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Mikasa Leopard Dishes Tablescape

I love these chic animal print dishes. This is the first set of square dinner plates I have owned. I like how the soup bowl is round, but the dinner and salad plate are square.
I angled the salad plate to give each setting more interest.

 I tried some brown-handled flatware, but in the end, I decided that my gold flatware worked best with these dishes.
I had fun making my own wine label.

I just printed it on an Avery label and stuck in over the original label of this white wine... just a little touch that makes your dinner party more special.  Notice that tree on the right side of the artwork?


That tree inspired my centerpiece. I was having some difficulty coming up with a centerpiece to go with these dishes.   I wanted to use only items I already had. While  looking out the kitchen window I noticed the Sedum Autumn Joy and thought, why not give it a try.Do you see the resemblance of the tree and this dead sedum Autumn Joy that I picked from my garden?  I added some dead silver artemesia to give it a bit of spark.  Seriously, this is a bunch of dead flowers that overwintered in my garden-- I would normally toss these on the compost heap!  It's amazing what can be done with just a bit of  thinking outside the box!

What a stroke of luck--I had glasses that seem to be made for these leopard dishes!
Just look at the perfect color of that martini glass stem!

I added the small gold liqueur glass because it matched the gold-beaded place mat and the flatware.

I also made a menu - it's amazing how easy all of this is with computers!
Did you notice that I added jewelry to the lotus candle holder next to the menu?  Jewelry is not just for the body. I use it all the time on my tables.  I used one of my favorite necklaces on the wine bottle. Did you catch that? Look at the wine bottle. I wear that necklace all the time!

Just for kicks, here is a sepia-toned picture of my table. 


This table was so much fun! I am planning to do another table with these same dishes.

I am thinking leopard and hot pink! I think these Mikasa leopard dishes are going to be very versatile. I may even do a third table and mix them with my zebra dishes.

I received these dishes from  Lifetime Brands, Inc.  a nationally branded kitchenware, tabletop and home décor resource.  They asked me to set a table and do a candid post about their dinnerware.  I have done exactly that and I hope you enjoyed seeing these unique dishes.

I have linked to Marty's Tablescape Tuesday at a Stroll Thru Life. Check out all the inspirational posts over there.

15 comments:

Deb said...

love it Zoey...you have great imagination...

Lynn said...

Fabulous!

Sarah said...

Fabulous, wild table! Thanks for sharing. Your images are great. ~ Sarah

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Girl, you have some talent!!! I love that table setting, but then I like anything with animal prints. (Especially clothes, so much in fact I bought the grand daughter leopard print shorts for Easter!)
Love you table!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dianne said...

A feast for the eyes! Wow!

Marianne@Songbird said...

What fun plates! Lovely tablescape.

Shelia said...

That is one 'wild' table! Love all you've done here. Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mary-Frances said...

Great job Zoey. Love what you did!

Entertaining Women said...

It's always fun outside the box. Mikasa will be calling you again. You did a beautiful job on your tablescape. Thank you for sharing your dynamite design. Cherry Kay

bj said...

I absolutely LOVE this wild and amazing table. How fun it would be to share a meal at this cute table with those you love.
WONDERFUL JOB.
xo bj

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the animal theme. This is totally awesome. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

carolinajewel said...

I absolutely love the whole table. What a great idea about the dried flowers for your centerpiece!!! Love those dishes and always love your jewelry touches!

Suzy Marceau said...

I love this design...beautifully executed...just want to find out where I can buy this dinnerware, as it would suit my lifestyle perfectly.

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Silvia Jacinto said...

Eating is really one of my hobby i mean part of my life and cooking is my passion. I also love going to a place and at the same time taste their delicious and most wanted food.I want to taste something that is new to my palate. Thanks for sharing your article with us.

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