Monday, August 18, 2008



Another wonderful old treasure turned into a new and pretty Vanity or Tea Tray. Of course, I forgot to take "Before" pictures once again.

I purchased this lovely OLD tray at a Consignment shop while visiting a friend this spring. The glass was broken and it was a dark wood, but it was all original. A beautifully ornate frame with brass handles. How could I resist the thought of reviving this lovely.

The vintage wallpaper came from Heather's boutique, "Pretty Petals". When it arrived, I just knew what piece I was going to use for this gorgeous tray. The color blue and the gorgeous swirls of rose vines were just perfect for this project. Linen white paint and vintage, satin gathered trim was placed all along the bottom of the tray. I'm almost running out of this trim which I use on everything ~ and I don't know where I'll ever find it again! I'm keeping my eyes open at every estate sale and auction I attend.

Four glass feet placed on the underside of the tray gave it the final "touch of elegance" which will keep it sitting about one inch high off your vanity or tea table. So pretty and a "One-of-A-Kind" treasures from Treasured Heirlooms boutique.

What do you think of the finished treasure? I'd love to hear your comments and have a great blogging day ladies.


Susan said...

Love the look. I am always on the prowl for paper and trims also...but I am lucky to have a creative liaison to carry out my visions!
Susan *dutchrose*

Sharon said...

The tray is very very pretty~ but I am still mesmorized by the wreath just below!~S@C'estChouette

Patricia said...

The tray is lovely. It is going to have a very happy second life, I'm sure,


Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Very Pretty! I love it! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Carolee Crafts said...

You have done a beautiful job, very pretty and feminine, a tray to be proud off.

gail said...

Hi Cathy, I love what you have done with the tray. Just gorgeous. My friend is a quilter and if she has left over squares she puts them on trays and has glass put on the top. They always look so pretty. Ya did a great job. LUv, gail

Inka Thomas said...

I love the is so beautiful.

lisa said...

Cathy ~

How pretty! I just love the wallpaper. You did an amazing job.


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Just beautiful as always Cathy!!


Carrie Gonzalez said...

The paper is just lovely. I can just see the tray on a pretty vanity!

Michelle M. May said...

Hey Cathy!
You did a great job. It's sooo pretty. I know it will sell very fast.
Have a fun week my friend.

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...


The tea tray is gorgeous! Love the colour choices and the wallpaper is also very beautiful!
Great work!

Pei Li

Silena said...

Hi Cathy,
Very, very nice...the softness of the paper goes great with the pale white tray...very chic!! Thanks for sharing>

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Just like dear Sharon said...
LOVE the tray, but I`m completly mesmerized with the wreath!
Kisses Kisses
Debbie Moss


Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

What's not to love? I agree with C'est Chouette too...that wreath is da bomb!!!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Really love it! I could actually plan a whole room around it. A bedroom!

Sugar Bear said...

Such a lovely tray! Perfect accent piece.

Debbie said...

Hi always your creation is breathtaking!

Pink hugs,

SoCal Helene said...

Hi Cathy,
The tray turned out adorable and the wreath is stunning, two of many amazing pieces created by you!!
Have a wonderful week!