Sunday, November 30, 2014

Grateful Giveaway Recipient

Last Christmas,  I was pleasantly surprised to be the winner of a great giveaway from Mary@ Home is Where the Boat Is. The giveaway was a sixteen piece dinnerware set of Mikasa Antique White Holiday Berries.  It is a beautiful pattern and although Mary is a hard tablescape act to follow I am giving it a shot to show my appreciation as the grateful winner. 

 See Mary's post featuring Mikasa Antique White Holiday Berries here

 For my centerpiece, I chose a moss covered terra cotta pot filled with an amaryllis atop a wooden charger.
Rattan chargers and silverware tied with hemp cord repeated the natural elements and wood color tones.
 Preserved boxwood wreaths purchased from Miss Mustard Seed at Chapel Market this November were a great addition to accent the mugs and add more natural elements as well as repeating the green in the dish pattern. There were only two left so a sweet friend helped me make two more to complete the table.

I love the detailing of the mug and it's size and shape.

Red mercury glass ornaments were given a festive hemp bow and the shiny red mercury glass ornaments show off the delightful deep bowls and salad plates.

Glitzy red and gold napkin rings and red goblets draw your eye to this elegant and versatile pattern.
I chose accessories to give this pattern a casual feel but I can see it in a formal setting also.

Goblets- At Home
Rattan Chargers- Pier 1
Wooden Charger- Homemade
Hemp Twine- Hobby Lobby
Oneida Stainless 

Thank you Mary. See Mary's post featuring Mikasa Antique White Holiday Berries here
I am grateful to be your Christmas giveaway winner last year of this beautiful holiday pattern. Since, I was leaving town for Christmas there wasn't time to do a post last year so here I am a year later. I have learned so much from reading Home Is Where the Boat Is and look forward to each and every post.
 I am also grateful to many bloggers that have been supportive of me and I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for reading, Living With Thanksgiving.
You are all a great blessing to me. Thanks, Bonnie

Linking to: Metamorphosis MondayInspire Me Tuesday,  The Scoop,Wow Us Wednesday, Let's Dish Wednesday,What's Up Wednesday, and Tablescape Thursday.


  1. Bonnie, Your Holiday Berries table is beautiful with your accents of red and your mugs nesting in your sweet boxwood wreaths! I'm wishing now we hadn't trimmed up our boxwoods back in November. I love your tree slice charger and mossy potted amaryllis too! I'm so glad you're enjoying your Mikasa dinnerware and happy to see at your table in your beautiful home! Thanks so much for your kind words and high praise {blush}. I'm thankful for your online friendship ♥

  2. Bonnie, you did a wonderful job of showcasing your beautiful dishes from Mary's giveaway win! What a pretty Christmas pattern to enjoy this holiday season and years to come. I love the darling boxwood wreaths around the mug and your centerpiece on the wood slice is perfect.

  3. They are very pretty dishes and look even nicer on your lovely table layout!! It is just a shame that you are too far away for me to pop in for a cup of tea and enjoy it with you! I hope that you have some lovely meals using these dishes. xx

  4. You've done a great job and the table looks warm and friendly just like I imagine you to be. You can't do better than that.

  5. What a beautiful table...and congrats on winning the set of gorgeous how you used the boxwood wreaths.

  6. Oh Bonnie, it looks gorgeous! I agree, Mary is a hard act to follow but what a source of inspiration! I love your boxwood wreaths, how I wish I could have gone to Chapel Market! I love the way you have mixed in natural elements, and the flatware in the mug! I am so glad you won this dinnerware, it really suits you, delicate and beautiful~

  7. This is the first time that I've seen this Mikasa Christmas pattern...just lovely! I was particularly enchanted by the boxwood wreaths holding the wonderfully shaped cups and the touches of hemp twine. Congratulations on winning the dishes...they'll have a good home with you. Cherry Kay

  8. Congrats! Love this pattern and so perfect for the holidays. Very clever with the boxwood. A charming table to enjoy Bonnie. Blessings, Linda

  9. Bonnie, what a lovely table and what a spectacular giveaway! Mary's tables and everything she touches are amazing. You added such beautiful touches to the table - a worthy winner! Haha!!
    True, I am grateful for all those who read my blog too. Imagine my surprise to open it up and see Mrs. Claus in the header - love it and love Linda!!

  10. This is absolutely stunning,
    Bonnie! And magazine worthy,
    I might add : ) So many sweet
    details ~ which is where the love
    is, right? How amazing to win such
    a beautiful set, which was obviously
    meant just for you!

    xo Suzanne

  11. Ah! Both sweet and beautiful! Since a whole year has passed, you have had lots of time to think about how to bring out the best in your dishes, and you did just that. This is such a pretty setting! I'm impressed that you & your friend actually MADE a couple more of those boxwood wreaths!!! I have 4 of them, but wish I had 12. I wonder if I could make them? Hmmmmm???????? :-)

    Enjoy your dishes in the years to come, and Happy December!!!

  12. You are kidding! You won that??? Wow! I've never won anything, but surely nothing as elogant. Your placement of it on your table is beautiful. Love, love it!

  13. What a truly beautiful table. I love the boxwood wreaths. Love is living in the details here.

    I wanted to thank you for your friendship. My wish is that your holiday season is filled with peace, love and joy. May you and yours be blessed with health and happiness in the new year.

  14. Your table is absolutely beautiful. I just love the way you tied the silverware with twine and set them in the cups - so clever! The tiny boxwood wreaths are the icing on the cake. They're just so sweet.Thank you for all your beautiful ideas.

  15. Hi Bonnie, I FINALLY got back by here to leave you a comment. I saw this tablescape when you first posted it, and I think it's just beautiful! These are really lovely dishes and congratulations to you for winning the giveaway!! My favorite things on your table are the red ornament in each bowl, the wonderful boxwood wreaths at each place, the rattan chargers, and your pretty red goblets. It all adds up to a perfect table. You are indeed a grateful recipient!

    I hope you and your family are well, Bonnie. Wishing you the very best Christmas and many blessings in the coming New Year, my friend!

    Warm hugs,



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