Thursday, May 3, 2012


Hi Friends!!
Still can't drive, but getting around the house much easier...thanks to all my well wishers!!
Wanted to share how using old mirrored trays can bring some loveliness into your home in some unexpected ways....

We have a family desk in our family this blahness...
plus this lovely find......
equals this unexpected loveliness...

I picked this one up months ago and it's been in my "to do" pile....a lightbulb went off yesterday to use it on the desk!!

Thinking outside the box...small glass fleur de lis votive holder to hold pens... 
It's all in the details...such pretty framework...

I was planning on painting it like the one below, but I'm really liking it in it's original state...We'll see, I tend to whiten up everything...what do you think????

If you follow me, you've seen this tray before...I keep this one on my living room coffee table and change the accessories out with the season...I painted this one and love it...

I am attracted to these trays when I see them at tag/estate sales for the right price....the possibilities are endless...

Have a happy day!!
xo, Mariaelena


  1. I think it looks great just as it...but it would also be sweet painted white. I have one that belonged to Grandmother Clara, too. It has a molded glass edge and I use it in my bathroom to corral bath items. xo Diana

  2. Glad your feeling better friend! I love that tray as is!

  3. Glad to hear you are getting around better.
    I love those old mirrored trays. I have a couple and one is on the trunk I use as a coffee table. I have considered painting it white, but haven't yet.

  4. I like how it adds a bit of awesome to the desk!Good Job!

  5. Such a cute idea! I picked up one of these trays at the flea market last week and am playing around with painting it silver. Might have to change out to white though, I love yours!

  6. The mirror trays look really nice. I especially like putting candles on mirrors -- love the reflection of the flickering light. Didn't know about your foot surgery. Hope your foot heals quickly.

  7. This is so nice!! what do you say about following each other?;)