Summer Tray Styling Tips to Create Extra Tabletop Space

Happy Tuesday, Friends! Today I'm delighted to be joining the Summer on a Tray blog hop hosted by the gracious Katherine from Katherine's Corner! If you love styling a pretty seasonal tray for a special occasion or "just because," you're in for a treat today because you'll find tray decor inspiration from a total of fourteen bloggers

For those of you dropping by after visiting Niki from Life as a Leo Wife , wasn't her kitchen tray lovely? If you're new here, I'm sending you a warm--or maybe I should say scorching hot!--welcome from Texas! If you've been here before, you'll remember the cozy reading nook I shared last month, including a few of my favorite things above. Today I want to show you how to use a large tray to create more tabletop space... this simple tip: By simply flipping the handled lid of this wicker hamper to the inside, I've created a second charming tray for books within reach of my reading chair

This sweet vintage table was a thrift store find that I upcycled years ago. I love the table, but the top is barely 10" in diameter. By centering this pretty floral round tray on top, it adds an additional 6."

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That extra space allows room for everyday favorites... a few extras like fresh flowers and a mid-morning or afternoon treat! 

It's been SO hot the last several weeks that I haven't done much baking lately. While I did not make these yummy raspberry macarons, you can look here for my baking tips to make your own.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

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  1. Hi Cecilia, Love your summer tips! Happy Day! laura

  2. Hi, Cecilia! I love the rose colour theme and the whimsical details on your tray, just lovely!

  3. Cecilia, this makes a lovely spot to hold some goodies while relaxing and reading. Enjoyed touring with you!

  4. So lovely Cecilia, what a special personal spot you have created to relax and enjoy! I love the soft pink and brown color scheme, so serene and refreshing!

  5. What a great idea! You have a nice reading nook, styled just right for summer. :D

  6. What a sweet tray, I love the little flowers, perfect for summer, it's so feminine and it holds your little things mean a lot embroidery. How creative to use it as the top of the table. Thank you for joining in the fun xo

  7. Cecilia that iced mocha looks just absolutely refreshing especially during these super hot summer days!

  8. Cecilia,
    Thanks for stopping by!! I love the fact that you used a tray to increase table space.. I have done this before using a glass table round and covering it with a table cloth...such a pretty tray too and I love your sweet corner ! Great touring with you!

  9. Cecilia, your reading nook looks like the perfect spot for our HOT summer here in TX. I'm staying inside, only getting out if absolutely necessary! Great idea to increase the tabletop size with a tray. Enjoy your summer. Fun being on this hop together.

  10. Cecilia, your cozy reading nook is lovely. Such a great idea to add a large tray so it is more practical. Having space for a snack and a drink is perfect for some reading. A pleasure joining you on this fun blog tour.

  11. Such a cute little table!


  12. I am swooning over that tray Cecilia! It reminds me of a cozy cottage nook, which is exactly what you have created. I love a good reading nook. Thank you for sharing!

  13. What a cute little reading nook! Flipping the hamper lid & adding a larger tray to the small table were such a great ideas. The macaroons look yummy too! Pinned. Great toring with you!

  14. You are so clever Cecilia! I love how you created more space, and in such beautiful ways - the flowered tray is darling! Thanks for the wonderful ideas - I'm going to widen my little side table right now! :) Always so nice touring with you. Happy Summer!


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