The Tray Display

A few days ago I stopped by TJ Max and found a couple items on serious clearance.  By serious clearance, I mean they had been marked down several times.  One of these items was a tray.

I just think trays are the best because they anchor and set up boundaries to a given area.  I've had my eye out for them recently and was pleasantly surprise when I found this try for $2.50.  It was originally priced at $29.99, then at TJ's it was priced at $ $2.50 was quite the deal.

I had a few ideas of what I would do with the tray, but when I got it home it all changed.

I placed the tray on the middle of my table and walked away.  As I was bopping around the house, it came to me.  I looked over at my cake stand with one tiny cupcake in it left over from the other day's Price is Right showing and decided to toss the cupcake (after I ate half of it---it was small!) and place it on the tray.  I liked the look, but it needed something in it.  I ran out to the patio grabbed my tea cup succulent and placed it in...beautiful!  I loved it right away!

Yesterday afternoon, I wanted to add something to the tray.  I tried a couple of things and was unsatisfied with the results.  I finally decided to fill the tray with sheet music twists that I had made from some old sheet music Josh had found for me.

I love the final product!
Beautiful and yet so simple.


  1. Hi Kaitlin!
    I'm visiting from Debbies party, and I'm your newest follower!
    I LOVE those sheet music twists!! And what a deal on the tray!! Awesome!

  2. I don't think there is anything you can't do with sheet music. Yeah! Check me out hope you follow.

  3. It is amazing the difference those curled strips of sheet music make! So glad I followed your link from the Nifty Thrifty Things Link Party, I've also linked up if you want to stop in.
    Hugs, antonella :-)

  4. Simple, yet elegant and cute. I really like it. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  5. I think the potted plant inside the cake stand is adorable!

  6. Awesome!! Love the music twist.New follower,hope you follow back.

  7. The music twist is so original! I like the way you think! My grown daughter's name is Kaitlin too.

    I'm your newest follower; found you via Debbie's blog. You'll enjoy my Sunday posts.....entitled Sabbath Peace. Every week....about God.

  8. Awesome buy! The sheet music looks so pretty tied together with the cake stand and plant.

    Your new follower

  9. Hey there! I'm visiting from Debbie's party and I love the tray! I use them all the time. The sheet music twists, great idea!!

  10. Very cute!
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    Hope to see you again this weekend!

  11. oh that is such a cute idea - love those little paper curls. They really add a lot of extra charm to your composition! Great job :)


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