Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mikasa French Countryside Ruby Goblets

Susan of Between Naps on the Porch hosted a giveaway recently and I was selected as the winner. I received a set of these lovely Mikasa French Countryside Ruby goblets. Aren't they pretty? For Tablescape Thursday this week, of course I had to use my new goblets.

Let's have a lobster feast at my house!

The first step was to cover the table with my vintage tablecloth featuring seafood.
Some day, I will have to follow the recipe on the cloth. Today, however, we are going to have whole Maine lobster and steamed corn on the cob with red potatoes. Yum!

I picked up a few lobster plates years ago at a Pottery Barn outlet.
From my corn pottery collection, I added salt and peppers and a butter dish.
I decided to use a corn holder as a second butter dish.
I think you have all the things you need to harvest the lobster meat. A cracker, a pick, a fork and, of course, a butter warmer so you can dip the tasty morsels in melted butter. Don't forget to use the corn holders, you don't want to burn your fingers. The well used, red and white tea towel is your napkin. It's big enough to double as a bib, if you need it.
You can put your empty shells in this pan.
Isn't it a bright, colorful table?
I think my new glasses add a real "pop" to the tablescape! I love them.
Thanks to Mikasa for offering the glasses as a giveaway and to Susan for hosting it.

Tablecloth: vintage "California Hand Prints" purchased years ago
Lobster plates: Pottery Barn outlet several years ago
Wine glasses: Reidel
Water glasses: Mikasa French Countryside Ruby Goblets
Butter warmers, lobster crackers, seafood pick: Various kitchen stores over the years
Forks & butter knives: Reed & Barton stainless steel from our wedding years ago
Shawnee Corn and Standford Corn dishes: Read here about my collection
Shell tray: A gift from friends purchased in Mexico years ago
Napkins: old tea towels

I'll be linking up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Click over and join the fun!


  1. What a cute setting for your lobster. Very original and you had a great win there.

  2. I love this!!! It looks awesome.

  3. I have to stop reading these posts with food -- especially lobster and butter -- late at night. Now i am starving!!! Your table is wonderful, and lucky you to win those red goblets. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Lovin' your great tablecloth and lucky you to win those fun glasses! Enjoy:@)

  5. Happy you won. You set a nice table with the red lobster dishes. I have not seen those before.

  6. Cindy, so glad to see how the winning goblets were first used. I did two Tablescape Thursday entries this week. One is green for St. Pat's, but the other also features lobsters where I used the Wilendur cloth. I love this one by CHP, too. Your table really is lovely. My sister has recently started collecting the Shawnee corn pieces, so I was glad to see the link to your collection.


  7. Your lovely table makes me wish I was back in my native New England cracking open a lobster!

  8. Cute table and great looking lobster bake...New England roots, perhaps?
    Congrats on the red glasses. It's nice to see how they are used in a tablescape. Everything looks delicious!