All posts tagged: vintage trays

Vintage Tray Wall

It’s back! The tray wall is back up and bigger. There are few things that I like more than a good vintage tray, the illustrations and a bit of rust, I love it all. When I’m out junkin’, I keep my eyes peeled for a tray for my collection. I started collecting trays over 20 years ago when I was a newlywed. Don and I found the firest few together, we’ve been gifted a few, and many of them have come from Country Living Fairs.  At last count, I have 33 trays. To hang the trays, I use English Flatiron Discs and traditional plate hangers. I really like the way the trays look with the adhesive Flatiron Disc’s look, but they are tricky to use. If they aren’t lined up perfectly, they will not hang right. They are also a pricier compared to the spring loaded hangers. To start hanging this gallery wall, I laid out the center section of trays on my dining room table. Once I got that hung, I just played around …

Country Living Feature!

  I’m thrilled that Country Living Magazine shared my tray wall in the July/August issue. How cool is that? What an honor to be apart of the Country from Coast to Coast issue! This is a photo of the tray wall from before I painted my dining room white. I can’t wait to get them back up on the wall, I have so many new ones to show off! To hang the trays I use traditional plate hangers and cool adhesive disc hangers (LOVE). The trickiest part it to make sure that the disc is centered up with the image on the front of the tray. I use washie tape to mark the center of the image, making sure that the tape wraps onto the back of the tray. Happy Wednesday peeps, see you on Instagram! Kelly @TheModernJune