My Five Favorite Trays

Monday, September 22, 2014
Whether you are entertaining or storing, a tray is the perfect way to corral everything you need. I love the way they look on a coffee table, a nightstand, a dresser, or on a dining table.

I've selected five of my all time favorite multi-use trays that are perfect for any decor and budget.

1. Lucite Tray
This makes the perfect addition to any coffee table. Place small books, a candle, and a conversation piece on it and your guests will have something nice to look at and something to talk about.

2. Marble and Wood Square Tray
Whether you are serving up cheese and crackers, tea sandwiches, or scones, this beautiful platter suits any occasion. I ordered this item today, and I can't wait to use it at the holidays.

3. Plastic Rectangular Serving Tray
This tray from Zak Designs is available in a variety of eye-popping colors, but the kiwi (shown) is my favorite. This tray would work in a playroom to organize cups of crayons, markers, pencils, and other craft supplies. Or it could be put to use in the kitchen for corralling salt and pepper shakers and frequently used spices.

4. Wood and Metal Tray
I love the rustic look of this tray. It's perfect for serving cheese, crackers, and olives to guests before dinner. Or it can just as easily be used to corral bottles of perfume and trinket dishes for jewelry.

5. Faux Crocodile Tray
I love this tray for a nightstand. Whether you have white or natural or dark wood furniture, this tray would be a fabulous contrast to the color. Use it for stacks of magazines or books and a small vase for reading glasses.

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