July 16, 2017

Start With a Tray!

It is soooo hot outside!

I thought I would show you some "blue and white" today to cool us down some. :-)


A week or so ago I showed my Instagram followers a new tray that I ordered from Pottery Barn. 

It is a beauty! A Real Beauty!

I really don't make too many purchases because I just don't have the room to store more and more. But, when I really fall for something that I can use several ways, in several seasons, etc. I will cave. :-)



It has taken me a little while to create a simple little vignette on my coffee table with my new blue and white platter. 

I think that the heat slows down my body and my brain. ha ha.



I found the canister (above) at Hobby Lobby a few months ago. It has been hopping around the house from table to table. 


This is a close up of the large ceramic tray. 
I call it a tray because it is not food safe. 
I wish it were...but no. I bought it knowing that I would only use it for displays. 

I can put small bowls and plates of food on it...just no food contact with the glaze. 



You can see how large this tray is on my table. 
I love to mix different styles and finishes
...so here goes.

1.
I decided that a clay pot of boxwood would make a nice beginning piece for my vignette. 


2.
I added a chunky candlestick next. 


3.
And then...a boxwood ball, to make a third piece. A Grouping of three works well. 


I got involved in trying different angles with my camera. I do that. :-)


I picked up this pot of faux boxwood from Home Goods a few years ago. It was a good purchase.


The blue and white canister ads an additional bit of interest to the tabletop. 


And an overhead view. 

It's really a very simple arrangement that you could recreate with your favorite tray and three accessories. 



Back in the spring I decided to use blues and greens in the house. The master bedroom and the "mama cave" are still sporting their blue and white color schemes. Fall might bring a different color combination, but I am not sure. 



And there you have it...the first vignette with my new blue and white tray. I imagine you will see it here and there around the house because I love to play with tabletops and accessories. 


I used the Waterlogue App to paint a few of my pics...into watercolors.  I am thinking of making some note cards with my photos/paintings.


Thanks for Visiting!
Sheila

My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

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.

12 comments:

  1. We have the same passion for blue and white. Love the tray. Happy Birthday my classy friend!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley

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  2. Be still my heart ! I love that tray and the canister. Good choice Sheila.
    Just something about blue and white.
    Myrna

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  3. Sheila, how do you make notecards from a Waterlogue image? Thanking you in advance.

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    1. I save the Waterloge image that I made from one of my photos. I open a document in office program and select a "card" template. I then insert my Waterlogue pic into my card. I position it where I want. Then I can click print. I often use a lighter weight card stock for my cards. You would order envelopes to accommodate your folded size. You have to research pale and envelope sizes to decide what you want. I have some bland cards that I can print onto and I have to change my printer sizes for smaller cards. I made some once for a gift exchange and people loved them.

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  4. I have been admiring that collection from Pottery Barn!....it looks so beautiful on the table...hmmm...I may have to re-visit getting that tray...I pick it up at Pottery Barn, then put it down, so maybe I need to pick it up again!....Have a great week!

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  5. Sheila, I have been wanting that PB tray and so far I have resisted. But, I may cave. This is a beautiful and classic vignette and I love blue and white!

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  6. Hi, Sheila. I share your love of blue and white and have since I was a teenager. I enjoy your table stylings and look forward to seeing what each post brings. Thank you.

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  7. Hello Sheila, it looks so pretty the way you decorate your home with blue, white and green. I think it would be so pretty to make the notecards.
    Have a nice week and thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.
    Julie

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  8. You are always so elegant with your ideas Sheila. Thanks so much for sharing with us at #overthemoon I'm going to give this idea a try with one of my trays. Have a beautiful day.

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Sheila