As I look around my home I find a beautiful collection of Crystal Serving Trays & Platters and the many ways I have used them. As you may already know, I’m delighted to find new ways to use everyday items so I do not need to pack them away waiting for a special occasion. In this article, I am sharing my favorite crystal trays and how I use them around the house all year long.
There was a time when I would have prized possessions packed away or stored on a top shelf. But, what is the point of having beautiful things if you aren’t going to use them? So, I started getting creative and looking at things differently. I hope there are enough ideas on every page to give you inspiration.
Crystal Serving Trays & Platters
This is a great example of how to adopt the trays for multi-purpose work. On special occasions either of these trays are elegant dinner service pieces. Fill these beautiful trays with delicate pastries, candies or fruit slices. When the party is over, set your trays all around the house. In the kitchen, these trays could easily display whole fruit, bread, or other items that generally gather on your kitchen counters. They certainly make cleaning easier. With everything gathered on one tray, you simply lift the tray, set it out of the way and clean the counter completely.
They can be used in the bathroom for a guest tower (soap, wash cloths, and personal care items). You can use it on your dressing table for your everyday make-up items, favorite perfumes, or everyday rings and bracelets.
Embellish Crystal Trays for the Holidays, Showers & Teas
Don’t forget to embellish your display by decorating the tray frame. For the holidays you can use garlands or Christmas ornaments.
When you are having a summer gathering, try wrapping or weaving ribbon in the color of your theme for your party. These crystal trays would make a great small gift display for weddings or showers as well.
Take your favorite collection of embellishments (beads, charms, and buttons) to create a unique centerpiece with fresh flowers. Don’t hesitate to use crystal when others might have used plastic or regular everyday serving trays. Make everyday special. Celebrate anytime for no reason!
Either of the tiered serving trays would be perfect to use as a rack to display your favorite treats, jewelry, or collections. They will add beauty and sparkle to your everyday activities.
Select A Unique Size for Unique Purposes
Think about the many ways you can use specific trays to serve your guests or display things around the house. The best way to incorporate the different crystal items into your home is to keep in mind the sizes you have while you are going about your day.
Most times we can use crystal in just about any situation where we might generally use other types of liners, trays, organizers, or everyday plates.
This is a great tray for olives, cherry tomatoes, or delicate pieces of home-made fudge during a party. On the vanity it is perfect for tiny bottles of perfume, your favorite ring and pendant, or your eyeglasses.
This elegant serving tray is a beautiful display piece for your hors d’oeuvres, bread sticks or crackers during the party, but wouldn’t it be a lovely piece to hold bracelets, barrettes, or even cotton balls and cotton swabs on your vanity table.
Like the crystal olive dish featured above, it would also hold you necklaces, rings, or eyeglasses. Perhaps even perfume bottles.
Take a crystal chip & dip tray featured below into any room in the house and you will find yourself using it for your collection of hair accessories with the small bands in the center. Or even to organize your craft tools. Imagine your colorful thread collection in the chip section and a few collectible thimbles, needles or a small magnifying glass in the dip section.
Of course it is lovely for chips and dip!
Crystal Serving Trays for Parties and Home Decor
Each of the featured selections can be used for different displays. Choose the tier options to create elegant serving table displays with a variety of fresh fruit, sandwich fillings, home-made candy, or your favorite snacks. You can decorate the display with fresh or silk flowers, ceramic figurines, or your favorite collections. Then place them in your kitchen and through out your home to use as organization trays, which helps tremendously on cleaning days.
Let your imagination spark even more ideas. I would love for you to share other ways that you have found to use your crystal serving trays and platters everyday.
There are dozens of gorgeous crystal serving trays available today. I selected a few of my favorites to feature. To see more, simply click the link here: Crystal Serving Tray Selections
Have fun and enjoy your crystal serving trays and platters anytime, not just for parties!