Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tray Chic

I've been obsessing over trays lately - round, rectangular, square...metal, lucite, wood - so many options to neatly contain your stuff. You can quickly change a messy looking tabletop to a stylish and tidy surface. I have plans to place a tray in my bathroom to hold perfume, lotion, jars of q-tips & cotton balls; in my dining room with bottles of liquor, wine and barware; and maybe on my kitchen counter set up as a little coffee bar. Okay, that sounds like a lot of trays but if I mix up the styles, I think it should work out. Below is a snapshot of the tray on my coffee table. What are your thoughts on this mini-trend?


















18 comments:

  1. Oh I absolutely adore this look..I feel inlove with a round aqua blue metal tray that a waiter came out with one time when I was having a sunday brunch with the girls...so much so that I asked the owner if he would sell it...and he did..for $15..bargain...yet I still dont know what to do with it..yet?

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  2. I love trays, but I think I prefer them on larger surfaces than a small coffee table.
    But that's just my opinion. :)

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  3. I love trays, I have a bunch in my house. I just think they not only neaten every thing up, they look pretty & add interest! xo

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  4. Great tray round up! Love that second one 'like forever' so fun and sophisticated at the same time.

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  5. totally love all the bathroom ones! such a cute idea...wish I had a pretty counter in mine!

    xox Vicky
    Bikinis & Passports

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  6. i love the idea of trays. currently i don't own one, but would love one asap! they appear to not only group items but frame them in sort of an installation, making little every day things, turn magically into little pieces of art. oh so very cool! :)

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  7. i like this trend. i think i'm going to get another tray for my bathroom, since my counter gets so cluttered.

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  8. These are some cool ideas !
    BTw i am having a giveaway on my blog it's my first time 'pls participate will mean a lot to me ~Deepali http://www.fillinspaces.blogspot.com

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  9. Now on my list to buy a stunning tray! These are so gorgeous!

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  10. Love this! I might try to find some coastal "tray chic"!!! Thanks for the idea!!

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  11. great selection, I need to buy some more trays, I have everything on trays on our "vanity table" and it makes me so happy :)

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  12. I just adore trays too!! I thought I was the only one :) hehe what a lovely blog here! XO

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  13. Great post. There are some good ideas! I love the look :)

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  14. I agree with you it´s an excellent mini trend that let keep organized small objects.
    I love your blog and I´ll post about this and link you.
    Thanks for sharing...
    Vivi

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  15. have a great weekend Julie!
    xo, tiina

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  16. Love those pictures... they are so gorgeous!!!

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  17. Loved this....inspired me for a future post in my blog! I want to show people how many types there are and where to find the best prices...basically the look for less ....also looking forward to your online shop....shop this look...very excited!! Keep up the beautiful work!

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  18. I'm so with you on the trays. We have a big one on our coffee table and we always get so many compliments on it! I'm like, that's the only thing he picked out, and it was less than $50! xxSAS

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