3/20/13

French Inspired Spring Time Tablescape from Pfaltzgraff


Far away in the remote, untraveled southwestern French countryside, en route from the enchanting old city with an ancient cathedral to the mystical Pyrenees which appear like a mirage at the most unanticipated moments, there is a small village which contains two homes, an eleventh century church, and a very special farm known as Pistoulet.


This is the opening paragraph from author Jana Kolpen's charming little book titled The Secrets of Pistoulet...an Enchanted Fable of Food, Magic and Love. Kolpen's 1996 fable is also the inspiration behind one of Pfaltzgraff's popular French country patterns, Pistoulet.

Pistoulet is a mystical farmhouse where weary guest can find quiet respite and have their spiritual maladies, the parts of their lives which have fallen asleep, magically awakened by specially made potages.


I imagine the farmhouse table in Pistoulet's vine covered dining room to look something like this, with colorful dinnerware in patterns which appear as if they've been plucked directly from the landscape of the French Pyrenees countryside. 


  I love this adorable bunny covered serving dish...perfect for a favorite side dish or even to hold some yummy croissants.


These cheery soup bowls would be the idyllic vessels for serving up one of the special potages created by Pistoulet's wonderful permanent residents, Madame Claude and Monsieur Andre.



 I adore the gorgeous green color of these darling dessert bowls...the hallmark color of the spring season. I am sure that Pistoulet's guest,  Mademoiselle J., would love to see these bowls filled with her favorite glaces.



From the mugs to the dessert bowls, Pfaltzgraff's Pistoulet dinnerware is beautifully weighted and decorated. The center of the dinner plates are adorned with a wispy French fleur de lis and trimmed in a whimsical poka dot print.




I decided to set my table outside as to celebrate this first day of the most magical season of the year. Just like the awakening potages of Pistoulet, spring heals the maladies of our souls as it brings nature back to life after a long winter's sleep. 


Wishing you all a very happy spring!
Au revoir for now mes amies.
XO
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19 comments:

  1. Simply gorgeous table and post~
    Love that soup bunny the most!
    wishing it was spring here be we are still caught in the winter cold.
    Cindy

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  2. Oh how lovely!! Those dishes are amazing!
    Yes I love that soup bunny as well!
    Welcome Spring!!

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  3. I just love your post. The dishes are beautiful with all their pretty colors. Yea for spring so glad that it is here.
    Mary

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  4. Beautiful post, Barbara! Your springtime tablescape is truly magical and befitting of an enchanted French Inn!
    Happy Spring!
    ~ Wendi

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  5. Barbara, what a beautiful tablescape! The colors are just stunning. You have captured the essence of the French Countryside wonderfully! Happy Spring!

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  6. BEAUTIFUL Barbara!! So bright and cheery, perfect for spring!

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  7. What a gorgeous post and table setting. It is just Springy and beautiful-xo Diana

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  8. I am so smitten with this china and have been for sometime now!! You've certainly made my willpower go south. I love the tureen. OMG, that bunny is adorable. Your setting certainly has inspired me. Happy Spring.. xo marlis

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  9. the china is to die for cute, especially the bunny tureen! Everything just makes you smile! What a fun great table!
    Jenna

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  11. Your tablescape is just charming! I love the cheery yellow of the bowls.

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  12. So bright and colorful! A beautiful table. Love the covered bunny dish

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  13. Fabulous table! I love this china!! Wonderful photos, I enjoyed your post!

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  14. I am so glad I came across this post of yours. I found the Pistoulet dishes on-line in the summer of 2011. There is nowhere to buy them locally so I could not ever check them out for exact color and quality. I still want them and it sounds like you like them. I have spring break in just 3 days so I am will have time to find them again on-line.

    Thanks for this post.

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  15. Beautiful! Easter greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  16. Barbara, the dishes are just fabulous! A bright pop of color to welcome spring.
    Happy Easter,
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  17. Barb, I really like Pistoulet, and I am glad you shared this post with us!

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  18. Such a perfect choice for Spring. Lovely.

    - The Tablescaper

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