Monday Musings

23 Jan

Carrie’s ideas:

Trays. Lots and lots of trays.

While in San Antonio this past weekend, Angie and I went estate sale-ing (is that a word?) and we came across several sales with lots of trays. I only came home with one silver mirrored antique tray and Angie scooped up a gorgeous gold tray and a few silver trays.

I have a pretty large kitchen island and I’ve been on the lookout for a unique, antique tray to add little sweet glam to the gray walls. I’m so excited to clean up the tray this week and add her to my kitchen.

Here are more ideas for antique trays. Seriously, I cannot get enough of them!

Carrie’s images via Pinterest

Angie’s inspiration:

For the last year, I’ve been admiring dark colors in small spaces.  It’s gorgeous and seems like a decorating rule I just have to break. I have a small space in mind and one dark color in particular has become an obsession lately…midnight blue.

Using a dark color in a small space seems risky but I read that blue creates the perception of depth…

and the color of blue is also supposed to create a calming affect.  I don’t know about you but I could sure use as much calm in my life as possible.

Would this be a design rule you would break?

If you love dark blue and want to see more, check out my midnight blue Pinterest folder here.




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4 Responses to “Monday Musings”

  1. Angie January 23, 2012 at 6:36 am #

    Totally loving the line of trays on the wall in the 3rd picture! Must buy more trays so I can do that!

  2. Sandy January 23, 2012 at 7:52 am #

    Now see when I go to estate sales, all I see are old lady 1970′s stuff. And I’m in SA also!!
    I must not be on the right side of town. What part were you in?
    And if you put these silver trays on the wall, do you ever have to polish them??

    • Angie & Carrie January 23, 2012 at 8:10 am #

      I wouldn’t polish them! I love the ‘patina’ look :)

    • Angie & Carrie January 23, 2012 at 8:26 am #

      Sandy, I usually shop estate sales in the 78209 area code where I live simply because they are close by. However, I’ve never seen any trays in that area before. This last weekend, there weren’t too many estate sales in 78209 so we ventured out a little further and found trays everywhere! We found so many trays it was unreal. Found them at estate sales in 3 areas: off Jones Maltsburger near Sunset, near the military base on Rittiman rd and off New Braunfels near the 410. Hope this helps! :) -Angie

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