Table Setting Ideas and a Mikasa Giveaway!

Today I’m so excited to share some fun table setting ideas using one pattern AND we are giving you a chance to win one of these beautiful sets of dishes from Mikasa

Mikasa Table Setting Ideas

This weekend I realized the full extent of my blogging-itis when my husband came home and saw this…

Mikasa Table Setting Ideas

and said, “I’m assuming this isn’t set up for us.” He was right but it got me thinking about how often I set up pretty table settings, do my photo shoot and forget to enjoy them with the family! It was a reminder that our pretty dishes should be used and used frequently!

Mikasa Table Setting Ideas

When we moved, I made a decision to start fresh with much of my home decor! I was ready for a change, and that change included my dishes.  I LOVE color and have always gravitated towards fun and interesting place settings BUT then I would find that they didn’t always match with the table decor I wanted to use OR, my taste would change and I felt “stuck” with what I had.

I was so excited when I discovered Mikasa’sSutton White pattern! I was ready to have my main set of dishes a nice crisp neutral white and then have fun with other pieces like their Daylight pattern.

Mikasa Table Setting Ideas

I love the texture of the subtle pattern around the edge of the Sutton White design.  It adds depth and deminsion when paired with other pieces.  When setting a causal table I love to add something fun and unexpected like these orange rattan place mats!

I also like to use pieces from my collections in unusual ways like placing these small succulents in the Daylight rice bowls for a fun centerpiece.

Mikasa Table Setting Ideas ~succulents in rice bowls

Even if it’s a “family dinner” it can be fun to use your nice flatware and stemware.  Serve wine for the adults and a fun sparkling beverage for the kids!

Mikasa table setting ideas

I love that my Cocoa Blossom flatware and Alexandra stemware can be both casual or sophisticated depending on what you pair with them! In fact, it’s easy to transition my new Mikasa dishes, flatware and stemware (which can be purchased at Macys!) right into the dining room…

Mikasa Table Setting Ideas

Placed on gold chargers, topped with a dainty set of patterned salad plates all resting on blue and white dishtowels, my Mikasa place settings take on a more formal air!

Mikasa Table Setting Ideas

Seeing this makes me so excited to host my first dinner party in my new house…I wish each of you could join me!

Mikasa Table Setting Ideas

But, I CAN give you a chance to own a set of either Sutton White or Daylight dishes yourself….


We are giving THREE people a complete setting for four of one of these lovely patterns!

Mikasa Table Setting Ideas

And, we’re giving you four chances to win, here’s all you have to do to enter…


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck!


Speaking of giveaways we have the winners of our Blogger Extravaganza Giveaway!! We will contact you to claim your prize!

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  1. Becky Womack says

    I love the green and orange mixed together! I, too, have white dishes as my main set, and I love to mix and match. The succulents are a great idea also. I may have to steal that one! Thanks for sharing!

  2. sydney85 says

    I love the Daylight pattern. The green is so fresh and goes perfectly with my green accessories in my condo. I could use it all through the year!

  3. Erica E. says

    I love both patterns, however I would probably pick the white because my 20yr old white dishes from when I got married are all chipped or they broke.

  4. says

    What gorgeous table settings!!!…Had to laugh about what your hubby said…Both patterns of the Mikasa are beautiful and you have enhanced them by creating those beautiful tablescapes…I love the Daylight pattern…if I won, I think my daughter in law would probably want to sneak those dishes out of my house…as they are just the type of pattern she loves…Beautiful china and great giveaway!!
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  5. says

    WOW. Your tablescapes – and photography- are/is amazing.

    This post is stunning, truly.

    And thank you for the reminder that we should indeed use these tablescapes for family and friends more often. I agree whole heartedly!

    And as for the giveaway, thank you so much for the opportunity. I am a big fan of the Sutton White collection. I love their textures and how they’d mix and match with so much and for year around!

    Have a fabulous week, sisters!

    Congrats to those lucky winners on your list, too.

  6. Pam says

    I would love to win the Sutton White. It would go so well with all of my dishes. I have a set of Rosepoint that I bought at an estate sale for $15 and I love it! Beautiful place settings in this post! I’m warming up to color thanks to my daughters’ new apartments!

  7. Laura Strack says

    I too have always purchased white for my every day dishes so they will match everything else on my table such as the place mats, stemware, table runner etc..but using Mother Natures’ colors like the pretty greens in the Mikasa’s Daylight Pattern, is a wonderful idea. To me, green is most often a neutral color pallet because we find it in our plants and flower arraignments. Thanks, Heather, for the great idea!!

  8. Dottie says

    Your table settings are so pretty ! It would be fun to sit at a table set with either of the sets. Every dish I own is white. I need to venture out a little.

  9. Anne says

    Would love to win! My daughter is getting married this week and could not afford china. What a great surprise.

  10. misti d. says

    Fun giveaway! table settings look beautiful.I am currently in desperate need of new dishes ;/
    I would love the sutton white. crisp and clean:)

  11. carol jane says

    Such beautiful dishes. I love the Sutton White because white can go with anything and makes food look pretty!

  12. FABBY says

    Gorgeous dishes, I love them!!! Your setting looks beautiful in the Sutton White dishes. Thank you so much sweet lady for this great giveaway chance….hope I’m lucky, as I haven’t been lately, lol.. Big hugs and have a super week.

  13. FABBY says

    GORGEOUS DISHES….I’d love to win them!!!!!!!!!

    I wanted to notify you that I have a USA address, just in case I’m the lucky one!!!


  14. Betsy says

    Lovely table settings! I love white dishes and these are gorgeous. As you said, they are so versatile.
    Thanks, Betsy

  15. Maureen says

    The Sutton White is gorgeous.
    It blends as everyday and it can be perfectly suited for a elegant evening dinner too.

  16. Debbie Welchert says

    I would choose the Mikasa Dinnerware, Daylight Collection. I really like the style of dishes a lot better.

  17. Tammy F says

    Dishes! I would have soo many patterns if I had the room to store them! The set of white Sutton Mikasa would go great with the colorful blues and greens that I already own.

  18. says

    I love the Sutton white! I agree with you about adding color. I like to add color to my table settings and I like to change them often. With a white base you can let your imagination flow and add color with the accessories. Thanks for sharing this, I love your blog!

  19. Dorothy says

    Beautiful place settings. I love the DayLight pattern because of the bright green in the pattern. It is fresh looking and would look good paired with yellow or blue also. Endless possibilities.

  20. Sharon B. says

    I absolutely LOVE the Sutton White. I am an absolute sucker for embossed white dishes so I would love to win these. Thanks for having such a great contest.

  21. Heather B says

    Wow, absolutely gorgeous. I love the Sutton White Collection. It would match my kitchen and dining area perfectly.

  22. Denise says

    Sutton White is my favorite. It stands alone beautifully or blends with other patterns. Your tables are so pretty.

  23. Kathy Banff says

    I would go with the Sutton White. You then can add so many different colors and patterns to make even more special.

  24. Debi Drace says

    I would choose Sutton White because you can add anything. Different colors,patterns in dishes, flowers or place mats.

  25. says

    I really love the Sutton White..I love dishes that can get together with others and become fast friends!! They could go with just about anything!!

    • Carol says

      My choice would be the Sutton White. It is so classic and would go perfect with my black and white dinning room. Thank you!!!

  26. Breann says

    Although both settings are beautiful, I love that the earthy green and white settings will look great during all four seasons. It’s fun and sophisticated at the same time!

  27. Stephanie Scott says

    I would Choose the Sutton White Set. The raised pattern on them is beautiful and I love that is gives them a more formal look!!

  28. Cindy Aiton says

    Thank you for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway. I would choose Sutton White. The design is simple, classic, and would look beautiful paired with my vintage dinnerware.

  29. Anna says

    I want this whole table setting!!! I love all the color choices and those wine glasses are feminine and spectacular! I’ll be heading over for a girl’s night soon. :)


  30. Chaya says

    Your setting is beautiful. I like both sets of dishes but I would have to go with the white. I just got married and am starting my dishes collection so the white would be a better choice.

  31. Kerri says

    I love the white! My kitchen has freshly painted white cabinets and white wainscoting (thanks to your Kitchen Makeover series last year!!) and I’ve been able to bring in accent colors like blues, gold and reds that I love!

  32. Anna Starnersend Patty says

    After about 30 years with my old dishes I bought a set of plain white and picked up textured plates to use with them. Since i have a choice of three different white plates I would have to choose the Daylight. I have nothing with these colors to mix with what I already have. Love that you showed the dishes used with different tablescapes.

  33. Jennie M. says

    I have been searching for the right dish set for a long time! I love the sutton white! It would be so fun to mix and match it with different pops of color!

  34. Heather says

    I would choose the Mikasa Sutton White Dishes. I have always loved white settings and would love to have them to add to my collection! Beautiful tablescapes!

  35. Lauren says

    Got quite a bit of inspiration from this post regarding what dishes I should buy when I become a “big-kid” and purchase my first set! I love the green and white, it’s so refreshing and fun.

  36. Peggy W. says

    OH….MY….GOSH!!!!! I LOVE the Daylight pattern. We just repainted our kitchen and that would be PERFECT. Thanks for the giveaway!.

  37. Karlie Johnson says

    I love the cute patterns and the simplicity of the white underneath it looks awesome! I would love these for my table!

  38. Marina says

    Sutton White all the way. I would love having the opportunity to freshen up my table and the simplicity of the Sutton White pattern is just perfect! Thanks :)

  39. says

    Such a pretty tablescape. I love succulents they are pretty much the only plant I cant kill! Very hardy, might think of using them on my next table setting as well :)

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