At the Table: A Fall Transition with Pfaltzgraff Folk Art


I’m making the transition to fall and at the table with Pfaltzgraff Folk Art dinnerware.


It still feels like summer here in North Carolina with temperatures in the high 80s. Pumpkins are slowly trickling into garden centers and I’m waiting not-so-patiently for Mother Nature to cooperate and brings us some crisp, fall weather!


Early salt-glazed pottery crocks made by Pfaltzgraff were the inspiration for the Folk Art dinnerware pattern.

You can read more about the beginnings of Pfaltzgraff and their 200+ year history of pottery and crocks, here.


Lanterns provide a centerpiece for the table, filled with a mixture of botanicals and a nod to fall with their colors and organic textures.


A navy ribbed tablecloth provides some subtle texture and color as a foundation for the floral motif design of dinnerware.


Layered with an embroidered runner with a paisley pattern with shades of gold, cranberry and blue, and complementary swirl patterns to pair with the floral motif design of the dinnerware.


Vienna Flatware by Pfaltzgraff offers scalloped handles with scroll and floral detailing reminiscent of a paisley design.


Miniature crocks provide salt and pepper, nested in a blue stoneware caddy, available in the Folk Art pattern.


Pfaltzgraff Amber All Purposes glasses add some warm fall color to the table.


And an accent handled 26 oz. soup bowl provides a pop of blue, generously sized for serving chili, chowder or cobbler.


{I’m anxiously awaiting for soup and chili weather!}



 Table Details:

*Dinnerware / Folk Art by Pfaltzgraff

*Flatware / Vienna by Pfaltzgraff

*Stemware / Pfaltzgraff Amber All Purpose Glasses

 Tablecloth / Kohl’s

Runner / HomeGoods

Napkins / Kohl’s, World Market

Napkin Rings / Pottery Barn, several years ago

Chargers / World Market, several years ago

Lanterns / Pottery Barn, several years ago


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



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  25 comments for “At the Table: A Fall Transition with Pfaltzgraff Folk Art

  1. Sherlie Magaret
    September 19, 2016 at 6:14 am

    Beautiful table setting, love this dish pattern and have for a long time, the blue table cloth really makes it pop and the paisley cloth with the embroidery is so unique. I love it all.

  2. Ellen Stillabower
    September 19, 2016 at 6:25 am

    A wonderful old pattern to begin the start of Fall!!! Love the “Paisley” print..❤️❤️❤️❤️

  3. September 19, 2016 at 6:37 am

    Mary, this tablesetting brought back wonderful memories. I had a collection of salt-glazed pottery crocks many years ago and sold it all. The table is beautiful with a nod to fall…love the paisley! Have a wonderful Monday, Pam @ Everyday Living

  4. September 19, 2016 at 7:01 am

    My sister used to have that pattern! I never think of blue for fall, but I sure do now!

  5. Linda L
    September 19, 2016 at 7:21 am

    Beautiful! Love the salt and pepper caddy best.

  6. Jacklyn carney
    September 19, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Good morning Mary, boy oh boy did u take me (way) back this morning, yikes when I was
    first married many many years ago this was the dish pattern I chose for my country kitchen,
    I always loved this folk art pattern, thanx for the walk down memory lane!!
    Your view is stunning!!

  7. September 19, 2016 at 8:13 am

    One of my two Panoply sisters had this pattern from Pfaltzgraff, but she’s not exactly the hoarder I am, so she let hers go sometime back. :) It endures the test of time, though, and looks really nice with your choice of textiles and other accessories. We are definitely on the same wavelength this week with color schemes, Mary, and I am definitely ready for something less than 90s for daytime highs. Have a great week, and Happy Fall!

  8. September 19, 2016 at 8:27 am

    What a lovely table for this transitional time of the year. I am waiting for those temperatures to drop a bit here in Florida, too. Sadly we won’t be seeing pumpkins for a bit down here. I am going to have to rely on all of the faux pumpkins if I want some Fall decor down here. The runner is the perfect complement to the dishes! I do love Home Goods, don’t you?

  9. Leslie
    September 19, 2016 at 8:35 am

    My mother used to have the exact set of stoneware. I was immediately transported to her kitchen when I saw your table. I can even remember the day she brought them home (I had to be around 9). It was a really big deal as money was so tight. I loved them! Thanks for the wonderful trip down memory lane this morning. :)

  10. September 19, 2016 at 8:44 am

    I have several relatives who still own this pattern so I’m sending them a link to your blog, that they might see how beautifully you’ve displayed it. As I recall, that stuff is very sturdy & withstands years of use.
    That Vienna Flatware by Pfaltzgraff with the scalloped handles, scroll and floral detailing really do remind me of a paisley design…Great choice!!

  11. Ellen
    September 19, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Pfaltzgraff has been a part of my family for over 40 years. I lived in Gettysburg, Pa. in the 70’s and knew people who worked in the factory in York. That was how I discovered Pfaltzgraff. Folk Art and Yorktown were the main patterns available at that time. I later collected the pattern “Heirloom” which is no longer manufactured. I have every piece that was produced including the Christmas additions. Folk Art is the pattern my son chose when he moved to his first apartment. They have so many more patterns now and you showcase them so beautifully on your tablescapes. The photos are so lovely. The wicker chargers are perfect with the dishes. Always enjoy these posts- Thank-you.

  12. September 19, 2016 at 8:56 am

    oh so pretty Mary, I love the blue paired with gold and soft red for early fall! I’m liking unexpected colors for fall this year rather that the traditional and expected browns, golds and oranges- now if we could just get some fall temps!
    Happy week,

  13. Doris Carroll
    September 19, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Love seeing the “folk art dishes”. I have had those for years and use them as our “everyday” dishes.

  14. September 19, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Lovely, Mary. It all gives a warmth for the crisp fall air. I like mixing blues in with fall colors.

  15. Rattlebridge
    September 19, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    I remember this pattern in 70s-era bridal shops and registries, but the displays never looked this pretty. Your fabrics just bring life and beauty to this classic pattern, Mary. I’m waiting for cooler weather, too. Do you remember the year that I had a volunteer pumpkin patch in my flower bed? LOL

  16. September 19, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    One of my favorite Pfaltzgraff patterns. It just never seems to go out of style. It would look great with my salt-glazed pieces I’ve collected over the years. Good thing all the cupboards are overflowing! There is simply no more room for dishes. I would love cooler weather … maybe by Halloween???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. September 19, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    What a fun pattern, Mary. I like the salt glazed crock look. I remember back in the eighties when I was newly married that look was very popular in Nashville. Lovely table! Your paisley runner looks fantastic with the pottery!

  18. Marilyn
    September 19, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Thanks for this post. Everything is lovely. Here in New York the weather is like Summer.

  19. September 19, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Some casual dinnerware is timeless: Platzgraff, Franciscan Ware and many Johnson Bros’s patterns from the mid-century on. I so enjoy your obsession/job of showing of dinnerware, for those of us who can’t indulge in all the plates on the market (though some of us try.) Grins, and thanks, Sandi

  20. September 19, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    I’m feelin’ the blue today Mary, it’s been rainy and drab here. I like your nice, comfortable table:@)

  21. September 19, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Mary, you are just a whiz at selecting the perfect colors and textiles to showcase dishware! Such a beautiful, cozy table!

  22. Linda
    September 19, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    I have this set packed away for my grandson. Since he is a senior this year and won’t be needing it for awhile, I just may bring it back into our kitchen for a time. Bringing back memories 😍

  23. Darlene
    September 19, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Lovely table Mary. I have always like this particular pattern – reminds me very much of Colonial America. Also, so sorry to learn of your mother-in-law’s death.

  24. Anita
    September 20, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Thanks for the walk down memory lane today! My dear Mom gave me some of these dishes and then I passed them down to a favorite relative in need. We’re ready for Fall in Charlotte too!

  25. Jo
    September 21, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    A lovely early fall table.

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