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Using Trays for Holiday Decorating

Using trays of all kinds is something I do throughout the year. Right now everything at my house is geared toward Christmas. That includes my trays!

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Kitchen Christmas Tray

I almost alway have a tray of some sort on the island in my kitchen. This is a gathering place for family and friends.

For the holidays I have selected a large wooden tray and layered it with these sweet red cookie boxes from Target.

Now Jinx the Kitchen Manager in charge of feeding Santa’s elves three heavily sugared meals each day. Jinx has asked Santa several times to be moved to Toy Production, but Santa has told him he needs to see more passion and attention to detail in his work, so at this time, he is not promotable.

So…until Jinx gets promoted he is going to continue to hang out in my kitchen and help out while I bake all of my Christmas cookies!

I don’t see Jinx available online any longer, but here is a pair of elves that might help you do your holiday baking!

You may notice those cookie boxes are empty. I haven’t started baking yet! In just a few short weeks those cookie trays will be filled to the brim! Of course a small Christmas tree is part of my

A Mrs. Claus Cookie company kitchen towel and a mug for my hot cocoa are tucked on the tray for now.

In addition to my cookie boxes, there are also dishes filled with peppermints and candy canes! My granddaughters will be visiting for the holidays and I know they will cozy up to this tray on my island!

My kitchen tray is filled with nods to my holiday baking! All I need to add is the cookies!

Bedside trays

In our bedroom I have added a silver tray with a bottle of bubbly, a candle, a pair of flutes and a chocolate heart! Just the thing for a romantic evening illuminated by the glow of my bedroom Christmas tree.

In my granddaughters’ room I have prepared a couple of trays out of wooden chargers with some treats for them!

Until the girls arrive, a faux cupcake decorates the little red pedestal. A tiny gift is tucked into a little gift box. Each of the girls will receive their own Santa mug for cocoa during the holidays. A breakfast tray with some Christmas cheer like this is a nice touch for any guests you have staying for the holidays. You can find your own Santa mugs here!

Those faux cupcakes are so adorable, I wanted to give you a close up shot! These came from My Faux Sweets on Etsy! She does beautiful work!

I hope this has given you some ideas for sharing holiday decor on a tray in your home!

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19 Comments

  1. Jinx doesn’t understand how important cookies are for the holidays. I found your tray adorable, Chole!
    Merry Christmas hugs,
    Rachelle

  2. Chloe, I adore your sweet little elf tray. It is so playful and brings out the silliness in me for the holidays. I can’t help but feel the excitement and anticipation when I see this whimsical tray filled with fun. Definitely, it brings a smile and even a giggle to me. Have a wonderful holiday season.

  3. Chloe, your elf has been very busy getting ready for Christmas. He looks so excited and pleased with his efforts. Your grandchildren will love it.
    Lynne

  4. Oooh can I be one of your granddaughters?! The little trays in their room will make them so happy! And they’ll be happy in the kitchen too – your elf-approved tray full of cookies is adorable. And you know I love the champagne tray in your primary – a perfect way to relax after a hard day’s baking. 🙂 SO nice touring with you! Catch you out there soon!

  5. Chloe,
    I am so in love with this whole post!! LOL!! I LOVE everything you used for the trays!! I decorate my Kitchen in a candy, gingerbread and baking theme and bought a bunch of new things this year and created a whole new Beverage Bar so this post really tickled my fancy!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

  6. Hi Chloe, What fun ideas! I love the Santa mug. Circling back to check the link!
    So Cute! xo laura in Colorado

  7. I love all your trays Chloe. That Jinx though is adorable. Your kitchen island tray just makes me happy. So fun and whimsical and perfect for the season. Nice to be touring with you today. Enjoy the season. XO- MaryJo

  8. Hi, Chloe; the kitchen elf has such an important role, and Christmas cookies are a must, how festive!!

  9. Calypso in the Country says:

    So much fun, Chloe! I love your accessories and all the color! Great to hop with you again!
    Shelley

  10. Oh Chloe, how cute and fun are these Christmas trays!! I love Jinx and all his cookie making accessories! Adorable! Your granddaughters are going to be delighted with all the sweet treats and their very own Santa mugs! How lovely to retire to your room and sip on a glass of bubbly after a hectic holiday day~ thanks for the smiles and Happy December!

  11. Your trays are just adorable Chloe! I love Jinx! I have a santa mug just like yours and now you’ve inspired me to go find him. It looks so cute with candy canes. Thanks so much for all the great ideas! Happy Holidays!

  12. Choloe, your tray is adorable! Your grandchildren are going to love this. I know my kids would. Fabulous post. So nice to tour with you.

  13. Chloe,
    OMG, I love your kitchen tray. Jinx is adorable and I love all of those accessories. Your granddaughters are going to love their roos and all of their goodies.
    Have a wonderful holiday season.
    Hugs,
    Bev

  14. Jinx is adorable. How fun to create different trays. I love the champagne tray. We have champagne every Sunday. Elves have been busy around your house. I am sure the cookies will be delicious. Your granddaughters will be so delighted.

  15. Chloe! You make the best trays! Jinx is super cute! Really so whimsical! Lovely hopping with you! Merry Christmas! Toodles, Kathryn

  16. I love your Jinx tray!! The trays for your very special little guests are so sweet too. You never fail to amaze me with you talents. Thank you for joining in the fun. Pinned! Hugs!!

  17. Your tray vignette is adorable and I’m totally in love with your whimsical elf! It was nice touring with you. Come share each week at the #HomeMattersParty every Thursday 9pm EST through Monday!

  18. Chloe, your elf on a tray is such a cute idea. Each detail is so thoughtful. Love the idea of the cupcake. What fun for your granddaughter. Merry Christmas.

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