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September 10, 2014

Finally found my tray!

I have been on the hunt for a tray to set on the coffee table. It was always a challenge since the table is oval and not what you'd call oversized.  I like how things seem more interesting collected together on a tray. 

 When I found it - it was loaded with a bunch of stuff, had a few tiny scratches on it but I knew it was what I wanted.  They gave us a discount on it because of the little scratches. Once it was home we used a little kit we have for furniture repair and you'd never know there had been anything there.

   I liked the little edge design it had on it. 

I used pieces that I had around the room already and it was as though they'd been waiting to be put there. The lidded marble jar has been up on the mantel for a while and I really never imagined it working on the table but I like it because it offers a different texture to the setting. 

 The candle holder is a favorite of mine because that gold interior makes it look like a glowing fire. The glass cylinder bowl was on my chest that's behind the sofa and had this pot-pourri mix in it that has all the colors of my room. 

 The magnifying glass was looking for a home since it had been displaced a while back. 

  I moved my candle bowl arrangement to the chest up behind the sofa. It used to be on the coffee table.

 I'm happy....I finally found my tray!

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  1. Perfect tray, Liz! What a great find:)

  2. Hi Liz! Your new tray is very pretty. I like how your accent pieces look on it. Very elegant!! I love using trays! Take care!

  3. Liz, I agree that everything looks more beautiful gather together on a tray, what a great find my friend.

  4. Hi Liz.
    You found a real lovely tray for displaying your treasures.
    Love the darker wood and the shape.

    Linda C in Seattle

  5. Great find Liz. It looks lovely on the table. I do like where you moved your other candle arrangement.

  6. You have such a beautiful home. I really love your blog. Thanx for sharing. Jo

  7. Hi Liz, and a beautiful tray it is. So glad you found it. Looks wonderful on your coffee table.
    Such a pretty evening pic!

  8. Your living room is so beautiful and elegant my friend. Now the tray is lovely, you sure got a great find!
    Thanks for popping in to see me, you made my day!

  9. I love that tray, Liz. It is very "rich" looking...elegant and perfect for your room. And I love anything with an oval shape to it. That was a really great find! xo Diana

  10. Liz, your living room is alight with the ambiance of autumn! I love the way the room glows with all your special effects, how utterly cozy and inviting. Your vignette on the little oval table is charming, and I hope you get to enjoy many a late afternoon tea in this wonderful space.


  11. We all should light candles in the afternoon and night. It gives such a wonderful atmosphere to the home...In love with the two last pics, Liz!
    I like your new tray and the vignette you created. Enjoy,

  12. That looks perfect Liz. Love the edge detail as well.

  13. That's a beautiful tray, Liz. You're right about everything fitting perfectly. Love the candle holder - and the night photo. It's all so warm and gorgeous!

  14. Liz,
    Your oval tray is gorgeous!!!
    Perfect size!!! Perfect acessories!!!
    Congratulations on finding the right tray!!!

  15. Oh Liz, that tray is beautiful. I would have bought that too. Your arrangement looks so pretty on it. laurie

  16. Beautiful Liz, I love the edge, it is perfect for your coffee table! So pretty with candlelight!

  17. The tray is just perfect, Liz. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. We featured you this week at Ivy and Elephants, please feel free to stop by and grab a featured button.


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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