January 9, 2017

How To Decorate With Trays

How many of you all are snowed in today? 
Kentucky got its first snowfall. 
And while I was bracing for several inches we only an inch or so in south central KY. 
Yay for me! 
On the upside, we have lots of groceries in the house.
Today is chili day. 
Grab a beverage and sit with me a minute. 
I have gathered pics of my trayscapes to share with you.
If you are snowed in, grab a tray and make a trayscape! 😊
A trayscape can be the perfect centerpiece. 

In case you have not noticed, I have a thing for trays! :-)

Fancy, plain, rustic, elegant, silver or wood...I love all of them. 

Give me a tray and I am a happy camper. The ideas just begin to whirl around in my head as to what I can create. 
Here are a few "trayscapes" that I did in 2016. 

I hope that you might find an idea or two to try in your house.

A try can be dressed so many different ways...depending on the room, the occasion, and the season. It's fun to play and create!

The tray forms a stage for several different items that might otherwise seem like clutter on a table top. 

In the case of the tray above and below the tray makes the centerpiece seem larger. 

A tray contains several items into a grouping, making a strong statement. 

Tray groupings can be simple or over the top. It depends on what you put on your tray. You could use sea shells, to pine cones, to special figurines that you collect. 

I like to stack trays for additional height. 

Cake plates are one of my favorite "trays" on which to display food or décor. 

A plate can be used as a tray if you do not have one handy. You can turn any flat item into a tray...from a piece of wood, to a mirror, to a plate.

And of course...trays are good for food!

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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.


  1. So many beautiful ideas! I love them all! -Jenn

  2. Great ideas here! Trays always make things look less cluttered. Cold here!

  3. I love everything you create Sheila. Your trays are awesome and yes, I too adore trays for almost every décor, they are so versatile.
    I'm pinning them for future inspiration.
    Have a wonderful and happy 2017.

  4. I love trays, too, and have a few..but none as lovely as all of yours...xoxo

  5. You and me! I LOVE trays and have them in just about every room. You do a great job styling them, Sheila. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. xo Diana

  6. Love your trays Sheila. A perfect addition to any home and so many uses.

  7. Yes, I love trays too. It's funny to think about the old days before we gathered our goodies on trays. It's all just so much more put together and cohesive with a tray. :)

  8. Trays act as a little "stage" for all the pretties. Had to create a new board to pin all your trays. xoxo

  9. I love decorating with trays and you do it so very well and beautifully!!!

  10. What a lovely collection of trays you have. You have inspired me to get some of mine out and start using them in my decorating!

  11. Just stunning and a beautiful collection of trays. You are so talented and have inspired me to pull out my trays and give it a try. Thank you for sharing with us at Over the Moon Link Party. See you next week!

  12. Love your silver trays! You have a flair for arranging items! thx for sharing

  13. LOVE these ideas!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  14. Another thing we have in common, Sheila - trays! I'll be featuring this post tomorrow night at Best of the Weekend!

  15. I need some more trays! Love all these vignettes.


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