Monday, July 19, 2010

New Dining Room Tray



Hi everyone! In the past few months, I’ve found two more trays to add to my collection that I have hanging in my dining room.

Mirror
I don’t have any hangers for them yet so I thought I’d place the smaller one on the black chest for now and added some some fun yellow faux flowers (Michael’s has so many that are 80% off because apparently summer is over and we should all be buying fall foliage).

Runner
I placed them in a white soup tureen and  I used one of my red toile runners underneath it all.

Trays
I found a larger tray like those on the wall (though in not as good a shape) that I hope to be able to hang this week. So maybe I’ll be able to show you them all at the end of the week, if not, next week for sure.

flowers&tray
I hope you all had wonderful weekends! We got some much needed rain so everything is thriving and the lawn needs mowing. Off to do that now!

dresser2
Thanks for stopping by!

44 comments:

Vee said...

Very pretty...the summer flowers in the soup tureen are wonderful. Summer's over? Have the school ads begun to run yet? That's the usual harbinger of summer's end.

Ana said...

Hi Manuela,
Just stopping by to say Hi and to thank you for your visit and kind comment. I'm always thrilled to meet new blogging friends and I am very happy to meet you. I've been looking around your pretty blog and think your home is just beautiful. I love all the red accents and the toile...I love toile :-) Can't wait to look around some more. I do hope you come and visit me again soon. Until then. Have a wonderful new week...Oh, and love your collection of trays. You've done an excellent job displaying them.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

Melissa Miller said...

Gorgeous vignette and display of your flower trays Manuela! It all looks pretty popping off of the pretty yellow walls. Great idea! :)

Melissa Miller said...

Silly me. They are fruit trays. I knew that. LOL!

Donna said...

Beautiful! I love your trays and the soup tureen with the flowers ;) You always make me want to redo something in my house!
Hugs,
Donna

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

So beautiful Manuela! I adore all of your trays!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Stephanie said...

These are great! I always think of putting up a display of white ones on my dining room wall ... hmmm, this post may have just given me the push I needed ...

Julie Harward said...

All I can say is...so many pretty trays..they look so nice! :D

The Working Home Keeper said...

Beautiful tray! I'm still looking for trays at our thrift stores here. So surprised the last time I was in Michaels to see they already had fall themed items out!

Mary Ellen

Jennifer said...

So pretty!!!! You always have the prettiest items!!! I feel like I need to hop in my car and hit the Goodwill up now!!! :)
~Jennifer

Susie Homemaker said...

Dear Manuela,
Gorgeous! I love your trays...the black pops right off the yellow. Just beautiful.

Yesterday I went to our local A.C. Moore. I commented about all the Fall items out and the manager laughed and told me she had Christmas ribbon in her stockroom that had just arrived!

Yikes!!!!

Susie

Julie said...

WOOT! I love them. I have found two new trays too! They are not hanging yet. But I love them.
Yours are all beautiful. I do love the tole trays and the splash of black accent they bring. Plus they speak "vintage" ....my grandmother's days!
Thanks for sharing.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I like the tray on the stand with the mirror behind it like that.
Have a great week and stay cool.

Donna said...

So pretty, Manuela! You have so many lovely trays. I like the flowers too. (speaking of summer being over.....I saw school supplies in Walmart today!)

Hugs,
Donna

Happy@Home said...

How fun to find some new trays to add to your collection. I like your vignette with the tureen full of flowers. The table runner is so cute with the ball fringe.

Ann On and On... said...

So beautiful! I saw a really neat tray with the Queen of England when she was much younger. I don't own anything like that, but it was really special.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Looks FABULOUS!!

Lou Cinda :)

Melissa said...

I was just at Michael's last week and was surprised to see so many fall flowers out already. Um, hello? It's only mid July!

Your vignette's are as lovely as usual!

Many Blessings,
M.

Paula said...

Your new tray is lovely.

I guess if I want any summer florals I'd better get to Michaels asap!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Manuela! I love that tray you have on a stand on the chest. Yes, Michaels had Fall stuff ready for stocking when I was in there Saturday morning. Next week, I'm sure all the Christmas ornaments will be out!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything works together perfectly! I could use your help around here! You are so creative and have beautiful style! ♥

Chook said...

Ooooh,what a lovely collection.I do WANT that chook one though,I love my chookies..:)

Darlene said...

It looks so pretty!! You always put together just the right things to make beautiful vignettes.

Summers over??????? Well, then I would sure take some Fall 60's instead of the 100's with 105 - 110 heat indexes we are having!!!!!

salmagundi said...

I love those trays, and I see them occasionally; but, alas, I don't need another collection. I'll just enjoy yours. Sally

Cindy said...

Hi Manuela,
I'm so happy to know that you needed the rain. We got lots more and we DON'T need it. Although, I must say our lawns and trees are very green and gorgeous this summer.
Now, to your lovely new trays. They are very pretty! I love both of them and your faux flowers look wonderful, too. I love seeing photos of your home. It's so tastefully colorful.
Hugs, Cindy S

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

So gorgeous! Love the floral arrangement ♥

Mary Ellen said...

Manuela- always love coming by and seeing what new touches your are putting on your home! Love all the black in these pictures!! And the flowers are the crowning touch! I have a bunch of sunflowers blooming and need to bring some inside!!

bee blessed
mary

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

Looks great! I love tole trays and you have a lovely collection.

Debbie said...

It looks pretty, especially along side the tureen with the happy yellow flowers. Hobby Lobby is the same with the fall flowers AND decorations. I'm still in a summer mood, too. Darn.

Always Nesting said...

Beautiful!! I always love the photos of your home.

Kristi said...

Your trays look fantastic! And I absolutely LOVE the ball trim on your pretty runner! Perfect! :)
Kristi

Sarah said...

Manuela, toile trays are some of my favorites. You have a nice grouping. ~ Sarah

Angie said...

That tray is beautiful! I am jealous of your great collection.

Terri said...

You have such a great collection. I love the way you display it. Thanks for sharing with us!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Manuela! I had to laugh because I love trays too! The more the better. And boy do we use them when we have company or lots of food to serve! They come in handy for all kinds of occasions. Great post.
I also love that mirror and chest below it. They look so great together.
Have a blessed day my dear!!!!
Debbie

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Manuela! I had to laugh because I love trays too! The more the better. And boy do we use them when we have company or lots of food to serve! They come in handy for all kinds of occasions. Great post.
I also love that mirror and chest below it. They look so great together.
Have a blessed day my dear!!!!
Debbie

Sue said...

That vignette looks mah-va-lous! Love the arrangement of trays on the wall too, of course. I look for them while out thrifting, but I never ever see any. There are great bargains on summer faux flowers right now. But, I think summer stuff gets clearanced way too early. I wanted something at Target earlier in the week, went back to the seasonal corner and found school supplies. sheesh, in my day you didn't see that til the end of August for school in Sept. Now, there are Christmas displays up in Aug. in many stores.
Enjoy the rest of summer! hugs, Sue

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Manuela, you have the most beautiful tray collection - wow! I always enjoy seeing them. About Decatur, I'm not sure about a place like A Classy flea in Marietta. I'll check and see. Debbie & I like the Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta., and she also goes to the Queen of Hearts in Buford. I think there is one in Marietta???? Will let you know when I find out something more. Linda

Ann at the Handley Bungalow said...

Such a pretty tray and display!

Storybook Woods said...

I swear you are the pied-piper of trays, perfect find !!! xoxoxo Clarice

Gumbo Lily said...

Nice!
I like still-life pics of fruit so I really like your fruity-tray.

Jody

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Manuela, the thing you add that is so very special are the little touches. The trims, the lace, the little additions that add the spark!
Brenda

Miss Janice said...

I LOVE all the trays...gorgeous. I also love the toile runner, it's precious!

Nancy said...

Beautiful trays! Love this whole setting! nancy