Schumann Wild Rose

Schumann Wild Rose
Dishes, dishes, dishes........

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Mikasa "Silk Flowers" Tablescape

Holy cow!!! I was without a computer for a few weeks - now, hopefully, I have a working model. I was driving to Pat's house every week (OK - it's only a half hour away, but what a pain.....) to blog and post. Thanks to her husband, who spent lots of time dealing with my processor and having it repaired, I should be able to blog again at home. And a special thanks to the "kids" at Shaw Computer Service who spent hours teaching me and never charging me. (Everyone there looked like kids, but boy, did they know computers. And were they ever patient......)

OK - enough about my computer.....tablescaping....that's what this blog is about. Pat and I were out "thrifting" the other day and found a set of dishes at the Discovery Shop (the Cancer Society Thrift Shop.) It was a complete set of Mikasa Continental "Silk Flowers" for 10 - and only $10.80 (we bought it on Senior Citizen Day and got 10% off.) What fun! So, Pat decided to use it this week - and then, if we want, we can "pass it on" as a donation to be resold.
Over view of the table

The place setting

Flatware is "Everyday" by Reed & Barton. Pat wanted straight lines to match the dinnerware.

Our bargain dishware - Mikasa Continental "Silk Flowers" - teal, gray, and pink tones

To bring out more pink, Pat used Rose "Color Spectrum" chargers by Mikasa

One of my favorite glasses - by Portieux Vallerythal. We have these in blue, too.

Pat mixed silver napkins and pink napkins - held by a gray napkin ring (actually, a simple curtain ring spray painted.)

Salt and pepper shakers are Rose Fiesta by Homer Laughlin

Another piece of Rose Fiesta - this time, a coffee pot acts as a flower vase

From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Silver Gray Placemats - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Charger - Rose "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from Replacements and eBay
Dinnerware - "Silk Flowers" by Mikasa from the Discovery Shop
Flatware - "Everyday" by Reed & Barton from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Glassware - Pattern unknown by Portieux Vallerythal from any place I can find it
Centerpiece Dishware - all Rose Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from eBay and Replacements
Silver Napkin - from
Pink Napkin - Hand made by Pat
Silver Napkin Ring - inexpensive curtain rings spray painted silver gray

We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" at Rustic & Refined:

We will also be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:


  1. Oh, Pat and Katie, you have hit another home run! I love those plates (the color combination is so soft and so very pretty!) The way you have coordinated everything with the HL accent pieces is perfect and I love the idea of spray painting napkin rings! Absolutely lovely. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  2. Oh My Goodness! I couldn't believe me eyes! That is my wedding china! We got married in 1985 and it was like a statement back then! Only I didn't get the whole set because we needed other things to set up house. Great to see it and it's a little emotional! Thanks for the memories.

  3. Beautiful chin and what a deal! I never see anything that good around here. Kudos for the find and the beautiful table.

  4. Love this table.....very soft and pretty. The fiesta ware is perfect with the dishes, and I esp. like the stemware with this setting.......

  5. Great job - you took what I would think of as "80's-style" china and made it beautiful, fashionable and "Now" by adding the Pink Homer Laughlin, and especially the White Opaline stemware and silver accents!