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You Need One of These Chic Serving Trays for Your Next Soiree

Veranda Logo By Sara Clark of Veranda | Slide 1 of 22: The serving tray is perhaps the unsung hero of the home. They are that perfect intersection of artful sculpture and functional object that leads many a hostess and interior designer to secretly stash away a collection worthy of Buckingham Palace's scullery. Just as you can never have too many purses, you can never have too many trays. In fact, they arguably have more uses than your purse collection. Trays can of course be used to serve breakfast in bed or cocktails when 5 o'clock rolls around, but they can also be used to artfully style objects on a coffee table, organize bathroom essentials, and squirrel away the home office that's cropped up on the dining table when company arrives unexpectedly. From handwoven rattan to silky polished wood and beautifully honed marble, there's a tray for every purpose imaginable. It's time to make room for just a few more.

The serving tray is perhaps the unsung hero of the home. They are that perfect intersection of artful sculpture and functional object that leads many a hostess and interior designer to secretly stash away a collection worthy of Buckingham Palace's scullery. Just as you can never have too many purses, you can never have too many trays.

In fact, they arguably have more uses than your purse collection. Trays can of course be used to serve breakfast in bed or cocktails when 5 o'clock rolls around, but they can also be used to artfully style objects on a coffee table, organize bathroom essentials, and squirrel away the home office that's cropped up on the dining table when company arrives unexpectedly.

From handwoven rattan to silky polished wood and beautifully honed marble, there's a tray for every purpose imaginable. It's time to make room for just a few more.

© Amanda Lindroth

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