Monday, July 26, 2010

Dining Room Collections Continued


Hi everyone! I  wanted to show you my wall of trays now that I’ve hung the newest ones.

new trays
These are the  two new trays. The smaller tray I showed you before but now it’s on the wall with all the others.

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I've grouped the three trays that have Blue Willow in them.

TrayWall
I’ve gotten all of these trays thrifting with the exception of that smaller one which I won on ebay.
Sideview
People always ask me what style of trays these are. They’re not handpainted tole trays. Which are really pretty and much easier to find. These are tin litho trays.
WallII
It’s taken me about 5 years to get just that wall of trays (I have two more in the kitchen). I know some people have found them at garage sales. I just want ONE MORE to go over the doorway. I’m still looking for the bunny one that quite a few bloggers have! That’s really the one I want! Email me if you have one and would like to swap something for it (fat chance- I know~smile)!
Shakers
Also, I wanted to show you the salt and pepper shakers that Viola (A Long Widowed Road) sent to me.

Viola's
They’re the glass pairs in the center front (the cute little ones and the ones with the amber feet). They’re from the 40’s/50’s and I think they make a lovely addition to my salt and pepper shaker collection. Wasn't that so sweet and generous of her! Thank you Viola – I love them!

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Thanks for dropping by and I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead!

60 comments:

Annette said...

Love the trays!! Love your blog. I visit often but haven't ever commented I don't think. Hope you have a blessed day:)

Annette

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your trays look great! I love the way you have them grouped.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I love your collection of trays and s&p shakers - and the way you have displayed them is very beautiful - you do have a knack for beauty!

Ann at the Handley Bungalow said...

Beautiful trays! I also love those salt and pepper shakers. Everything is SO pretty! Lots of fun to look at. I can see why you collect them!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Wonderful trays! I love how you have them displayed! I like your rooster plates too and the salt and peppers are darling! Such a charming home with all your toile! Have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

ChRiS said...

i thought of you when i did my flea mkt walk thru was trays everywhere but i knew they were not the ones you collect yours look like artwork these were just *trays*

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

I love trays! Yours are so cool! I have some scattered in a few bedrooms in our home. Thanks for sharing yours!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Manuela, I just love touring your lovely home. Love your tray collection. Your salt and pepper collection looks great displayed like that. I hope you find your bunny tray.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

The trays look great, Manuela. Thank you for sharing.

mizdarlin said...

I love the darkk, quiet ones, Manuela, the first top three in your pictures..to me they look richer somehow, more elegant and unique..thanks for sharing!

1 Funky Woman said...

Oh how wonderful they all look and I love your collection of salt and pepper shakers!

Kathleen Grace said...

I have always loved your trays, I don't think I have ever seen one at a garage sale or thrift store though. You are so lucky to have found so many:>)

Angie said...

Wow, you really do have quite a collection of those trays! I only have 2, but want more. I'll keep you in mind when looking too in case I see a bunny one!

Debbie said...

Those trays look lovely in the room. I need to show this to my mother. She has some trays like that (the tin not tole painted). She would love it.

The new additions to the s/p collection are pretty too. Lucky you!

I hope you are going to participate in that "Show us your roosters party" (can't remember where at this moment for some oddball reason). You have such a fun collection.

Debbie said...

Those trays look lovely in the room. I need to show this to my mother. She has some trays like that (the tin not tole painted). She would love it.

The new additions to the s/p collection are pretty too. Lucky you!

I hope you are going to participate in that "Show us your roosters party" (can't remember where at this moment for some oddball reason). You have such a fun collection.

trish said...

Hi Manuela.
You always have the very best luck finding those beautiful trays! They make such a statement all together! :o)
Have a great week!
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Wow! Love them all grouped together! I only have two! I need to catch up;)! Your room is lovely...I always love a peek;)!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Donna said...

Manuela,
I love your trsys and how you have them displayed. You always make me want to go redo everything in my house! The flower arrangement in gorgeous as well!
Hugs,
Donna

Claudia said...

Your trays are so beautiful, Manuela. The colors are striking. I'll keep my eyes open for the bunny tray.

I especially love the glass shakers with the amber feet. So, so pretty.

xo
Claudia

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Manuela, I love your trays and how you have displayed them! They look great grouped together. Your salt and pepper collection is wonderful. I always enjoy seeing pictures of your beautiful home.
Hugs, Sherry

Julie said...

Manuela,

I swannee!! I can't believe it. Your newest tray with the berries in the bowls - that is one of my newest ones I mentioned to you!! Wow! WE not only think alike, we somehow, mysteriously shop alike finding the same treasures! I found mine at a little consignment store for a song. Question - my son asked me, what are the white berries on the far right????? I can't say!
I have a duplicate on the bunny trays that I have found. Two are a pair, and then I found another thrifting that matches one of the pair but is in hues of blue. I want you to have it. I don't need it for goodness sake.
Send me your mailing address, and I will begin to look for a box that it will fit in!!!!
Hugs and love to you, my very sweet bloggy sister. I am thrilled to have a tray that you cannot find, and I don't need. I too, love these beautiful trays and especially the pop of black they add to a room. sweet detail.
email: smith1649@bellsouth.net

Storybook Woods said...

More great finds, your home always inspires me with my home xoxoxo Clarice

Viola said...

Hi Manuela,

The S and P shakers look lovely with your collection. I'm glad my late husband's grandma collection found a home. Your house is adorable. Thank you for the idea about painting my chairs white for the cottage look.

Have a blessed week.

Viola

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your trays are gorgeous. I love them and such pretty shapes and scenes. I love the arrangement you have on the wall, so pretty. Your collection of s/p are all fabulous. Beautiful home. Hugs, Marty

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Mauela,
What a beautiful collection of trays! I also love the idea of putting the salt and peppers on a cake stand! Neat idea!!!

Vee said...

It's always interesting to see when some gal is doing a different thing. You're the only gal I know who displays her trays on the dining room wall. I doubt that you'll be the only one I know for long. I have one tray somewhat like this, not as pretty, not as uniquely edged, but I use it to carry things to the deck. Gheesh. I've just got to get out of my box.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Manuela! I LOVE your trays and how you've displayed them on the wall. I had a tray but sold it when we moved to the farm...now I kick myself for it. I love your salt and pepper shakers too and the way you're displaying them....very pretty. I hope you're having a wonderful Monday...Maura :)

Vickie said...

Hi Manuela - I love your black trays. I'm partial to the tole ones, and have not wanted to pay the price for them. I ran across one for $10 at a garage sale and snapped it up. It just takes time, doesn't it? But I'm convinced that if you wait and watch long enough you'll find just what you're looking for at a great price! Good job!

Anita said...

Those are absolutely beautiful!! And they look so perfect in your beautiful room. Love the salt and pepper shakers too!

Julie Harward said...

Who knew trays could be so pretty..and I love how you have grouped them too...love the S&P's too, very sweet! Come say hi :D

Mary Ellen said...

You know how I go gaga every
time I see your trays!! They are just so neat!!

Am loving the pedestal plate with all the neat salt and pepper shakers too!! Great idea!

bee blessed
mary

Julie said...

I have never seen any around here but I will keep my eyes open. And if you ever run across another rooster one I would love it or if you would ever want to sale yours let me know!

Livin' in the Sonshine said...

Beautiful! Really enjoyed seeing your pretty things!

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

The trays look awesome!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love all your trays girl...you do have that magic touch with making a house a home of beauty...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Jennifer said...

Everything looks so pretty!!

Bella said...

What a fabulous collection! I really do love your trays.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your trays, Manuela! I only have one like this and it does have bunnies on it. I have seen another though that I like and I'm guessing that's the bunny one you want, as well. I love the blue in that top tray ~ what a great color.

Gumbo Lily said...

I really like your tray collection. Beautiful.

Jody

Donna said...

I love your trays, Manuela! They look fabulous hanging on your walls.

Hugs,
Donna

The Working Home Keeper said...

Gorgeous trays!

Mary Ellen

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The trays are wonderful...and what a beautiful way to display them and enjoy them! Love your sweet s & p shakers! ♥

Chook said...

I love your trays,in fact I love your home fullstop,its beautiful!

mustard seeds said...

I just love the salt and pepper shakers on the pedestal, and your rooster tray is to die for.
Sheila

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did a great job of grouping them. You have been fortunate to find so many nice ones in good condition.
Have a great week.

Kathy said...

I just love your sense of style-the trays are so pretty and the display of salt and pepper shakers is displayed so well. thank you for sharing your ideas and decorating style

Shelia said...

Hi Manuela! Oh, I just love your wall of trays! I have one of these and just love it. The colors are so intense and the paintings are so pretty!
I've been gone traveling and am trying to catch up with all my sweeties!
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mrs.Rabe said...

I will keep my eye out for the bunny one for you Manuela!

I think they look terrific together on your wall...

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful dining room collections, Manuela!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Your trays are gorgeous, Manuela. I have a couple of those. Love them on the walls.

Barb ♥

Carrie said...

Thanks for sharing your dining room collections. The trays are each an exquisite design and you have hung them very attractively. I too, have a small collection of salt and pepper shakers and was glad to see yours.
Enjoy your week!

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HeathahLee said...

I LOVE the top-left tray! Those colors are so pretty! I was at Goodwill today and saw a plate that I thought looked like one you would have in your home. It was white with almost red (may have been red at one time but faded to a deep, pretty burgundy) on it, and a rose right in the center. I wish I had picked it up, now! It made me smile to think of you. : )

diXymiss said...

Lovely collection ~ artfully displayed. I hope that coveted bunny tray hops right into your lap!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I love the sweet shakers! They just make that little collection with their petiteness. You have the most beautiful collection of trays as well.
Brenda

Sue said...

The arrangement of all those trays on the wall is simply scrumptious!! You have such a variety of patterns and styles and they all go together so very well. I never seem to see them at sales, but continue to look.
Stay cool in this hot weather as you work in your garden. :-)
hugs, Sue

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Manuela, your trays make such a statement all grouped together like that. I'm trying to remember where I saw the bunny tray. If I see it for sale, I'll email you with the price. Love those rooster plates with the checked borders. laurie

Gypsy Heart said...

Your trays are beautiful! LOVE the flowers ~ such bright and happy colors.

Have a blessed week ~
Pat

Melissa Miller said...

Oooooohhhh and Ahhhhhhh! All of them look so pretty against the yellow walls. Love the new ones with the touch of blue. Gorgeous!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Beautiful! Sometimes waiting and finding the perfect items for our homes is the most pleasurable. Our little rewards in life. :)
I love the variety of trays and am so fond of that rooster one. If I spy a bunny tray, I will pick it up for you.

It is always a treat to visit you. Your home and collections are stunning.

xo
becky