Monday, June 10, 2019

Tiered Tray with Beach Decor & More Tray Ideas

By now, you know that decorating my tiered tray for each season and/or holiday has become a favourite hobby of mine.  For those of you who feel intimidated by seasonal decorating or just want one small area of your home to reflect the current season/holiday, a tiered tray is the way to go!

Inspiration for the beach theme began with this sign I found last year in a little gift shop while travelling.

I rounded up everything else from my stash and tried different ways of arranging it on the tray.

On the top tier, I placed various shells, a starfish, a shell ball, aqua coloured jar and some sea glass.

Similar items were arranged on the bottom tier with the addition of some small white bowls and bits of sea-grass type greenery.

I usually have my tiered tray at the end of the kitchen island so that it is adds some seasonal decor to the kitchen.

When we want to eat at the end of the island, it is easy to push it to one side.

Because all sides of the tray are visible, I make sure all views are pleasing. 
This is the "back" view.

This is is another sign I got at the same time as the one on the "front" side.

Always one to use dishes, I placed some of these shell-shaped plates on the tray.

Side view

And that's my tiered tray decorated for summer...

Of course, I love changing it up so there could be another look before too long.

If you need more convincing on all the fun you can have with a tiered tray, here's a look back at the different ways I've decorated my tiered tray since getting it last year.

Valentine's Day

St Patrick's Day



Canada Day







This is not a sponsored post but if you are interested, the tray I have is available on Amazon and is called the 
Creative Co-op Wood Two Tier Tray with Metal Handle

Thanks for visiting!

I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage


  1. Wow that looks fabulous! Love the seashells and the little signs!

  2. I am in love!!!!!!!!!!!! What a fabulous idea. I may have to "borrow" it. I've been wanting to come up with "something" not too big for each holiday and your idea definitely fits the bill. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Tiered trays are so versatile and I just love how you styled yours for summer with a beach theme!

  4. I saw this on yo ur Instagram feed and so happy I popped over. This tray is wonderful and you filled it with amazing pieces. You are quite good at this. Looking at the others you have done they are all wonderful. The one for Canada is quite charming not mention fall which is my favorite time of year.

    Have the time pop over and see our new Trex deck and French accents.

    Enjoy your day.


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  6. I haven't checked, but I sure hope we get to see this at Tuesday Turn About! You know how I love coastal style!

  7. Everyone of your trays was adorable. You definitely have a
    gift for arranging those for sure........


  8. I love love LOVE the beach decor in the tray! And all the others were amazing too. Found you at the 504 Inspire Me Tuesday party

  9. What a great post! I have looked at tiered trays like that but have been a bit intimidated to try to decorate one. You have given me some great ideas! I like the fact that it is all contained in one area. Now I just have to find the perfect tray!

  10. I just started getting excited about tiered trays and yours are the most beautiful I've seen. Love!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  11. HI there, What lovely trays! Thank you for sharing. Can you please tell me where you got your skates?

    1. Thanks for your sweet compliment on my trays. I got the skates a few years back at Home Hardware. They were meant to be Christmas tree ornaments.
      ~ Lori

  12. What is the paint color on the walls?

    1. Sorry but we painted these walls over 10 years ago so I don't even think that colour would be available...if I could even remember it! ~ Lori


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