there's nothing like an antique or vintage printers tray for storing and displaying shells or other tiny curiosities.
this weekend, with bella's assistance, i played around with shells, a bit neglected in wooden bowls & jars all over the place. i love how they look piled into the little wooden sections along with a few other natural finds.
i found this rustic old tray at bondi markets a few years ago. you can find them on ebay and etsy but postage is pretty expensive because of their weight.
bella always likes to get involved & inspect any changes before she gives her approval.
does your cat or dog do that?
savvy southern style
funky junk interiors
I love collections of things displayed museum style.ReplyDelete
Bella looks as though she is a great help. Is she Burmese? x
hi penny, yes burmese. my shadow :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful shells and I like them displayed in the tray.ReplyDelete
thanks kim! & thanks for visiting. xReplyDelete
what a great way to display your shell collection. mine are in jars, dishes and around the pot plants :) Kate xReplyDelete
hi kate, your place always looks lovely!ReplyDelete
The shells look wonderful in that tray. I wish I had aReplyDelete
cat-I have to borrow cats and dogs to play with and take
photos of. I petsit on occasion.
well at least you can send them home afterwards ;)ReplyDelete
I have some tiny trays like this that I am going to fill, your looks delightful.ReplyDelete
We named one of our cats Bella- she was originally called Snowbell but she is no longer pure white so I renamed her- she likes Bella better!
you'll have to show us some pics of your trays deanne.Delete
thats it!...I gotta get me one of those trays...just gorgeous!ReplyDelete
P.s. cute cat
Looks great. My favourite is the sea glass.ReplyDelete
...and I was thinking of using my printer's tray to display the boys lego minifigures collection!!! Love, love, love the shells in yours! xReplyDelete
i think the lego would look really cute in one of these too emma!Delete
These are beautiful. What a lovely project for you both to continue and cherish. G. XReplyDelete
So many beutiful shells and I'm happy that your cat is helping you *smile*. I always have help when I'm doing something.ReplyDelete
Funny, I just came across some pebbles and coloured glass I found at Glenelg beach in Adelaide earlier this year...it too needs some sorting but these kind of treasures are just my favourite.ReplyDelete
I love the box of shells, Bella did a good job helping you! Your box has been put to so many uses, the advent calender was also a great way of using it too.ReplyDelete
I really really love it Cheryl......a lot.ReplyDelete
My has checks out anything new and then claims it.
Bella gets an A+. I love the openness of a printer's box. Shell's just beg to be picked up for a closer look.ReplyDelete
Love the new display - very pretty.ReplyDelete
Yes, my dog (Indy, the German Shepherd) likes to be involved in the process of anything I do!
Your shells look beautiful displayed this way. Love the touches of blue.ReplyDelete
I absolutely love this! What a fantastic way to organize and display your collections. I've seen some trays like on craigslist just recently and now I am seriously considering getting them. Have a great week! I'm now following.ReplyDelete
Cheryl, I popped over to see each of your posts using your printer's tray. Love this idea! It provides a perfect way to spotlight your beautiful shells. Like the Advent Calendar idea tool Cute!ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous collection - I am sure many happy hours have been spent collecting those pretty shells!ReplyDelete
What a pretty vintage way to corral all of your wee sea treasures!ReplyDelete
I LOVE those printer's trays. Next time I spot one I am going to scoop it up and paint it white!ReplyDelete
Great way to display your shells and sea glass in the printer's tray. Love it!ReplyDelete
WOW! I worked on shells this weekend...sorting and putting into containers. I went to the thrift stores and got some jars and had fun making some displays. I love your ideas and I am saving this page for inspiration!ReplyDelete
What a great way to display shells all in one place. LOL I do have a cat and shes black as well that has to help me with everything I doReplyDelete