Monday, February 23, 2009

2nd Time Around Tuesday: Tole Trays

I love all kinds of trays, from tarnished brass or silver, to tole and wicker. For this "2nd Time Around Tuesday," I'd like to share a few of my tole trays.

Please be sure and visit our gracious hostess Diane at A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words, and see the beautiful watercolor prints she bought at an estate sale, plus everyone else's treasures featured today.

This is the first tole tray I bought many years ago at an antiques sale in Jackson, Mississippi. This was "way back in the good old days" before eBay, when you could buy trays like this for $35.00, which I did ...

[You can click on the pictures to enlarge them, if you'd like]

I love it displayed behind my cooktop in my kitchen ...

These two trays are also seen from my kitchen. My sweet daughter Whitney (Avery's mama) gave me this one ...

And I can't remember where I bought this one ...

They are hanging in the breakfast area between two windows ...

This is my newest addition to my collection and it's on top of my china cabinet in our dining room ...


I love pineapples and, although this tray is not tole, it's one of my favorites and is also in my kitchen ...

I've enjoyed sharing my trays today, and look forward to visiting the other participants in this "2nd Time Around Tuesday." Thank you again, Diane, for taking the time to be our hostess.

Sincerely,

22 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Janie,
You have such excellent taste. All of the trays blend so perfectly into the decor of your home. In fact I think all the pictures look like something from a magazine!

Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around and for showing us your trays!

:) Diane

Nancy said...

Hi Janie, I loved seeing your tray collection! I also enjoyed seeing that gorgeous dining room and kitchen again! Blessings, Nancy

ellen b said...

Hi Janie,
I really like all your trays and I really, really like your home. It really is special...

Susie Q said...

Just such beautiful trays and they look quite elegant in your lovely home. Your tatse is pure perfection...I fell in love with you rhome the first time I saw a photo and it only gets better and better.
Thank you for sharing it with us.

Love,
Sue

Stacey said...

Your trays are so pretty! You know I love your kitchen too.

I've wanted to collect tole trays. Look at them on e-bay pretty often but I'm too chicken to order.

Terry said...

Good morning! I love your trays - I'm really pulled to the pears on top of your kitchen cabinets - where did you find those! I'm breaking a commandment - I'm jealous of your kitchen! LOL

Bo said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous & I also loved those pears! Tole trays have gone sky high in the last few years and you have a beautiful collection of them...they're so well displayed... ;-) Bo

Sherri S said...

You have a beautiful home. Love the tray placed behind your stove in the kitchen. Really stands out in that spot and show cases it!

Smilingsal said...

My mother had one exactly like the one your daughter Whitney gave you. I especially like the pineapple one.

ann said...

All of them are gorgeous.Gorgeous.But..I think my fav is the pineapple.Great post.I can't wait to see more next week..ann

ann said...

I hope it's ok,i 'm taking a flag...Ann

Candy said...

What pretty selections you have acquired. And you kitchen and dining room are lovely,
Happy Tues, Candy

bj said...

I so love all your beautiful trays, Janie. I have only 1 tole tray and it isn't very pretty. Yours, however, are out of this world....just as your entire home is to*die*for* !!
hugs, bj

Denise said...

Your trays are beautiful! Everything is decorated so pretty.

Have a great day, Denise

Darlene said...

All of your trays are beautiful and look so perfect in "their" spots. Happy Tuesday!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Thanks for sharing your trays. I had one and just found a very small one at Goodwill I couldn't resist.

BTW, you home is lovely. The kitchen looks familiar. Did you post your kitchen on RMS a while back?

I have added your site as a favorite of mine.

Anonymous said...

LOVE them !!! Janie your home is such a comfy place and I love where you placed the trays...

Great post,
Kathy :)

ps I don't collect trays but may rethink that :)

Beth at Aunties said...

Janie,
Your trays are beautiful and how sweet of Whitney. Our daughters can be so thoughtful and know us so well.
I enjoy visiting your blog and your lovely home. As Diane said, You have exquisite taste and everything looks so beautiful and inviting.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful trays today,

Beth

Home Sweet Hideaway said...

All of your trays are beautiful. What a nice collection! Thanks for sharing. My mom (Beth @ Aunties) loves your blog and I can see why. So pretty.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Janie, your tole plate collection is wonderful and they all compliment your lovely home's decor.

Susie Mitchell said...

Hi Janie, I'm a regular visitor to your blog and always enjoy your posts. I love your trays...I'm especially fond of that round one...it is exquisite. Hope you have a great Wednesday. I have several blogs going...you're always welcome to drop by.
Blessings, Susie

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

What PRETTY "PRETTIES"!!! Just LOVELY! Warmly, Linda