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.
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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!
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
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.
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.
I placed it on the left side of the tray, making sure to leave enough room for the other items.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It isn’t a tea tray without tea! I used my favorite flavor of tea, which is Honey Chai Turmeric by Yogi. Highly recommend…it is so tasty!
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!
Spring Tea Tray
There you have it! A bright and cheery tea tray, all ready to welcome the Spring season.
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.
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.
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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