Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Olive Table

Image from Pottery Barn
Inspiration picture for this week's tablescape is from Pottery Barn's Olive Oil Tasting Party.  I love Pottery Barn's earthy style.  So when I caught a glimpse of this tablescape I got the idea to reproduce it.

Here I have laid out the table party-style like Pottery Barn did.

Instead of laying this table out like a party I just laid it out like a meal.  I love the idea of an olive oil tasting party but a meal would be what would be happening at my house instead.  

 The olive dishes are from Walmart made by Better Homes and Gardens.

 The place mats were also Better Homes and Gardens but I found them on clearance at Big Lots for $1.50 a piece.  

Goblets are Icon made for Macys.

I didn't use several types of olive oil to taste, but instead I tried using herbs to flavor some olive oil for our bread.  Recipe will be posted tomorrow.

 Earlier this week I used these dishes in a tea post.  You can view that here.

So you can recreate the theme of the Pottery Barn table for an affordable price for your own home with the help of Better Homes and Gardens and Walmart. 
The Better Homes and Gardens dishes were $34 for a 16 piece place setting and it included a coupon to redeem $6 back or to get a BH & G magazine subscription for 1 year.  That would make the dishes $28.
Pottery Barn dishes and linens:
Plates, appetizer: 4 for $40
Dipping bowls: 4 for $34
Olive place mats: 4 for  $42
I will link to these parties:
Go and visit these sites to check out all of the great ideas.
100 Ideas Under $100 at Beyond the Picket Fence
Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love it, looks like a great time!

Debbie said...

Yours is every bit as pretty as Pottery Barn, and I think even prettier! It's amazing that you got the perfect dishes and placemats at Walmart and Big Lots. Isn't it amazing what you find if you just keep an eye out?

Great job! This makes me want to sit at that table. AND I'll be back for the flavored olive oil recipes. It'll be a treat for my husband!

Kate Dickerson said...

I want to sit right down and pour some of your herbed olive oil on that bread - YUM! Your whole setting is romantic and European - every bit a as nice as the PB one. Congratulations!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your tablesetting reminds me of Italy. Love the demijohn and that bread looks yummy.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Really like your table setting - very pretty. A good crusty bread and herb dipping oil - Yum!
Thanks for sharing.

Mimi said...

Love your dishes. I think the tray with the demijohn and wine stems is so perfect for this setting.

Marydon said...

Yes, your table setting does bring forth Italy, for sure ... absolutely lovely & inviting.
Have a lovely eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sherry, Love your olive dishes and the placemats! Your table is as pretty as PB without the huge price tag.
Hugs, Sherry

rosarod said...

Hi Shery, I have been great your table scape. Coincidentally, this weekend I visited this store, pottery barn, here in PuertoRico. It increhible how beautiful the decoration. Not to mention so many things that are seen as beautiful, the mixture of wood elements is unthinkable! My budget is more suited to Marshals. Maybe I've found other pieces at different stores. I loved your dish of olives, beautiful. You made a perfect replica of what you've seen. that is beautiful bread with oil, is a better idea if oil is prepared with herbs and spices at home, thanks for the visuals, ideas and inspiration. Rose marie blessings

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

You did great! Love your table as well as the pottery barn one. All those olives remind me of the wonderful ones we had in Greece this summer!

Barbara said...

Sherry, this is such a pretty table. I resisted those plates at PB today but I think I like yours better. This is such a pretty table. I love dipping bread in olive oil that has been soaking with a spring of rosemary and a little sea salt. Thanks for the inspiration.

Miss Merry said...

Your table looks so elegant. What a wonderful dinner party (I like it set for dinner). Neat dishes and accessories at a great price. And your bread looks delicious.

Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm a Pottery Barn addict! Not that I get to buy much there! I love their catalog for ideas. Your table is fabulous! Love the mats and dishes!

Atelier de Charo said...

So pretty table, Love your dishes and the coordinate placemats, they are so cute!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Sherry, your olive table is so warm and inviting. I love a good bread dipped in olive oil -- with herbs sounds even better. Joni

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I always love that Better Homes and Garden stuff too. Love your placemats and you got a great deal on those!

I have given you the Versatile Blogger Award and would love for you to come by and pick it up when you have time.

Here is the direct link:

Kristen White said...

Very those goblets!

Entertaining Women said...

The olive plates are perfect for your table. I really like the goblets. Pottery Barn has nothing on you! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Well this is just amazing. You have such a creative eye and the items you used couldnt be more perfect.. You've surely made beauty and a feast on a budget ..


La said...

Olive oil, yum! These dishes are so pretty. I like the way you showed your table three different ways. The cruet of herbed olive oil is gorgeous. Is it bad that the picture of the oiled bread made me want to lick my monitor? :o) La

Celly B said...

What a great eye you have! I love your olive dishes, and there is nothing better than dipping a crusty and chewy piece of bread into flavored olive oil!

Kathleen said...

Very earthy and warm. And thrifty! I shop weekly at the Pottery Barn Outlet, so when I buy there, it has been reduced significantly!
I bought olive plates at HG and miraculously found matching napkins at PB outlet the same day!

I love your mats and goblets too. You did a wonderful recreation!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Wow! You completely caught the theme and look of the PB table, with an amazingly affordable pricetag. GREAT work!
Love the olive dishes ... but then, anything OLIVE and I am your slave.


Requi@Tablescaping Escapades said...

What a marvelous idea, an olive oil tasting/dinner party. Your olive oil looks delish. Your table is very warm and inviting.

All the Best,


Scribbler said...

What a great eye you have for reproducing the look for less. I never can seem to find any of the pretty things from Wal Mart I see on the blogs at my neighborhood store.

Genie said...

Sherry....Your olive choice is of my favorites. Even though I did not get up my Thrifty Thursday post this week, I have still been checking out what the rest of you shared. I really do love the entire table setup..especially the glass with the olive oil in it. What a great idea. I can;t wait for the recipe.

Genie @ buttonsforbaga

Dining Delight said...

I like YOUR take on the olive tasting even better than the PB!! The dishes are wonderful and you've coordinated everything perfectly!


Marlis said...

I just love those olive plates! What a great take on the layout. I saw it too and am coveting those dishes myself. Those placemats were made for those dishes!!!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Looks like a delicious table and I love flavored oils. Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence's Under $100 Party!