The papier mache trays obviously can have more damage, as they are not as sturdy as tole trays, but sometimes I come across a tole tray that is decorated like a papier mache tray. Such was the case when I found my $25 treasure:
|A rusting tole tray....|
I purchased this ignoring all those people who advise you to purchase "quality, condition & content". OK, this has quality and content at one point. I figured I couldn't go wrong for the price. It could also wind up very high on a wall somewhere and not be near a discerning eye (my husband).
One of my favorite trays is this lovely coffee table. It is papier mache:
|Papier Mache tray on a stand|
|The tray is quite large. It works very well as a coffee table|
Some of my other trays are:
|Red papier mache, more of a chinoiserie style.|
|Trays are great on top of tall furniture|
|Small papier mache tray with ornate border|
|Tray behind stove breaks up boring wall of granite.|
I couldn't resist this box with the birds and flowers on it. It's a great way to stash things. I have paint chips in here.
|Victorian theme tole box with birds and flowers|
Enjoy the reset of the week. Even though it is over 80 degrees in the northwest, it feels a bit like fall. Things are starting to wind down in the garden. Maybe I will work in the garden tomorrow. Or maybe I'll just sit outside with my morning cup of coffee. While I can---it's not raining yet.
Don't forget to leave a comment if you have some advice for me on how to clean up the rust on the tray!