Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Not your grandmother's tray... Or maybe...

Silver trays, whether old or new, sparkling or tarnished, simple or fancy, can be added to any style decor and be used all year round. I love silver in all shapes and forms and I probably inherited that from my Aunt KBL. She inspired this post and almost every silver antique piece I came across I thought of her!

Silver trays are so versatile... Even the old vintage, scratched and blackened ones. Not only can trays be used for serving purposes, you can use them on the wall, in groups or not... in a bathroom holding beautiful paper hand towels or soaps... in the kitchen just holding a bottle of lotion, hand soap, and even dish soap... You can even use them as a backdrop in a bookcase or on a shelf! There are so many uses!

I used a gorgeous, large antique silver tray that my parents found years back at an antique store up in the mountains to display my wedding cake! It was perfect! Funny, but sad story... it was another couple's at their wedding and even had their initials engraved on it...they ended up divorcing so the wife sold it to the antique shop! It ended up displaying my cake beautifully! (click picture to enlarge)

Vanity Tray by Pierre Duex- A reproduction of a silver-plated 18th-century French gallery tray makes an elegant accent for vanity or bath.

Love this display for a buffet brunch! Beautifully rolled linen napkins on a silver tray!

Gorgeous tray! There are so many uses! image via Country Living

Love this one too... Reminds me of Aunt KBL ;)

Love the tray with wood handles! Pottery Barn Silver Platters

Oh so pretty bedside tray! Pottery Barn Breakfast Tray

A vintage silver bowl is used to house gorgeous roses, all atop a silver tray. So pretty! image via Country Living

Ornament filled cloches on top of antique silver trays are a simple way to decorate around the holidays! image via gritsglamour.blogspot.com

I'm in love with this mirrored antique silver vanity tray... image via Country Living

Trays of various sizes grouped on a wall make a beautiful statement. image via Real Simple

Natural elegance! Put seashells on display on antique silver serving dishes. image via Country Living

A simple tray hangs so chicly by its lonesome... image via SkonaHem.com

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1 comment:

My Owl Barn said...

I love the idea of hanging trays on the wall!

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