I love to decorate with silver trays. I use them in my dining room, bathroom, living room- anywhere I want a touch of bling and beauty. I bought several large silver trays at the Long Beach Antique Market a couple of weeks ago.
I decided to hang one in my dining room against my red wall. It's very easy to do.
There are a couple of different ways to do this, but I think this is the simplest. Use a large plate holder that you can get at any hardware store. You may need to stretch the springs a little. Make sure you buy the kind with plastic covered hooks so your silver doesn't get scratched.
From the front, it's almost impossible to see the hooks. Look closely, they're there!
Next, I drape a pretty ribbon through the hanging wire of the plate holder. Leave a loop about 8 inches long and tie the ribbon in a bow. Hammer your nail into the wall and hang the tray from the plate holder.
Then holding the bow above the tray hammer a second nail for the bow to rest on. The tray will be supported by the wire, the ribbon is merely decorative.
Some vintage trays have a stainless steel base making them magnetic. Don't you think this makes a great memo board?
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