October 11, 2009

Type Tray

In a recent issue of "Somerset Studio", there had been published a type tray, beautifully altered and decorated by Lynne Perrella. I immediately fell in love with the idea and the colors she had used. The following Sunday I watched out for a type tray at the flea market and I was lucky to find one. Back home I painted it with gesso and added Distess Ink and some melted bees wax in some areas. I glued a couple of laces and some vintage text on and stamped a little bit here and there. I knew that I wanted to use an original photo I had bought a while ago. On the back it says that her name was Anna. I put that picture into a frame and adhered it to the tray. Then I added all kinds of vintage finds that could have had a special meaning to Anna, at least in my imagination. I didn't want everything to stand upright in there and so some items are glued to the background or hang from above.







33 comments:

Dorthe said...

Hi Julia dear, this tray is the absolutely most beautifull one I ahve seen, ever,-I so love all the wonderfull finds you have put inside, and Anna would have been happy to have owned all these beauties.
Fantastic piece of art,
Have a wonderfull sunday,
Hugs Dorthe

Dezinaworld said...

Wow this is simply stunning. Such beautiful vintage work and a wonderful pretty finish very victorian
Hugs June xxx

Sheila R said...

Simply beautiful. Each little box is filled with treasures. Love the colors!

Sandy said...

Kannst Du mir bitte mal sagen, was ich dazu noch sagen soll ???
Mir fehlen sämtliche Worte Julia.
Einfach schöööööööön *schwärm*

Les Cotrions said...

What's nice tray you made! It's so nicely decorated and arranged! Lovely your fabric pumpkins!!!
Wish you a happy new week!
Vale

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Beautiful!! I love every little piece!!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I love Lynne Perrella's work and you've done her justice. White being my color of choice lately I'm loving everything you made. I'll have to look at that issue more carefully.
Thanks for coming by today....nice to know that you've visited here before! It's a peaceful and beautiful area and we're lucky to live here!
xxx.....carole

Andrea said...

That is just so pretty! I love it! You were so lucky to find one of those !I'll have to keep my eye out for one! xo Andrea

Lynn said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!! So many Lovlies! I'll be watching for one of those trays now, Very inspiring!!!

Sunday Roses said...

...Wow, wow, wow...ich schäme mich ein bisschen, in meinem schlechten Englisch zu antworten...lach...Eine super Idee. Ich hab meinen Setzkasten ganz ähnlich dekoriert gehabt, allerdings toppt deiner das um Längen! Die Idee werde ich mir sicher klauen und deinen Blog verlinken, wenn es dir recht ist!
LG
Beate

Liz Schaffner said...

Ahhhhh, that is beautiful !
Now I know what I am getting for Christmas ! ROFLOL ( you can't blame me for trying ;-)
Hugs,Liz

The Feathered Nest said...

Ohmygoodness Julia!!! This is over-the-top gorgeous!!!! I love each and every element you chose to place in the sections ~ BEAUTIFUL!!!! Have a wonderful week sweet friend, xxoo, Dawn

Pat said...

I love it! I have a little one that I've been wanting to fill up ever since I saw Lynne's in Somerset Studio. Hard to find just the right things but you did it! Love your blog....

EVA AGNES said...

Hallo Julia!
What a beautiful and nostalgic type tray you made. Simply lovely.
Thanks for visiting me.
Hugs Eva Agnes

shabbyscraps said...

this is stunning! Great job! I have ahd a type try and never thought to do something as cool as this with it!
xoxo, Tiffany

Karen Valentine said...

Julia this is so fabulous, I don't have words to say. If there was a single space left open on a wall I would want to copy this for myself. Beautiful work!!!!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Trina said...

This is so beautiful ... I *love* this!

Tammy said...

LOVELY! Just lovely!
Thanks for visiting my blog! And for the sweet comment...I came right over to check yours out and...it adorable! I LOVE your banner!

sepiadreams said...

Beautiful Job!!! Very creative!!! Love Tiina....

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

This is a beautiful piece Julia - so many little elements... Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Julia
what a beautiful blog you have! I love the tray featured in this post. awesome findings and gorgeous composition...a real treasure!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Julia,
Beautiful! I saw that article too and was also drawn to the idea. I didn't get an further than thinking about tho, until seeing yours. You really made it your own. I love the thought and detail you put into each element. Lisa

theoldboathouse said...

You have done a wonderful job, printers trays are so wonderful. cheers Katherine

Lucy said...

Hi Julia,
Thanks for commenting on my blog.
I love your work, especially your tray, a true 'work of art', great attention to detail.
I have added you to my list of blogs that I follow, can I link your blog on mine please?
Lucy
http://artitudebylucy.blogspot.com/

Couture de Papier said...

Stunning!

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Julia, This is absolutely gorgeous...so many lovely treasures displayed!!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! It is so nice to meet you!
Hugs, Carol Anne

Lori said...

ohmygoodness!!! that is SO gorgeous!!! i have two type trays sitting in my basement...i never would have thought to paint them, but yours really looks wonderful painted white with the gesso...beautiful work!!!

SharDon Exclusives said...

Stunningly beautiful. When I enlarged it the details are wonderful. I am so glad you stopped by my post. I am lovin' you creations...Sharon

Carol said...

Hi Julia,
thank you for your kind comment over at Boxwood Cottage! I absuloutely love your altered tray! Such a stunning piece and so the colors I love right now!
Fab work!!!
xoxo Carola

Pat said...

That is so delicious! I have wanted to do the same type tray ever since I saw Lynne's in Somerset. I can't find the right tray but you've done yours justice....it's gorgeous. Love all your findings!
Pat

BellaRosa said...

My stars Julia, I had to leave one more comment before I left :) I thought that your pink Type tray was gorgeous, this one...well this one made me my heart skip :) It is so beautiful...every element that you chose made this that much more beautiful and special! I love it! Besos, Rose

Barbara Jean said...

Julia,
I am soooooo LOVING your type set trays!!!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful ideas with us!

blessings

barbara jean

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Ooooh...pretty!!