Beach-themed Table for Summer with Pfaltzgraff Montego


Happy Memorial Day! To kick off the unofficial start to summer, I’m taking you to the beach via the table and Pfaltzgraff Montego Dinnerware!


Montego by Pfaltzgraff, is inspired by the palette of the seashore, from the blue of the ocean to the tan of the sand.


Shells, starfish, sand dollars and a nautical rope detail, rim the borders of the plates, bowls and mugs.


Square water hyacinth placemats with a fringed shell border washed ashore from World Market several years ago. . .


And my shell seeking uncovered ceramic shell napkin rings, paired with sunwashed striped napkins with knotted rope fringe.


A rope lantern serves as an easy centerpiece for the table, filled with sand, shells and a candle.


And a bag of crushed shells provides a mini shell reef for the centerpiece.


Pfaltzgraff Montego is crafted of stoneware with a reactive glaze. Like seashells, each piece of the Montego dinnerware collection is unique, with variations in color and pattern, due to the hand-crafted qualities and nature of the reactive glaze.



Fruit bowls measure 4-1/2 inch diameter x 2-1/4 inch high, conveniently sized for serving fruit, salsa, dips, or condiments. . .


. . . or serving up shells ;)


 A serving bowl and rectangular tray are available in melamine for outdoor dining. . .


Durable and break resistant, along with acrylic tumblers, for summer entertaining.


Table Details:

*Dinnerware / Montego by Pfaltzgraff

*Flatware / Pfaltzgraff Capri Frost

Water Hyacinth Shell Placemats / World Market, several years ago

Ceramic Shell Napkin Rings and Napkins / Pottery Barn, several years ago

Rope Lantern / Pier 1 Imports

Crushed Shells / Michaels


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



We’ve had rain in the forecast from Tropical Depression Bonnie, but fortunately no flooding. Hope you’re enjoying some sunshine where you are for Memorial Day!

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  30 comments for “Beach-themed Table for Summer with Pfaltzgraff Montego

  1. Ellen
    May 30, 2016 at 6:48 am

    Beautiful! Pfaltzgraff has always been a favorite of mine. I used to live in Gettysburg, Pa. years ago and knew many people who worked in the factory in York. I own several patterns from 20-30 yrs. ago that includes Christmas pieces too. Each of my children has a set in their homes as well. Your display of this Montego pattern is calling my name as I reside in Rhode Island now. Wouldn’t this be the perfect set for “The Ocean State” if we had a state dish? Tempting to say the least. Your post is so beautifully photographed as always. Thank-you!

  2. Sherlie Magaret
    May 30, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Love love love these dishes. Anything with shells is right up my alley. The table settings are beautiful.

  3. Michelle
    May 30, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Love your sea shell motif! So appreciate for the coming summer! Happy Memorial Day!🇺🇸

  4. May 30, 2016 at 7:30 am

    I love the Pfaltzgraff dishes, Mary, and your inspirational table setting in displaying them. The dishes would never go out of style and would be fun to use in the summer months, along with the sea shell trimmed placemats. Your rope lantern with the sand, crushed shells and pretty seashells makes for the perfect centerpiece. We’ve had rain, rain, and more rain! Happy Memorial Day and I hope you’ll be rain free and be able to get out on your boat!

  5. Sherri
    May 30, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Just beautiful! A lovely spot for morning coffee and a sunset dinner.

  6. Ellen Stillabower
    May 30, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Gorgeous!!! By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea!! Sorry about your weather..we, finally, are having summer weather….your table is just right for dinning BY THE SEA!! Or, the lake.. 🇺🇸🏁🐚🇺🇸🏁🐚

  7. Cathy
    May 30, 2016 at 9:36 am

    This table setting is just beautiful! What a peaceful pretty way to enjoy a beautiful Memorial Day by the lake.

  8. Elizabeth
    May 30, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Just beautiful, Mary! Have a relaxing Memorial Day!

  9. May 30, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Beach theme table settings always get my attention and, are a bit of a weakness for me to be honest. This one is just spectacular! Pfaltzgraff has really outdone themselves with these incredible dishes. Oh, I am coveting these to be sure. Lovely table in a lovely setting. Enjoy the holiday.

  10. Monica Estes
    May 30, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    I always absolutely love your tablescapes! They never disappoint! Would it be possible to know where to look for a wicker patio set like yours? I LOVE it! Thanks for always inspiring us.

    • May 30, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      Thank you Monica! Our table and chairs are Pottery Barn’s Palmetto all-weather wicker. We’ve had them about four years and they’ve held up very well! They also happen to be on sale right now with an additional percentage off for Memorial Day :)

  11. May 30, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    This is just a lovely setting!!!!! You make anything look so Great!!!!! Happy Memorial Day!

  12. May 30, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Mary, this Pfaltzgraff pattern is very pretty, but your exquisite styling and photos elevate it to a whole new level. Pfaltzgraff should buy your photos and use them for their sales brochures. The color pallet with the natural shells is very appealing to the eye, and of course your textile details are matched to perfection. Now if only I had a beach cottage!
    Happy Memorial Day!

  13. May 30, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Not sure if anyone else noticed or mentioned, but besides all of the photos being beautiful and the table another smash hit for you…the photo with the shell reflected on the spoon is outstanding! Brilliant!

  14. Morwenna Schifter
    May 30, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    You do the most amazing tables! Thank you for you wonderful inspirations!

  15. May 30, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Wow, does this remind me of our years in FL!! Sooo peaceful & serene…lovely setting by the water, too.
    I love all your photos Mary & I envy you your energy to keep churning out these posts so beautifully.

  16. Cyndi Raines
    May 30, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Very pretty Mary! Makes me want to go to the beach NOW! :)

  17. May 31, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Very cool, the perfect kick-off to summer! Love your pretty centerpiece too:@)

  18. May 31, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Fabulous as usual!…Christine

  19. May 31, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I always love a beach-inspired tablesetting, and yours is perfect, Mary! The dishes are fabulous as well as your PB table and chairs! Wishing you a lovely week! Pam @ Everyday Living

  20. May 31, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Another beautiful table! I love this pattern! It is perfect for summer dining. Love the acryluc pieces too. I am going to go look and see if they have matching flatware:) There used to be a Pfaltzgfaff outlet near me but it is gone:( Hope you had a good weekend and were out on the pontoon! We had a very busy weekend!!!

  21. franki
    May 31, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Your table looks sensational!! franki

  22. Melodie Strickland
    May 31, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Thank you for sharing your lovely sea and beach inspired tableware. What a lovely setting to have coffee or late supper by the lake. Hope your Memorial Day was a good one. Ours was to remember those who made a sacrifice for this country for our freedom.

  23. May 31, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Cute dinnerware pattern! I love that it’s a little stylized and subtle- so great with the rope and shell accessories. I was worrying about your holiday weekend, glad to hear you weren’t impacted too much. You’ve inspired me to get out my sea shells and play :) Happy week Mary!

  24. Kathleen
    May 31, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Mary, you have so many beautiful things! How do you store everything? I get so much inspiration from your ideas, and with that comes some shopping. Any tips on how to keep organized?

  25. May 31, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Such a beautiful table setting! How do you store all your dinnerware?

    • May 31, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      Thanks Pamela! I don’t keep all my sponsored dinnerware, there isn’t anywhere to store it all :)

  26. June 1, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Where has Spring gone?…..Love this set…gorgeous color and perfect for a coastal/beachy table….and I love the fact that some of the accessories come in melamine….great for outdoor entertaining especially by the pool. I can just envision the flip flops underneath the table!

  27. June 7, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    very fun, you are hanging in my turf now!

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