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.

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

I added a chunky candlestick next. 

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.

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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.


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

    Susan and Bentley

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

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

    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.

  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!

  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!

  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.

  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.

  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.

  9. I just love blue and white decor. Everything looks stunning!

  10. Love the tray!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!


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