Monday, 11 October 2010

A Tray Too Far

It's official, we have too many trays in our house.  They are stored on their side on the kitchen work top and occasionally come crashing down destroying everything in their wake (two bowls and the kitchen scales to date).  The last time this happened, earlier this week, Mr J and P grunted at me crossly - as if it was my fault we had too many trays - and I had to assure him that I would sort through the trays and clear out those excess to need.  So, 8 trays have become..........7.   Here are some of the more interesting ones:

Love the pattern on these:


Another orange, brown and yellow one - one of my favourite colour combos:


I love this one with its wickerwork surround and handles.  The tray surface is a lovely bright yellow, which unfortunately hasn't shown up well in this piccy, and has a pretty starburst pattern.


This tray belongs to Mr J and P which he bought back in the day when he collected royal paraphernelia (oh yes he did).  Tray   tres charmant n'est pas? (notice the subtle play on words):


Mr J and P's royal souvenir collection used to consist of postcards, magazines, jigsaw puzzles, books - you name it - he had a lot of it.  Which reminds me of the time he went to Oxfam to donate a Princess Margaret biography.  The lady in charge refused to accept it saying "Do you think anyone would ever want to read this?".  Poor Mr J and P scuttled off home rather red -faced, tail firmly between his legs.  That'll teach him to collect royal rubbish that no-one wants!    Aaah bless...

19 comments:

  1. What an excellent tray collection! I must admit to having rather a few of those retro print circular ones.
    How hot does Anne look? In fact the whole family look remarkably good looking.xxx

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  2. Love those...the un-Royal family ones, that is. :) (Poor Mr. J&P...)

    Any of them metal? They'd make nice magnent boards as well.

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  3. The round trays are wonderful.
    Julie xxxxxx

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  4. Fantastic collection. Really like the first one. 8 to 7 is my kinda clearing out hahaha! x

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  5. VV is right - I don't recognise any of the royals there haha!

    Love them all :)

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  6. I am soooo glad that it is not just me that collects trays - I cannot pass a charity shop without bringing home any loan trays but mine are propped up by the side of the cooker, much safer.
    Beverley x

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  7. I love your collection of trays :) xxx

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  8. I love the round trays at the top - especially the one on the left.
    x

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  9. Ha ha! I love that the lady refused the book, I have to admit that I certainly wouldn't want to read it. Poor Mr J&P.
    I love the two round trays.
    x

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  10. Oh they're all brilliant. I rather love the Royal family one!

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  11. The round one sare fab, the orange one reminds me of Hornsea pottery and the Royal one is well.... different! The Queen looks v smug on it actually!
    Lisa x

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  12. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog, I will definitely post a finished decopatch picture.

    Love the tray collection particularly the Royals! I always say that you cant have enough trays.

    Alison
    x

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  13. I love your retro trays an 8 to 7 ha ha ha ha!!!! xxxx

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  14. Hi Pleased to 'virtually' meet you and thanks for the message and following me.
    Love your trays !
    Sue x

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  15. Oooh,I don't know if I could bring myself to put a mug of coffee down on Her Majesty's head!
    My sister gave me a lovely wooden tray with high sides,so the cups don't slide off and it fell off the dresser and broke! It was my favourite too. :o(

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  16. Your trays are great - the first few whisked me straight back to the 60s! The Oxfam lady's comment is hilarious - you wouldn't think they'd be able to comment like that! Thanks for your comments on my (very new!) blog :) I'm going to like Blogland, I can tell!

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  17. ....hahahahaha....Your post made me SMILE OUT LOUD just now....THANK YOU....Poor Mr J & P....I take it he's no longer infatuated with these 'collectables' or has he gone 'underground'.... :o) ??

    THANKS for your note earlier re Casa SVJ....We need some sunshine here so I can take some more decent interior pics....!

    Hope you have a LOVELY weekend....!

    Cheers from Australia,
    Tamarah :o)

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  18. A girl can never have enough trays ;-)) I love your first 2 very retro and very 60's looking. gorg colours and design. Enjoy them all. Dee ;-))

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