Saturday, December 28, 2013

Pottery Barn Table Setting Knockoff from the Dollar Store

http://www.potterybarn.com/products/beaded-gilt-bountiful-charger/?pkey=cchargers&cm_src=chargers||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-Isn't it lovely? I love Pottery Barn's table settings. They're often simple yet stunning and timeless. What I can't swallow is paying $12.50 for a charger.  Not a plate...a plate that holds a plate.  Note "a".  That means if you want to set the table for six you'd be spending $75 on plates you don't even eat off.   Let's not talk about if you're setting the table for 12 or more...

That, my friends, is why I love the dollar store.  Right before Christmas I went in looking for some gold chargers for my Christmas table.  I found them for one dollar a piece. Guess what...they even have the beaded edge, just like Pottery Barn's.   I picked up six...you know, for $6.

'Read More' after the jump to see my Pottery Barn knockoff table setting.... 




I also picked up six of the beaded edge white plates for a dollar each.



They look suspiciously like Pottery Barn's Emma Dinnerware line, don't they?    A set of 4 Pottery Barn beaded plates (below) will set you back $48.  I paid...$6 for 6. 



Don't get me wrong...I'm not trying to bash Pottery Barn.  No, quite the opposite.  You know what they say - imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  I love Pottery Barn...in fact most of dining room is from there.


We spent thousand on a beautiful solid wood Pottery Barn dining room table set, buffet and hutch several years back. My Christmas table runner was purchased on Pottery Barn clearance a few years ago after the holiday, as were the cloth napkins.


I love the look of PB, but the prices often scare me away. So when I can get a very similar look at just a fraction of the price, that makes me giddy!

And now...as I write this I'm kind of second guessing myself, wondering if I should go back and buy six more of each...my husband might kinda, sorta, maybe kill me if I do that considering we've NEVER eaten on the 12 sets of china - that sit in our Pottery Barn hutch - we got for our wedding.

NOTE: I have been getting a lot of questions about which dollar store I found the plates and chargers. I bought them at Deals - which I believe is a branch of Dollar Tree.  Not everything is a dollar at Deals, but the plates and chargers were. 

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