A Special Tablescape & A Mikasa Giveaway!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Dear, Dear Readers;
I have something very special to share with you today!
(Please click on the photos to see a better view)

First I would like to show you this entire table. A special table. It is a table of celebration. A sweet table for two. A picnic table.....a living room picnic. Have you ever had a living room picnic?

This one calls for the *good* china.

Today's good china is Mikasa Briarcliffe (1971 - 1997). A beautiful bone china with platinum trim.

To make the table more playful, I passed on using the traditional matching cup and saucer and instead am using Mikasa Color Studio Black/Platinum Dots Mugs.

I made the table cover & reversible napkin from Rhythm & Blues by Red Rooster Fabrics (read more about my fabric choice).

Napkin rings are vintage silverplate by E.B. Rogers Silver Company.

Vintage silverware is Clinton by International/Rogers & Bros. 1919 (thank you to Marigene who identified this for me last time I posted about them).

And the star of the table....Mikasa's Avenue Vase. Isn't it gorgeous! Lead crystal and 12-inches tall, this vase is both classic and contemporary. Oh, and with those deep cuts, boy does it catch the light and SPARKLE!

My new friends at Mikasa thought you all might be interested in this gorgeous vase!

Would you like an opportunity to WIN your own GORGEOUS crystal Mikasa Avenue Vase? You must be a follower of Faithfulness Farm to enter.

Leave me a nice comment saying you follow! ~ 1 Entry

*LIKE* my friends at Mikasa on Facebook (www.facebook.com/mikasadining and www.facebook.com/lifetimebrands ). ~ 1 Entry

Leave a message on their wall telling them why you’d like to win this gorgeous vase! ~ 1 Entry

Follow my friends at Mikasa on Twitter (www.twitter.com/mikasadining and www.twitter.com/lifetimebrands ) ~ 1 Entry

Suggest Mikasa and suggest Lifetime Brands to 10 Friends. ~ 1 Entry

Already a Mikasa lover, post a review at the Facebook review tab. ~ 1 Entry

That is a TOTAL of 6 possible entries for this giveaway!

The giveaway will be open for entry until Midnight, Friday October 22. The winner will be posted on Saturday October 23. I can hardly wait to see which one of you will get to enjoy this beauty!

Legal Mumbo Jumbo:
~I am not nor have I ever been employed by Mikasa or any affiliate of Lifetime Brands, Inc.
~I received the items from Lifetime Brands at no cost for review purposes.
~My opinions and the content of my blog are MINE and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Lifetime.

Posting to:
Susan's Tablescape Thursday
Suzanne's Vintage Thingie Thursday
Debra's Vintage Inspired Friday
Marty's Tabletop Tuesday


  1. Ann Nichols said...:

    Beautiful settings! And the vase...I'll bet the rays of the sun are split into rainbows of light!

  1. Lori E said...:

    Isn't it a pretty vase. Their products are so nice, what's not to love.
    If you will ship to Canada I am in. Thanks.

  1. susitravl said...:

    I'm following your blog via GFC.
    susitravl (at) gmail (dot) com

  1. susitravl said...:

    Like Mikasa and Lifetime Brands on FB (SusanBenegas)
    susitravl (at) gmail (dot) com

  1. Dani said...:

    I've always loved Mikasa and didn't know they were on Facebook so will go over there and friend them...I am a follower also...and collect crystal so this is wonderful..what a beautiful vase!

  1. Anita said...:

    Ooo I love that pretty china mixed with the black dots mug and the napkins tie it all together so nicely!! I would never have thought of that! Beautiful vase too, and I do not have one! Of course I am a follower!

  1. Lovely table! I am a follower and always enjoy your posts! I would love to win the vase!

  1. Miz Helen said...:

    Mikasa is always a lovely addition to anyone's home. Your table setting is very inviting.
    I am a follower of your wonderful blog.
    Thank you.

  1. Lady Farmer said...:

    I am a follower and I would love to win the beautiful vase!
    And, yes! I have had a living room picnic! They are delightful!

  1. Oh my, that's gorgeous! And I'm in love with the polka dot glasses. :-) You know I'm a follower!

  1. Hi Gail...

    My friend...I love your pretty picnic in the living room! Ohhh...your Mikasa china is gorgeous and I love the pretty polka dot cups too! I love those beautiful blue napkins...I think the pretty color and pattern just makes the table! Well...of course, there is that gorgeous cut crystal vase that Mikasa is going to gift some lucky person with! Hehe! Me...ME...ME!!! Well, I'm crossin' my fingers! I would love a chance to win this beautiful vase, Gail! And...I am a very delighted follower of your sweet blog!

    Thank you for hosting this really nice giveaway, Gail! And...thank you for sharing your lovely picnic in the living room with us as well! What a treat!!!

    I just read your sweet note that you left on my autumn table! Thank you so much for coming by. I really enjoyed your visit and sweet note, my friend! Thank you!!!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  1. Deb S. said...:

    Love it!! The livingroom picinc is a brillant idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog! This vase is breathtaking to say the least! I am a follower too! Just love the Mikasa! The colors you chose were beautiful too!

  1. Deb S. said...:

    I liked the FB page.

  1. Deb S. said...:

    Left a review on Mikasa'r review FB page. Also I forgot to mention how much I loved your napkin rings!!!!! FAB!!!!

  1. What a beautiful vase on a lovely table. What caught my eye first were the napkins and how the polka dot cups matched them so well. I am a follower!

  1. Pinky said...:

    I am a "faithful" follower,LOL, and would LOOVE this vase! Just beautiful as is your table! I will go to Mikasa and "like" them too! Great giveaway! XO, Pinky

  1. Karen said...:

    Gail of course, I following. Yes, I would love to be entered for the drawing, you must have looked closely at my photos to know I absolutely adore "crystal".
    Thanks for your sweet comment at my place.

  1. I'm also a follower so I'd love a chance at the vase. I don't do FB and the other stuff though...

  1. Pioneer Beauty said...:

    What a beautiful Table setting...Love the Polk a Dot Glasses...The Vase is Beautiful..I would love to enter...
    Thank you Gail...

  1. Sherry said...:

    You have put together a beautiful table. I love the fabric with china. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I am following you. Thanks for stopping by.

  1. LV said...:

    That is a first for me. Having a picnic in the living room. You will make some lucky person happy with your giveaway.

  1. How sweet you are Gail (and Mikasa)! I sure could use this on a possible future table setting at the fair. I'm already a follower so please count me in. Thanks for buzzin' in.

  1. Prayer request noted ... I'm a survivor ... know the battle all too well. The power of prayer is a remarkable thing. Thanks for sharing your pretty picnic table.

  1. Lady Chris said...:

    I'm a new follower and fairly new to the blogging world...love the scripture on your page!

  1. Coloradolady said...:

    Lovely table....prayer request noted as well. Thanks for linking in today. Happy VTT!

  1. Gail, what a fun idea to have a living room picnic! Your table looks both elegant and festive -- love that fabric you used for the napkins, and the polka-dotted mugs are great!

  1. viridian said...:

    Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday!

  1. I wanted to thank you for stopping by my place and sending prayers for my granddaughter. They are definitely appreciated. I am a follower to your blog. :) I would love being included in the give away for the beautiful Mikasa vase. I loved your table setting...very pretty!

  1. Tracie said...:

    Very pretty tablescape with lovely pieces!

  1. Marlis said...:

    What a beautiful vase.. i know i have to get one. Thank you Mikasa for donating the vase and you for hosting such a lovely giveaway.

    love your tablescape, the dishes are great and so is the silver.

  1. Marlis said...:

    and I follow both on facebook and left a comment...

  1. Alycia Nichols said...:

    Those napkins are FABULOUS! I love them! I'm also head-over-heels about the napkin rings! Very, very pretty!!!

  1. Denise said...:

    What a gorgeous vase! When me and hubby were first married we had picnics in the living room but havent had one in a while since we have four cats now and they would love, love, love to walk all over everything and knock things down and then eat our food lol. I am a follower and love your blog!

  1. Sarah said...:

    Beautiful setting...I love the fabric you chose!

    HaPpY vInTaGe ThInGiE tHuRsDaY!


  1. Thanks for the kind comments and lovely visit. Your picnic in the living room is adorable! Love the polka dots and love the napkin.

    - The Tablescaper

  1. Gail, what great fabric you used for the napkins!!

  1. Chrissie said...:

    I am totally lovin those polka dots!

  1. Deborah said...:

    Never had a picnic in the living room but it is a grand idea. You did a wonderful job setting it up.

  1. susan said...:

    Gail-I am evidently a "new" follower--thought I already was, but I guess not. The vase is beautiful and I do love having fresh flowers in my house almost all the time---a beautiful new vase would be wonderful. Thanks for you post about cervical cancer. I was unaware that there was a color for their campaign. I will certainly put this young mother on my prayer list that she will be healed. Love your napkins!

  1. Wonderful table. LOVE those napkins, and YES I have had a picnic in my living room(Such Fun)... Of Course I am sending prayers to the lady in need and all who love her...
    I have done 4 items of the list you have above to have chances on winning this beautiful treasure... I LOVE cut glass vases! Yes they do "Sparkle"!!!
    Hugs to you,

  1. AntiqueChase said...:

    I love the living room picnic... I couldn't even read the rest of your post because my head was spinning with ideas and how fun this could be!! Thanks for the great idea.

    Also, thanks for the visit and comment on my blog. I really appreciate it... okay.. off to see more!

  1. Tiffini said...:

    Now that looks like fun...I random fun thing to do with your husband??
    I just love the fabric napkins...:) Thanks for stopping by:)

  1. Roslyn Atwood said...:

    Beautiful tablescape.

  1. mgster said...:

    Love your table and idea of a picnic in the living room! I am now a follower of your blog!

  1. mgster said...:

    I am a facebook fan of Mikasa!

  1. Sandi (Meme) said...:

    What a pretty table, and great giveaway! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment about my Halloween Table. I love having you over! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  1. Barbara said...:

    Gail, I would love a MiKasa flower vase. I am a follower.

  1. Well I just clicked the button to become your newest follower...what lovely and thoughtful gifts you are offering and your idea for a living room picnic is wonderful!

    I am having a "double-the-fun" giveaway...something for a little one and something for you! Stop on by to join the fun if you get a chance! I enjoyed my visit today! :)

  1. Just beautiful Gail, looks pretty romantic to me! I'm a follower! So glad you linked in to VIF. and oh, LOVE your coffee table!!

  1. I really like the idea of choosing to use the 'good stuff' for a picnic. Your tablescape is lovely. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  1. Lovely tablescape...I love your color selections and that vase is gorgeous...I do follow Mikasa on FB...

  1. Charlene said...:

    Beautiful table, I would love to win such a lovely vase--I am already a follower.

    Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman

  1. Charlene said...:

    I follow mikasadining and lifetimebrands on twitter (@AVirtuousWoman)

  1. Oh what a pretty and inviting tablescape. Love it on the coffee table. Your napkins are such a pretty pattern and the polka dot mugs are wonderful. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  1. Chandy said...:

    I love that table... I collect Mikasa vases so that one would be a great addition. I hope I win!

  1. Dee said...:

    Thanks so much for the chance. This is so generous of you and Mikasa! :) I now follow as DG

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

  1. Dee said...:

    I like them both on facebook as Dee G. :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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