Friday, May 4, 2012

THRIFT STORE SILVER TRAY HAS A HOME


The silver plated thrift store tray I blogged about HERE has a new home!

It's on the coffee table in the living room at the farm, and looks exactly as I had hoped.  Sort of shabby chic/casual.

Now I need to figure out what to put on it.  Seems like everything I put on it took away from the beauty of the tray.  There is the obligatory tea service but again, I put some china tea cups on there, and it just didn't look right.  Then I put a glass dish on there but being clear, it sort of just blended in with the silver.  Not sure what other options there are.

Any suggestions?

17 comments:

  1. try silver tea glass holders :)

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    1. Duh, I never thought about that! Awesome! Thank you.

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  2. I also was going to suggest candles, and maybe a pot of trailing ivy. Maybe silk, since you're not there all the time, and there might not be enough light for a live plant. This is exactly the kind of thing I could spend hours fiddling over!

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    1. Candles are a great idea. Ha, you sound like me, I can spend hours moving stuff around, putting this with that and then moving that over with something else, ha. Thank you!!

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  3. I thought a smallterracotta pot with a cactus. Maybe a few pebbles too.

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    1. Cactus is great. And some pebbles scattered around, brilliant! Thanks!

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  4. Maybe some fresh flowers...

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    1. Oh yeah, definitely flowers!!! I just need to find the perfect vase/bowl. Wow, more great ideas. :-)

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  5. thanks for your kind words matey
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    was sweet

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    1. Awww, well, I hope you know they were sincere and meant. You guys hang in there!!

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  6. Check out these links for coffee table silver tray displays:

    http://mycottageofbliss.blogspot.com/2010/04/early-bird-catches-worm-or-silver-tray.html

    http://thepassionatehome.blogspot.com/2009_09_01_archive.html

    http://www.fohbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/FloatsHotel.jpg

    http://bonneylassie.blogspot.com/2011_03_01_archive.html

    http://sullivanandmurphy.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-vignette-for-dining-room.html

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    1. Love those ideas. Thank you so much for sending me links. Love them all, especially the first one.

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    2. Yor welcome--I knew you would like them! :)

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  7. It looks fantastic. I love the table too!

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    1. Thanks! Ah, the table, more on that in an upcoming post. :-)

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  8. It looks really great there! You have such a knack for finding the perfect home for everything. I don't have any advice for what to put on it, but I think something in a jewel tone would contrast nicely and stand out against the silver.

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    1. Great suggestion, and thanks for the kind words (as ALWAYS). That's a good idea, that's what I want is something that either blends with the silver (more silver?) or contrasts nicely. I'll work on it over the next few weeks.

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