The Portable Table: Best In Bed Trays

Well Labor Day is upon us which typically is a time for that last summer hoorah before the seasons change. What better way could there be to commend your hard work throughout the year than with a good relaxing morning time out.

As much as I love filling up my Labor Day Weekend with events full of friends and the summer sun, I also look to this weekend as a time to slow down and relax. I would love to begin my weekend with some quiet time, a lazy morning breakfast in bed, a cup of coconut green tea and a fabulous book.

Breakfast in bed can be tricky and definitely isn't everyone's idea of a good time, but when you've got a system down pat it's fantastic. As long as you have a stable tray and don't eat anything too crumby, complicated or messy it can be a wonderful way to wake up.

And for those of you who are not keen on eating in bed, don't let the term "bed tray" deter you from these versatile little stands. They can be used in various other places like the couch, the floor, or outdoors. And not just for food but for laptops, magazines, and books. Check out these fabulous finds in the world of trays.

Top Row:

  • I begin with straying away from the tray, but bring to you these great tray accessories. These sweet little wooden bowls can be found at Furis.
  • This modern tray equipped with a vase comes in yellow or white and can be purchased here.
  • This breakfast table with folding legs can be found at Grimme's Etsy shop.
  • Utopia UF is selling this cheery compartmental tray with jute handles. These would make superb laptop trays.
  • Ejubtik makes custom order pillow trays from her Etsy shop.

    Bottom Row:

  • This salvaged cherry wood serving tray is by Gray Work Design.
  • This tray by Magis is definitely the cream of the crop and priced at over $300, but it's just way too beautiful not to add it to the list. via Made In Design.
  • This metal vintage map tray reminds of the one I had when I was growing up. I think mine was Strawberry Shortcake. You can find this piece at Tracy Garcia Designs.
  • This gorgeous red acrylic tray/magazine holder is available is available through casual home furnishings.

    Images: as linked above

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    Alysha is a photographer and designer living in Seattle who loves dark chocolate, tea, and all things furry. In her spare time you'll find her with paint in her hair renovating her 1919 Craftsman and sharing the process on her blog Old House New Tricks.

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