Decorating with Vintage Trays

Decorating with Vintage Trays

Sarah Coffey
Sep 10, 2008

We're big fans of vintage metal trays. They don't have the preciousness of ceramic objects, they're usually printed with fun graphic patterns, and they're easy to come by. Click below for a few ways to use them in your home...

• Vintage trays are great for organizing small stuff in the bathroom.
• At a party, a vintage tray makes a good set-up spot for wine and liquor bottles.
• If you've got a whole collection, try displaying them on the wall.
• Use one in your entryway to collect keys, mail, and change.
• At a dinner party, trays can do triple-duty as platters or trivets, plate chargers, and centerpiece stands.

Look for vintage trays on e-bay, Etsy, in thrift shops, and at flea markets.

Other suggestions? Let us know in the comments.

Photo: 1950s Serving Tray from High Street Market, $28

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