Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Vintage Rustic Tole Tray

Happy New Year everyone.  I hope your holidays were happy and bright.  Our family had a wonderful Christmas and Santa is bringing me exactly what I wanted although I have to wait until June to unwrap the bundle of joy that my daughter and son-in-law will be welcoming.  It is my first grandchild and I can hardly wait!  I actually cried in the baby aisle when I was picking out a couple of stocking stuffers.  Of course, they were tears of joy.

In the meantime, I photographed a new piece of furniture that I finished over my week off, but I decided to re-take the photos and show you tomorrow so today I will share this beautiful vintage rustic tole tray that I found a couple of weeks ago.   

 I love hand painted things and the detail in these apples is exquisite.  The tray has seen better days, but there is something very charming about it.
 I only wish I could paint like this.  I bet you can't guess what this tray was made from so I just better go ahead and tell you.
I believe it was painted on an old professional baking sheet, one of those heavy duty kinds.  It just goes to show you, a real artist can paint on any surface and the results are just as beautiful.
Here's to wishing you all a Happy New Year and wishing you wonderful things in the coming year.


NanaDiana said...

I love it, Maggie- What a great old piece. Happy 2013 to you, too- xo Diana

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You are going to have so much fun with a new grandbaby! By the way, our newest granddaughter's name is Maggie. :)

Donna said...

Congrats to you, Maggie! How exciting! Love that tray, I never would have guessed that it was a baking sheet! Happy New Year!

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

It looks perfectly chippy!!! Maggie, I am so happy for you! That's such exciting news! Congratulations!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Beautiful piece, Maggie. I love that distressed look.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful tray, Maggie. Congratulations! What a wonderful Christmas gift to be given such joyous news!

Annette T. said...

Congratulations on the grandbaby. How exciting. I can just see you now preparing some pieces for the room. That tray is beauitful, and such detail in the fruit.
Happy New Year!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Congratulations!! I look forward to that day one day too! That tray is lovely...what a great find! Happy New Year!