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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

T is for Tray




T is for Tray 





Tole Trays




Silver Trays





Wooden Trays





Wicker Trays





Whimsical Mary Engelbreit Trays





Tea Time Trays





Breakfast in Bed Trays

Suffice it to say, we have a lot of trays.







When Miss Merri Mac and I spied this 

antique bamboo canterbury

at Marburger Farm Antique Show

Tuesday morning while shopping in Round Top,

I knew it was going home with me.

S O L D




It fits perfectly at one end of our 

compact galley kitchen.





A canterbury is an ornamental stand with

compartments or dividers to hold 

papers, magazines, books,

or, in our home ~ trays.





This one also has a shelf across the bottom.

It's the perfect place to hold 

our stack of antique bread boards.





I like the knobbly roots that

were used in the design for the feet.





I have to say, I think this find is 

T E R R I F I C!


Joining
Vintage Charm @ Charm Bracelet Diva



53 comments:

  1. Wow! You have some beautiful trays!

    This post made me sad because we were almost going to Austin and I would have been able to go to Roundtop.

    Maybe next year.

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  2. What a beautiful as well as functional find for your kitchen Sarah! I love your collection of trays and bread molds! One day I'm going to make it to Round Top, U-Haul in tow :) I covet that tole tray. ♥

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  3. Hi Sarah! Oh, I love all of your gorgeous trays and your photography! Your new find is quite unusual and I love it. I do wish you'd show us more of your kitchen, your home. Every time you show a little of a room, I find myself trying to peep around the corners of my computer to see more! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. Sarah, that is an exceptional bamboo canterbury - those legs! Your trays are beautiful. That transferware tray would've drawn me in at Marburger. ;)

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  5. You are right it is perfect..and what a perfect spot!
    Oh you enjoy your treasures like I do.
    I favor tole trays..they photograph beautifully..and old French trays..my friend Nancy has 2 from her mother-in-law..they must be 150 years old..worn..metal and one wood..gorgeous.You would agree..I know so because I think I see 2 there:)
    Again..either in the way you dress..or collect..love your style.

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  6. Oh Sarah, your bamboo Canterbury tray is perfect!!! I have a spot that would be perfect for it, too. I simply love it! Trays are so functional and right now I'm having breakfast in bed with one. I love your kitchen, too. I've always been drawn to checks and have used them several times in my kitchens in the past. Right now, I have a large buffalo check pattern on my dining room chairs.
    It looks like your trip to Round Top was a success!!

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  7. Sarah, those antique bread boards are amazing!

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  8. Perfect presents to buy for yourself! Great choices. I'm quite a tray person myself. I love how convenient it is to carry food to wherever I am rather than have to eat where the food was made!!!

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  9. Dearest Sarah,
    Oh yes, you hit the jackpot with this find!
    Love its great uses and it does fit perfectly in your kitchen.
    We also got lots of trays... might be a great idea to start looking for.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  10. Great score from Marburger Farm Antiques Show. Your trays look great, Sarah!

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  11. Wonderful photos of delightful trays and bread boards ~ such delightful finds at the Antique Show!

    Happy Weekend coming to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  12. Oh Sarah, it's beautiful! I am so jealous that you got to go to Round Top. We are planning to go next year, but that seems so long. Glad you go to go and find this treasure!

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  13. It is perfect. I need to get back down there sometime and do some serious antique shopping. I love your tray collection.

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  14. You do have the best things!

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  15. I am loving it! What a find!!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  16. Sarah,
    Going to Round Top is such a fun adventure and your find made it even better. I am in Alabama again and am so excited! My sister -in-law is driving a couple of us to Pike Road Saturday for the Market at Chapel Hill.... Hope to meet Miss Mustard Seed and to find some treasures on her booth. It is just a coincidence the antique sale is the same weekend I'm in AL. Meant to be...

    Judith

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  17. Love the table for storing your trays. They are all beautiful. I seem to have quite a few and I love them all. Great post, and thank you for sharing this with us.
    Have a great weekend.
    Mary

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  18. I, too, love trays...all of yours are beautiful

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  19. What a fabulous find! LOVE LOVE old bamboo pieces and trays, and the canterbury is perfect for holding your trays and bread boards. I'm headed back to your post to "drool" over them. It's not a pretty sight. :)

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  20. Hi Sarah. You have such beautiful collections. Canterbury is a new word for me. It's the perfect holder for your trays and breadboards too!

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  21. It is indeed a terrific find. It has blended so well in your kitchen.

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  22. What a great find! I love your collection, too. I have something of a tray fetish myself. This is a great way not only to store them, but also to have them handy and SEE them!

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  23. This is such a unique stand - and I never have heard its name before! It i perfect in your kitchen, too! Great find!!

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  24. I love trays too! But I had never heard of a canterbury. What a clever way to store your collection!
    Karee

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  25. I love your collection of trays and that stand is perfect for display and storage. I have a few trays scattered here and there and I use them often. Great post for T!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  26. It is a terrific find and so practical!!! I learned something new today...canterbury! I love your collection of trays as well!

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  27. Great trays and I learned something new. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  28. What a wonderful find the Canterbury was! I love the way you used the tole painted tray with the gourds/squash. Happy Sunday!

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  29. I love seeing your blog cause you always give me ideas. I never thought I could use a Canterbury for anything else but magazines and books. Now, I will use mine to hold plates and trays too after I move it from Natchez. This post is so beautiful, Sarah. I love everything especially the tole tray....Christine

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  30. I love your collection of trays! So many unique pieces! Hope you are enjoying fall...we had the most wonderful weather this weekend!

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  31. I'd say it's terrific! I have a weakness for trays too. You have some real beauties! Love your bread boards as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  32. Hi Sarah,

    I love your creativity! Your trays are all nicely stored and easily accessible.

    Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

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  33. That is a beautiful piece! You are right, so perfect for storing beautiful trays and keeping them handy! What a lucky find!

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  34. Lovely pictures, love the trays and Pumpkins :)

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  35. Many nice trays to choose from. Always nice to stop by and say hello.

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  36. Not only is the Canterbury a treasure - adore the legs too - but your collection of trays and bread boards are wonderful and what a great place to store them! Yum yum yum!

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  37. Don't you just love when something is perfect and meant to be yours...Serendipity is simply lovely. Great post! Sandi

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  38. Sarah, that is a great storage idea for your trays. I was pricing the antique bread boards today on ebay, yikes. They have gotten pricey! Nice collection you have. Thanks for sharing this at Home Sweet Home!

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  39. Beautiful photos Sarah! Lovely trays!

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  40. Hi Sarah, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  41. I would love to attend Round Top! Love your bamboo canterbury. I could use something like that as I seem to have a collection of trays started these days!

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  42. Great photos of trays....very pretty! Love your new bamboo canterbury......I have never heard it referred to as that before.
    Happy Wednesday!!!
    ~Des

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  43. You have an amazing collection of beautiful trays, Sarah. Your new, beautiful canterbury is the perfect piece for your kitchen.

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  44. Great looking trays. I especially like your antique bread boards. I can tell they are unique. I only have two but neither look as interesting as yours. I like the last one with a raised design. T is for terrific too!

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  45. What an awesome find! It is unique, and perfect in the kitchen holding your fabulous collections.
    The photos and your vignettes are gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  46. Your antique bamboo canterbury gave me a great idea to use mine for my silver trays instead of books and magazines .
    I have always wanted to go to Roundtop, however just to far away

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  47. Your trip really paid of. Hope to someday attend this event.

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  48. So lovely, and useful, too! I have never heard of a canterbury, but I certainly could use one! Some friends and I are starting a new linky party for all things vintage called "Vintage Charm" and we'd love to see you there! It begins this Thursday, October 15th. Stop by and share some of your vintage charm with us! xoKathleen (new follower!)

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  49. Your Canterbury houses your pretty silver perfectly, and such rustic appeal for Fall! I must mention as well, those beautiful silver trays paired with the autumnal vignette are absolutely sublime!!! Gorgeous post, thank you for sharing!

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  50. What a terrific find, it's gorgeous form top to foot! And I'm so glad to have learned the name...Thanks. That wall hutch is just awesome, perfect place below for your Canterbury to hold trays. Absolutely going to try and re-create your lovely tablescape with all the silver plate...just beautiful!!! Having a wonderful looksy at the Vintage Charm party. Have a lovely week ~ Mickie.

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  51. Sarah,
    What an amazing find, dear friend!!!
    Perfect for your trays and so very stylish!!!
    Thank you for sharing!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  52. Ooh, I am loving your Canterbury. It definitely had to come home with you. And, it is the perfect place for your trays and breadboards. Funny that this post was about trays because I was just grazing online looking for a bed tray for one of our guest rooms. I hesitated on one I saw a few weeks ago, and I am not regretting it. I should know better.

    Happy Pink Saturday.♥

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