The Tray Search Continues

October 21, 2011 06:51 by ehouston

I managed to make the thrift store rounds earlier this week, at least the ones close by.  There are so many consignment and thrift stores in Richmond that it would take several days to get to all of them and actually see what they have to offer.  Since I am trying to find some table trays for very little, or even an idea to DIY, I don’t think wasting gas to drive all over Timbuktu makes any sense either.  I also had the chance to check out a couple of smaller consignment shops right near my neighborhood that I have seen, but just never had the time to browse.  I drug the Little Guy with me on a yucky rainy day and despite the crummy weather he behaved very well at each stop.  We were pretty disappointed in a couple of the stores because they just looked like someone had dumped all their garage sale leftovers out on a table and then walked away.  But, in a way I am glad to know now that they are not worth the stop because that means I can knock them off my list next time I am on the hunt for something in particular.  Since my shopping trips this week yielded nothing I have turned my attention to surfing the net.  So far this is what I am admiring…

Burlap Bed Tray!

Woven Burlap Tray by Cherished Bliss

I have some furniture webbing that might look really cool used in this way.  Hmmmm….

Cork Tray by Secret Garden Cottage

The Mister might kill me if I take any of his cork collection for this project.  He is obsessed with filling up our decorative glass cylinder with corks…to the point of regularly drinking a lot of wine!  ;o)

Design Sponge, Etched Map Serving Tray

I had thought about using old windows, but I wasn’t sure about the breakage factor.  You know, with a two-year-old running around that might not be the best idea.  Oh well, it sure is cool!

Pinned Image

Vintage Ruler Tray

I looked all over to try to find where this image came from, but I did not have any luck.  I found it on Pinterest and while I am not into the rooster and country vibe going on here, I definitely like the idea of using the old rulers for the base.  Pretty cute idea!

These are just some of the things I have come across through my Pinterest searches.  I hope to make a decision by the end of the weekend and be on my way to making something.  That is if Halloween costume creation does not take over my life!

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It’s Coming Are You Ready?

June 13, 2011 01:14 by ehouston

Father’s Day is almost here and I managed to knock out the one and only grandfather gift, but The Mister has me stumped.  I hope to come up with something amazing in the next few days.  Yeah, right!  ;o)  In the mean time I thought I would share some items I recently posted to the shop that would make pretty cool gifts for the fellas out there.

For the BBQ kinda man.


Vintage BBQ Plate


Vintage Metal Plate with Chuck wagon and Brands

A joke for the vintage sports nut.


Vintage bowler crying towel

For the lounge lizard…


Vintage drink coasters and stirrers from Party Sophistikits


Vintage Trippy Mushroom Tray

And for the artsy type, how about something for his walls?


Vintage fabric wall hanging with Mid-Century mod atomic fabric


Vintage fabric wall hanging with orange, yellow and brown geometric fabric

Don’t forget, Sunday is Dad’s day!

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Etsy Treasury–Super Brights!

June 6, 2011 05:25 by ehouston

My shop items have been getting a lot of love lately in Etsy Treasuries.  I decided just to share these couple that popped up over the week because they are sooooo bright and fun for summer!  Enjoy!


The Brightness of Summer by Vintiques & Company, featuring my Vintage Trippy Mushroom Tray.


Daisies in the Mix by With Love, Ruby and featuring my Vintage Flower Tray.

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Etsy Treasury–Retro Brights For Spring

March 30, 2011 06:07 by ehouston

Isn’t this Etsy Treasury super fun?  It was curated by Lisa Ross of Divine Bijoux, a shop full of colorful jewelry.


My vintage Colonial Glass flower tray was featured with all these other cute treasures.  Come check it out, leave a comment or click through and buy something for yourself!

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