Most of these items, including the tray, were a birthday present for me from my lovely Aunty. My Aunty lives in California and she has the most gorgeous home that is decorated in a simple, French style. She is my inspiration when it comes to home decor and I picked up a lot of tips and advice when staying with her earlier this year. Trayscapes are one of them.
Trayscapes are so easy to do and you can personalise them in any way that you like. Get a good looking tray, either a brand new one like this one from John Lewis, or have a look in charity shops/ second hand shops for ones that you could clean and upcycle- wooden and metal ones would be particularly good for that kind of thing. Next, add any items that you want, but don't overfill the tray, keep it simple and the items classy or quirky.
Hurricane vases with large candles will always look great, and add that French, rustic kind of style. As I love candles, I've also included a small scented candle here, which gets used and replaced regularly, unlike the big hurricane vase candle which is there for display really. Next, the photo frame adds a personal touch. The black and white photo goes with the grey scale, keeping it classic. I love this photo, which was taken around new years day- it's me and my fiancé on a beach in Dorset, and the sea had just produced a particular large wave, which is what we're running away from! Finally, as we're planning a wedding at the moment, I've included these two 'Top Tips for Grooms/ Brides' as they look lovely on the tray and are great to dip in to now and again. They were an engagement present from the best man and his girlfriend and we've been reading a tip to each other every evening or so since.
So that's my trayscape! What do you think? What kind of items would you put on yours?