Tuesday, May 20, 2008

tray bien

Being a practical type, trays serve me well.   Not only are they great for serving tea or lemonade, they also are good for collections. Decorative trays become works of art answering to a decorative side. The above tray was painted for a client to give to a Bride & Groom to serve as a memory of where their wedding took place, on the grounds of an exquisite formal garden of great music -Caramoor.

15 comments:

Kwana said...

I can testify that a tray is a lovely gift being the proud owner of one of Patricia's trays. I always get compliments on it and it still makes me smile years later.

Mrs. Limestone said...

What a wonderful gift!

Emily said...

That's a wonderful idea. I'm going to a wedding for my cousin down near Kentucky this Memorial Weekend (Metropolis, IL), and I'm still looking for a nice wedding present for them. The hunt is on!

In(side) the Loop said...

This gift is amazing! How wonderful!!! My goodness you are so talented. One lucky - and happy - couple.

littlebyRD said...

That is such a thoughtful gift! Beautifully painted!

Paul Pincus said...

so, so gorgeous. what a fantastic gift!

Eileen said...

I got one as a house warming gift and the paint turned out to be paper and got ruined. Wish I knew you then. LOVE this tray!!!

pve design said...

Kwana,
The road to a friend's house is never far!
It brings me joy to know how fond you are of it.
Patricia

Eileen,
One of these wishing wednesdays - there may be a tray in your wish list? I need to remember that for you.
Patricia

Liz said...

Tray chic!
We must be related because just this afternoon I carried cups of espresso on a lovely handpainted Italian tray I have to hubby and friend who are building a stone terrace. They loved it!

Be the change..... said...

haha -love all the clever puns!

Courtney said...

what a great gift idea. I never would have thought of that. And, of course, you executed it beautifully! Thanks or sharing it! I know they'll treasure it always.

Mrs.French said...

Stunning, but I don't think I could ever set anything on it.

pve design said...

mrs. french,
tray is finished with a protective finish so it is safe to put things on or I can finish with bowling alley wax.
love that smell.
patricia

Marnie said...

reminds me of a concert at Caramoor last summer with a picnic to start - v pretty

LondonCalling said...

Clever post title. Great idea for a gift.