Ever So Clever, Ever So Pretty Friday, #11…A vignette in a tray

Happy Friday everyone!

Today, I bring to you basket/tray vignette decor inspiration.

From the one of the Queens of Vignettes, Kim of Savvy Southern Style.

I have forever admired the way she can style a tray.

Here is my tray today…


Kim and I bought the same basket/tray at the Williams Sonoma Outlet in Georgia..a deal at $22.00.


On this post she showed it with magazines and books on her table in the sunroom.


In need some small hurricanes….remembered that I had these in a closet..

…..so I whipped out my ASCP Duck Egg and painted them.


I gathered some items, such as my Ralph Lauren blue and white plates…the painted hurricanes..

…..my swan that was a gift from a friend many years ago…


This is one of my favorite tray vignettes (and Kim’s) that Kim has posted here.


Kim uses real and faux flowers in many of her tray vignettes…


Such as this one in her gorgeous dining room.


I inverted one of the hurricanes and placed an apple under the glass…

…..topped it with a candle and moss…the other with rock and a candle.


The apples were added for that punch of color and texture…

…..the vintage tea towel is from a friend’s collection that I purchased from her.


Kim has also used fruit in her vignettes….wish I had that pretty cow!!!


I added a couple of my favorite pieces of silver..

…..the silver fork turned into a vase was a momento from the Hartstone Inn in Camden, Maine

It was a fantastic trip for our anniversary a couple years ago.

The silver pitcher I purchased from Barbara at The Treasured Home…she lives in California.

She brought it to me at the Southern Bloggers Conference…she forgot her iPhone, but not my pitcher!



This is the first time I had used Duck Egg Blue…I love it and need to buy a can of it!


My hubby said that he was glad I was painting something other than white! (He loves color)



So glad you stopped by today…..

…..I am off to Virginia!…


For the Lucketts Spring Market…and to meet up with fellow Hometalk Bloggers on Sunday at Lucketts! ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  1. Great vignette, Shirley! Love, love, love it! I always struggle with how to style trays, but you did an awesome job. Have fun at Luckett’s…wish I was going!
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  2. Beautiful vignette Shirley! Have fun at Luckett’s!! ~~Angela
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  3. These tray-baskets look so peaceful. They are so interesting too. It reminds me of still life paintings. I admire your ability to put both the items and the colors together to make such a beautiful arrangement. It makes me want to take time to ponder where each item came from, what hands have held it before, and where it will go next….thank you for sharing…

  4. Your tray vignette looks wonderful, Shirley. You gave those candle sticks a fresh new look, love them. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  5. Love the colors in your vignette. Very summery. Thanks for the shout out, but I don’t have anything on you. You are very good at creating vignettes, too.

    Have fun at Luckett’s. Jealous here.

  6. I’m amazed that you have the time to blog so often!!! You are so busy and still take the time to come up with interesting and beautiful blogs. My favorite thing today is the silver fork vase! I just bought a bracelet made from silver spoons. Have fun this weekend. I know you’ll let us see all the wonderful things you come across.

  7. As always, its just beautiful. You had some pretty awesome inspiration pics to work with too. I just added about 3 trays to different areas of my home. I have the same slatted tray that Kim has and just put it on my dining room table. I love it. Have a great time at Lucketts. I can’t wait to see your pics and hear all about it. I so wish I could go, but Miss C’s 1st birthday is so much more important. Don’t spend too much, you have some shopping in France to do. ๐Ÿ™‚ xxoo
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  8. Kim will either be proud or quakin’ in her boots! ๐Ÿ™‚ GREAT job, Shirley!!! That is SLICK bud vase!!!!!!!!
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  9. Love the sample sizes of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Duck egg is one of my favorites. I’m currently looking for new trays to work with. With the chalk paint even the tray can be transformed!

  10. Donnamae says

    Really pretty vignette…love that fork vase! I have trouble with vignettes…takes me forever to get it right. Seems effortless for you and Kim! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Shirley, this is such a pretty vignette. I love Duck Egg blue; it’s one of my favorite colors! Kim is so good at styling vignettes. It does take me a while to style one. Both of you made it look effortless!
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  12. Your tray is gorgeous, Shirley. Loved all the inspiration. I am trying to do something with the breakfast room table. Your post will help!
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  13. All beautiful tray arrangements. Have a great trip! Blessings, Patti@OldThingsNew
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  14. You and Kim….two talented peas in a pod! Luscious!

  15. I think you really nailed it! Love the summery blues and greens together.

    As Barbara said above, a trayscape really is like a landscape painting. Lovely.

  16. Linda Miller says

    Just beautiful, Shirley. You know I have always called you the Queen of vignettes. Love Kim’s style but have to agree with her… she has nothing on you. Have a fun time in Virginia.

  17. Gorgeous trayscape Shirley! I love the trays you & Kim found, what a bargain and such a nice size! Love your little silver fork turned vase ๐Ÿ™‚ Have fun in Virginia, safe travels!
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  18. You are so talented. I try to put together things like this, but they don’t turn out as lovely as yours. Don’t you love that WS outlet? I’ve been a couple of times. Love the Pottery Barn outlet store too.

    Have a lovely weekend.
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  19. I love this vignette, the silver adds such beauty and I adore the painted candle holder. Have a great time in Virginia!

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  20. Gorgeous Shirley just gorgeous! Duck egg blue by Annie Sloan truly is my all time favorite color.
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  21. Have a lovely time. Your tray is gorgeous. xo
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  22. Pam Standley says

    I love all of the baskets, you have a gift of putting things together. I especially love the silver set, wow, with the fork and knife as a vase, that is just so clever. What a find. Have fun in Virginia. See you in July.

  23. I guess by now you are i Va.! I am SO way behind on my blogs and e-mails. I LOOOOOVE your tray and the vignette is beautiful! Love the fork vase, sweet! Where did you get those small hurricanes? I saw something like them on Pinterest, used as vessels for DIPS!!! XO, pinky
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  24. Hi Shirley! What a beautiful vignette you’ve set up. Love how pretty your wood pieces turned out and love the color. This is just so pretty and happy looking.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. It was great to meet you at Lucketts on Sunday. I’m delighted to find your blog!
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  26. How. Funny. Swear, the first thing I thought when I saw your photo was that my comment was going to be, “You and Kim from Savvy Southern are the best little vignette makers!”. So, I guess you hit the nail on the head. It’s delightful :)))
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  27. Love your pretty vignettes with the touch of green in the apples! I bet you had a fantastic time at Lucketts too~ can’t wait to hear more about it!!

  28. Great styling, Shirley! So many pretty things–love the duck egg blue! My favorite, though is that gorgeous silver pitcher.

    Hope you had fun at Lucketts!
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  29. Absolutely love the fork vase. Nice!

  30. Love the vignette you created in your basket. The colors look so pretty with the silver pieces.
    Mary Alice
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