Intense color, stylized florals and upscale designs...Mikasa'sIndigo Bloom dinnerware is the inspiration for this table. Beautiful dishes are a joy to create a table around!
The kind people at Mikasa sent me this sophicated porcelain dinnerware. AND they also are sponsoring an incredible StoneGable Mikasa GIVEAWAY. More about that at the end of the post!
I was more than thrilled to set a luncheon table for a few good friends and show off this lovely dinnerware!
I have had a love affair with blue and white! It is such a versatile color combination. It mixes well with so many colors and adds that touch of richness to almost any style! Blue and white is a color pairing that never goes out of style!
Trying to settle on a color scheme for this table was not an easy task. Would I use bright citron green for a modern look? Or butter yellow for everyone's favorite traditional choice? Or maybe neutral tones. Linens, burlap and lots of texture with the indigo and white for an upscale chic!
A shot of brilliant pink became the perfect compliment for the dinnerware! Both colors intense... one cool and one hot...to makes a dramatic table.
Indigo Bloom and Italian Countryside dinner plates sit on a snowy white tablecloth.
Alternating each place setting, Indigo Bloom salad/dessert plates and Indigo Bloom accent plates rest on the dinner plates. I love to alternate dish patterns. It brings such interest and attention to the table!
Each place setting is topped off with a vintage Chinese footed sherbet bowl. I love how well the mix of blue patterns play together! A hot pink napkin rose, accented with real rose leaves, sits in each Chinese bowl.
The effect is so striking against the Indigo Bloom dinnerware! To learn how to make this beautiful, easy napkin fold look for a post this Saturday!
Darling Indigo Bloom cups and saucers wait for coffee to be served. The cups have a wonderfully modern shape and feel that is balanced by it's updated take on a traditional floral design.
Not only did Mikasa send me stunning dinnerware, they also let me pick out glassware. French Countryside Crystal Goblets are my new favorites! The design is so pleasing and will be a lovely compliment to any table. I am truly impressed and delighted with them!
As an added grace note, little cobalt blue glasses hold hot pink knock-out roses and white astilbe for each guest to take home as a remembrance of our afternoon.
Creamer and sugar bowls along with the salt and pepper shakers have vintage blue and white patterns that compliment the Mikasa dinnerware.
These patterns work wonderfully together! Keeping the color scheme limited gives this table a crisp, clean look and adding patterns keeps it inviting!
Roses in shades of pink fill a large blue and white ginger jar. I was very lucky to find 3 bunches of roses at my local grocers... all in different shades of gorgeous pink... and at $5.99 a bunch! Now that's what I call a bang for my buck!
The hot pink roses were the most breathtaking shade!
Their color works so well with the indigo pieces on the table.
Smaller jars and pots with lids round out the centerpiece.
Indigo Bloom soup bowls and extra napkins to catch any spills sit ready at the table. Rose petal fill the bowl until they are replace with a cold berry soup.
Indigo Bloom accent plates and dessert plates are alternately stacked on a creamy white pedestal.
These beautiful plates will be used for Cherries Jubilee, a dessert as classic and as loved as blue and white!
All our Indigo Bloom table needs are the guests... and you are invited!
Now that you have seen my Mikasa Tablescape it is time for a chance to win some beautiful dinnerware of your own!
The VERY kind people at Mikasa are giving away 5 Mikasa place settings of
to one lucky StoneGable reader!
Wouldn't this striking dinnerware look gorgeous on your table?
To enter the MIDNIGHT BLOOM GIVEAWAY
1~ leave a comment mentioning the giveaway
2~ become a follower of StoneGable
3~ Visit Mikasa and come back to tell me what pattern you would like to have
6~ Post about this giveaway or put the giveaway on your sidebar.
The MIDNIGHT BLOOM GIVEAWAY will end Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 7:00 PM and the winner will be randomly selected.
I am participating in:
Tablescape ThursdayTablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch