Friday, August 14, 2009

Trays you made

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Before I begin...if you sent me a photo of your tray and you don't see it here it please resend it to me. I did my best to put these all in a folder on my computer as soon as I received them but I could have easily lost some in my unorganized, out-of-control email inbox!
You may remember my cottage-style tray that I made last month. So many of you said you were going to try this project too so I thought it would be fun to share everyone's projects here on my blog! The first one at the very top there is from "M" at Tales from an OC Cottage. Did you notice the little seashell feet? So adorable!
Mary from Mary's Meanderings made the one above. Love the cherubs, lace and teacup theme...very Victorian chic!
Sandy made this beautiful tray above. I love the aqua color under the vintage hankie and that frame she used is gorgeous!
Here is Donna's beautiful Paris-themed tray! How fun and what a great idea this would be to remember a wonderful vacation.
The tray above is from KayLee from Divine Vintage. I love the colors!!! Those embroidered hankies are gorgeous!

This is from Violetlady at Home. She used a beautiful piece of vintage lace for hers. What a great way to display this piece!
This tray above is from Tinker. She said she chose fabric so she could easily change the look by just changing the fabric. Great idea!
This tray was made by my former mother-in-law's sister, Cathy. The beautiful hankie she used belonged to their mother. Cathy also made this beautiful tray below...
It's made from old photographs of her and her husband Al! The photos in the middle are from the Senior Ball. Cathy and Al will be celebrating their 50th anniversary in October. They sure don't look old enough to be married 50 years!!!
This beautiful tray is from Betty. She used a place mat from the Martha Stewart collection at Kmart for inside her tray. I love the contrast of the dark frame with the white lace! It reminds me of something you would see in an upscale hotel!

Thank you all so much for allowing me to share your trays with everyone! That was so much fun. I'll have to come up with another project and try this again sometime.

I'm off work today and Lauren and I will be hitting the stores for back-to-school shopping! Have a great weekend! Don't forget, today is the last day to enter my giveaway!

39 comments:

Susan said...

The trays are so pretty. What great ideas everyone had. Your blog is always so inspiring.
Hugs, Susan

Esther Sunday said...

Wow! Those are lovely! Great job, ladies!

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Dear Miss Cindy,
Sooooo many creative people on God's green earth, eh? Thanks for sharing so many wonderful options of one method. Isn't it amazing how many different ones came from the same idea? Each one is probably unique to the individual who made it for their very own reasons. I loved it. Thanks...
Penny Sue

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the Paris tray of course!!!

BellaRosa said...

Cindy, I love how all the trays came out, including yours of course, I especially love that you like Dawn of the Feathered Nest, share such wonderful ideas with all of us, but not only that, you share the how to's I love that part. If I can figure out how too, I will add your button to my new lil blog. I love visiting your site, because thru your loevly pictures I can visit all these beautiful places in our great state that I have been wanting to go to for so long.
P.S. my daughters loved the Monterey pics, they wanted the baby seal :) Take care...Rose

Kay said...

So great to see everyones different ideas...but I love the photograph one best...what a great present that would be..in fact its has given me an idea...thanks!!!

Sheree said...

Enjoyed it Cindy.
Thanks, Sheree

Pat said...

Cindy, very creative tray ideas. And, I bet there are many more out there.
do have a wonderful weekend.

violetlady said...

Cindy, thank you for showing my tray. My blog is violetladyathome.blogspot.com.

Anonymous said...

Let's play copy my blog. Seriously? Ok granny pants.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Cindy thank you for showing my lil ol tray off at your wonderful blog!! I almost feel I was featured in a magazine or show your blog is so popular!! This was fun!

blessings
mary

marty39 said...

What a bunch of gorgeous trays. I love them all. Everyone is so creative. Such fun. Hugs, Marty

Creative Chaos in Arizona said...

Such lovely designs, I love them all! Great work! Thanks for sharing!

Annie

Ms. Bake-it said...

The trays are all so lovely! Great job everyone! I cannot wait until I can finally make mine.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

So many different ideas in these trays..Everyone did a wonderful job!~Patti

Frugal Fine Living said...

These trays are gorgeous! Love your blog.

Jane

Pearl Maple said...

Well done girls, they are all lovely in their own way and hats off to Cindy for the inspriation.

Lisa said...

Oh WOW! these are all great!
Hugs, Lisa

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Anonymous- If you think I'm copying your blog why don't you log on with your name so I can see what your blog is and I'll tell you if I've ever been there! I didn't copy this idea from anyone's blog!!!

Anne Fannie said...

Cindy, what beautiful trays! Lots of great ideas from some very creative bloggers!
~Ann

tales from an oc cottage said...

WOW! Everyone had such unique and cute ideas!!! Thx so much for sharing them!!

m ^..^

Gayla said...

Those are beautiful and inspirational! Maybe I'll get one made in the near future!!! Hugs. Good luck, Lauren with the shopping! I'm headed back on Tuesday, too... 35 years! Where do the days go?

Sweet Old Vintage said...

The inspirations drawn from you all turned out lovely...

Lynnette Kraft said...

Cindy,
Every time I pop by I think, "Why don't I stop by more often?" Your blog is so inspiring! It gets that decorating itch going real good! :)

I really like your light blue walls in one of your pictures. I might try that in one of my rooms. It's beautiful.

I enjoyed visiting again.
Lynnette
Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground

Karin said...

So many talented ladies ~ I loved all the tray ideas.
Great idea to showcase them all together ~ thanks!

Olive Rue said...

Those are really beautiful and so creative. Hope you are doing well and I hope you have a fabulous weekend dahling!!!

Cindy said...

That would have been fun to have done. Beautiful job.



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paintedpreppy said...

Oh those trays are georgeous!

Cass @ That Old House said...

These trays are darling! I am going to have to try this for our guest room -- I keep a little tray in there with bottled water and glasses on it for guests -- one of these little lacey or vintage-fabric trays would be perfect!
Great ideas -- you have talented readers!
Cass

Elenka said...

wow, i love every one of those trays! Glad to see them all assembled in one spot!

Brenda said...

Those are really inspiring! I love trays. So versatile. I need to figure out what I can make one out of and get busy. Good luck on that back to school shopping. Been there, done that!
Brenda

SherryRoseBella said...

The trays are gorgeous, Cindy! I hope you do this again soon...I missed out on it! You are such a sweetie!
Sherry

rozetta said...

Great inspiration! Gives me some great ideas.

~elaine~

Shelia said...

HI Cindy! How nice to hear from you! Oh, what lovely trays! There are so many talented ones in blogland!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

vivi said...

I found your blog today.. and I love it!!
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Melissa Miller said...

All of them are so beautiful! :)

ctb003 said...

The trays are all so gorgeous. Everyone did such a wonderful job!! I'm new to your blog and I just wanted to say hello and tell you how much I enjoy all of your pictures. Thanks.

~ Wendy
Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

Hey Cindy, thanks for the sharing us the lovely picture of trays, all the trays are so gorgeous.

Nicole

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Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

what great trays!!!