August 21, 2016

Another tray

I picked up a new tray this weekend. 

I was doing a walk through TJ Maxx with hubby in tow. I looked at this and that...but this metal tray decided to come home with me. 

I asked hubby what he thought about it, while it was in the cart. His remark was...well,"it is unusual." I could see great possibilities! Yes, great possibilities!

I have big plans for this tray. I am imagining arrangements for fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I love to find something that I can use all year long. 

The center of the tray is a mirror...with the vine and twig outer design in cast metal, with a gold finish. 

I can see it as a great bar tray or a surface to hold multiple fat candles. Like I said...I see great possibilities for this tray. Watch for it to appear over the next few months. 

To get a quick idea of what I might be able to do I put my tray on the dining room table. I wanted to get a feel for its size, etc. (It is about 18 inches across and very heavy.) 

I am thinking pine cones, candles, pine branches, etc will find their way to this tray as part of a fall centerpiece. 

The color of the tray seems to blend well with brass. 

I know that some of you do not want brass ever again...but I have old pieces and have been bringing them out to use again. I believe "gold" tones are "in" today...and maybe not brass. But hey...they look almost the same. Works for me anyway. 

To experiment, I picked up a brass bowl with grass from the great room just to see what it might look like on the tray. 

You never know how something will look until you give it a try. 

In a flash, just like that, I have a table arrangement. I am not sure how long this particular arrangement will last because I am itching to make a transition to fall centerpiece. 

I do not want to rush summer's ending...but I am thinking and planning some fall décor. Just a little bit. 

I am not ready for the leaves to turn and begin to fall. No...not yet. 

I was in HL a couple of weeks ago and there were Christmas trees out on the floor. I understand that craft people need their supplies and such...but Christmas trees in August caught me by surprise. ha!

What kind of ideas do you have for my large tray? I know you all are very I would appreciate any suggestions to try. 

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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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