Dear P&P readers, you're in for a rare treat today...I'd like to introduce to you the author of my latest blog crush-- Divya of "Sound Horn Please". Yes, the lady with the vivacious, effervescent personality and I have decided to switch places for the day, so check out SHP for my post once you're done reading Divya's brilliant post on trays! Take it away Div........
Trays: Inane? You think?
Hello P&P readers! I author, scribble, post at Sound Horn Please. I am extremely kicked to be writing at one of my favourite Indian decor blogs today! When GB and I decided to do a blog swap, she emailed me with a wonderful idea for her post. Well, I came up with ummmm..... ahhhh…. errr…. trays! I didn’t even think the idea was worthy enough to run past GB. But the word ‘Trays’ festered and followed me around while I brushed, commuted to work, kept popping in when I was working and then I finally got back home and gave into my ’idea worm’. I promise that the rest of the post is solely dedicated to my ‘idea worm’ without any more of my ramblings (except for a few needed comments ;) )
Now we all know the traditional use of trays- Load beverages or food. Serve guests. Dump it back in the kitchen.
Or what every designer, professional and amateur, knows: place it on your center table and load coffee table books on it.
Want to get creative? Want to trail off the beaten track? How about buying some of that inexpensive peel-off or paint-on chalkboard and re-purposing your old wooden trays and turning it into your ‘Menu for the day’?
Or consider it art and hang it on your wall?
A little bit of handiwork and turn it into lovely tealight candle holders...
Or stick a photo on it and convert it into a gorgeous photo frame?
If it is an antique hand hammered copper or brass serving plate you’ve lugged from back home….
Just display it! 'Nuff said!
Or cram all your coasters or tiles into a tray and turn it into something innovative like the ones below.
I’m leaving you with some eye candy…..
….and a whiff of South India- Yes! That is ceramic stoneware that could almost fool you into thinking you are eating off a banana leaf !!
Divya, thanks for the tray-riffic post (yup, undisputed queen of bad puns here! LOL!!!). I loved all those ideas but my fave has to be the tealight holder tray.
What about you, gentle reader? Which one of these will be making headway into those sweet dreams tonight?
PS: Don't you just love her? :D Thanks Divya! So here's how the blog swap works--I'm posting over at SHP today. Go check it out, and, in case you still haven't discovered her blog, be sure to peruse all the desi(gn) delights she's posted on thus far! TTFN!