April 9, 2017

When Inspiration Strikes

I was dusting and cleaning house on Monday and placing things here and there. And then inspiration hit. ha!  

I grabbed a tray, a tea towel, and a pitcher of flowers. 

My daughter gave me this sweet tea towel. And I just happened to notice today that the green ruffle, embroidery, and my green chippy tray are similar shades of green.

My old English ironstone...it is always somewhere nearby.

I added the white candlestick and bunnies to go with the white ironstone. 

I do not have very many rustic chippy decor pieces...but this green chippy tray is my rustic go to. 

Just that quickly I had a new trayscape! Inspiration can strike suddenly and from nowhere. I am always glad when it does. 

Sometimes I can have a dry spell, inspiration wise. It happens. I just try to get busy doing other things and then hopefully I will have an idea like I did today.

It's just a simple idea. 

And sometimes simple ideas are just the thing!

I hope this post inspires you to put together a pretty trayscape today, with some things you have in your house. 

Grab a tray and a few items...And let's see what you can do!

I took these photos in the dining room with afternoon light. I like the play of light and shadows. 

I was lucky...sometimes the lighting is just right for the look you want. :-)

Have a wonderful day!

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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. What an adorable display...you are SO good at this...next time you are in my neighborhood, would you rework my WHOLE house, please...??? xoxo

  2. I love it. What a cute tea towel with the green ruffle. Your creativity is such an inspiration to us. We are so easily entertained !

  3. Bonjour chère amie,

    Vous avez réussi une bien jolie composition ! J'aime aussi la présence de ces petits lapins...

    Gros bisous 🌸

  4. Your trayscape is darling! Have a great weekend, Sheila.

  5. So great when something gives us so much inspiration to create something wonderful! Have a great weekend Sheila!

  6. I love your trayscape! I had never heard of that term before, so now I will have to try one. I just posted about some tablescapes. Found your site on Over the Moon. Hope you'll stop by!


  7. What a lovely display. That tea towel is just adorable. I love the white look of it all.
    Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party. Hope you come back next week so I can stop by again.

  8. Sheila, you vignette is lovely. I think the tea towel is better suited for display than use. It's just too pretty! I love the quote too! It was popular when I was just graduating from college, and I always felt it was so appropriate.

  9. This originally was posted appx 3-29-17, as you can tell from the first few comments. I remembered seeing it then. Shelia, have you been hacked? Or did you intend to run this one again?

    1. Janie,
      Blogger will kick out my post again when i do sn edit. It is so anoying !!! I am sorry. We have tried to fix it. But without success so far. Just delete any duplicates. 😊

  10. You are the undisputed Queen of Tray Tablescapes! I have a couple of trays that need painting but can't decide what to do with them exactly. xoxo

  11. That tea towel is super sweet Shelia and I love the vignette you created with it.

  12. What a very pretty vignette! Lovely!

  13. I love it when inspiration strikes. How lucky we are to be on the receiving end of it.

  14. Such a cute vignette for springtime and Easter! I love the vintage tray and the white ironstone. Very pretty.

  15. It looks so pretty Sheila. Isn't it amazing when some things just come together so beautifully. It's as if that inner muse just takes over. Those tulips are gorgeous btw


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