Join me as I embrace and share American country style by reclaiming the past...my family's past. Come along as I make my house a home on a $0 budget with reclaimed, repurposed, recycled and found treasures all out of my grandparents' old house, local junk shops and my parents' attic. And since we have to eat too, I'll sprinkle in some gardening, country recipes, and a whole lot of southern hospitality.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Great Mikasa Giveaway!!

Hi everyone! I am so excited to once again be partnering with the wonderful folks at Mikasa and Lifetime Brands to offer this fabulous giveaway! 
A lucky winner will be receiving 6 four-piece place settings of Mikasa "Modernist Black" bone china! Isn't it lovely? You know how I love square plates. Although this is a very modern pattern, I chose to show it a little different light so you can see how versatile it is. 


The obvious choice for linens would be black or white, but I went a different route and chose hot pink. Really...hot pink. 



These are so delicate and beautiful. Also included is a standard size soup bowl. 


I love these mugs because they are just the right size and so much easier to use than a cup and saucer. 



For my setting, the box is filled with fresh cedar, white pine and pine cones because, after all, it is still winter. I like to bring in whatever is green outside.






I made a runner and napkins out of this vintage Chinese silk. One of my dad's relatives brought this silk from China when she lived there in the late 1940s. I think it makes a really festive but elegant and modern table. I used square rattan chargers for a natural element and Mikasa "Italian Countryside" flatware. The crystal is Durand Cristal D'Arques "Longchamp." 



To be entered in the giveaway there are several options:

1. Follow Far Above Rubies on blogger for one entry. 

2. "Like" Mikasa on Facebook for one entry. 

3. "Like" Far Above Rubies on Facebook for one entry.

4. Blog about the giveaway, or post it on your sidebar or facebook page for one entry.

You can have up to four entries!

Please stop back by HERE and let me which of the above things you have done so I can enter you in the drawing. You can leave one comment letting me know which of the above you do. The deadline for entries is Friday, January 28 at midnight EST so don't wait!

Even though I have many international followers, I have to limit the giveaway to Canada and USA.

This is such beautiful dinnerware and you cannot get better quality than bone china. All the best to everyone who enters:-)

Anita

I'll be linking up to:





A winner will be selected randomly from all the entrants. 
The Mikasa Modernist Black was provided by Lifetime Brands, and the opinions expressed here are entirely my own. 

45 comments:

  1. Yay! You always have the best giveaways! I have done all the above. I am posting about the giveaway on my Facebook page! Crossing my fingers! Love these dishes and the shape!
    kAREN

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  2. Liked Mikasa on FB, liked Far Above Rubies on FB and posted about giveaway on my FB page.

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  3. I'm a follower - thanks for the opportunity...

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  4. Anita, I was already following you via GFC, Linky and Facebook. I went ahead and followed Mikasa on Facebook and I announced your giveaway on my Facebook. So I get 4 entries, yay! If you need my details (name and such) just let me know. Thanks for hosting and have a great day!

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  5. Liked Mikassa and Far Above Rubies on FB plus posted giveaway on FB page.

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  6. Dear Anita, You have shared the beauty of these beautiful dishes in a fine way. Absolutely lovely dishes.
    I am one of your faithful followers and this is the way I will give it a try to be the winner of this fantastic give away!!!
    Blessings,
    d

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  7. I love how you have showcased these beautiful dishes! I follow you for sure!!!

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  8. I like Mikasa on FB, have for quite awhile:)

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  9. I also have liked Far Above Rubies on FB!!!

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  10. Hi Anita, sorry about I Pad story feel really bad....Thanks for Mikassa give away. I already liked the suggestions. I will post on my FB Wall. I love how you made the dinner service look fresh yet traditional. The hot berry pink silk is gorgeous!What a great idea so you may use and cherish it.The china is very modern but elegant and graceful.Praying for you always and with overflowing creek waters. Hugs.

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  11. I commented earlier but am not certain if it was published as I don't see it. I was just saying that you really did show how versatile most any set of china can be. You did a beautiful job! Also, I noticed the crystal immediately because I purchased the exact many years ago and I still love it today.

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  12. Yay! I liked Mikasa and your post (already liked your page) on Facebook...shared your giveaway on my Facebook page and following your blog AND Pinterest!!!!

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  13. I liked Mikasa on facebook. I always follow your blog, love it!!! Ifollow you on Pinterest as well.

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  14. Yay! I have Liked Mikasa and your giveaway post on Facebook (had already liked your page), shared/posted your giveaway on my Facebook page and am following your blog AND Pinterest!

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  15. Following Far Above Rubies with GFC (username:Ct Pfotenhauer)

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  16. I absolutely drool you dining area. Everything is adorable.

    Love your centerpiece. Simply but with an elegant touch.

    I guess, international bloggers can't enter your giveaway. That's sad.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Greetings from a freezing Stockholm,
    /CC girl

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  17. I liked Far Above Rubies on FB!

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  18. I love how you have highlighted these dishes with the hot pink. That is just the perfect pop of color! Now following your FAR FB page (and have been following your other page). So sorry to read of your iPad mishap. Hang in there as God will provide.

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  19. Oh Anita, I just love my Italian Countryside holiday salad plates. I hope to build on the collection with more IC! Love that pattern. Your dining room looks so beautiful, your centerpiece, the chandy the way it is decorated. You have such a knack. And a special knack because it is drop dead gorgeous yet warm and welcoming. I love the shadows on your floor, they look like angels to me! Keep warm. xo (Please don't count me in this time ;O)

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  20. Anita, this is such a beautifully set table. How fun that you are hosting a Mikasa giveaway! I LOVE everything they do!!!!
    Please count me in!!!
    I am a follower and like Mikasa on FB.
    Thanks so much! Crossing my fingers!

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  21. What a great giveaway, Anita! This pattern is gorgeous! I am a very happy follower!!

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  22. And I 'Like' you on Facebook, too! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. Lovely giveaway Anita. I of course am a faithful follower. I also put your giveaway on my blog. And because we both have the same box, I think those dishes would look quite lovely with in on my table! I will keep my fingers crossed!! Diane

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  24. Hi Anita! Oh, my! Thees are lovely dishes and I love your tablesetting with them. Okay, I'm a long time follower of your blog, I've like Mikasa for some time now and I've just like your page on Facebook (I didn't know you had one).
    Poke my tiny name in the pot and thank you for the opportunity to win.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  25. You have set forth such a beautiful table with these gorgeous dishes.
    They are just lovely.
    I am a new follower via GFC blogger.

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  26. Hi again Anita! Love your giveaways! I "like" Far Above Rubies and Mikasa and am sharing the giveaway on my Facebook page!

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  27. What a beautiful table setting. I follow your blog and your FB page and have liked Mikasa there, too. Thanks for a chance to win this great giveaway.

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  28. I Like you and Mikasa on Facebook. These are beautiful. I have never had anything this nice. Thank you for the chance! :)

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  29. It's a beautiful pattern, and as usual you made it yet more beautiful. It almost has a modern flair to it, but in your beautiful place it looks warm and homey. I never get tired of looking at that table in that room.

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  30. Beautiful dinnerware. I love Mikasa, and love how you displayed it. I have been reading your wonderful blog and liked you on Facebook. Keep up the great work!

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  31. Like it on facebook and like Mikasa. I have Italian Countryside and would love to have some square plates.

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  32. This is so lovely. You have done a beautiful job here. Thank you for the giveaway. I follow your page and that of Mikasa on Facebook as Antane A....

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  33. Anita, please count me in!! What a gracious giveaway. Beautiful giveaway!!

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  34. Love me some Mikasa! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  35. I love the black and white dishes. My neighbor just made me a black and white toile runner that would nice with these dishes. I liked both Mikasa and Far Above Rubies on Facebook and I am a longtime Follower of yours. It is fun to see what is going on right there in WNC.

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  36. I'm following you at blogger I already follow you at FB..I love the idea of dressing up a simple design and making it uniquely your own. Thanks for the giveaway..neat idea.. :-)

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  37. Hey, Anita!! I love the dishes and your tablescape with them is beautiful!! I have:
    1. Been a Follower of Far Above Rubies for a few years
    2. Liked Far Above Rubies on fb for a long time
    3. Liked Mikasa on fb for a couple of years.
    Good Luck to everyone,though I sure would love to win the dishes. Have a blessed day!

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  38. Following you is such a treat! I love the loely table setting! What fun it would be to have!

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  39. What a treat it is to follow you! Lovely place setting...!!!

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  40. I 'liked' Mikasa and Far Above Rubies on facebook! Love this blog!!

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  41. Love the dishes!!! I 'liked' Mikasa and Far Above Rubies on facebook!

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  42. Square dishes are so much fun! I liked mikasa. Please enter me in your giveaway...and thank you for the great blog. Peggy from pa

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  43. I have "liked" you again on Facebook, "liked" Mikasa, and been a follower for quite awhile. Don't have a blog. So "three things"? Love dishes, period. Thanks for doing this. I also love your tablerunners in your Etsy shop.

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