May 18, 2011

Glass Tray transformation and Bloggers Lunch

I never pass up glass trays, these babies are just begging to be transformed

Oh yes, remember these?  I think they were from the 80's and went great with pineapple decor.

  Do you remember when pineapples were all the rage?  I had pineapple wallpaper and brown carpets!

Just be sure that the tray has screws or some way to remove the glass.  Some trays are sealed, then you would end up with an 80's tray you can't do anything with and you will probably have to get brown carpet.

I painted it heirloom white and added vintage fabric.  I didn't shabby it up, sometimes it is better to leave well enough alone.

I think this was from the 80's also

I gave it a coat of heirloom white paint and added a french graphic (Thank You Graphics Fairy) that I printed onto pink satin fabric

Here you have it all spruced up!  

Both are in my booth at Orange Tree.

Now I have to tell you about a fun lunch I went to this week.  I got together with Central Florida Bloggers

Vicki from The Rusty Rooster, Kathy (No blog YET), Me from
Shelley our host from Sweet Pea Home, Sue from SueBees and Susie from

The whole group again with Sweet Sylvia from My Trinkets (Bottom left)

The lunch was at Shelley's gorgeous home!

And included fabulous food,
Susie brought this delicious cake!

If you have not yet gotten together with local bloggers, you should!  It was soooo fun.  Shelley started the ball rolling with a post entitled "Calling all Central Florida Bloggers" and the rest is history.

It was instant bonding and friendship with people that love all the things you do.
We couldn't quit talking about every thrift store, antique store, and antique fair in our part of town.  What was and wasn't selling locally, blogs, and trends.  This was our first get together, but not our last!  

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Happy Creating!



Anonymous said...

Carol it looks like you all had a wonderful time! I have met 1/2 dozen or so of my blogging buds and they are all just fantastic and life friends now!

Great transformations! The tray is so pretty and I love the graphic you chose for the cute shelf!

Rebecca said... the the shelf!!!!

The pictures of you and all the 'gals' is priceless. LOVE IT!


KarenSue said...

It was so much fun! I hope we keep this going.
I love what you did to this tray!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Gorgeous tray ~ love that floral fabric! The little shelf turned out great, too. I didn't know you could print on satin fabric!!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Great tray Carol and the shelf too! Your luncheon sounds like a lot of fun! ~Stacy~ xo

sissie said...

Stop it Carol!!!! You are making me want to create all of these wonderful things that you keep coming up with!!! You are wearing me out!, but I love it! You are so talented.
These trays are so cute. I love it that you were able to get together with other bloggers, love the picture of you all.


Debbie said...

How fun to get away with other bloggers! I've never done that. And as usual, I love your newest transformations. BTW, I recently told my daughters all about your adventure since leaving the business world. They think your story rocks!

Gina said...

Love the tray & shelf! I couldn't imagine how you were going to get rid of the angel on that shelf, but you did it & successfully too.

Anonymous said...

thats such a lovely photo of you and your blogging friends, its so nice that the friendships expand past the inter net.

La said...

What fun.

Your projects turned out great, Carol!

laxsupermom said...

Beautiful transformations! I love that graphic you used on the shelf! Your luncheon sounds like so much fun! I don't know of any local bloggers, but it looks like I should put the call out. Thanks for sharing.

Suzann said...

Hello Carol,
I Love the tray and the shelf, they looks great!!!
Looks like you guys had a great time at the luncheon.
I am sorry I had to miss it but hopefully there will be another one so I can meet everyone
Suzann ~xoxo~

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

HOW FUN! I am jealous Carol. You all look like you had so much fun. I am actually going to try to get together with some Carolina girls. There are a lot of girls here that blog, and we must meet sometime. Love the tray too btw!!~

BonjourRomance said...

Looks like so much fun Carol! I just met up with a lovely blogger friend here in PAris, and it was fantastic!
The tray and shelf looks wonderful.
Will be in touch soon.

Laurie Brown said...

You won't just have to get brown carpet, you'll also have to get a sofa with a hideous brown and gold pattern on it!

raggygirlvintage said...

Never ceases to amaze me how a coat of paint can transform! And you blogger lunch looks like so much fun, I like that you had it in a home, nice and personal. Always inpspiring to be with peeps who get you!

raggygirlvintage said...

Oh, and thanks for stopping by!

Kathy said...

Another great visit with you Carol! Wish I didn't have to leave sooo early! Let's do it again FOR SURE! Love your new items,I need to pay Orange Tree a visit! Hope to see you soon~


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

FAB.U.LOUS!!!! They look NOTHING like their original "selves"... :-) LOVE them.


Char said...

Carol, another great idea and very pretty too. I really like the new graphic and surely can remember those prim angels.
As for pineapples....they are always in vogue because they are the symbol of welcome.
Looks like you all had a great time at the blogger luncheon. What fun, Char

Sylvia said...

Hi Carol, I sure had a great time meeting you and the rest of the are quite a fun person to be around and I sure hope we get together again soon.
I will have to take my girlfriends and visit Orange Tree.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hey you!!!
Always creating!!! I see those things and just pass them bye!
Looks like a great group of gals!!! How fun to meet and talk "shop'!!!
What should we do when you come to MN!?? Shop, create, eat, shop, create, eat???
deb :)

sweetpea said...

hello carol! glad to meet you in person! it sounds like the lunch was the first of many more to come! let's hope!



polkadotpeticoat said...

What a beautiful post your name caught my eye!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

How wonderful to get together with blogging friends! And hahahah! Yes! I remember the pineapple craze!
Have a pretty day!

polkadotpeticoat said...

What part of MN I lived near Rochester for about 8 years on a dairy farm.
we moved there from Seattle when my dad had his mid-life crisis!
It's funny my own hubby had his a few years ago...thank God he didn't move me to a dairy farm phew that was a lot of work!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my goodness! Now I have to make a Goodwill hunt! Lovely. Your luncheon looks wonderful.

Elyse said...

hi carol,

fabulous transformations as always!

how fun to get a group together. i should do that where i am. i'll put it on the to-do list for 2011. you all look so happy and beautiful!

happy weekend


Olivia said...

My oh my that tray is FABULOUS! What fun to get together with all those amazing bloggers...I would have been there except smalltown USA is a far cry from Florida!
Squishy hugs,

Linda said...

Your gathering looks like great fun! Such a wonderful idea! I love your projects...very always come up with the best ideas!

Craft Until Your Arts Content said...

What a lovely idea , to have lunch. I love the transformations you have done.


Diann said...

Love the tray and shelf. So pretty. Looks like you had a fun get together!

Cottage Touch said...

Lovely post..Happy Pink Saturday...

Ginger said...

Your tray is beautiful, dont think I have seen those before. What fun to meet with fellow bloggers. I have met Rebecca and I love being around her.
Your crafts inspire me so much, keep up the good work.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Carol, you look so pretty in the picture. I never see those glass trays around here and you would think I would since I live close to Williamsburg which is the pineapple hospitality capital. :) Yours look so pretty in the white paint. xoxo Lynn P.S. I never had brown carpet but I had a red shag rug....wowzer!

Dina said...

Fabulous redo of the tray!! I will see if we got some of them around here but I never saw these things before (the ones with the glass)... interesting!
btw love the fabric you used for the tray and you are right: this really isn't in need of getting shabby. :)

Vicki said...

Love that tray! You are such a hoot in person. So glad we got together. See ya soon!