At the Table: A Citrus Centerpiece and Pfaltzgraff Napoli Dinnerware


I’m at the table with Napoli by Pfaltzgraff, a hand-painted dinnerware collection that evokes the light and colors of the coast of Italy.


Salad plates are embellished with Napoli’s vine motif and hand-painted floral detail in a soft palette of orange, yellow, rose, and shades of blue and green for a bright and cheerful setting.


I brought a green pedestal from the kitchen to the table for an easy centerpiece with an assortment of citrus fruit~ oranges, lemons and limes. Grocery shopping is a lot more fun when you’re shopping for a centerpiece!


I picked some alstroemeria from the grocery store with a touch of orange, yellow and green on the petals, to tuck in among the fruit. Alstroemeria is long-lasting, comes in a variety of colors and affordable. You can pick up a bunch at most grocery stores for the same price as your Grande Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte :)


I nestled some to the individual blooms between the fruit and they stayed fresh for several hours without wilting while I was going back and forth and photographing this table. To keep your flowers fresh longer in your centerpiece, you can use floral water picks found on the floral aisle at the craft store.


A vine trails along the center of the generously sized Napoli 12-inch dinner plates. . .


 30 ounce soup/cereal bowls. . .


and 18 ounce mugs.


A vibrant spring-hued cloth with a floral medallion pattern provides a foundation for the dinnerware and table.


 A napkin holder is available in the Napoli pattern. . .


Or as a bright and cheery accent to hold mail or stationary.



Salt and pepper shakers have the hand painted vine detail. . .


And a petite Sauce Side Dish offers a fluted edge detail with a hand-painted bloom in the center.


I used an orange for a little vase of alstroemeria at the table! I scooped out just enough flesh of the orange to make a little “well” inside to hold the flowers. The orange vase can be used as a take-away favor at each place setting.


Pfaltzgraff Napoli is constructed of earthenware and microwave and dishwasher safe.


Table Details:

*Dinnerware / Pfaltzgraff Napoli

*Flatware / Bombay Deauville

Chargers  / World Market

 Floral Ogee Tablecloth and Napkins / World Market

Napkin Rings / Williams-Sonoma

Green pedestal / Pottery Barn, several years ago


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


Pfaltzgraff Napoli Dinnerware and Citrus Table Centerpiece

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  24 comments for “At the Table: A Citrus Centerpiece and Pfaltzgraff Napoli Dinnerware

  1. Michelle
    March 28, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Lovely table scape! Love the spring flare! So cheerful and colorful! Have a great week!

  2. Ellen Stillabower
    March 28, 2016 at 7:01 am

    Oh, Mama Mia!!! Bella, Bella!!! So colorful…perfect summer table!! 🍷🌹🌼❤️💛

  3. March 28, 2016 at 7:05 am

    I love the dinnerware and your inspired little orange vases with the flowers. Clever.

  4. Sherlie Magaret
    March 28, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Very lovely, the citrus goes so great with this pattern.

  5. Rhonda
    March 28, 2016 at 8:19 am

    I am in love with the tablecloth and the little orange flower vase.

  6. March 28, 2016 at 9:02 am

    The Napoli pattern is so cheerful and I love the painted design. How pretty it looks on your tablecloth, Mary. The centerpiece is wonderful and so simple to do and then later eat. However, it’s the individual orange vases that stole my ❤️! I hope you, your hubby, and Chloe and Gracie had a beautiful Easter!

  7. March 28, 2016 at 9:09 am

    This reminds me of some Pennsylvania Dutch designs too, Mary with the folk art look…very pretty with those soft colors. Of course, the way you’ve displayed & accented them with the fresh fruits & flowers makes them even more aPEELing. Hahahaha! A bit of citrus humor bright & early this morning.

  8. March 28, 2016 at 9:22 am

    I swear, Mary, you could make paper plates look gorgeous! I love the textiles and napkin rings, but that centerpiece – simply beautiful!

  9. March 28, 2016 at 9:26 am

    The Napoli dinnerware is certainly a perfect pattern for Spring and Summer….and you complimented it so well with the citrus and that amazing pattern in the linens!….Love it. Hoping to use more citrus in my Spring decor….you are always such an inspiration!

  10. Debbie
    March 28, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Love the centerpiece!

  11. March 28, 2016 at 11:04 am

    I have the Napoli dinner plates Mary, and just love them…they “play” well with other dishes :) I also have the same green PB pedestal, so I will have to remember this pairing…Love the citrus centerpiece with the alstromeria and the sweet printed cloth and napkins. The orange vases are adorable!

  12. March 28, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Just beautiful as always!! I don’t know if you have heard of this, but many years ago when I was doing cake decorating a friend told me to poke a hole in a grape and insert a short stemmed flower. The juice and sugar of the grape keeps the flower fresh for quite a while on cakes and in floral arrangements. Happy Monday!

    • March 28, 2016 at 11:18 am

      Thanks for the tip Jane! I’ll definitely use that in the future :)

  13. March 28, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    I was a florist and never knew the grape idea! Wow! Love this beautiful table. As you described the gENEROUS size of the dishes I kept thinking that Napoli is in Italy and the Italians are always so very generous with food!!!! They need a BIG plate to hold it all:) Love the alstro in the oranges!

  14. March 28, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    A very lively setting Mary! I love your tablecloth and napkins:@)

  15. March 28, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Mary, love the Napoli and how beautifully you paired it with the linens and the citrus centerpiece!

  16. March 28, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Citrus is always refreshing, and that’s just how this table makes me feel ~ refreshed! Love the colors, the visual texture of the textile, and the clever use of the citrus vase. Beautiful, Mary!

  17. March 29, 2016 at 9:38 am

    This is such a bright and cheerful pattern, Mary! And your citrus centerpiece must smell delicious. I might be tempted to dismantle it for a little dessert! Happy Spring! It’s a beautiful sunny day here and I hope you are having the same. Linda

  18. Judy Hubbard
    March 29, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Just a gorgeous tablescape! Mary: do you then eat at the tables you’ve shown?

  19. Julie Huff
    March 31, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Awe, this is my mother’s everyday dinnerware! She died in December and I’m going through her things *snif*. I love the centerpiece!!!!

  20. March 31, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    So very creative!

  21. Melodie Strickland
    March 31, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Love the bright tablescape and especially the centerpiece. You are very talented and creative.

  22. rattlebridge farm -- foodie friday
    April 1, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Mary, I am enchanted by everything in this tablescape. The colors in the linen, the dishes, and that gorgeous citrus centerpiece. The aroma must have been heavenly!

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