Saturday, November 21, 2015

Fall in all its Beauty

Harvest Sunflower Tray

Harvest Charm
Fall is the season we put our yards to bed, cleaning out gardens and flowerbeds - when the snow flies we can allow the blanket to softly cover the ground we've worked all summer - I think the earth needs the rest.
The warm homey colors of Fall are reflected in my autumn trays that I display around the house.  My daughter, Bridget started us on the tray making journey.  She saw them in a magazine and thought we could try to make some.  My first was a tray of my Mother's - it is decorated with a collage of furnishings, lighting and pillows - in orange, yellow, green and ivory and has feet added to the bottom for stability.  On top of the collage I place a piece of glass cut to the size of the tray.  I use my trays with centerpieces, for serving company and even for my own enjoyment when I am having tea.  I have trays painted "Va va voom", my living room color, and white winter trays done with Christmas cards for the collage and of course spring trays done in pink pastels.  I have taught many classes on tray making and have thoroughly enjoyed sharing how to fabricate them. 

1 comment:

  1. I still use my "Garden" tray we made years ago in Wahpeton! It's new home is our cabin in the Smokys.