Sunday, December 03, 2006

Merry Christmas to me

I had been searching for a casual dinner set for quite some time, when this one from Pfaltzgraff caught my eye. Right away I was delighted by the color and design of the dinnerware which Pfaltzgraff has created based on the book, The Secrets of Pistoulet by Jana Kolpen.

The dinnerware is brightly decorated with freely rendered flowers, vines and vegetables drawn from or influenced by the book's illustrations, also by Ms. Kolpen. Bright, colorful drawings are set against wide watercolor washes that evoke the light and colors of Southern France.

I am aware that we eat with our eyes and senses as well as our mouths, and have found, since serving our meals on the new dinnerware, I am enjoying my food more than previously. It is especially true of salads which I eat a lot of as I am watching my weight. When serving a salad in the largest of the bowls, the color of the food against the beautiful colors of the dinnerware is most appealing.

For as long as I can remember, I have loved color, whether is be in the artroom at school, in nature, fashion, or in my home. So I am sure my love of color, has everything to do with my new found delight with the Christmas gift to myself.


10 comments:

Coll said...

I have never seen such a fun dinner set. I too love all the colour.

Anonymous said...

It is a lovely dinner set, it makes you feel happy.


helen

marsha said...

I like it...very lovely. I only have once set of dishes. I have an aunt who has a different set for every season, maybe even every holiday. :)

Anonymous said...

Your just like my wife. She also buys nice gifts for herself at Christmas as of it is some type of right or is it a rite. She does have pretty good tasts though.

Tough trying to get through all of the back posts of everyone
Ted

gincoleaves said...

How very true, if the plates are attractive - we wanna eat!!
Those are my personal favorite
colours - lemon and avocado green,
lovely!! :-))

Phyllis said...

I love it! So when's lunch? hehehe

Anonymous said...

Oh I love the place setting...I want some!!! Congratualtions....so when are we coming for dinner?

keewee said...

You are all invited for dinner, BUT I will have to buy some more place settings *GRIN*

Mary Lou said...

Did you get that at Lind's? THey have some really cool stuff in there.

keewee said...

Mary Lou, no this did not come from Lind's, they have fiesta ware which is also very nice.