Monday, June 11, 2012

50's Vintage Breakfast Trays

For Makeover Monday, I thought I would show you a project that has been in the planning stages for 8 years.  Whoa.  I bought this breakfast tray, a great 50's find, at an estate sale 8 years ago.  I love breakfast in bed and knew that this tray would replace the big fat wicker one that I had

been using and which took up a huge storage space, which meant I had to haul it up and down from the basement.  This tray was a delightful style, especially with its folding legs.  And because it folds flat I can store it next to the refrigerator.  I also loved the shabby blue paint ...

however, the plain Jane face of the tray was not exactly my style.  I even knew that I wanted pink roses on the tray.  At one point I bought a sticker of roses, that I did not really love and applied that.  But after doing my hamper last week, I knew what would look great!!  That is when I printed off another of the rose grouping I had used for the hamper, which I found at Graphics Fairy, of course, and decoupaged it onto the tray.   It happily turned out just as I had imagined it.

Also this week I found another bed tray from the 50's, but one unlike I have seen before.  It was 50 cents at a church rummage sale and is some kind of fiberglass, I think, with an interesting 'modern' shape and great folding metal legs.
 I thought the floral print was lovely, but realized that would limit me to using white dishes.  Fortunately I have a lovely set of white Rosepoint china.  Not sure when I will ever need two bed trays, but hey, I am ready when the need arrives.

And just for fun, here is my old blue tray in service, on this just past mother's day.  Didn't my husband make up a beautiful breakfast?  Of course, I did have to enlist him to help me eat it all, which he readily agreed to do.  He's such a good and accommodating man!
And here is wishing you many breakfasts in bed in your future!!

8 comments:

  1. Since I am a lazy person who seldom eats a meal at the kitchen table...most of my meals are in bed watching a huge TV screen. I may never have to get out of bed again...lol! You have so many great ideas! =D

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  2. Personally, I couldn't stand to eat in bed. But I love the idea of serving something on these pretty trays to someone else. How lovely!

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  3. The color of the tray with the pretty pink roses is so perfect!!

    ~Trisha

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  4. Perfectly lovely and so "you!"

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  5. I love the floral tray! And, that breakfast looks so delicious...what a great Mother's Day gift!

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  6. Love both trays! The roses on the blue makes it look fabulous :)

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