January 28, 2019
Serving Trays Never Go Out of Style
The days of plain old serving trays are over and the day of decorative trays has dawned. Trays are available in exciting colors, shapes and materials that are just too beautiful to be hidden away in a pantry or cabinet. Today’s trays are decorative accents that are meant to be seen!
When serving an over-the-top dinner with all your best china and silver having an attractive serving tray is essential. Some serving trays represent style and sophistication and others elegance and refinement. The tray you choose will reflect your unique style and tastes. It will also depend on your needs. The serving tray you use to serve your Thanksgiving dinner will be much larger than the one you use to serve a bowl of soup to a child with the sniffles. Have as many sizes as you need to serve your purposes.
Many families have trays that were given to them as wedding gifts and they become cherished family heirlooms. Trays are very useful and beautiful gifts for weddings, bridal showers or anniversaries. Even if only used for special occasions they become a much loved part of every major holiday.
When buying a dinner serving tray it is often a good idea to choose a neutral color or finish since over the years china colors and patterns sometimes change and may change many times. You will want to choose a tray that will look nice with any color or pattern. Metal tiered trays are most durable and will not change over the time, especially the galvanized tiered tray, galvanized tiered tray will give your home that rustic feel and will last long time.
Generally you should have one for special occasions, one for breakfast in bed and possibly a smaller one for lunch or a snack. Your dinner tray should be large enough and strong enough to carry serving bowls, or plates, cups, napkins and silverware, not too heavy or it will be difficult to use and in all probability won’t be.
Shop serving trays on the Internet and you will find a wide range of materials, colors, sizes, shapes, and finishes. Traditionally serving trays were usually silver. Today trays can be metal, ceramic, china, wood, or glass. Some are true works of art with hand painting. There’s a style serving tray for any taste and style. For those who love the Contemporary style there’s trays such as the Asian inspired trays or very unique worm wood, and various glass and mirrored trays for coffee or drinks. For the more traditional taste there’s a wide range of trays from Gold Capiz and very beautiful wood styles to gleaming elegant metals. Whether you prefer something very formal or something casual, one of the European or North American designs, the tray is vital to any home or kitchen.