I'm joining in the party Tiered Tray Extravaganza today!
This is not something I normally do, creating such a large display. Honestly, the most I will do in my house of this nature is put a few flowers from the garden into a vase for the centre of the table, or try to put some sort of vignette on my dry sink in the kitchen. But after reading Jemma's post on styling a tiered tray, I was inspired to try something a little out of my comfort level.
I gathered some supplies together last night, and popped into the craft store for some fake gourds and a couple of other trinkets, and put this together this morning. I don't have a tiered tray. I used a glass pedestal cake plate, placed a vase on top of that and set another smaller plate on top of the vase. Of course when I was at the craft store last night, I saw quite a few tiered trays, but I didn't want to spend much money, and left them on the shelf.
Here's what I came up with ...
I tried to incorporate Jemma's tips for this display by using a variety of textures. I have gourds, a small pumpkin, fake red berries and fake maple leaves (our leaves haven't turned yet). There are real acorns and real Black-Eyed Susans and geraniums from the garden. There are some grasses (garden), hawk feathers and some burlap ribbon wrapped around the bottom. I used a pop of colour with the bright pink geranium and placed these throughout the display to draw your eye around the entire tray. To add some interest I placed a real deer's antler around the top tray, and a pair of ceramic owls, tiny jug (my grandmother's) and a small antique picture frame on the bottom tray. There is a piece of birch bark, and even some plain old sticks in there. Rocks sit around the bottom too.
Here are some close ups of the details.
|A little nod to my grandmother who loved this sort of thing.|
This is a tiny painting on a miniature wood slab that was once hers.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you like my fall tiered tray!
Be sure to pop over to Jemma's to see what others have contributed.