Brunch Tablescape (Pottery Barn Mystery Box Challenge)

Recently I was given the very cool opportunity to participate in a friendly competition created by one of my favorite retailers, Pottery Barn.

The challenge was to design a tablescape for a party of four inspired by a “Mystery Box” of Pottery Barn products- um, yes! sign me up!  I was so anxious to see what we would receive and giddy when the packages arrived last month.

Talk about Christmas in July for this little kid . . .
and for Mama! Yeah, I get to keep the goods- and there’s a chance for you to win them all too! 🙂
I was also given $50 to shop for additional decor and/or food for the party. 
I bought a fun black and white polka dot fabric to create a tablecloth and my inspiration flowed from there.  I decided to use the black and white with pops of bright orange and pink, paired with my black and gold chevron plates and cups that I already owned. 
I’m excited to share the final result with you!

Here’s the roundup of how I used the Pottery Barn products in my Girlfriends Brunch Tablescape:

1. Great White 3-Tier Stand

2.  Claro Cake Stand

3.  Glass Display Pillar Hurricane Small & PB Votive Candle, Large (Set of 12)

4.  Glass Display Taper Cup Hurricane & PB Taper Candle, 12″ (Set of 2, White)

5.  Glass Display Votive Cup Hurricane & PB Pillar Candle, 3×6″ (Set of 2, White)

6.  Glass Punch Bowl

7.  Montana Small Bowl

8.  Great White Coupe Serve Bowls (Set of 3)

9.  Linen Hemstitch Dinner Napkin (Set of 6, White)

10.  Great White Dinner Plate (Set of 4)

Also participating in the Pottery Barn challenge are:
Nicole Baclh (Making It Lovely)
Elka Carl (CasaSugar)

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Shelley Coates (How Does She?)
Laura Trevey (Bright Bold Beautiful)
You can vote for your favorite tablescape on Pottery Barn’s Facebook Page and the winner will receive a $500 Pottery Barn gift card.
If you like my tablescape the best, I am shamelessly asking for your VOTE.  
Three lucky voters will also WIN the same Pottery Barn Mystery Box package, containing all the items used for the challenge! 
Voting is open from August 9-20.
The winner will be announced August 21.
Thank you so much for your support! 
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Disclaimer: I was not paid to participate, but did receive Pottery Barn products. 🙂 



  1. August 9, 2012 / 6:09 pm

    I voted for yours earlier today. It is an adorable brunch set-up. Love the chevron plates.

  2. August 9, 2012 / 6:17 pm

    I wanted to vote for you, but the link just took me to the PB facebook page? and then I clicked THEIR link and it just went back to their FB page again.

    Am I crazy or is PB having linkage issues??

    Looks great!

  3. August 9, 2012 / 6:22 pm

    I love it.This is BEUATIFUL! I will vote for you right now.

  4. August 9, 2012 / 6:43 pm

    Thank you for voting! I REALLY appreciate it!!

  5. August 9, 2012 / 6:47 pm

    Good luck! I just voted, your tablescape is beautiful. Do you mind sharing where you bought the tablecloth? I love it!

    • August 9, 2012 / 6:52 pm

      The tablecloth is just polka dot fabric I bought for $9.95 a yard at High Fashion Home in Houston. I don't know the name of it though.

  6. August 9, 2012 / 6:48 pm

    It is so pretty. I have to go now and buy a polka dot fabric.

    I am definetly voting for you! Good luck!

  7. August 9, 2012 / 7:03 pm

    You got my vote! Love it!!!! And how freaking cool that you were asked to do this?!?! Awesome!

  8. August 9, 2012 / 7:10 pm

    This is such a fun opportunity! I love the direction you went with this!! Great job! I have those three great white coupe serving bowls and LOVE them – use them all the time!

  9. August 9, 2012 / 7:11 pm

    I voted! I love the crispness and colors of your display. I am also quite enamored of the menu ~ good luck!

    • August 9, 2012 / 7:13 pm

      We ate muffins for days . . . .

  10. August 9, 2012 / 7:13 pm

    CUTE! Voted for you Megan!

  11. August 9, 2012 / 7:38 pm

    So cute Megan! I just voted for you! I love the polka dots and the pink runner. Where did you find the table cloth? Everything looks so cute!

    • August 9, 2012 / 7:49 pm

      The table cloth is just a long piece of fabric.

  12. August 9, 2012 / 7:48 pm

    i voted for you!

  13. August 9, 2012 / 7:51 pm

    Love the tablescape!! Such a great use of the pieces they sent you.

  14. August 9, 2012 / 9:12 pm

    What a fun Challenge! The table looks great too, well done.

  15. August 9, 2012 / 9:48 pm

    Awesome Megan congrats!! Your table looks great going to vote now! 🙂

  16. August 9, 2012 / 9:56 pm

    Love the pink!! I always feel guilty incorporating any pink into my home, because I feel bad for my husband having to live with it! But this is just perfect for a ladies brunch!

    • August 10, 2012 / 1:41 am

      I know! Men don't really get the pink thing very well!

  17. August 9, 2012 / 10:12 pm

    I just voted for you! I love your table! So fun!

  18. August 9, 2012 / 10:22 pm

    You are so amazing! I love the bright colors and what an amazing challenge! I just tweeted it!


  19. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    August 9, 2012 / 7:02 pm

    Are you kidding? That is the best thing ever! How fun. You knocked it out of the ballpark. I am head over heels in love of the polka dot. Of course I am voting and facebooking about this now!!!!!!

  20. August 10, 2012 / 12:50 am

    This turned out so beautifully! I just love the colors mixed with the fun polka-dot pattern…and that you used the punch bowl for granola — such a great idea!

    • August 10, 2012 / 1:42 am

      Ah- you noticed! 🙂

  21. Amanda
    August 9, 2012 / 7:56 pm

    This is awesome Megan! Im loving the graphic black & white with pops of color! Great job! Just voted for you too!

  22. {Hi Sugarplum!}
    August 9, 2012 / 8:00 pm

    woohoo!!! totally going to vote you…that table is so cheery and bright…and now I'm starving!! great job, girlie!!

  23. August 10, 2012 / 1:18 am

    I LOVE this. You can come decorate my place anytime LOL

  24. pam
    August 9, 2012 / 8:30 pm

    i voted for yours earlier today. i love the black, pink and gold combo…and chevron! pam

  25. All Things Cherish
    August 9, 2012 / 8:40 pm

    You did a great job! I love how it turned out, perfect for any girls event. Going to vote now. : )

  26. Emily A. Clark
    August 9, 2012 / 8:55 pm

    Ummm, hello Pottery Barn! I write a little blog and would love to get a mystery box 🙂 Ha! What a great gig. I love your table-so colorful and perfect for summer. Headed over to vote.

  27. August 10, 2012 / 1:58 am

    This is really cute! I think it looks great! I wish I could participate in something like this. 🙂

    Also, that food looks amazing! Yum!

  28. August 10, 2012 / 2:31 am

    Hi Megan,

    This was so much fun, and I feel honored to be in such great company as your blog!!

    xoxo Laura

    • August 10, 2012 / 2:42 am

      Right back atcha Laura! I adore your table- so vibrant and fresh!

  29. August 10, 2012 / 3:37 am

    Megan, Your table looks beautiful! I think you knocked it out of the park. Keeping my fingers crossed you win that gift card. Good luck!

  30. Patricia @ ButterYum
    August 10, 2012 / 12:22 am

    I don't love, I ADORE your tablescape – the colors pop so beautifully on the black and white polka dots, and I love all the PB items you featured. What a neat opportunity for you to participate. I'm heading off to vote!

  31. Patricia @ ButterYum
    August 10, 2012 / 12:35 am

    Well that settles it, your table was my fav so I voted for you!!

  32. August 10, 2012 / 5:43 am

    Megan, What a fabulous tablescape. I NEED your polkadot tablecloth, where did you find it? The black and white patten combos ROCK. 🙂

    • August 10, 2012 / 1:13 pm

      Hi Shelley- the tablecloth is fabric from High Fashion Home ($9.95 a yard). I'm so excited to be in this challenge with you!

  33. Heather H
    August 10, 2012 / 1:39 am

    Lucky girl! Those brown paper packages have me smiling from ear to ear; it's the simple things! I also love the pairing of chevrons and polka dots. Who would have thought? Looks great!

  34. Carmel @ Our Fifth House
    August 10, 2012 / 5:45 am

    You knocked it out of the park! LOVE the polka dots! Heading over to vote now!

  35. August 10, 2012 / 1:47 pm

    GOOD LUCK!!! You did an amazing job!! The colors remind me a little bit of Kate Spade, who is one of my favorite designers. Best of luck girl!

    • August 10, 2012 / 2:00 pm

      That's what it reminded me of too! You're the first one to say that!

  36. Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair
    August 10, 2012 / 8:55 am

    It looks so lovely! I adore the spotty fabrc! Gorgeous!! X

  37. August 10, 2012 / 3:36 pm

    Love it!! Just voted!

  38. August 10, 2012 / 5:31 pm

    So fun! Voting now 🙂

  39. August 10, 2012 / 8:49 pm

    Just voted for yours! The black and gold is gorgeous – where are your chevron plates from?


  40. August 11, 2012 / 3:41 am

    What a fun challenge! I heart your chevron plates! Where do I sign up to participate in this?!

  41. August 13, 2012 / 5:04 am

    I just voted for you! Good luck!

    -Mina (mondaymina

  42. August 13, 2012 / 5:20 am

    What a great challenge, and so fun! I love your gold flatware and have been searching for some myself…do you mind sharing where you found it?

  43. August 13, 2012 / 4:54 pm

    Oh my gosh I love it! You did a great job!

  44. {Hi Sugarplum!}
    September 7, 2012 / 6:22 pm

    Now that I know the true scale of these pieces…I'm dying (laughing) at how much fruit and muffins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! quite the brunch! 😉

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