You may have noticed this china tray in my post about my kitchen redo. I didn't take a close photo of it for that post, as I wanted to share some of my bargains with you today. I knew that I was on a search for some additional white items when I ordered the dark granite countertop. I could picture the white against the dark even before it was installed. I found the white tray/platter at TJ Maxx for $10. It is marked Destinos, S.A., Made in Portugal. I originally thought it would fit above my cabinets, but it was too wide.
I also found the set of three white bowls (Certified International) and the milk pitcher (THL) at TJ Maxx. The bowls were only $3 (they weren't priced and I know the checkout manager made a mistake when he priced them so low). I thought the little pitcher was just the right size to keep near my coffee pot.
The Starbucks canister I've had for several years. I had been keeping it in a cabinet, but it worked out well on my "coffee tray". Of course a fresh daffodil and a candle along with my dragonfly matches turn a simple tray into a "trayscape"!
I love the look of having pretty things sitting on my countertop, but they are generally things I use often. I also like to add pops of color mixed in with the white. I keep a few favorite cookbooks within reach and I love changing the displayed book according to the season.
I am joining Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kathleen @ Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays