Last spring I was so very fortunate to be able to share with you a tablescape I put together based on the wonderful book The Secrets of Pistoulet by Jana Kaplan. The book's beautiful illustrations by graphic designer and photographer Mary Tiegreen were adapted by Pfaltzgraff to create a gorgeous collection of dinnerware called Pistoulet.
(To see the Pistoulet table setting just click here.)
This year I was thrilled when the good folks at Pfaltzgraff asked me to create another tablescape using their breathtakingly vivid Villa della Luna collection. This collection is based on Kaplan's sequel to The Secrets of Pistoulet, the book
"Dancing with the Moon ~ A Story of Love at Villa della Luna".
Again Kaplan's fairy-tale was illustrated by Mary Tiegreen and published in 1997. In 2004 Pfaltzgraff adapted Tigreen's illustrations to design their Villa della Luna collection, so 2014 celebrates the tenth anniversary of this stunning dinnerware.
This time the journey of our heroine Mademoiselle J. brings her to The Villa della Luna, a magnificent seaside abode in Italy. As in Pistoulet, the Villa is an unexpectedly delightful place where Mademoiselle J. discovers her "true self" through both daily walks with her dogs and more encounters with enchanted recipes.
Pfatzgraff's Villa della Luna collection is superbly weighted and beautifully decorated with the bright colors of earthy Terra cotta orange, sunflower yellow, and deep Mediterranean blue.
I just adore these pedestal mugs, they seem to make what ever hot beverage I am drinking that much more special. These can hold a full 12 ounces of tea or coffee.
At The Villa della Luna one can experience the magic of wonderful delicacies such as The Minestrone of Memories and Reflection which unlocks memories of the past to help one to move on with their future. I can imagine this cheery soup bowl as the perfect vessel for such a culinary delight.
I love the bright and bold design of the dinner plate and how it contrasts with the lighter more delicate and somewhat whimsical pattern of the scalloped salad plate.
This beautifully designed sangria pitcher filled with tulips is the perfect centerpiece for my rustic Italian tablescape.
And since Kaplan's tale is one of love, I could't help but to add two chippy love birds to the table.
I absolutely love the idea of dining Al Fresco even if there still is a wee bit of snow on the ground.
At about 6:30 in the evening I went outside to break down my tablescape and this is what I saw ...
The gray stockade fence had been transformed into a glowing hue of spun gold in the light of the setting sun...almost as if by magic!
I can't help but to think that possibly the enchantment of The Villa della Luna may have had something to do with this beautiful metamorphosis.
To be whisked over to Pfaltgraff and view more of the Villa della Luna anniversary collection, just click here.
Now onto the giveaway!!!!
Now onto the giveaway!!!!
Yes I did say giveaway!!!
It has been ten years since Pfaltzgraff first launched this fabulous collection of dinnerware, and to celebrate the anniversary they are offering this wonderful giveaway.
One of my lucky readers will win a table setting for 4 including the gorgeous anniversary sangria picture.
So there are a few ways you can enter this giveaway, just be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.
1. Like and subscribe to Pfaltzgraff's Facebook page. To take this step click here. Then come back and leave me a comment you did so.
2. Leave a comment on this post or on Pfaltgraff's Facebook page about my table setting. If you comment on Pfaltzgraff's Facebook page come back and leave a comment that you did so here.
3. Blog or post a blurb to your Facebook page about the giveaway with a link back to the giveaway and/or add the giveaway button below to your blog's sidebar. Leave a comment that you did so on this post.
4. This is sooooo optional, but if you would like to follow 21 Rosemary Lane as a new follower, it would be wonderful. Just let me know in a comment that you are new or if you are already a follower, so another entry is added for the giveaway!
And that's it!
Remember each comment is one entry so you have up to four chances to win this Pfabulous Pfaltzgraff dinnerware! The giveaway begins today and will be open until midnight Saturday April 5th. A winner will be drawn on Sunday April 6th and the winner's name will be announced in a post that same day.
Best of luck to all who enter and wishing you all a pfantastic week!
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