Saturday, July 16, 2011

Flag Tray from Sur La Table

Did you see Susan's tutorial on her beautiful blog

Between Naps On The Porch

on how to make a Pottery Barn knock-off flag for your wall?

She went to a great deal of effort to get this DARLING

smaller version completed for the top of her hutch on the porch.

I showed it to my husband & told him

"You could do this, ya' know"

His reply was.... "YOU could do it, too, you know!"

Instead, I went shopping here


& found...


THIS big tray at


Sur La Table on sale!

Marked down from $30 to only $12.


They had lots of other July 4th items marked down 40%, too.


I need to clear off the top of the bakers rack to

position it properly but I couldn't wait to show you how cute

it goes with all my patriotic items!


Oh & let me share with you my cute little porcelain soup tureen.

(Found that at my favorite thrift store, not Sur La Table)

Lets take a closer look...


Isn't she adorable?

I love all her scrolls & curves & embossed flowers!

I bought a similar, MUCH bigger, but not a twin

soup tureen that I'll show you in an upcoming post.

So, if you're not inclined to cut wood & paint strips & glue on stars,

like Susan did,

RUN to your nearest Sur La Table store & grab

a flag tray instead.


Thanks for stopping by The Gazebo House today.


Enjoy your weekend!

I'm linking up with The Tablescaper for

Seasonal Sundays

'cus every season is shopping season!


  1. Rett, love your tray! It is too cute for words! That's an awesome price, too. Your tureen is adorable! :)

  2. I'd say you scored!!! Love both pieces.

  3. What a great tray! And before I even saw what you wrote my first thought was "adorable" for your new tureen! Love the flowers:@)

  4. That's great! I love the price! And the tureen is so sweet!

  5. WHat a perfect find. The tray is such a great solution. And I love the tureen. I would love to have a teapot in a similar design.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  6. Hi Rett, I love your flag tray as well as the tureen, and it was fun seeing wher you shop.
    Hugs, Beth

  7. You were burnin up with the hot deal this week Rett. Of course I love the tray and what a great price but that little tureen is to die for. I'm pure green with envy today.

  8. What a great find!! That tray is just adorable, and you can't beat the price!!

  9. Great the mini tureen.
    Hope you are staying cool in this heatwave, Rett!

  10. You're pretty clever there, Rett! That was a great buy and will be perfect on top of the baker's rack.

  11. Very cool tray. Love the tureen. Happy Summer, many blessings, marlis

  12. Rett, You are a wise shopper for sure! I just had a reader send me an e-mail about this wonderful bargain!
    YOu did a beautiful job putting in a bright vignette!
    xo Yvonne

  13. Rett, I saw these trays at Sur La Table on Wednesday when I stopped by to return something. I was really tempted. All there 4th of July things were marked down to great prices. Where to put it? That's the big question here. LOL
    Glad you got one. It will look terrific on the baker's rack.
    Happy weekend! ~ Sarah

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  15. Rett, I just realized that I could go shopping at Easton for a visit to Sur la Table, but your shopping center there looks a lot nicer! Wow. Your tray is such a fun and fantastic look and I love your "new" tureen. I want to come shopping with you! Also wanted to say your last post of the potato salad looked so delish. Missed having you with us today- We're hoping the fall will bring us together again and that you'll be able to join us. It was so very hot/humid today but we still had a good time together. Stay cool!
    ~ Sue

  16. You always manage to find the neatest stuff! Nice tray...for nice $$! Congrats!

  17. Rett,
    I love it and I love the price. I would have gone out and bought all the stuff and never finished it!

    Hope your summer is going well.

  18. Love your Flag tray but alas we do not have a Sur la Table in our area, Boo, BUT I am off to check online. I'm with you, if one can buy it for $12.00, why make it???? Thanks for sharing and that is a beautiful shopping area.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  19. Oh, my! I just want to go to that shopping center and stare at the flowers! Gorgeous!
    I love Sur La Table, but have not visited in awhile. The tray is awesome and that tureen is too cute!
    In response to your queston on my blog, the doll bunny slippers were purchased at Michael's. Let me know if you cannot find them. I am happy to be a personal shopper!

  20. Hi Rett, Great tray, a wonderful find. Love you tureen, cannot wait to the see the larger one. Enjoy the week and take care:)

  21. Rett:

    Great tray and awesome price!

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  22. Nothing like a great sale score to get the design juices flowing. Good get! Thank you for sharing your wonderful new finds. Cherry Kay

  23. The tray is adorable and a lot less work. I love the tureen also. I am a new follower.

  24. Thanks for stopping by & leaving a comment on my blog this afternoon. I really do appreciate it.

  25. I love a good sale and that tray is wonderful, Rett, and so is the pretty soup tureen!

  26. First of all, what a great shopping center, Rett! Great find on the tray. You and your hubby's conversation about the flag piece sounds like me and my hubby only in reverse. : ) That little tureen is not only adorable, but I love the detail on it. So cute with a little ladle, too!

  27. I like your tray. It is too cute and very stylish. Your tureen is adorable. Your collection are very unique and superb as well as very different from others.
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  28. The tray is gorgeous~you found a great tray! Love the price!


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