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02 March, 2014

How to Get the Pottery Barn Look for Less!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Getting the Pottery Barn Look for LessSpring is right around the corner and Easter will be here before you know it! For me, that means it’s time to start thinking about my Easter tablescape. And one of the first places I always look for inspiration is…you guessed it!…Pottery Barn!

Pottery BarnAnd when I saw this photo in the Pottery Barn catalog, I knew that I had found what I was looking for! I love the color and the texture…so springy and fun!

Pottery Barn 2 And I just fell in love with this place setting…so festive and colorful…and decided to use it as a springboard for my tablescape this year!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Getting the Pottery Barn Look for LessSooo…here is my version! I like to start out by playing with the place setting at first, then add in all the other details later. I think I am going to choose just the pretty pale aqua with white as my color scheme since my tablescape will be for a small group and I want a simple look this year.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Getting the Pottery Barn Look for LessBut if you know me, then you know that I am not only a big fat copy cat, but I am also cheap thrifty! So, with a little shopping around, I have come up with a budget-friendly way to recreate the Pottery Barn look.

1. Wicker charger from Walmart…$4.00                           Pottery Barn…$19.50
2. Beaded trim dinner plate from Dollar Tree…$1.00        Pottery Barn…$12.00
3. Aqua salad plate from Pier 1…$7.00                             Pottery Barn…$12.00
4. Ramekin from World Market…$2.00                             Pottery Barn…$10.50
5. Small hobnail bowl from Pier 1…$2.00                         Pottery Barn…$5.00
I had to cheat a little on #4 and use a plain white ramekin since I couldn’t find a pretty patterned salad plate like the one on the Pottery Barn site. I will have to give that one to Pottery Barn!

Note: I have been told that the charger is not available at many Walmarts. I did see a chunky version, more like the Pottery Barn charger but lighter in color, at my Walmart for only $3.00. They were located with the placemats. The bunny egg cups are also hard to find, since I think each store (in my area, at least) seems to have been issued only eight with only two of them being white. I keep checking and so far no more have arrived. However, I have found white bunny egg cups at World Market here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Getting the Pottery Barn Look for LessAlso on the Pottery Barn table…pretty matching napkins and cute white bunny egg cups! And…here are my versions. I couldn’t find any ready-made napkins that matched my dinnerware, so I opted to make my own, using fabric that I found at JoAnn. It was on sale, but you could always use a coupon. The savings continue!

Handmade napkin…$1.00                             Pottery Barn…$7.00
Bunny egg cup from Walmart…$3.00           Pottery Barn…$8.50

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Getting the Pottery Barn Look for Less Also on the table…my Pottery Barn inspired burlap-wrapped vases…easy and inexpensive to make from Dollar Tree vases! I have already shown you how I made my version here. I am loving the way this is looking!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Getting the Pottery Barn Look for Less ComparisonNow…let’s add things up. Pottery Barn’s version is a grand total of $64.00 per place setting! My version adds up to $18.00….a big savings! And…I already had most of it, so the actual cost for me will be even less! Woo hoo!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Getting the Pottery Barn Look for Less Here’s another look. Not bad, huh? The colors are so soft and just say spring to me! And...I love all the texture!

Baby KittyPlease stay tuned as I continue to build my Easter tablescape because I have a few more cost-saving tricks up my sleeve! You know how we love to think…err…outside the box here at the Plate Addict’s!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pier 1 Inspired Burlap Bunny Ears Napkin RingAnd just in case you missed them, be sure to check out my Pier 1 inspired burlap bunny ear napkin rings! Gotta love these because not only were they easy to make, they were free!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy Spring WreathAnd even more inexpensive spring fun…my super easy burlap and dogwood spring wreath! See how I made it here.

Remember to pin it! 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing my Pottery Barn inspired table setting! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party ,Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday,  Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays, Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays, French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
See you next time! À la prochaine!
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  1. I think your version is cuter than PB's, Debbie! I like your dishes and napkin better. Cute bunny, too.

    Trying to fumble around and find the comments, I read the Tractor Supply Store post, and I so agree. I have found lots of great things there, and I love it.



  2. Sorry about the run-on sentence. Trying to hurry before my battery goes out again!

  3. LOVE LOVE your version of PB's tablescape. I was in PB the other day and thought it was so pretty, and then saw the bunnies at, yellow and green, but some were missing..hmmm could those be the white ones?. LOL I really like the turquoise salad plate and ramekin, and the adorable bunny ears napkin rings you made.. So cute.

  4. Oh Debbie, this looks so pretty and I love how you put your version together. Beautiful tablescape. Hugs, Marty

  5. Debbie, I am in awe! I was literally staring at this exact picture in the Pottery Barn catalog yesterday, calculating how much this would cost, and how I could never afford it. Yours looks amazing and I affordable! As soon as this ice storm is over I will be heading out so that I can copy you!

  6. Very cute, and I like yours better - really.

  7. Debbie, your spring tablescape is adorable. The PB plates are pretty, but I think your stack of plates is more attractive. I love the soft color and textured details of the Pier I plates. I was tempted with some polka dot napkins I saw at the grocery store, but left them behind. My linen drawers are full! ;-)
    Thanks for sharing your creative thrifty tablescape. Great job!

  8. Debbie,
    What a great post about price comparison and re~creating a look for less, dear friend!!!
    I like yours better. It appears to a better combination of color palette and texture blends!
    Love those litle bunny cups...gonna' have to check our Wal~Mart!
    Of couse, "Mr. Handsome has taken my heart into the box with him.
    That Baby Kitty is one handsome fellow!
    Have a warm week ahead! We might get into the 50's on Thursday!!!

  9. Oh, so very pretty! I love PB but not their prices. You've done a beautiful job at an awesome price!

  10. Beautiful! You did a great job for a whole lot less money!!!

  11. Love these colors! The textures are amazing and love the little bunny egg holder. Your copycat is wonderful. I love your napkins better also. Oh now I'm ready to get out my bunnies!!!
    hugs, Linda

  12.'ve nailed it again!!


  13. Debbie,
    Job well done my friend. Gotta go check out those cute bunnies at Wal-Mart. I already have the white plates and chargers.


  14. Great tablescape and much cheaper than Pottery barn. I will have to check out Walmart for those darling bunnies. I like your table better than PB.

  15. Gorgeous....Love those little bunny egg cups and the dishes you chose.

  16. I'm sorry, I totally messed up my comment!
    Debbie, I so appreciate your thriftiness and your inspiration. We all love the PB look, but don't want or can't afford the price. Thank you for your creativity and copycat version. Blessings!

  17. We all love the PB LOOK but the prices are usually way out of range. I LOVE your table! I have some bunny napkin rings that I got after Easter last year at Pier 1 and I have aqua dishes! I love your napkins and can surely wrap some vases in burlap!! Thanks so much for so much inspiration!!!

  18. Your place setting is perfect in every way! Thanks for sharing all your price saving finds, too. I've looked for those chargers at WalMart, and the WalMart stores in our area don't have those. Hopefully soon, though! I can't wait to see your next table decor additions. :-)
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

  19. Just want you to know that I enjoy your blog so much and get so many affordable decorating ideas from you. Many of the blogs offer knock offs from designer brands but they look cheap and you can tell they went that route. Your ideas are always top notch! It is always a treat to see whats new here and besides I love your kitties. Thank you for sharing your creative ideas.

  20. I I like your version better because PB version has too much stuff! Of course they are trying to sell stuff.

  21. Your version is gorgeous. I love all the colors and textures. Those napkin rings you made a adorable. PINNED!!!


  22. Love it! Great post. I've got to find those bunny egg holders from Walmart.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  23. Very thrifty and also very beautiful. Now I am on the hunt for all these items. Isn't it amazing how a person can do the same thing and save so much money??

  24. I looked at the PB version too and didn't want to spend the money. You have a perfect take on the look and at such a bargain. You know how much I love this color and you have carried it out.

  25. Debbie, those aqua colors are so pretty. You did a fab job of creating the PB inspired table on a budget. And I also love your bunny ear napkin rings. How did you ever get so smart? laurie

  26. Uh oh...I think there's going to be a run on those bunny egg cups at Walmart...and I'll be leading the charge!!! :-) HOW CUTE!!! I don't get into Walmart very often, so I always end up missing out on cute bargains like this. I have to go to the grocery store tomorrow, though, so....!!! :-)

    You really did a fabulous job on this! PB always offers such terrific inspiration, and you just fell right into step with it! Congratulations on a job WELL DONE for less than 1/5th the price!!!

  27. Love love love Debbie. Pinned and shared! I may just have to mimic for my table design for the spring. Obviously make some slight changes....but just love.

  28. I always look to my Pottery Barn catalog for inspiration as well. You did a fantastic job replicating the look for ALOT less. I can't believe you got the cute bunny jar at Wal-Mart for $3.00! I think that's the best part.

  29. Love it, Debbie. You have such great ideas. Thanks for passing them onto us.

  30. Your tablescape is just beautiful. Every bit as pretty and springy as Pottery Barns. I love your choice of dishes.

  31. Debbie, I have just found your blog and love all of the creativity and time you take to show us how to do DIY project versus paying the high retail prices from the places we love to shop. I love Pottery Barn and Pier 1, but will stay tuned to see more of your lovely ides and projects!

  32. Just got back from Walmart for some of those bunnies which will be filled with candy and given as gifts to family. Adorable! You did a great job on your table! Thanks for the pictures and info. Just lovely.

  33. What a great copy cat tablescape. I LOVE the color!

  34. I like your version much better than the Pottery Barn's. What a saving! I hope that Walmart has some of those bunny egg holders left.

  35. Ok, this is amazing! Such a beautiful place setting and I will be going to Walmart, Pier 1, and Dollar Tree this weekend! Love those bunny cups. Your dogwood wreath is gorgeous as well!!! xoxo

  36. Your place setting is oh-so pretty!!! I have to share on my FB page!

    Brandi @ Nest of Bliss

  37. Such a cute table! You did a fantastic job and have my wheels spinning. I haven't jumped and done the Easter table yet because in a few weeks we are getting carpet and the house will be a huge mess.

    Shannon ~

  38. Very clever and I've absorbed every detail. Pottery Barn is my inspiration too and you've done a splendid job of recreating their look.

  39. oooohhh...I think I need some aqua salad plates! I love the colors here and now I need some polka dot napkins, too.
    Thanks for sharing your sources...I never seem to find the good stuff at the dollar store...maybe I'm not looking hard enough.

  40. Thanks so much for listing your items and where you found them....saves a lot of foot work:D

  41. Wow! You totally nailed the look. I love the blue color. By far my favorite spring color. Your table setting looks absolutely amazing. I'd love for you to come share at The Makers! It goes live tomorrow morning (Tues.) at 8 eastern on Hope to see you there.

  42. This is so lovely! Just wanted to let you know that I featured a photo of this project in my weekly round-up. There are both picture and text links back to this post :-). Happy Sunday!

  43. I love your version of the PB tablescape! You have to love when you can copy for far cheaper than theirs.
    Debbie :)

  44. I like yours better! You have great taste!

  45. Quite frankly I think I like your table arrangement is nicer than the PB one! Well done!


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie