Tuesday, June 21, 2022

A Tropical Beach Tray: Dreaming of Travel

Where do you dream of traveling to? Top of the list for my husband is a beach — the more tropical the better! So I styled a tray to tide him over until we get the chance to vacation at the beach!
  

Today I'm pleased to be joining Katherine from Katherine's Corner and some of her talented friends for a By the Sea on a Tray blog tour. If you're coming from Celebrate and Decorate, welcome! I just loved Chloe's coastal accents. 
  

Using items I already had in the house, I started with a turquoise tray that is the color of tropical seas. Fun plates edged in bamboo and appetizer plates depicting palm trees decided the theme: cocktails on the beach! 


To replicate a carefree state of mind on a mythical island, I used stemware etched with palm trees for water and ceramic glasses for a selection of tropical drinks. Can't you just feel the pleasant breezes and see the lovely views?


In the opposite corner sits a cookie jar which has a different type of palm tree painted on each side. It holds a selection of  Greg's favorite treats from the Honolulu Cookie Company. Luckily for him, they ship! (I receive no compensation from them — we just love their cookies.)
 
  
Swimming in the deep blue sea are colorful fish that you may remember from Under the Sea. They dart among shells, two of which hold colored artisanal salt.


You'll also find corals there, represented in two paperweights from my collection.

I hope you've enjoyed sharing my (virtual) vacation at the beach! To see another post that has the theme of dreaming of travel, I invite you to visit Dreaming of Paris.


For more beachy inspiration, please continue the tour and visit Katherine's Corner. Then I'm sure you'll enjoy discovering them all!
  
 

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14 comments:

  1. I had to rush over and see your tray Sandra. I knew it would be just gorgeous and of course it is! I love the tropical vibe and it takes me right back to Maui. Love touring with you! Happy Summer!

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    1. Thanks, Denise, I'm glad you enjoyed it! Maui is gorgeous isn't it? One of my favorite places. Stay cool!

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  2. Sandra,
    Love that you chose a Tropical theme!! Those colorful fish are just darling and love those glasses too!! It has been fun touring with you!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Thanks, Deb! I got the ceramic glasses in Hawaii, and found the fish in a thrift shop. Both seemed perfect for a By the Sea tour! Have a happy summer!

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  3. Oh Sandra! You totally transported me to a tropical oasis. I am itching for a vacation now! I love both sets of plates and the tiki details are awesome. I hope your hubby appreciated it. It's always fun to tour with you. Have a great first day of summer. XO- MaryJo

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    1. Thanks so much, MaryJo! I think we just might have to make plans for a beach vacation sooner rather than later! The tours have been fun. Hope you can keep cool this summer!

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  4. hi Sandra! I love your colorful fish and that pretty aqua tray! The totem cups are so cute and perfect with your palm leaf plates and glasses! The shells filled with colored salts are a wonderful touch and the cookie jar is perfect~ I had to look up the Honolulu Cookie Co, their shortbread sounds divine 😋 I hope you and your husband take a beach trip soon!
    Jenna

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    1. Thanks, Jenna! I didn't realize how many beachy things I had until I started looking around the house, lol. You've got to try the cookies -- they're awesome! Hope you have a wonderful summer!

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  5. love it! Everything is so wonderful and cheerful. The clam shell dishes are so fun! And I definitely think the vibrant fish are my favorite things. Thank you so much for joining the blog tour. xo

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    1. Thanks, Katherine! And a special thanks for organizing these fun blog tours. The fish always make me smile whenever I use them and the clam shell dishes look cute with colored salts and little salt spoons. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Sandra, the tropical tray is like a slice of paradise! Your hubby must enjoy seeing it. I really thing the little white clam salt and pepper shakers are cute. You have a really nice selection of tropical like items.Hope the two of you can make that beach trip soon.
    Have a lovely summer,
    Rachelle :)

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    1. Thanks, Rachelle! It's been too long since we headed to the beach and he's itching to go! It was fun to use some of the things we brought back from previous trips. Hope you have a wonderful weekend -- and stay cool!

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  7. Sandra, I commented, but it looks like it didn't show up :( You know I always love your decor, and this cute tropical tray vignette is cute! Happy summer to you.
    Rachelle

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    1. Thanks, Rachelle! Sorry for the delay in responding -- I've had "technical" issues this week with my internet. I suppose it could possibly be user error...though I think it's computer gremlins lol.

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