Hey there, friends! It has been a while since I have had a chance to blog about. The busyness of summer, travel, moving kids to new apartments, and surgeries have all taken priority.
But I thought it would be fun to start a new series called Tiered Tray of the Week, or TTOTW for short. Since a lot of what is in our shop, and a lot of what y’all are interested in, has to do with tray styling, I thought this would be perfect.
If you follow me on Instagram, you already see a lot of my extra tiered trays that I style. You may even follow along each Tuesday in my stories for #tieredtraytalk . I started that series almost two years ago, and we have so much fun!! We talk about all things tiered trays, and sometimes I have a guest host on. I will share a tray that I have styled including any small shop items, tips, hints for styling, etc. Plus, I also share all of the photos from everyone who uses the hashtag throughout the week. It’s a great way to be inspired by other people and to share some inspiration as well!
🍎❤️This week, I’m sharing an apple tray. 🍎❤️
Apple season is one of my favorites! Of course, it means that fall has arrived, and all the warm, cozy feels are here for the next several months.
I won’t go through every single item that is on this week’s tray, but you can watch a time lapse tray styling as well as a short video of the tray close up. It is one of my YouTube shorts, so less than a minute! I would appreciate it if you would subscribe to my channel while you are there! Hit that subscribe button and the bell!😉
I know a lot of you prefer pictures and text, so let’s talk about this tray!
I started with a solid wood three tiered tray from Home Goods. This is a rather large tray, so it takes more items to fill, but it is a fun one to style. They do not currently sell this one anymore, but I did find this one that is similar is size.
I added two larger objects to begin with. The mini letter board is from Felt Creative Home. I love using these for tiered trays. They are the perfect size! I also added that adorable red chair. Every time I share one of these chairs I get so many questions about where it came from. I found it at Michaels in their spring collection, and I haven’t been able to find anything similar as of yet.
Then I added a few of my favorite small shop items.
I love mug toppers and Sweet Willow Faux Decor is one of my favorite go-to’s. And here’s a tip. You don’t always have to put them on mugs. I added this one to the top of a pint sized mason jar, added a quick bow, and voila! Cuteness overload!
I included this cute sign from Melinda My Simple Little Home. Melinda creates beautiful signs and beads. I have several of her items and I highly recommend her shop.
Did you ever get a set of those cute marshmallow mugs? Jill at Jilly Bean Knits Co crochets adorable hats for them. Every season and theme that you can think of, she’s got it.
I also decided in the beginning to stick with all yellows and reds. The possibilities for an apple tray are endless. You could do red and black; red and green; all green apples would be so cute!
I added some of the new apple plushies from my shop. They now come in a beautiful yellow option as well as red and green! And of course, one of the apple midi and mini pillows as well.
Then I started adding in quite a few apple picks and a couple other small pieces. One of the last things that I added was the cute “pick me” wooden pick.
Amber at New Market Farmhouse creates these pie and cake toppers. There are a lot of different options. They come bare wood, and I chose to stain mine and add a cute gingham bow. Amber makes a lot of other items as well including leather bracelets and key chains.
And there is this week’s tiered tray! Let me know what you think about the apple theme. Have you done an apple theme before? What color scheme did you go with? I would love to see your photos.
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Hope you enjoyed the tray break down. I’m looking forward to next week’s tray! Have a great weekend, y’all!