Sterling flatware is the perfect accessory for the boldness in the dishes. 

Clear crystal, a Mikasa Parklane water glass and a clear stem are used for drinks. Classic white vases hold bunches of fresh tulips.

In a few days they will have opened to perfection. It's always best to purchase flowers a few days earlier than dinner. Not always what happens, but a good thing to do. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hare are getting ready to so some spring planting. The look just like foil covered chocolate bunnies. Set on a Mikasa plateau, adorned with more Easter wood shavings, a couple of smaller bunnies and some more eggs.  For today's table, the coordinating green ribbons were run through the reticulated edge of the plateau.

 Cherry Kay from Entertaining Women shared with us how perfect it is to have decanters on the table so that guests can refill their glasses without a bit of bother. 

 A green votive holder holds a candle, for even at lunch, candlelight is enchanting and adds ambiance to a table. 

 Do you see the cute angle at the tip of these silver dessert forks? 

 Frolicking bunny salt and peppers, I couldn't resist!

 I moved the saucers with the eggs to the side so that you could see just how lovely the table looks with the dishes themselves.

Thank you Mikasa, I am thoroughly enjoying the Daylight china. It's been a welcome addition to our tables. From the husband: tell them thanks for making it dishwasher safe! I 'heart'
my new dishes!!! Thank you Mikasa, for being so gracious in their giveaways, for so many chances to win and for allowing me to host a giveaway on this blog. Congratulations to  Bill at Affordable Accoutrements for winning 6 place settings of this beautiful Daylight pattern right here on this blog this past Monday. I wish you many happy years with your new dishes.

Crystal water - Mikasa Parklane
Crystal wine - gift
Silver - WMF
Silver dessert forks - Dutch, manufacturer unknown
White porcelain vases - Home Goods recent purchase
Plateau - Mikasa Bridal Lace
Decanter - Tuesday Morning
Bunnies and eggs - Tuesday Morning and Home Goods
Green votives - Garden Ridge recent purchase
Easter wood shavings - World Market
Table cloth - Lenox
Napkins - Villeroy and Boch

Please leave a comment to be eligible for a drawing of white dinner napkins with your choice of monogram in your choice of color! You must be a follower and leave a comment... it's that simple.

I'm linking up to Susan's delight party, Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch. Please drop in and join us as we celebrate our dishes!

Here's a link to another set dishes that Mommy Kate is giving away on her blog..You'll want to be sure to drop in over there! Click here to be transported!


Debbie said...

Marlis, you did a beautiful job with this Daylight table. I didn't realize that it even had its own charger plate. I love the solid green against the floral. The flowers are perfect with it, too.

It's all just perfectly lovely!

A Hint of Home said...

Congratulations on your new pretty dishes!
You did an amazing tablescape! Everything is beautiful and the tulips gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Awe luck you for scoring those disher! I love the day light pattern from Mikasa. Your table is absolutely beautiful and those tulip and bunnies just say Easter, don't they?
Have a wonderful Easter!

Susan said...

Marlis, your table is beautiful!! I love every single element, especially the charger plates and pedestal with the foil wrapped bunnies. I think the shiny bunnies really make the table pop.
I am a Follower, too.
I hope you have a very Happy and Blessed Easter!

Scribbler said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

The dishes made a beautiful Easter table, and I love that charger plate, especially!

Scribbler at

Miss Char said...

Marlis, those dishes make my heart go pitter patter, they are so fresh looking for spring. Your Easter table looks like a photo shoot, thanks so much for sharing your holiday table.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful table. I love the yellow color with those dishes. Those are the sweetest S & P shakers!!! Happy Easter Marlis!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh Marlis, Those dishes and your setting are "To Die For"! It is a perfect blending of greens AND how well it blends with your BLOG PAGE SIDES!!! Those foil bunnies are SUCH FUN. I am definitely going to be picking up a small set of Daylight for garden luncheons. "LOVE IT"... thank you for sharing your GORGEOUS Table with us.
Happy Easter to you and yours...
Hugs, Donna

Katrina said...

Beautiful as always, Marlis! I love, Love, LOVE the Daylight dishes in this delightful Easter table.

Alycia Nichols said...

I am jumping for joy! What a beautiful display! You have displayed the "Daylight" china so wonderfully in this Easter setting! The whole table is just gorgeous!!! I am totally digging the foil-covered bunnies and those dessert forks....wow!!! I like the combination of the buttery yellow with the green. It is Spring with a capital "S"!!! Congratulations to Bill on his big win! We three are now the Daylight Gang! :-)

Anonymous said...

An absolutely gorgeous table, Marlis. I love the green and white. It's all wonderful!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet! I love pretty napkins! I'm a follower...thanks SO much! ♥

Maureen said...

This tablescape says Spring has sprung. The color combination is cheery and I love yellow and green as a combination. You can't go wrong imitating Mother Nature. I'm a follower and would love the opportunity to win those napkins. Happy Easter!

The Tablescaper said...


This is gorgeous - vibrant green and foil covered chocolate treats. What could be better.

- The Tablescaper

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Beautiful table and so beautifully photographed! I love the play of light and shaddows with that chic tableware!

Lynn said...

What a pretty table Marlis! They were my favorite plates and the yellow tulips are just beautiful! Happy Easter:@)

Mama on a Green Mission said...

Congrats on an awesome win! You did a beautiful job on the table set up!

Marigene said...

Oh, I love the lime, white and yellows. Love the china pattern. Beautiful tulips.
Happy Easter!

Entertaining Women said...

Wow! Just, Wow! I didn't pick this pattern as my favorite, but seeing your tablescape, I'm changing my mind. You know, this reminds me of a contemporary take on the wonderful Wedgwood, "Napoleon Ivy," one of my favorite classics. Choosing the barely yellow linens was the perfect choice, especially set agains the creamware and the white roses...everything is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous design and your new dishes. Cherry Kay

Anonymous said...

Very pretty and festive mood this table sets!! The dishes are gorgeous!

Entertaining Women said...

Me again...I forgot to say thank you for the nod. I used crystal decanters on this week's tablescape, too. Cherry Kay

Mary L said...

Beautiful table, great blog too! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway.

Mary L

Red Couch Recipes said...

You take the most perfect pics. I love the light streaming in. The dishes are beautiful and I love Mr. and Mrs. Hare. Joni

Dianne said...

Marlis, what a wonderful post. The table is beautiful and it coordinates with your new blog design so well. I really love the white vases in the center. Dianne

Meredith said...

so pretty!!! what a fun set of dishes!

Mary said...

Your sheers are filtering your light so beautifully on your table... Love the bunnies & tulips with your Daylight! Gorgeous table~ Happy Easter!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Marlis, this is such a sophisticated table but warm. Oh my...how fortunate you were to win those gorgeous dishes! Your photography is outstanding as well. Loving those yellow tulips with the green. So, so pretty!

bella said...

I would love to win the napkins. The tablescape is beautiful!

jninecostumes said...

The plates worked beautifully for this Easter table. Love the way it all came together. If I won the monogrammed napkins I would get "N" for my daughter 's wedding.

vignette design said...

Hi Marlis,
YOur Easter table is beautiful. I love the green and white and how the sun is streaming in. You captured it beautifully! ~Delores


What a beautiful and delightful table Marlis. I love the china, the yellow tulips are perfect! I'm loving your photography, just love the light streaming in and of ouese, Mr. Mrs. Hare.
Have a blessed and happy Easter lovely lady.

Bonnie Bee said...

Excited to see that Mikasa included a coordinating charger... your table is PERFECT! I am so glad that I have been following your talents for a while.. HAPPY EASTER!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I found you by way of BNOTP and just love your table. I'm a new follower now cruising her way through your past posts.

Diann said...

What a beautiful and fresh table! Everything looks just wonderful and so inviting! Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway. I have never had a set of monogrammed napkins before. How fun!

Tricia said...

Simply gorgeous, Marlis! I love the Mikasa Daylight, and you've shown it off beautifully. I really love the tulips in those pretty vases, too! Have a blessed Easter!

Julio Muao said...

Breathtaking Marlis! The table,dishes,flowers and lighting are perfect. Excellent setting for celebrating the Easter holiday. As always, thank you for sharing your beautiful talent and inviting us into your home.

Kathleen said...

It looks beautiful, Marlis! I love the yellow tulips with it, pulls it all together.
Happy Easter to you and yours!

The French Hutch said...

I love your tablescape. Its so perfect for spring. The yellow tulips are lovely, and Mr. and Mrs. Hare are so festive, love those. Oh, I really like the ribbons you have woven into the cake stand, very clever. I am on your list of followers.
Easter Blessings

The French Hutch

Denise said...

Hi Marlis,

I love your Mikasa Daylight Easter table! It looks like you and Alycia are on the same wave length this week. Your tables are always lovely and creative, and once again, you've done a great job. I really love the tulips, and your centerpiece is darling. I especially love the sunlight patterns falling across your table. Your photography is really good! I hope you'll get a chance to visit my blog. I didn't get to post my Easter tablescape until this morning, but I'm on Tablescape Thursday waaay down at the bottom! Take care and have a Blessed Easter.

Denise @ Forest Manor

The Tablescaper said...

I've commented on this post before (it is glorious) but didn't specifically say I'd like to be considered for the the napkins and I sure do want to be considered!

- The Tablescaper

Luncheons at the Junction said...

Marlis, congratulations on your Mikasa win! You've done a beautiful job of featuring it here with an Easter theme. Love the addition of the yellow - it makes the green really pop. Wishing you a Happy Easter.

Jacqueline said...

I would love to win! I adore your new Mikasa. The green is so stunning for spring and for Easter. I love your foiled bunnies. I got one a couple of years ago and I wish I had gotten more.

I am definitely a follower and I always love your blog! There are so many incredible bloggers out there and you are of them.

LindaSonia said...

Congratulations on your new pretty dishes!
You did an awesome tablescape! Everything is sooo beautiful!!

I am definitely a follower. Thanks for the chance to win the monogrammed napkins.

Sarah said...

Marlis, I'm thrilled this set of dishes went to you. They are gorgeous and your photos with all the play of light and shadow are truly awesome. Love this beautiful spring color pallet! Those foil covered bunnies are so cute!
Happy Easter! ~ Sarah
I'd love to be entered in your giveaway.

Priscilla said...

The set of dishes is so lovely and serene. They will look wonderful with your other decorations for Easter. I'd love to win those napkins.

Sydnee said...

I posted on the wrong site but again you have such a great talent and creativity...I would love to win the napkins to have such a treasure from you......

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

You have done the "Daylight" china proud with this lovely this Easter setting! Thank you for including me in your giveaway. Happy Easter!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Congratulations to Bill on winning those beautiful Mikasa dishes.

What a beautiful table! I loved how you used the cake plate and the white vases with yellow tulips are charming.

Sue said...

Marlis, Thanks for coming by today- it gave me a chance to rectify my following. Blogger has "disconnected" me from many of the blogs I was following. Yours was among them. I've signed on once again! Amazing table that you've set with the Mikasa dinnerware.The cheery yellow played against the green is so delightful and spring-like! And what beautiful tulips to accent the table, as well. I have foiled bunnies, as well. Someone tried to unwrap one! LOL
Please enter me into your drawing for the napkins. Thanks. Happy Easter! ~ Sue

bj said...

Oh, my...what a lovely table. I love those pretty dishes and I love GREEN.
The flowers are beautiful. I love everything about it.

Thanks so much for a chance to win these napkins.
xoxo bj

bj said...

I could have sworn I wa a follower but when I checked, I wasn't....
but, o, I am NOW. :))

subgirl said...

Marlis, thank you for your beautiful Easter Sunday post. I am so thankful that He Is Risen!!
Please enter me in your napkin giveaway!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post with scripture, Marlis. Is your Easter sign made out of wooden blocks? That is so cute.

I would love to be entered in your napkin giveaway. Thank you!

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady. Thanks for your lovely Easter post sweet lady. I would love to have the Beautiful Napkins in your give-a-way !!! I hope you have a Great Day.
xxoo Diane
Thanks for your lovely comments on my Blog so sweet of you..

Kitty Deschanel said...

What gorgeous photos! I'm a longtime follower. Please count me in! :)

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