- anyone who follows fellow bloggers across the Atlantic will perhaps have noticed the popularity of decorated tiered trays. I usually come across trends when they are on their way out, so these have probably been around for years and I've just noticed! Anyway, I thought a tiered tray would be a great way to bring a pop of colour into my white kitchen, so looked around to find one.
Couldn't see anything that I liked so, after showing a few pictures to Hubby, I just happened to ask if one of these would be easy to make. Of course the answer was yes, if the the right components could be found. We found them! Two box frames from Ikea, a wooden candlestick, the thingy bit from a curtain rail and four knobs from our old kitchen doors were all he needed to make me a gorgeous tiered tray. (I think he's a keeper!)
I decided that I wanted to bring some pink into the kitchen so looked around at my vintage bits and pieces to see what would go together. This is what I came up with. Some vintage crockery and linen, pink flowers, a gorgeous, almost pink stone and some other bits and pieces put together and I had my first tiered try styled!
I love this thing, because it means that I can show off some of my little vintage bits and pieces. Being grouped together they make more of an impact than just on their own. I can change the colour and style with the season, or if I just get bored!
Blogging is a great way of getting ideas for crafts and decorating - there are so many creative bloggers out there. Pinterest is also a fabulous resource for ideas - although in my case it is slightly addictive!
I love my tiered tray both because Hubby made it for me and also because it means I can bring some of my "treasures" back into my kitchen. For those of you who have seen tiered trays in blogs and online, you will notice that there is not one single bit of the ubiquitous Rae Dunn ceramics in these photographs (although you might notice some Cath Kidston).