At the Table~ Pfaltzgraff Pistoulet


I’m at the table with Pistoulet Dinnerware by Pfaltzgraff,

a heartwarming collection dinnerware and serveware,

inspired by The Secrets of Pistoulet by Jana Kolpen.


The Secrets of Pistoulet, is an enchanted fable

 filled with food, magic, and love. . .


Each piece of brightly decorated Pistoulet Dinnerware has freely rendered flowers and vines influenced by Jana Kolpen’s charming illustrations.


The sunny color palette of Southern France, decorates the dinnerware and rendering of Pistoulet, found on Le Grande Serving Platter.


“There is magic and mystery in the farmhouse known as Pistoulet. Here in southwestern France, Mademoiselle J. discovers the ancient recipes that transform the guests who come to Pistoulet weary and lacking in spirit.”


Stemless wine glasses and square dinner plates

are embellished with a fleur-de-lis.


The magical recipes, including those for ‘potages’, are designed to feed the soul, curing the maladies of the guests who pass through Pistoulet.


 A 4 quart Soup Tureen with Ladle

is ideal for serving your potage or soup. . .


 Or serving up sunflowers :)


I discovered some of

The Secrets of Pistoulet

with The Novel Bakers~

Pfaltzgraff Pistoulet Potage

And prepared Potage of Passion,

despite the word of caution. . .


 “Facial flush may occur due to extreme ecstasy. Guests often fall in love with the cook. Serve with discretion!” 


A 5 quart Garden Salad Serving Bowl

is ready to serve weary guests~


And Celestial Croutons,

known to enhance the magical properties of any potage,

 are best when prepared under the falling stars. . .



Day-old bread from the most soulful bakers

The most fragrant herbs~ Rosemary, thyme, and oregano from a sun-flooded patch

Aromatic garlic and the best olive oil

Sea salt


 A Covered Bunny Serving Dish

adds some whimsy to the table.



And a field of sunflowers can be found

bordering the square salad plates.



Medium and Large Pedestal Cake Plates are stacked for a casual centerpiece of artichokes, a bottle of wine, a baguette, and some ingredients to add to a potage. . . garlic, basil, lavender, along with sunflowers and tomatoes, purchased from a farmer with a twinkle in his eye.




Le Petite Serving Platter

features a basket of lavender.


While a Small Pedestal Cake Plate

offers up tomatoes~


And Tea for One and a Honey Pot are

elevated on a Large Pedestal Cake Plate.



Pistoulet Table Details:

*Pistoulet Dinnerware and Serveware/ Pfaltzgraff

*Flatware/ Salisbury Satin/ Pfaltzgraff

*Stemless Wine Glasses/ Pfaltzgraff

Chargers/ World Market

Tablecovering, Quilt/ Pottery Barn

Napkins / Bed, Bath & Beyond



“Originally published in 1996, this 15th anniversary edition of The Secrets of Pistoulet tells the gentle tale of the healing power of magical soups and foods, while celebrating the redemptive and sustaining nature of shared meals among friends and family. With fold-out letters, removable recipe cards and pockets, and special vellum pages, The Secrets of Pistoulet quickly became a bestselling gift book. There’s no better time to rediscover its magic.”


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


“Everyone who passes through Pistoulet has a story which unfolds. All who spend time there leave with their hearts and minds transformed.”


 Save 20% off one Pistoulet item with the link below through March 27th (some exclusions may apply) :

Pfaltzgraff Pistoulet Dinnerware

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  31 comments for “At the Table~ Pfaltzgraff Pistoulet

  1. November 18, 2013 at 6:22 am

    Love the colors in the pic of the plates with the lavender on them Mary! Looks like a nice homey every day set of dishes-very pretty:@)

  2. Rebecca Dickinson
    November 18, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Absolutely beautifu!

  3. Ann
    November 18, 2013 at 7:01 am

    I’ve had their Grapevine pattern for years and still love it. This pattern is so colorful, I’m tempted to change over to something brighter.

  4. Cheryl
    November 18, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Just lovely, Mary! I especially love La Petite serving platter with its basket of lavender. Beautiful dishes…beautiful post.

  5. November 18, 2013 at 7:58 am

    These patterns make me smile and you have created a beautiful vignette with the dishes! I appreciate you sharing this at the Open House party.

  6. Kim
    November 18, 2013 at 8:24 am

    What a wonderful post! I didn’t know anything about this dishware, so I enjoyed reading all your details and seeing these pieces so very much. The covered bunny server is my favorite. ;-) But, I love it all. What a treasure!
    His blessings,

  7. November 18, 2013 at 8:35 am

    I really enjoyed that little book! You did a great job with the table scape!

  8. November 18, 2013 at 8:48 am

    What a nice idea…all these years, we’ve been doing tablescapes that echoed the food mentioned in books & now the book has inspired the company to make coordinating dishes! Both Brilliant & Beautiful….the covered bunny dish is ADORABLE!

  9. November 18, 2013 at 8:49 am

    What a surprise revisit, I adore the serving pieces ! You may have inspired me to crack open my wallet!

  10. November 18, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Mary this pattern is so beautiful!!The shapes are unique as well.

    The Arts by Karena

  11. Suzi/Pam
    November 18, 2013 at 10:35 am

    such a charming post :) did the soup make anyone fall in love? must try that recipe. i have those napkins and would love to see how you folded them so that both sides show. perhaps a tutorial one day?

  12. November 18, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Love your styling of Pfaltzgraff Pistoulet charming dinner and serveware, and The Secrets of Pistoulet . The celestial croutons are just the cutest. Gotta make these. Thanks.

  13. Polly
    November 18, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Love the covered bunny dish! That made me smile!

  14. November 18, 2013 at 10:50 am

    The covered bunny dish and le petite serving platter are my very favorites. I love this line!!! Such a pretty post, Mary.

  15. Carole Klopschinski
    November 18, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Beautiful! Where did you get the red chicken?

    • November 18, 2013 at 11:15 am

      Thank you! The rooster came from Hobby Lobby about 5 years ago :)

  16. Sue
    November 18, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Thank you Mary,for introducing me to these charming books, I enjoy them so much. And now, these charming dishes! Thank you for your posts…

  17. November 18, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    I just love this pattern. Every time I see it I am tempted to buy at least a few pieces!

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  19. November 18, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Oh goodness, Mary, but those dishes are so pretty. You, of course, could make paper plates look gorgeous!! I really love all the serving pieces and the sweet little sunflowers around the edge of the plates. I sure could use that teapot for one. xo

  20. November 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    How fun, Mary! I have some pieces of Pistoulet, too…but mine look nothing like yours! Love the square shape and that fabulous platter! And the book…still one of my favorites! Love the oh-so-French look of your tablescape…takes me back to Provence! Hugs…Debbie

  21. November 19, 2013 at 7:24 am

    How adorable Mary, this is my favorite pattern so far! This book is one of my very favorite pleasures, and Pfalpzgraff has captured the charm perfectly! I love all the pieces…and I still have the tomato “potage of passion” with celestial croutons on my to do list~ yum~ I can’t linger here long today, I have some shopping to do :)

  22. November 19, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    I have always loved that set of dinnerware and must say that the bunny covered dish is my favorite!….i had to chuckle about the part where the guests fall in love with the cook….maybe I should invite Brad Pitt to my dinner party!…:)….gorgeous presentation Mary…Lifetime Brands needs to hire you as their VP of Marketing and Design!!!

  23. November 20, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    What fun dishes! I love them :)

  24. November 20, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Pistoulet never looked so good as in your photos It’s amazing how you always have the just right things for your posts. I’m thinking you must have a warehouse because the potting shed can’t hold it all!

  25. November 21, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Terrific display! I’ve never heard of Pistoulet but you’ve shown it off wonderfully!


  26. Bev
    November 21, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Love this table…you have really elevated this wonderful Pfaltzgraff pattern. Beautiful!

  27. November 21, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    “Pistoulet.” Sounds like something really fancy and stomach-warming to eat! Kind of like “cassoulet” or something! :-) On the other hand, it sounds like a name I might assign to my huntin’ rifle since I’m a fancy girl and want to make it sound all upscale and glitzy! :-) At any rate, the table, the dishes and the whole darn thing look fabulous! I love how you are so inspired by books you read! Gorgeous sunflowers, too!!!!!

  28. November 21, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    What a fun table! I really like that china pattern and had thought about getting it when it first came out, but didn’t. ♥ the bowl of sunflowers!
    Have a great week, Mary.

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