Crowing in Delight: Sunflowers and Pfaltzgraff Evening Sun


Sunflowers make me crow in delight, their cheery faces symbolizing the

the sun and conveying warmth, happiness, adoration and longevity!


 Pfaltzgraff’s Evening Sun is blooming with sunflowers,

the speckled glaze surface of the dinnerware

saturated in a color palette of rich oranges, fiery reds,

sunny yellows and sage green.


Goldenrod and the burgundy foliage of Loropetalum

are sprinkled in with sunflowers in a watering can,

 joining a rooster for a centerpiece for the table.


Goldenrod has been blooming for a couple of weeks now, earlier than normal

 and hopefully a sign the fall will arrive here in the South

sooner rather than later, something else to crow about!


Placemats and napkin rings provide more flowers for the table,

framing the plates with a woven ring of petals and

providing a burlap bloom on plaid and solid napkins.


Bold in design, Pfaltzgraff Evening Sun is also

 generously sized, with a 12 inch dinner plate, 9 inch salad plate,

24 ounce soup/ cereal bowl and 18 ounce coffee mug,

microwave and dishwasher safe.


I added a sunflower cloche to the table,

attracting bees and butterflies. . .


Sunflower Appetizer Plates are decorative as well as functional

and also microwave and dishwasher safe.




Hard Cider Glasses from Mikasa Brewmasters Collection

 feature a tapered base that also helps to hold the carbonation

and prevent overwarming of the glass when held.


They’re filled with orange juice but would work equally well

for serving a mimosa and sunny start to the day!


And a small sunflower plate provides an embossed bloom

for a sunny addition to the table.




Sunflower & Evening Sun Table Details:

*Dinnerware / Evening Sun by Pfaltzgraff

*Pfaltzgraff Sunflower Appetizer Plates

*Flatware / International Home Rockport

*Stemware / Hard Cider Glasses, Mikasa BrewMaster’s

Water Hyacinth Placemats/ Pier 1 imports

 Napkin Rings & Rooster / Hobby Lobby (several years ago)

Sunflower Cloche / HomeGoods (several years ago), used here

Placemats & Napkins / Kohl’s

Burlap Tablecloth /  Couleur Nature, Amazon, used here


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

Sunflowers and Pfaltzgraff Evening Sun

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  41 comments for “Crowing in Delight: Sunflowers and Pfaltzgraff Evening Sun

  1. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud
    August 18, 2014 at 5:44 am

    Wonderful warm colors Mary-Now I’m getting excited for fall! Truthfully, it’s been a pretty mild summer here in Philly, I really can’t complain. Your sunflowers are beautiful, love the close up shot:@)

  2. Linda Urell
    August 18, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Rainy morning here in Portland, Maine and those sunflowers are just what I need. The setting is so evocative of late summer.

  3. August 18, 2014 at 7:20 am

    I have loved these dishes from the first time I saw them, but I had another set of sunflower dishes so could never justify getting them. Your table is so beautiful and the dishes are all perfect.

  4. Jan
    August 18, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Oh I love sunflowers!
    Your dishes are beautiful and I’d enjoy a little brunch on your lovely decorated table~
    What a perfect way to enjoy late summer and welcome autumn.

  5. August 18, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Golly, you can make anything look pretty! Love the sunflower appetizer plates and the sunflowers, the red chicken. A great welcome for Autumn.

  6. August 18, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Flowers and sprinkler cans…..a perfect pairing and isn’t it wonderful to have an abundance of goldenrod right now?

  7. August 18, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Beautiful table and love the dishes!

  8. August 18, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! Such a lovely table…except you can keep that golderod…it is making me sneeze something awful up here. LOL Funny how those in the south can’t wait for Fall to arrive & those of us up north get depressed when we see it starting, because we know what ic coming afterwards!

    Well done, as always, Mary. You sure are talented!

  9. August 18, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Love love love your styling, so many great shots! I think I am starved for color, it’s forever blue green and gray in my neck of the woods…

  10. August 18, 2014 at 8:18 am

    The sunflowers are just amazing! They bring a smile to me and I get them whenever I can. They brighten up my home and makes me happy!🌴😊🌻

  11. August 18, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Just yesterday I found some sunflower placemats and decided to do a late summer, sunflower table!!! Great minds!!! Yours will be much prettier than mine though:) Your setting and view take it over the top. Wish I had a burlap tablecloth. I LOOOOOVE this pattern!!!

  12. Melissa Smith
    August 18, 2014 at 9:11 am

    It is just beautiful. I love it. What I would give to sit at that beautiful table and look at that beautiful lake. :)))

  13. August 18, 2014 at 9:36 am

    I haven’t ever seen this Pfaltzgraff pattern Mary, and it is bold and colorful just like the sunflowers it is paying tribute to~I was drawn in immediately by your watering can centerpiece and proud rooster~ and of course all your wonderful subtle touches like the petals on the plate! I have never heard of that style glass either, so interesting! This table is perfect for late August days with maybe a promise of fall in the air, very welcoming~

  14. August 18, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Mary, all the burst of color grounded upon the nubby texture of the burlap makes for a very sunny and inviting table. I marvel at your talent for styling! The shots of the rusty red rooster against the vintage watering can filled with golden sunny flowers would make the perfect still life painting. Bravo!
    Do you have a new look on the blog or am I just slow to take notice? Looks great!

  15. August 18, 2014 at 10:26 am

    It’s a lovely table, Mary, lots of interest! Like Retta said, we in the North are not ready for Fall. After the terrible winter we had, we want to hold on till Sept 22 til we can’t deny it is Fall. Summer has been beautiful here, only got up to 90 a few days. So, no thoughts of Fall for me for at least a month. What’s the rush?

  16. Cheryl
    August 18, 2014 at 11:08 am

    I love that table! I really like all of your designs and decorations but this one has to be my all time favorite. I love sunflowers and anything red. Love the plaid napkins with the red ones and with the tableware it’s stunning. Sigh. I suppose this means I need to go buy some new plates. My husband said our cabinets are going to fall off the wall so now I have to give up something to buy something new. LOL Maybe the purple plates will have to go?

  17. August 18, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Awk! You’re killing me! Just when I think I see exactly what I want, you come up with something that I think I want more. What a gorgeous pattern, and those appetizer plates! Must have those. I think they would pair quite nicely with my existing Fiestaware.

  18. August 18, 2014 at 11:50 am

    One of the most stunning tablescapes I have ever seen. Seriously, just WOW and beyond gorgeous.

  19. August 18, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I would be crowing about that lovely table, too, Mary. When I see the sunflowers along the roadside I know fall is soon to arrive…that means cooler, drier weather here on the prairie!
    Have a wonderful week…it’s going to be a hot one here.

  20. August 18, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Ooooohhhh….I love the flowers! Goldenrod is so pretty, especially when paired up with the big-faced sunflowers. The water can is the perfect vessel to showcase them.

    The dishes are beautiful…the perfect ones for transitioning from summer into early fall. I LOVE the appetizer plates!!!

  21. August 18, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Oh wow, simply beautiful – love it.

  22. August 18, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Now this is one pattern I could see using all late summer into late October….Love how you brought the other elements in to mix it up and coordinate.

    Mary, I can just imagine what your store displays must have looked like!

  23. August 18, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    This pattern is fantabulous, Mary! I am trying to resist dishes for awhile!! The table is perfect!

  24. August 18, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Oh my gosh these photos are stunning!! I want to come and sit at this table!!

  25. Cynthia Raines
    August 18, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Mary – such a colorful and cheerful table!! Looked back at last years beautiful blue table setting and realized today is your 30th Anniversary!!! Happy 30th Anniversary!!! May you be blessed with many more wonderful years!

    • August 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      Hi Cynthia, Thank you so much for the sweet anniversary wishes! ♥

  26. August 18, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Wow Mary, your table is something to crow about! You certainly know how to enhance dishes to enthrall all of us. The centerpiece, the napkins and all the burlap accents add such a casual, homey feel. I’d cheer with a mimosa!!

  27. August 18, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! Karie

  28. August 18, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Mary, this tablescape is so appealing on so many levels. Is there anyone who doesn’t like sunflowers? They are such happy flowers and you have used them and the dishes so artfully! Your pretty tables just always make me smile!

  29. August 19, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Sunflowers make me so happy. What a joy to see this darling table with the red rooster. Too bad we can’t bottle the sunflower and spread happiness. Beautifully done and I love the evening shot.

  30. August 19, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    I love your plaid napkins with this placesetting – they go perfectly. I just adore your tables and that view of yours! It is like a little slice of heaven.

  31. August 20, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Wow, beautiful!
    You really captured the essence of Fall.
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  32. rattlebridge farm
    August 21, 2014 at 10:07 am

    The setting by the lake is a blessed place, one of my favorite places, and it is ever-changing, thanks to the combined magic of nature and your artistry. The colors on your table were plucked from an August afternoon, and each one carries the hint of what’s to come (fall picnics!).

  33. August 21, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Beautiful pictures, dishes, flowers and rooster! I am not ready for fall yet! I am digging my heels in……
    Blessings My Friend,

  34. August 21, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Oh what a darling tablescape! I love the red rooster! Hobby Lobby has such gorgeous finds!

  35. Kim
    August 21, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    I love your sunflower plates!! Your center collection of watering can, sunflowers, and red rooster are the perfect items to enhance the dishes. Your plaid napkins and flower rings are wonderful additions of rustic touches. Bravo!

  36. September 3, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Hi Mary – We shared the tablescape image on our Facebook page yesterday. It’s Bombay Outdoors. I’ll paste in the link below. Congrats on your beautiful work and photos! Emmon

  37. August 20, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    So pretty! There is something about sunflowers that just make you feel like fall must be coming soon. I love all the beautiful color on this table. The red rooster is wonderful!

  38. Pam
    August 20, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Another beautiful tablescape and so great for this time of year! The pottery style dishes in the sunflower pattern are very cheerful. The rooster adds a lovely accent to to centerpiece. Please take a peek at my post this week!

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