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Spring Tray Decor With Vintage Jadeite

By Rachel

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Last Updated on November 17, 2023 by Rachel Granholm

This Spring tray decor with vintage jadeite welcomes a fresh, new season into your home!

I’m grateful to be joining 20 creative and talented ladies today on a ‘Tea Time On a Tray’ blog hop hosted by Katherine from Katherine’s Corner.

If you are new here, I’m Rachel, the blogger and content creator here at The Antiqued Journey. I’m so happy to have you! I invite you to stop by the ‘about me’ page to get to know me a little more. Here on the blog, you will find loads of inspiration for decorating with vintage and antique decor, simple DIY crafts and many thrifting adventures. If that interests you, I invite you to sign up for my e-mail.

For my part on this blog hop, I’m sharing a bright and cheery tray using some of my favorite vintage pieces. Be encouraged by this Spring tray decor with vintage jadeite!

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If you found your way here from Melynda at scratchmadefoodforhungrypeople, welcome! Wasn’t her tray just so neat?!


Spring is just around the corner and I am so excited! The tray that I’m sharing today was inspired by a vintage Tulip hanky that I found at an antique store a few weeks ago.

Tulips are some of my very favorite flowers so it was a no-brainer for this pretty little linen to come home with me. The bright and cheery colors on this hanky are such a welcoming sight after a long winter!

a vintage Tulip hanky with scalloped edges

I filled my tray with some of my favorite thrifted decor that I already had on hand.

By incorporating vintage decor in your space, Spring or otherwise, you can achieve a one-of-a-kind home that is special and unique to you.

Tray Items Used

  • Ironstone platter
  • Enamel teapot
  • Jadeite cup and saucer
  • Small transferware vase
  • linen hanky
  • white faux stems
  • wooden stir spoon

If you are interested in purchasing similar items to what I’m sharing today, I have linked some options at the very bottom of this post for you.

Spring Tray Decor with Vintage Jadeite

The Base

Let’s start with the base. This is the item that is going to hold everything.

I chose to use a vintage Ironstone platter that I found at an antique store back in the fall. This is one of my favorite finds…the delicate florals on the platter itself are just stunning and I thought it was perfect to use for an early Spring display.

a vintage Ironstone platter with pink flowers

Once I had the base or ‘tray’, I pulled out my bin of extra decor and started choosing items that I thought would work for this particular theme.

Main Decor Pieces

The item that made the most sense to add first was a teapot! I have a handful of vintage enamel teapots but this mint green one spoke to me.

a mint green vintage enamel teapot used for a Spring display

I placed it on the left side of the tray, making sure to leave enough room for the other items.

a jadeite saucer used on a Spring tray

It wouldn’t be a tea tray without a teacup and saucer!

This jadeite set came from an antique store years ago and are actually the very first jadeite pieces that I ever purchased!

It was a natural fit to use them on this tea tray.

a vintage jadeite cup and saucer used on a Spring tray display

When I’m styling vignettes in my home, I stick to using an odd number of items. To me, it just looks more pleasing to the eye and feels more comfortable. So, I applied that same ‘rule’ to my tray.

On the right side, I placed a thrifted transferware vase and stuck some faux Ranunculus stems inside it. Adding this taller item to the right side balances out the height from the teapot on the left.

a vintage transferware vase filled with faux white florals for Spring

After I had the main items in place, I wanted to bring in some warmth. All of the Ironstone and metal elements are beautiful but the tray needed some softness.

Tray Accessories

This is where the Tulip hanky comes in!

I folded it in a way so that the most colorful part of the linen was showing. Then, I placed it underneath the cup and saucer.

a Spring tray with vintage decor

I also added a wooden stir spoon and placed it along the right side of the saucer.

Wood elements are very grounding and bring in an earthy texture, helping tone down the ‘cold’ metal and Ironstone pieces.

a vintage jadeite cup and saucer with a wooden stir spoon

After I had all of those items in place, I noticed there were a few odd gaps that I wanted to fill.

So, I rummaged through my craft drawer and found these faux cream-colored roses that I had used for a Valentine’s Tablescape.

a faux rose on a Spring tea tray

They were the perfect size for filling in a few empty spaces on the tray.

Adding in these faux roses also gives dimension and depth to the tray as a whole.

a tea time tray for Spring with vintage decor

Tray Treats

It isn’t a tea tray without tea! I used my favorite flavor of tea, which is Honey Chai Turmeric by Yogi. Highly recommendit is so tasty!

tea in a jadeite teacup

I was hoping to find some macaroons for this tray but they are so gosh darn expensive!

So, I used what was in my pantry, which happened to be these cinnamon graham crackers. They pair very nicely with this tea, if I do say so myself!

a Spring tea tray with treats

Spring Tea Tray

There you have it! A bright and cheery tea tray, all ready to welcome the Spring season.

a tea tray for Spring filled with vintage decor and florals

I think this tray would make the cutest Mother’s Day gift. I know that’s a few months away but it’s never too early to start thinking about upcoming events!

You could also use this tray as a table centerpiece or as a focal point at a bridal or baby shower.

a Spring tray with jadeite, Ironstone, Spring linens, and faux florals

Closing Tidbits

May this Spring tray decor with vintage jadeite be a source of joy as you start transitioning a new season into your home. As you do, know that you don’t need to buy all of the new decor pieces that are flooding the stores. Use decor that you already have and style it in a fresh way.

Spring is such a beautiful time of the year, full of hope and renewal! Be encouraged to feel a sense of rejuvenation in your home and your heart.

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Next up on the tray tour is Rachelle from My Hubbard Home! She always has such pretty ideas. Head on over and see how she put together a lovely tea tray for Spring.

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a vintage Ironstone platter decorated for Spring with vintage Jadeite

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56 Comments. Leave new

  • MaryJo Materazo
    February 28, 2023 11:03 am

    Oh Rachel! I love your green spring tray. I love anything Jadite and that enamel tea pot has me green with envy! Lovely touring with you today friend! XO- MaryJo

  • Rachel,
    Love that you used and ironstone platter for your “tray” and the mint enamel tea pot is so charming…I have a bright yellow one trimmed in black which I love!! The jadite tea cup and saucer simply screams Spring!! and the addition of the vintage hanky is priceless!! Thanks for the inspiration! I enjoyed “touring” with you this morning!!
    Debbie-Dabble Blog

    • Rachel Granholm
      February 28, 2023 11:22 am

      Thanks so very much! I had a lot of fun pulling my Spring bin out for this tray 🙂 I also have a bright yellow one that is trimmed with navy blue! Lovely touring with you!

  • Denise/My Home of All Seasons
    February 28, 2023 12:03 pm

    So pretty Rachel! I simply cannot get enough green around the house this time of year and your Jadite brings the perfect spring vibe! You’re so right… this would be an amazing Mother’s Day gift too! Thanks so much for the inspiration. So glad to be touring with you today!

    • Rachel Granholm
      February 28, 2023 12:05 pm

      Hi Denise!
      Thanks so much!! Jadeite is some of favorite…I keep looking for more pieces to bring home 🙂 Lovely touring with you!

  • Rachel, I’m a fan of jadeite and vintage hankies so of course, I love your charming tray! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  • I love all your vintage pieces! Everything came together with a very comfortable vibe. Have a great week ahead.

  • Yes, Rachel, you could create a similar idea for a baby shower!!!

  • Rachel, it I always lovely to see items bought at different times and for different purposes come together in harmony. The various shades of green form that common element the really brings the tea service together. Love the jadeite and the really colorful napkin. Thanks for sharing.

    • Rachel Granholm
      February 28, 2023 3:53 pm

      Thanks so much! That’s so nice to hear. I appreciate the lovely comment…thanks so much for reading today!

  • Rachel, I always seem to gravitate to green for spring. Must be my way of countering the lack of color at the end of winter. All of your pieces are pretty vintage finds and look lovely gathered together on the tray.
    Happy Spring,

  • hi Rachel, your tea tray is just lovely, the Jadeite tea cup is stunning! The vintage tulip hanky you found is so cute and the perfect pop of Spring for your tray!

  • Niki | Life as a LEO Wife
    February 28, 2023 5:52 pm

    Beautiful tray and tea set! Each piece is so lovely. My daughter is the only hot tea drinker in our house, but we’re from the Gulf Coast, so there is always sweet tea in our refrigerator! Perhaps when I’m old I’ll turn to hot tea since I cannot imagine attempting to stomach coffee! My husband swears I’m some sort of alien, because who doesn’t love coffee lol?! Your tea looks delicious though. I might have to try it. Pinned. Happy touring with you!

    • Rachel Granholm
      February 28, 2023 7:27 pm

      Thanks so much, Niki!! This tea is SO good…with some honey, cinnamon, and a splash of dairy free creamer…very yummy. Fun hopping with you again!!

  • Calypso in the Country
    February 28, 2023 6:35 pm

    The jadeite is so perfect for spring! I love how you layered all your pieces for such a charming vignette! Great touring with you!

  • Patti @ Pandora's Box
    February 28, 2023 7:05 pm

    Oh, I adore your jadeite tea cup and saucer – I think green is my favorite colore so your tray has really caught my eye! The tea sounds delish, too!

    • Rachel Granholm
      February 28, 2023 7:29 pm

      Hi Patti!
      Thanks so much!! Green is one of my favorites as well 🙂 I am happy this resonated with you…thanks so much for reading today!

  • katherines corner
    February 28, 2023 7:38 pm

    Your vintage tea time tray is lovely. The hanky reminds me of my childhood. Young ladies always carried pretty hankies. (smile)I don’t know anything about jadeite but it certainly is pretty. Thank you for joining in the fun. pinned xo

  • Decorative Inspirations
    March 1, 2023 10:56 am

    Rachel, I adore your tea tray! That has to be the cutest little green tea pot I have ever seen. I love how it came together with the Jadeite cup and saucer. Fun hopping with you. Have a great week my friend.-Meagan

    • Rachel Granholm
      March 1, 2023 11:01 am

      Thanks, friend!! I found that teapot on a road trip years ago…I don’t even remember what state I got it in! But it’s one of my favorites 🙂

  • Debra@CommonGround
    March 1, 2023 12:37 pm

    I love everything about this from the transferware platter as a tray to that amazing little enamel teapot for one. So so cute, fresh, and springy!! I don’t think I’ve seen one that yummy color before. Perfect for this time of year!

    • Rachel Granholm
      March 1, 2023 12:43 pm

      Thanks so much, Debra!! I found that teapot on a road trip years ago…I actually can’t even remember what state I found it in but it’s one of my very favorites too 🙂 Thanks so much for coming by today!!

  • Rachelle,
    I love your tea tray. That green enamel teapot is precious. I also love that you used a vintage hankie. I have tons of them and use them whenever possible.

  • Jade tea set is lovely. I love all the vintages accents. Tray would make a great Mother day gift

  • Beth Anderson
    March 2, 2023 2:51 pm

    Rachel! Love this tray idea! I could be wrong, but I think that little
    hanky is one I gave you from Grandma Jean. It looks like one I saved
    when we were cleaning out her drawers. Even if it’s not hers, let’s say it was, OK?

    • Rachel Granholm
      March 2, 2023 5:06 pm

      Thank you!! I actually got that hanky from an antique store a few weeks ago. I would love to have her hankys…where are they??!! Love you!

  • Sandra @ Dinner at Eight
    March 2, 2023 8:53 pm

    Such a charming tray! I like when vintage pieces are used in a modern setting rather than just being seen on a shelf. Vintage pieces add such richness!

  • Chloe Crabtree
    March 2, 2023 9:57 pm

    Rachel, Your vintage tray is lovely. From the vintage ironstone to the beautiful jadeite, every element is thoughtfully put together. In addition to Mother’s Day, this just kind of says spring to me!

  • Talk about taking tea time to the next level, Rachel! This is all so pretty. I love how you used a large platter as your tray and how you added so many beautiful touches of spring from the flowers to the jadeite pieces. You totally nailed this and I would take tea with you any day of the week. Big hugs, CoCo

  • SO gorgeous, Rachel. I love jadeite. It’s so perfect for spring and you have it styled on your tray so perfectly. I’m going to share a link to your spring tray in my weekly recap next Saturday!

    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  • Angie @ Islander in the Midwest
    March 5, 2023 9:24 am

    You had me at jadeite. This tray is so pretty. I love jadeite in any form, but especially teacups. Talk about a beautiful relaxing tea time with this setup. So lovely.

    • Rachel Granholm
      March 5, 2023 9:31 am

      Hi Angie!
      Thank you! I appreciate the lovely comment. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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  • Rachel, jadeite is the perfect color green for spring! It’s so bright and cheery and looks lovely on your ironstone tea tray! This has inspired me to get my antique teapots out to display for spring! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Rachel Granholm
      March 7, 2023 10:33 am

      Thanks so much!! I’m so happy this was helpful for you!! I’m excited to see your teapots!!

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