Patio Garden


I’m on the Patio, dining with

 Pfaltzgraff Patio Garden.


 Patio Garden dinnerware is constructed of durable melamine,

perfect for easy or on-the-go living for summer~

 ideal for the patio, picnic, or poolside dining!


Stylized flowers and vines in soft blues and green are

edged in a mocha brown on the salad & dinner plates.


Pfaltzgraff Patio Garden offers acrylic top-rack dishwasher safe glasses to complement the dinnerware.

 I filled Double Old Fashioned 14 ounce acrylic glasses with flowers for the centerpiece and the 19 ounce acrylic Coolers are waiting to be filled with a refreshing summertime beverage.


A galvanized metal tiered stand from Pottery Barn holds an assortment of fruit. . . Granny Smith apples, grapes, limes, a pineapple, small watermelon and kiwifruit.


Grocery shopping is a little more fun when you can create a centerpiece from the produce department, and economical when today’s centerpiece becomes this week’s dinner!


I sprinkled in some pistachios for a little

 texture, brown color and of course, snacking :)


Woven Bobby Flay Sea Serape placemats

& napkins from Kohl’s provide a little texture

along with napkin rings from Pottery Barn.



Hydrangeas from the garden are paired

with green button mums and daisies

from the grocery store.




Patio Garden Dining Details:

* Patio Garden Dinnerware & Glasses/ Pfaltzgraff

Bobby Flay Serape Placemats & Napkins/ Kohl’s

Galvanized Metal Tiered Stand & Napkin Rings/ Pottery Barn

Flatware/ Target


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

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  48 comments for “Patio Garden

  1. July 1, 2013 at 6:08 am

    How pretty, Mary! The soothing color combination is very relaxing…of course, the fact that it matches the gorgeous Lake Norman in the background helps! LOL
    I think your use of pistachio nuts was positively brilliant! How DO you think of such things?
    This tableware would have been perfect for our FL home with the pool in the lanai. NO GLASS allowed out there!!


  2. Mary
    July 1, 2013 at 6:17 am

    My favorite colors. The colors of mother nature. So calming and peaceful! Beautiful!

  3. July 1, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Your setting has a very relaxed, kick back and sit a while vibe Mary! Love the soft colors and I’m always up for an edible centerpiece! Happy 4th of July Week-enjoy:@)

  4. July 1, 2013 at 7:34 am

    This is beautiful, Mary. I love the centerpiece idea and the Pfaltzgraff.

  5. Rhonda
    July 1, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Your blog is like a present in my inbox every time I open an entry to read.
    Thank you for providing such loveliness to my world! thank you again and again.

  6. Franki
    July 1, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Melamine has come along way, baby! We use ours at the boathouse. franki

  7. July 1, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Mary, this is a tablesetting that speaks to my heart! I love the touches of warm organics…. pistachios… such a good idea, mixed with beautiful vibrant colors of blues and greens!
    I love your grocery store centerpiece!!!!
    As usual you have worked your magic and given us another beautiful table to drool all over!

  8. July 1, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Mary-That looks just beautiful. The table setting AND the view. I love it and your centerpiece is wonderful- xo Diana

  9. July 1, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Very, very pretty, Mary! I love the soft colors and the galvanized centerpiece. :D

  10. July 1, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Can you believe how improved melamine is? I remember a time when no one would have put it on the table without someone raising their eyebrows! As always, there’s nothing not to like here.

  11. July 1, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Wow everything is just beautifully done! Would love it if you came by and shared it at One More Time Events… Hope to see you there! Hugs Tammy

  12. July 1, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    very pretty table, it looks cool and delightful in my scorching temps. interesting color combos, i like them and of course your centerpiece is always picture perfect!

  13. July 1, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    You truly are the master of textures, Mary. That, among your many other talents, make your tables real standouts! Beautiful (again)!! ~Zuni

  14. July 1, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    POURING RAINY DAY HERE IN DELAWARE. AS I SIT AND LISTEN TO THE RAIN OVERFLOWING THE GUTTERS ON THE ROOF, THERE IS ONE CONSOLATION. ALL THE BIRD POO WILL BE GONE WHEN THE SUN COMES OUT AGAIN. FOR NOW, I AM GOING TO ENJOY THE SHOTS OF YOUR DECK & DOCK AND WISH I WERE THERE. SCRUFFLE THE “KIDS” FOR ME, AND SAY, “UNCLE JOE” says hello. Having lived with dogs & cats since 1968 my wife and I love seeing yours now. When the last one died of old age a few yrs ago we had to decide on free travel agenda or another pet. We used to avoid places that did not allow our dogs with us. We’ve had everything from Doxies to Danes , and never left them home. We had to regularly dip net the Doxies out of the lake because they would not stay off the boat gunnels and bow tips. Our last Doxie dove off the 4 foot high boat bow until she was 21 yrs old and swam with us. The Danes were afraid of heights and could have “stepped down”, while “MAD MAX” for Major Maxillary Mayhem, used to bellly flop with a great style all his own. All 32 inches and 90 lbs spread Eagle. Max, chewed the legs off a new $1,100 sofa the one time we left him home while he was teething. You “GOT TO LOVE A DOG” to keep it after a stunt like that. He lived to be 12. Good for a Pound Rescue dog. GOOD GRIEF – IT STOPPED RAINING ! JUST IN TIME TOO. THE FROGS WERE SENDING UP DISTRESS FLARES ON THE LAKE UP THE STREET.
    We live within 6 miles of a triple ramp launch with 200 parking spaces
    and can not get to it past all the people from Md. and Pa. who clog it
    every summer day. The Delaware Bay is 16 miles wide and 40 miles
    long with at least 100 launch ramps the length of it. And, it flows into
    the Atlantic at the southern tips of Jersey & Delaware at it’s entrance.
    20 gall of gas used to go a long way on the bay. Now it is a 4 hr trip.
    II’m sure you can relate to that. “Remember 99.9 cent premium ?
    What would we give to get that back now ? The last time “Michelle
    O’boma and the girls spent a wk in Hawaii it cost us $1.9 million. Do you think she cares how much the fuel bill was ? I’ve had a great gab-fest.

  15. July 1, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Perfect summer table! Lovely colors and textures!

  16. July 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    The blue hydrangeas look great paired with the lime mums and kiwi, so refreshing and summery! I love the napkin rings and of course the entire centerpiece full of surprises like pistachio nuts, daisies and even a pineapple, so much fun! I am going to check out that dinnerware, I should invest in some cute non-breakables~Such a beautiful spot, it looks lovely all through the year!

  17. July 1, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Oh, this is a lovely table for lakeside dining. Love the soft colors and the three tiered stand makes a wonderful centerpiece the way you filled it. Great idea to add the pistachios, that gorgeous fruit, and the drinks. You are one clever lady. I get new ideas each and every post you create.

  18. Barb
    July 1, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Oh, I’d like to sit at that lovely table and enjoy dinner looking at that gorgeous view. Perfect!!!!!

  19. July 1, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Good afternoon, Mary! What a beautiful table and I was amazed that the dishes and glasses are melamine!!!!!!!!!! They sure look like the real deal! I love the colors but more than that YOUR touches on this table are spectacular. PISTACHIOS!!!!!! Who but you would have thought of that! Perfect. Love the napkin rings too. I just set a table for 2 at the breakfast bar to share maybe tomorrow. It is still raining here in Pa. Is it raining on Lake Norman? BTW, is Lake Norman anywhere near the Outer Banks???? If you tell me yes, I will be SO disappointed that I didn’t get to see you!!!!!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

    • July 1, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      Hi Pinky, It’s been flooding here, more rain all week through the 4th. We’re lucky to have a boat :) We’re 7 hours away from OBX so we don’t get there very often.

  20. July 1, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Imaginative and downright beautiful!!! I really like the use of food to add color and texture. I’m a BIG fan of that! I haven’t set foot in a Pier 1 all summer, but I see they once again have some neat stuff…love the napkin rings! I like the way you were able to create such a great table using elements from many different places. Mix and match always looks so good when done right!

    I could use a few hours just sitting dockside looking out at the water right about now. Very pretty, Mary! Have a wonderful 4th!

  21. July 1, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    This is soo pretty. I love the three tiered galvanized stand from PB. Great styling. Thanks for sharing with us.

  22. July 1, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    As usual, your tablescape is amazing and I love your tiered rack with food and drinks. That is such a great idea. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  23. July 1, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    You are inspiring me to set a pretty table outside, but this rain is making it impossible lately….Now, I will be looking for that tiered tray (going to the PB outlet soon, hope they are there!) use as a centerpiece…your use of fruit and flowers looks so refreshing…a perfect feeling and atmosphere for al fresco dining…the dishes are so pretty and amazed that they are melamine!..Thanks for the many gorgeous ideas…the pistachios are an amazing compliment to the fruit and flowers…love it!!…love it!!

  24. July 1, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    I want those placemats, napkins, and rings. It never would have occurred to me to look for such things at Kohl’s. I am certainly not the shopper that you are, but I would love to be your apprentice. ;-)

  25. Amy
    July 1, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    A beautiful tablescape…I love the color combinations.

  26. July 2, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Beautiful table setting! I love using fruits, vegetables and flowers in my table settings too!

  27. July 3, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    This is just so gorgeous and inviting.

  28. July 3, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Mary, I love how you incorporate food into your tablescapes! Your really are an artist with table elements, and each one is a masterpiece. Can’t think of one that I haven’t liked!

  29. July 4, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    How pretty your colors are — great centerpiece too!

  30. July 4, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    You sure know how to set a table. You sure know pretty!

  31. July 7, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Love that centerpiece, so lush and full!

    – The Tablescaper

  32. July 11, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Hi Mary! I love the tiered centerpiece and how you arranged everything so creatively. I also love how you place the placemats draping over the edge of the table. What a view and setting!!

  33. July 11, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    You created a great summer table. Love the tiered tray and how you set it up

  34. July 11, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Beautiful! I love the colors. The galvanized tiered centerpiece is fantastic!

  35. July 12, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I love this color combination, your table looks great! I have passed by those Bobby Flay napkins several times, but you make them look fabulous! You just know how to accessorize so perfectly! Thanks so much for another wonderful post. Always enjoy visiting!

  36. July 12, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Beautiful table and photos!! Love them all!! Have a great day, Lori

  37. July 13, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    How pretty, love the centerpiece!

  38. July 17, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    That is so lovely, what wonderful colors! Love the 3 tiered centerpiece, very creative!
    I would never have known those dishes were melamine. I shy away from them as I don’t feel I would use them other than in summer, but those are lovely.
    I did break down and buy some checked melamine at CTS. Just loved the checks!
    Thanks so much for always including Let’s Dish in your places to share!

  39. July 14, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I absolutely love the centerpiece, as well as the individual florals. Lovely!

  40. July 15, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Simply Suzannes at Home

    LOVE that centerpiece!
    Thanks so much for sharing,

  41. Sandra Garth
    July 15, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I’ve been wanting a galvanized tiered stand for the longest. Don’t know why I didn’t think of Pottery Barn. Beautiful table and thanks for the resources.

  42. July 18, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Always love your posts, but this one was especially lovely picture-wise!

  43. July 31, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    So pretty! I love green and blue together. I really like how you used the pistachios to tie that bit of brown together. Great summer table!

  44. August 1, 2015 at 7:19 am

    I don’t remember seeing this one before. Love each detail. The centerpiece is done to perfection! Your artful way of presenting things always blows me away. Love the Bobby Flay placemats and napkins and the dishes.

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