16 March, 2009

My Tole Painted Ware

A Picture is worth 1,000 Words is hosting 2nd Time Around Tuesday. Check her site out for other treasures that have found new homes.

This week I am featuring my tole painted ware. All these I have found at thrift store in the last few weeks.



I use this little container on my desk to keep my envelopes, note paper, letter opener, pen and stamps in.


I had no use whatsoever for the little tray, but it was so cute, I couldn't pass it up. It lives on my counter to put my keys, etc. on. I only paid 45 cents for it.


I love the large tray. I only paid a couple of dollars for the tray and the container.



This is the large tray hung on the wall. You can't tell very well in the photo, but my walls are a soft yellow. The yellow flowers in the tray really pop.



I couldn't find one of those springy plate holders large enough for tray, so I used those Command removable tapes. They cost me more than the tray. lol

16 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Karen, I love your tole trays! I just love a black tray. Every room should have a touch of black, and what better way to introduce it than a tole tray. I have a couple and love them, too. Tole trays are so goodlooking, and you really got some finds here! I know you must love having them around your home!

Happy 2nd Time Tuesday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Tootsie said...

I love the trays! the black is striking! I like the idea how you hung them!

xinex said...

Beautiful trays and what a great deal!...Christine

Becky K. said...

So pretty!

I love color against black. It is so much more bright and just lovely.

Martha said...

Although I don't have any, I do like tole trays. They are a piece of art as well as a useful object.

bj said...

I am crazy about your beautiful tole tray! Great finds....
hugs bj

kimmcl said...

I adore Toleware. I just bought one from Ebay in a total spur-of-the-moment, spontaneous, what-was-I-thinkin' moment of weakness. I got it and have absolutely NOWHERE to put it! I'm not giving up though - even if I have to repaint my house, buy new furniture and replace the rugs! HA~

Shirley said...

Your pieces are wonderful...I love tole painted trays.

Domestic Designer said...

Your pieces are so pretty and such bargains! You have used them in wonderful ways! Have a great day.

Smilingsal said...

My mom had some of these. I love how you've displayed them.

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! Have a good St. Patrick's Day.

RobinfromCA said...

Those are beautiful tole trays! I can't believe you got such great deals on them - what luck! I need to shop with you!

Robin

ann said...

These are lovely and quite sought after.I just love them,anywhere anyhow.Ann

philben5 said...

What awesome tole trays!! Love your collection. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings
Roxanne

Linda/"Mom" said...

*** Beautiful, decorative AND at incredible prices???? You're "the ma'am", girlfriend!!! Just WONDERFUL!!!! Best, Linda ***

Cathy said...

Karen,
I love your tole, and especially since you found them second hand!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Karen,
Love you tole trays! They look so pretty and really add to the decor of your home.

I'm so glad that you linked to 2nd Time Around. Please join us again!
:) Diane