dining looks for less

This weekend Mike and I took a trip to the mall. We had gift certificates from our wedding that were burning a hole in my pocket - they had to be spent. Luckily, Mike takes a strong interest in our house and decorating it so he came along to help. I am a neutral lover -- give me white, tan, gray and I am a happy camper.

We ventured into Pottery Barn to get some goods {with our gift certificates} and of course fell in love with everything. The price tags there are slightly outrageous. I'll splurge on PB linens {because they are great} but that's about it. However, we of course fell in love with all of the store displays. 

The set up that we loved in the store { I should have snapped a pic.. I wasn't thinking} went for a natural, simple but slightly beachy look. It incorporated this gorgeous striped table runner, woven style place mats and simple beach accents. We purchased the runner and set out to find the other pieces without the pricey price tags. 
Alternate View
photo courtesy of PB

Here's how you can get the Pottery Barn look for less at World Market. World Market is my best friend. They have great prices and great PB look-a-likes. 

1. place mats, set of 4 for 23.96 vs PB set of 4 for $96
{World Market carries the oblong shape for the same price, also}
2. napkins, set of 6 for $9.99 vs PB set of 6 for $24
3. Tortoise bowl and platter, set for 24.99 vs PB silver fish condiment tray for $29.50
4. Coupe dinnerware, dinner plate set of 4 for $15.96 vs PB coupe dinnerware dinner plate set of 4 for $36


  1. World Market really does have great things!!! It's really a hit or miss for me, but we def like to go in and take a looksy! xoxo A-

  2. Great comparisons! I love me some Pottery Barn, but also like to shop around for some deals! Love the beachy theme!

  3. Great ideas - thanks for sharing this!!

  4. Great posts!! PB is amazing but is pricey so I love how you have found more affordable dupes. Love those turtle bowl and platters!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  5. Love that beachy look.

    Cute blog!!

    Catherine (your newest follower)
    FEST (food, style & travel)

  6. Anonymous26.4.12

    LOVE! And your table looks great, PS.


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