I have been looking for a nice little tray for serving tea, coffee, etc. and haven't found anything to my 'liking' so I created three using frames and some porcelain knobs from my local thrift store. The two smaller frames to make a 'set' for holding spoons, cream, sugar, etc. I began by taking them all apart and removing the glass. I primed and then painted them in this pretty pink color to match the decorative papers I planned to insert. (It should be noted that for some unknown reason to me, the paint 'crackled' in parts. I was going to sand and repaint but I actually thought it added to the 'aged' look of these!) Once they were painted, I distressed them a little with sandpaper.
For the main tray I added this fun quote and the vintage tea service image from The Graphics Fairy and inserted the papers into the frames.
The knobs for the 'feet' were attached also using E6000 glue. The handles are old spoons I had (also attached with E6000. . . can you tell I LOVE this glue??) but before I put one of the spoons on, I slipped an old elastic rhinestone ring over it.
This broken earring was added on using a jump ring to the existing picture hanger that for the life of me I could not remove no matter how hard I tried so . . . I decided I would work WITH it instead!
To add to the vintage charm of these, I added some more 'bling' (a.k.a. old jewelry) Hmm. . . Let's see if you can guess how I adhered the bling??. And now I'm looking forward to serving up tea and treats on these little beauties!