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
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
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.”
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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:@)
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.
Just lovely, Mary! I especially love La Petite serving platter with its basket of lavender. Beautiful dishes…beautiful post.
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.
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!
I really enjoyed that little book! You did a great job with the table scape!
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!
What a surprise revisit, I adore the serving pieces ! You may have inspired me to crack open my wallet!
Mary this pattern is so beautiful!!The shapes are unique as well.
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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?
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.
Love the covered bunny dish! That made me smile!
The covered bunny dish and le petite serving platter are my very favorites. I love this line!!! Such a pretty post, Mary.
Beautiful! Where did you get the red chicken?
Thank you! The rooster came from Hobby Lobby about 5 years ago :)
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…
I just love this pattern. Every time I see it I am tempted to buy at least a few pieces!
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
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
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 :)
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!!!
What fun dishes! I love them :)
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!
Terrific display! I’ve never heard of Pistoulet but you’ve shown it off wonderfully!
Love this table…you have really elevated this wonderful Pfaltzgraff pattern. Beautiful!
“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!!!!!
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.