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Tiered Tray Decor Ideas with Thrifty and Vintage Finds

Tiered Tray Decorated with Thrifty and Vintage Finds
blue and white vintage and thrifted items in a wooden tiered tray



Hello, friends! Today is the May edition of the Thrifty Style Team Challenge! Each month, my thrifty teammates and I share budget-friendly ways to decorate your home. We use items that were free, thrifted, second-hand, etc. My talented friend Julie at Redhead Can Decorate hosts the tour each month and there are always so many great ideas. Scroll to the bottom of the post to see everyone's thrifty ideas.

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A few days ago I spruced up my little coffee zone with a tiered tray. I decorated it mostly with items I've found at thrift stores, estate sales, and things that were given to me or that I've had for a long time.

Most of these items could be found at yard sales, thrift stores, etc with a bit of hunting. Or you can check out sites like etsy or eBay if you prefer to shop online.

blue and white vintage and thrifted items in a wooden tiered tray

Mixing old and new items is one of my favorite things to do around the house and I've done that with this tiered tray. I have a soft spot for old dishes and have accumulated quite a collection of little creamers. 

The white creamer was part of a set of dishes I found at Goodwill, and the little green creamer was also thrifted. 

blue and white vintage and thrifted items in a wooden tiered tray

Silver pieces are pretty easy to find at thrift stores. I tucked these inside of another little ironstone creamer that I scored from a friend whose mother was downsizing. 

blue and white vintage and thrifted items in a wooden tiered tray

The little green creamer makes a cute vase for a mini boxwood topiary. I'm not sure if you can see it, but the pitcher has some crazing which gives it such a pretty vintage patina.

blue and white vintage and thrifted items in a wooden tiered tray

My late mother-in-law loved blue and white items and I have a lot of her collection including the tiny teapot. Isn't it adorable? And the sugar bowl in the background belonged to my grandmother.

blue and white vintage and thrifted items in a wooden tiered tray

This pretty blue willow teapot was also my mother-in-law's. I haven't ever used it for tea, but it looks great on the tiered tray, don't you think?

blue and white vintage teapot and thrifted items in a wooden tiered tray

The tiny sugar bowl was a thrift store find. It would be perfect for sweetener packets or sugar cubes. 

blue and white vintage and thrifted items in a wooden tiered tray

My morning coffee definitely got a little more enjoyable after I added this tiered tray with my favorite finds next to the coffee maker. And I visit here a couple of times every morning. 

blue and white vintage and thrifted items in a wooden tiered tray

I've been collecting for a couple of decades and always scoop up white ironstone or blue and white pieces when I see them. With patience and a bit of hunting, you can accumulate a nice collection of whatever it is that you love. Happy hunting!

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blue and white vintage and thrifted items in a wooden tiered tray

Note: these items were not thrifted but mix well with the vintage theme:
  • Napkins (although I received them as a gift from a brand I've worked with in the past)
  • White Ceramic Canister - I bought a set of these probably 20 years ago but they're still being sold today
  • The little boxwood items are from my shop
  • The small blue and white pot was bought on a trip
  • The white ceramic cheese board was a project I made in my pottery class at our local art center
  • The tiered tray is also from my shop (it's a 3 tier tray that I only used 2 of the tiers)

If you love blue and white decor as much as I do then you'll like this post too:
blue and white vintage and thrifted items in an antique wooden hutch


For more tiered tray decorating ideas visit these posts:

Here are more budget-friendly decorating posts with the Thrifty Decor Style Team:

And now, here are all of this month's Thrifty Style Team projects. Be sure to visit all of my creative and talented friends to see what they're sharing!






11 comments

  1. Angie, I adore your coffee themed tiered tray ideas! My favorite thing is the mini topiary tucked down into that green creamer! I am late to the tiered tray movement but I recently got one so I'm looking for styling ideas! Sorry I couldn't join in this month. I have lots of on-going projects but none were finished!

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  2. Angie-
    We love your thrifted coffee area. You have perfectly showcased how easy and beautifully a home can be decorated with thrift store items. Needless to say we love the blue and white sentimental pieces too! Thanks for sharing your styling tips.

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  3. Oh boy - I fell hard for those little creamers! Especially the green one! I have a picked up a few creamers in my thrift shopping hunts, but now I will be keeping a laser focus on them !! Beautifully done!

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  4. It looks absolutely lovely...loving the sweet little creamers.

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  5. Angie,

    So pretty, love having family pieces scattered throughout our home. Love the green pitcher and the topiary is adorable!

    Cindy

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  6. This is so pretty, I love your mix of vintage and collected!

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  7. You are the queen of styling, Angie! Your tiered tray looks so pretty and I enjoyed reading about where you got each item on it. I don't have a tiered tray but seeing how pretty yours looks makes me want one.

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  8. Seeing your tiered tray gives me SO many ideas. Thanks for inspiring me and sharing your creativity with the the story behind each piece.

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  9. So many pretty touches and such a wonderful tray overall. The blue willow is my favorite and reminds me of my Mother's set. <3

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  10. I love your tiered tray and how you styled it beautifully with thrift store finds! So happy to be part of this super-fun hop with you!

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  11. Angie your tiered tray is just beautiful! I love all of the thrifted and personal pieces. I too am a blue and white lover who also loves touches of green!Thanks for the inspiration! Pinning!

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