Random Act of Kindness

It does not come along very often but sometimes you can get a Pay It Forward Moment or Can do a Random Act of Kindness for someone.  Well I got the chance to do this.

Recently Debbie from Debbie Doo's had a give away of this beautiful Pfaltzfraff Pistoulet Dinnerware set.  You can scroll down and see Debbie's post on her fabulous giveaway.  Well these beautiful dishes do not fit in my decor but I had someone in mind when I signed up for the giveaway.  I knew these would be perfect for her so I thought I am going to take a chance and see if I could win these beautiful dishes for her.  Thank you Debbie for this beautiful giveaway and letting me pay it forward to a wonderful person.

I think some of you may know her and when I tell you who I won these for you will understand and say, Yep, these will be perfect for Carol from Art and Sand and her beautiful Beach home by the Sea.  Carol is a retired school teacher (teachers are my hero's) and her hubby Steve is a wonderful artist.  Their cute home is filled with color and these plates are exactly what she needs.  So with my special win I am paying it forward and doing a random act of kindness and having my win become her win.

Carol is so sweet and always thinking of others. So congrats to Carol that my win of these beautiful dishes is now coming to her.  

This is the time of year when I love to do random acts of kindness and this is the first to put on my list for the holiday season.  Enjoy your new dishes Carol they are going to be so fabulous in your home.

Dining outdoors with Pfaltzgraff Pistoulet dinnerware

Pistoulet was actually created from a book called The Secrets of Pistoulet.
The story is about a seemingly magical farmhouse in France that transforms all the weary who come to visit into vibrant, refreshed travelers. It’s based on an experience that the author had while on a retreat to the French countryside. For the anniversary, Pfaltzgraff came out with 10 limited-edition serving pieces to accompany the collection. 
So today, I am sharing  rustic dining outdoors with Pfaltzgraff Pistoulet dinnerware with you, a chicken tortilla recipe, and


a giveaway for a set of your own gorgeous dishes.
Pfaltzgraff dishes
Each plate is a different pattern. I love the scalloped edges and of course the fleur-de-lis is my favorite.
sunflower bowls by pfaltzgraff
Every piece had me written all over it.
Sunflower bowls.
outdoor tablescape in a rustic setting
fruit border on the dipping bowls, or seasons, garnishes, whatever you would like to add.
I used mine for cilantro and cheese to go along with my soup.
Tablescape with Pfaltzcrafft 033
The set comes with a Tureen which could feed a family of 20. It is just that large.
Tablescape with Pfaltzgrafft
It also comes with pretty coffee cups, however, I used my pretty Fall mason jars I just made special for the occasion.
Tablescape with #Pfaltzgraff anniversary dishes
I was hoping to have more color change for this setting to share with you, but I am impatient and could not wait.
Rustic outdoor tablescape
The leaves are starting to drop before they even turn color.
Not sure if you can notice, it started to drizzle while I was photographing my tablescape.
It did not last for long and it added to the French vibe.
Tablescape with #Pfaltzgraff
I know you are hoping for this set to be yours too.
Simple entry when you get to the end.
First real fast, here is the most delicious Chicken tortilla soup you will ever have.
I of course made this recipe and served it in my new dinnerware.
free printable recipe
Mason jar graphic from graphics fairy#chicken tortilla soup in a #crockpot recipe
Now onto the giveaway.
US residents only
Pflatzgraff is offering my readers a serving for 4 of your very own.
You can also find pfaltzgraff atBedbath and beyond
Kohls, and of course pfaltzgraff.com where you can also find their limited edition piece.
Don’t you just love this pattern and their warm colors?!
I was not compensated for this post, however, I was given the dishes for review and to offer my readers a set as well.


  1. I am so excited. No one was home when I read your e-mail so I had no one to tell. Everyone was excited for me when I told them the good news.

    I just checked my Pinterest board to see when I first pinned those dishes. I pinned them over 2 years ago. I can't wait to do a special table setting when they arrive.

    Kris, you are the BEST!

  2. How thoughtful of you--they are perfect for her! Your good Karma paid off--I saw you won the throw from Shabby fufu---you are a lucky lady! :)

  3. they really look like carol's style! congrats to you both:) and a throw? you lucky thing!

  4. The dishes are fun! I'm too late to the giveaway!

  5. Kris, I agree-those are perfect for Carol! She is such a sweetie and so are you!! :)

  6. Oh- Did I say my name was Carol and my blog was Art & Sand? When are they coming? What? What do you mean am I an imposter???? LOL

    You mentioned two of my favorite blogging people here. Debbie-Doo helped me so much when I was getting started and I recently found Carol and she is a doll. She will LOVE those dishes. I KNEW you had a good heart! xo Diana

  7. What a wonderful RAK -- you're a sweetheart Kris! The soup recipe is very similar to one that we love at our house... yum! :)

  8. How sweet are you! Very generous! i am participating in 30 days of being Thankful. Today I dedicate my thankfulness to my blogging friends who keep me inspired! Thank you!

  9. What a sweet, lovely gesture...you warmed my heart on this cold morning!

    1. Thanks Melinda. I was fun to win these and to be able to pay them forward to someone that will love them and they will go so well in her home. Thanks for your sweet comment.

  10. I love this!! I'm always a proponent of RAOK's and love doing them anonymously best! This is a wonderful gesture on your part and I know they will be so loved.


  11. What a great story. I love it when I hear of RAK's and I love to look for opportunities to do them. I haven't for quite a while, so thank you for the reminder. You are a sweetie.

  12. Boy Kris, you are one fantastic lady!! Such a thoughtful and wonderful thing to do for Carol. I enjoy doing these kinds of things for people too. I get such a great feeling inside.


  13. You are very sweet and your hearth is very big.

  14. That set of dishes was custom made for Carol! What a thoughtful thing to do, Kris!

  15. Those dishes are sooooo.....perfect for Carol. I know she will love them.

  16. Kris, Those dishes are very colorful....I have visited Carol's blog and she does love color...so it just seems a perfect fit. How very nice. xoxo,Susie

  17. What a SWEET post- it makes me warm and fuzzy inside knowing you are spreading the joy and love - how totally kind of you!

    Those dishes- and your outdoor tablescape is fabulous, just wow wow wow gorgeous!


  18. Kris
    How kind of you to pay it forward with these beautiful Pflatz dishes!
    I follow Carol's blog and agree they will fit perfectly in her home.
    Congrats to Carol!

  19. Kris, you are so thoughtful and kind. What a great gift and how pretty will these dishes be in Carol's home. I know she will love them..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  20. What a sweet and lovely thing to do Kris!They will look perfect in Carol's home!

  21. You are truly kind and generous person…I knew that by some of the things you have written about and I so remember that post when you took something off your wall and gave it to Susan as she love it so much…I am sure Carol loves her dishes and is just as gracious as you are!!!

  22. When I read what you did, this Bible scripture came to mind about you........LUKE 6:38 - Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you mete withal it shall be measured to you again. Blessings~~~Roxie

  23. I agree that these dishes are absolutely perfect for Carol - bless you for passing your wonderful win on to her!

  24. Oh Kris, what a lovely thing to do! Your are such a special, sweet person! xoxo, Leena