At the Table~ Mosaic & Butterflies


I’m at the table with a mosaic of vibrant colors and elements~

a flowering centerpiece, butterflies,

and Pfaltzgraff Mosaic dinnerware.


Definition of mosaic:


  • a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored pieces of hard material, such as stone, tile, or glass


  •  a colorful and variegated pattern

Butterfly Mosaic Table

  •  a combination of diverse elements forming a more or less coherent whole


  • a pattern by Pfaltzgraff


The Pfaltzgraff Mosaic dinnerware collection brings the vibrant colors of nature to the table. The bright white stoneware is surrounded by a green mosaic tiled rim, adorned with vivid  and colorful flowers and butterflies.



Butterflies have winged their way to the table not only on the dinnerware, but also on glasses, napkin rings, a runner and are fluttering among the blooms in the centerpiece.


A butterfly adorned garden stool migrated from its normal habitat in a bedroom for a tray to alight with mugs and 20 ounce bowls~ convenient for soup, cereal or a generous serving of ice cream.




Napkins with burgeoning flowers are pulled through napkin ring to mimic oversize butterfly wings and are in bloom with the vivid colors of the Mosaic pattern.


A planter is filled with blue lobelia, yellow biden, and red verbena for a bright centerpiece~ an irresistible source of nectar for butterflies found colonizing at Michaels.


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Mosaic & Butterflies Table Details:

*Mosaic Dinnerware/ Pfaltzgraff

Watercolor Butterfly Runner & Napkin Rings/ Pier 1

Food Network™ Fresh Bouquet Napkins/ Kohl’s

Placemats/ Pottery Barn

Flatware/ Portmeirion Botanic Garden, HomeGoods

Green Goblets & Butterfly Glasses/ HomeGoods



*Lifetime Brands’ products have been provided free of charge in exchange for promotional consideration.

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  44 comments for “At the Table~ Mosaic & Butterflies

  1. May 13, 2013 at 7:02 am

    You have definitely created a beautiful mosaic of bright and beautiful butterflies, Mary! They have flown in from everywhere! I can’t believe you even have butterfly glasses and flatware! So cheerful and fun!

  2. May 13, 2013 at 7:07 am

    You once commented that I was fearless with color. Here you’ve have shown fearlessness with your bright and happy table. Butterflies on flatware…I love it!

  3. RS
    May 13, 2013 at 7:18 am

    I love to start my day with your blog post, I enjoy the beauty you design and capture in photographs. Its like a little vacation. thank you.

  4. May 13, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Beautiful bright table, Mary. I love the Mosaic dinnerware. Gorgeous.

  5. Anne Boykin
    May 13, 2013 at 7:45 am

    So beautiful! And the setting is so lovely too.

  6. Cheryl
    May 13, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Sooo beautiful, Mary! What a gorgeous table! I cannot pick what I like best…I love it all. You put everything together beautifully. But what really catches my eye are the napkin rings…WOW!

  7. Paula
    May 13, 2013 at 8:24 am

    What a lovely setting ! I must say Pfaltzgraff has come along way since my purchasing of the blue and brown they once had many years ago for every young bride, hehee.
    Have a colorful day !

  8. Paula
    May 13, 2013 at 8:25 am

    p.s where of where did you find the garden stool with the butterflies?love it

    • May 13, 2013 at 8:40 am

      Thanks Paula! The stool came from HomeGoods several years ago and I used it at the table before here :)

  9. ann goulet
    May 13, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Mary, you are unbelievably talented! I so enjoy seeing your creations! Thank you!:)

  10. Jeannie
    May 13, 2013 at 8:48 am

    What a wonderful feast for the eyes. I love everything about this tablescape, but the napkins are particularly eye-catching. Simply gorgeous.

  11. May 13, 2013 at 9:10 am

    I swear … I’m going to come visit and go shopping with you! I love butterflies and this post has made me smile — a lot!

  12. May 13, 2013 at 9:27 am

    This is beautiful. I am sure you will be able to use this often this summer and can see so many options for different combinations. I love mosaics and this one with the vivid colors is stunning. Great table and setting! xo marlis

  13. May 13, 2013 at 9:48 am

    WOW! I love the combo plates and butterflies….The mosaic pattern is fantastic, and I really like those napkins! I need to get to Kohl’s ASAP!

    Each element complements everything else in this tablescape, Mary. I love it!

  14. May 13, 2013 at 10:01 am

    You are doing them proud. They are lucky to have landed you with all your multi talents and pieces your creative vision can only enhance any thing you can touch~ another wonderful wonderland created by YOU!

  15. May 13, 2013 at 10:24 am

    You are blowing my mind here! Everything is beautiful, everything has butterflies, but the flatware and those glasses really wow me. Is the stemware La Rochere? I didn’t know they had butterfly glasses, if so. Love EVERYTHING!

    I was thinking about you last night. I’m in big trouble with the mister. He brought home the most hideously colored vase (sort of a muddy pea green with yellow undertones) and equally unlovely artificial flowers. Ghastly. Truly. When I saw it I started to laugh, and wondered just what he was planning to do with it. When he told me that it was for me, I think the surprise/shock/revulsion registered on my face. Naturally he thought it was wonderful and I’m mentally wondering about the location of the nearest sewer. Anyway, I thought of you because you would probably know how to turn this sow into a silk purse.

  16. May 13, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Awwwww….snap!!! Rockin’, Mary! Lots and lots of vibrant color, just the way nature intended! Your camera really catches the color quite nicely, too. The napkin rings are one of my favorite features. I have managed to stay out of the stores lately, so I had not seen those at Pier 1. SO pretty! And even your napkins are shaped like wings in flight!!! Great use of the garden stool, too!

    I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!

  17. May 13, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Hi Mary, I am loving all the new Pfaltzgraff! This is a beautiful, bright pattern and I love the way you made the table even brighter with the runner and the centerpiece. I had that flatware in my basket the other day at Home Goods, wheeled it around the store then put it back because, well you know, I don’t really NEED it — but now I think I do! Gorgeous table! Linda

  18. Polly
    May 13, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Mary, this may be my most favorite post ever! This made me happy!

  19. May 13, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Mother of Mercy, your talents know NO BOUNDS!!!! I am totally blown away with this table! The flowering centerpiece takes my breath away. The dishes are exquisite. I wish I could go order a set but Joe might have a coronary:) Thank you so much for sharing this, it is ONE of my favorites. HOW could anyone pick a favorite when you constantly outdo yourself? XO, pinky

  20. May 13, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Oh my word, butterflies on the napkin rings, garden stool and glasses, how fun is this. Such gorgeous colors and such a beautiful tablescape. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  21. May 13, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    That’s a very pretty and vibrant table Mary! Lovin’ the great colors and cool napkins:@)

  22. May 13, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Such gorgeous and alive colors…Signs of summer are definitely in the air!

  23. May 14, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Can I come to your gathering? Looks idealic!

  24. May 14, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Usually, I get all the way to the end of a post before the little pinning figure goes into action. Here, I just couldn’t wait. I love the whole wonderful table. My younger daughter is home for the week, and I can not wait to show her this. We call her the butterfly girl.

  25. May 14, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I just sit here, shaking my head, wondering how you do this fabulous a job, again & again. Every time you just knock my socks off.
    Now I’m writing down the names of those plants so I can copy your arrangement. I didn’t even get the foil wrapper off my centerpiece before people arrived. LOL Pitiful, that is what it is. Just pitiful.

    I did capture a photo of a butterfly on my liliacs, so thanks for reminding me about it.

    With admiring hugs,

  26. May 15, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Pfaltzgraf is coming up with the most gorgeous patterns lately….love this one!…Your talent for gathering the perfect accompaniments is amazing…As always your styling and photography are impeccable…you inspire me everyday!!!

  27. May 15, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Reblogged this on

  28. May 15, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    This is just beautiful all around! I love that centerpiece…I love those plates, I love it all! Fabulous job! Thanks for sharing this! =D

  29. May 15, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    How in the world can you out do yourself week after week, Mary? The colors in your post are so vibrant and they just about make me feel that I’m right there with you. Gorgeous, as always!

  30. May 15, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Mary, your talent oozes from all your tables! Beautiful, cheery table. I love the Mosaic dinnerware.

  31. May 15, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    I love a tablescaper that isn’t afraid to use saturated colors…awesome, Mary! The napkin rings are adorable. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful week…

  32. May 15, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! I would love for you to link up at

    Thank you,

  33. May 15, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    So neat to see the primary colors. Neat plates. I haven’t seen those before.

    – The Tablescaper

  34. Wendy
    May 15, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    I’ve been getting your e-mails for months now AND …. I’m amazed over & over again! But please tell me WHERE you store all these treasures& how do you remember WHERE they are?

  35. May 16, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Wow, what a beautiful table! I love all the butterfly touches, especially the fantastic flatware and glasses!

  36. May 16, 2013 at 11:17 am

    This is the prettiest tablescape I’ve seen in a long time. I love it!

  37. May 16, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Love the reds and yellows here Mary. I do use red verbena in my garden too. The flatware is wonderful:}

  38. May 16, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    What a beautiful, cheerful table, Mary! I just bought all of my bedding and container plants today and hope to see some butterflies here soon.

  39. Ann
    May 17, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Oh, my! I love anything mosaic, butterflies, and anything colorful!!! Love this tablescape in every way!

  40. May 17, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Wow this is truly a gorgeous table scape. I love the use and choice of colors!
    We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Two Girls and a Party
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday. Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

  41. May 18, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    So beautiful. I just love the vibrant colors of this table and all of the flowers and butterfles! You dazzled me again with your tablescape as you always do.

  42. FABBY
    May 19, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Beautiful, happy and cheery table with the most glorious colors in your Pfalzgraff dishes and napkins, along with all the flowers and butterflies all over it! Simply gorgeous!

  43. March 24, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Beautifully done and amazing photos!

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