I use trays more in nice weather than I do any other time of year. I’m always carrying food or drinks from inside to out and back again. I have a variety of sizes and shapes. Here are some snappy ones to add to your collection.
HAY makes this perforated tray in six colors and in small, medium and large. I like the large size – .75”H x 13.75” in diameter. They are made from aluminum. The small is $35.00, the medium is $40.00 and the large is $60.00.
This enamel tray from HAY has a steel core and can be used for hot or cold temperatures. It is available in five colors, and some colors also come in a round shape. The rectangular shape is 1.75”H x 11”L x 7.75”W. It is $25.00.
I love this Floating Dots Lacquered Tray by Lisa Perry. I was given one as a present and it is my favorite new item. The tray is white lacquer with multicolored dots. It has cutout handles and protective felt feet. $185.
I love this round fish tray. It is made from laminated birch wood and is 12.2” in diameter. It is dishwasher safe. It is on sale for $36.00.
I also love this Klippan Viola Large Round Tray. It is 15” in diameter and on sale for $40.00.
This Ikea tray is not food safe, but is decorative and useful for serving. It is made from mango wood and then lacquered. The handles are steel. It is 20”L x 13”W x 4”H and $29.99.
I love this extra large banquet tray made by Annieglass. It is 21.5″L x 7.25″W. It comes with a gold edge or a platinum edge and is dishwasher safe. $263.00.
This large Caspari rattan tray is a lovely way to serve drinks, cheeses and crackers, or left in the bar or on the kitchen counter. It is made from rattan in a durable double-weave. It is handmade in Myanmar and is $52.00.
These nature-inspired lacquer serving trays come from a woman-owned company in San Francisco. The vertical sides of these trays almost glow with a slightly translucent lacquer. There are many more appealing patterns in each size.
15” x 20” Conch and Pink Magnolia trays, $100
Note: The trays in the header image were no longer available when this article went to press, but these 12″ square lacquered trays, in 7 colors, by Jonathan Adler come pretty close. $38.00 and up.