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:

Jenny said...

try silver tea glass holders :)

MTVA said...

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!

Linda said...

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

Neena said...

Maybe some fresh flowers...

John Gray said...

thanks for your kind words matey
x
was sweet

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

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

1st Man said...

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

1st Man said...

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!!

1st Man said...

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

1st Man said...

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

1st Man said...

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

1st Man said...

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

Frugal Living UK said...

It looks fantastic. I love the table too!

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

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

Lurach said...

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.

1st Man said...

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

1st Man said...

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.