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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pottery Barn Sale - Just What I Was Looking For

I was running some errands yesterday and dropped into my local Pottery Barn.  Usually I walk through, drool a little over all of the beautiful things, and leave.  But yesterday while I was there I noticed that they actually had quite a few things on sale.  I was looking through the table linens that were on sale when I noticed the beautiful tray they were in.
There wasn't a price on the tray so I was not sure if it was even for sale.  I asked the salesperson and she said it was on sale and she had a new one in the back.
For $28.99 this baby was coming home with me.  You see, I have been lusting after this tray for a while.  Then I stopped seeing it in the store (I didn't realize they were now using it for display).  I just assumed it was discontinued and gone forever.

This is the tray I currently have in my great room.  I still love it, but it's just not doing enough for me in it's current location.
The new Pottery Barn tray is larger and since it's woven rattan, it adds some nice texture and visual interest to the coffee table.
So, what did I do with the original tray I had in the great room?  I brought it into the kitchen.
I took my place mats and changed their configuration to make them into a table runner.  I placed the tray in the middle and added my sunflowers and a basket of fruit.
The woven basket is a stoneware piece that I picked up at Home Goods for $12.99.  I added one of the placemats to the bottom of the tray.
I love my new layered look for the table.  It actually makes the table look better and it really picks up on the new toile fabric I reupholstered the chairs with last week.  One new tray...two new looks.  Gotta love that.


Don't forget there's still time to link up to my Swing into Spring party.  The link stays open through Friday.

-Judy

43 comments:

Shanna said...

Such a huge difference! I love that rattan tray you found.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh yes, Judy, the new PB tray looks perfect on your coffee table. It does add something that the other didn't. I'm glad you got to use the other one in the kitchen. I always try to re-use something that I'm changing out in another room. Otherwise I feel bad that it gets relegated to the basement!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Love that new score Judy! Looks perfect in your home too!

Gina said...

I love the new tray! It's great that you were able to use the old one as well and that it works so well in your kitchen.

Poppy said...

I love your new tray as well as the old one! I love trays of all kind, they go with every decor and such a nice way to display things. Your kitchen is looking so cheerful with those sunflowers and the fruits in the stoneware basket.Have a nice weekend!~ Poppy

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Kim said...

Looks great Judy. The new tray makes such a big difference on the coffee table and I love the new arrangement on your kitchen table.
xoxo,
Kim

Cindy said...

Great find! Love your new tray!

Prudently Painted Vintage said...

Looks so good! I love that you used the old one in the kitchen. It actually looks like it was meant to be there. Thanks for the follow. I am your newest follower as well. I have actually been to your blog a couple times. I don't know why I didn't follow before. You have some great ideas!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

I just love it when you see something and then it goes on sale! Score! Looks great, trays are so wonderful for organizing and just for dressing up a table top! Janell

laxsupermom said...

Love the new tray! Such great texture! Love how you changed up the breakfast table, too. Thanks for sharing.

Colleen said...

I love PB and even more so when I find things on sale. Nice choice!

Heather said...

I just love trays because of their versatility. Yours look great!

At The Picket Fence said...

I think I have unwittingly started a tray collection because I can't resist picking them up here and there, especially when you find a gorgeous one like yours! It looks so great on your coffee table and really does add the texture you mentioned. And I love that you used the old one on your kitchen table...might just have to go dig one of mine out and give that a try! :-) Everything looks beautiful as always Judy and it was fun to get another peek at your family room.
Vanessa

Carol said...

Love the table display...my have to blog lift the idea! Thanks for sharing!

dosweatthesmallstuff said...

Following you back from the Blog Hop! Wow you're very talented! I'm hopeless when it comes to decorating... can we just trade homes? LOL

Amazing how little touches make such a big difference! I better check in here often to get some ideas on what to do with my messy house! :)

AntiqueChase said...

I'm a sucker for trays... love them.. love yours!

Pam said...

I love the new tray! What a fun find--and on sale! :) The other tray looks great on the kitchen table too. Great job.

Pam

Jessica B said...

Great find! Love a good Pottery Barn deal!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

So, I think I'll just take a peek at Pottery Barn on my way home tonight....

love that place!

Sue said...

I'm all about those rattan trays. I have several. And I love woven baskets, too. I think they keep all my papers organized. My husband does not agree...

;)

Shelia said...

Love your new tray and love the vignette you've set up.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

NatureGirl said...

Super cute! I am glad I am not the only one who drools all over Pottery Barn and then heads for the door empty handed! Happy AlphabeThursday!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Very nice! I love PB and really love getting their stuff on sale! Great find!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your new tray, it is fabulous. I love the open weave that you can see on the sides. The other one is perfect on the dining table. Great find. Hugs, marty

Purple Froggie Clay Stuff said...

Hi Judy, thank you for following, I'm stopping by to return the follow. I love your blog!

Hope you have a good evening!

Cindy

The Circus said...

Returning the follow... and VERY excited about it! We're redoing our bathroom right now. I'm excited to find new ideas on here :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the tray too. It was a great deal.

Designs By Pinky said...

I sure hope our PB has one of those trays! I love it and have been looking for something just like that! Love how you used it and the new look in the kitchen! XO, Pinky

Laura Lofgreen said...

I love Pottery Barn, especially when it's on sale. Looks great.

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

I learned something new today. I love what you did with your second tray. I have a few hidden away and I am inspired to create a centre piece with one.
Dana

deangraziosi said...

Lather furniture look pretty cool. I like this posting with lather furniture designing models. Lovely.
dean graziosi

Mary said...

Hi, visiting from the Shabby Nest linky party - love each of your trays, they do add a lot of interest, don't they? After seeing your inspiration, I'm going to start looking for a tray of my own :) I "followed" you - thanks for sharing.

Mary @ Redo 101

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Judy! Just coming back over to say thanks so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week! :-)
Vanessa

Rondi said...

Great find! New follower! Thanks for joining our Terrific Thursday Blog Hop! Have a great weekend! :)

Jenny said...

I love the way you just move things around with casual abandon and they fit exactly like they are meant to be there!

The texture of the new tray looks great in that room. What an eye you have!

Thanks for linking up to Alphabe-Thursday's letter "B".

A+

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

All of your tray vignettes are fabulous. I am so thrilled you joined TTT. Hugs, Marty

Karie's Chic Creations said...

All of your trays are very pretty. I love decorating with trays also. Thanks for sharing. Karie

April said...

Love this idea because it adds layers AND make things easier to move if you need to!

Jingle said...

lovely.

Sharing Shadymont said...

The new tray looks beautiful with the molding on your coffee table. Your kitchen table looks lovely as well.

Great job!

Anonymous said...

I love the trays AND especially that coffee table. Its gorgeous!michele

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Another beautiful creation!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

Hi, Judy. Thank you for participating in the Monday Mingle at ToughCookieMommy.com I am following you now and look forward to seeing you back every Monday!

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