Something about this tray caught my eye recently.
Perhaps it was the chippy handle, the yellow bead board or the fact that it was made by a local woman.
Not quite sure, but it brought out the want vs. need conversation between my sister-in-law and I.
We were attending the opening of a friend's shop where it was charmingly displayed propped up on the back of a porch swing. A vintage daffodil print was incorporated into the grouping along with a few other color coordinated pieces. It all looked so pretty together and I knew if I was at all interested I'd better grab it as things were going quick. So I did. I carried it around as we looked at all of the beautiful displays, all the time wondering did I really need it (not really).
My sister-in-law and our friend instantly said "it's SO you."
Ha! Do your friends and/or relatives ever tell you that?
We talked a bit about the potential uses.
I started to think maybe I really did need it afterall.
The opening day $10 off coupon helped to make the decision.
Once home I decided the best place to use it now was on my kitchen island which is trimmed in white bead board.
Since I'm in the mood for some spring touches, I went up to the attic to do some springtime "shopping".
These tall daffodils seemed like a good way to get started on my vignette.
This vintage potholder sported the right shade of yellow and a pop of blue.
Ditto for my old chalkware bird.
A votive from the thrift shop.
I like the hobnail look of the votive holder paired with the vintage elements.
~ Sing A Song of Springtime, Sweet Little Bluebird ~
Okay, I have to agree...
it is "so me"
I think it will be fun to decorate for Easter, Fall and even use for practical purposes as a serving tray. Not to mention I feel good supporting my friend's local business and also the lady who made it.
Edited to add:
I'm laying off the Springtime posts for awhile as I think they are jinxing things around here:
This is what we woke up to the day after creating my spring vignette. :/.