“the technique of tray meals”
One of my favorite decorating and entertaining muses was the British writer Agnes Jekyll (1861-1937). Agnes was famous for entertaining and gracious living. And she was particularly fond of decorative trays. In her book, Kitchen Essays, she wrote, "Remember that the whole tone of the day can be set into a happy major key instead of into a mournful one by the mere aspect of the breakfast tray." Jekyll’s words are the quintessential description of everything one wants in decorative trays.
Jekyll talks about "the technique of tray meals." It's as charming a phrase now as it was when she wrote the essay called "Tray Food" about serving trays and their uses in 1922.
When they are not being used for serving, decorative trays are decorative accessories that can make home decor cheery. From large trays to ottoman trays, wood trays to wicker trays to plastic trays, you just cannot have too many decorative trays. Trays make great gifts too! See our decorative bed tray collection.