I love trays and find them hard to pass up ... they are so useful and a great way to create little vignettes around the house. A group of objects sitting on a table can look kind of random, but put them all on a tray and voila ... you've got an interesting tablescape.
I'm always on the lookout for brightly colored trays for that little pop they can bring to a room ...
Isabella and Max Rooms
I like to keep a tray on both my kitchen and dining room tables and change out what's on them ... fresh flowers, a bowl of fruit, candles, a stack of decorative dishes, vintage tins, or seasonal items. The tables just seem bare with out them.
This tray and its contents always seem to brighten up a dark table ...
Of course, a tray on an ottoman is nothng new ... everyone needs a place to set their drinks. But with little kids, I'm still a little nervous to keep too much else on the tray for daily life ... so I found a pretty tray that looks great even when empty.
Here are a few other favorite trays I've spotted lately ...
Bold colors paired with a rustic element ... these are between 70 and 80 years old and no two are alike:
These simple lacquer trays can work well with almost any style of decor ... just pick your color.
Faux croc ad nailhead trim ... I love the little details on this one.
Of course, the BEST tray is one that contains breakfast in bed. I'm hoping for some on Sunday morning and a little source tells me it might be in my future. (Don't you love how kids just cannot bear to keep a secret?)
What kind of pretty tray would you like your breakfast served on?
Happy Mother's Day to all of the amazing moms out there and most importantly, my own ... I love you Mom!
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