More Good Things That Come in Small Packages: Trinket Trays

Trinket trays, catch-all dishes, whatever you call them, these little pieces are ideal for containing and organizing all kinds of bits and pieces on an open surface like a table or countertop. The uses of a trinket tray are virtually endless: you can stash jewelry, keys, loose change, hair accessories, reading glasses, smaller office supplies, and basically any little items that you’d like to keep out and ready, and use often. Keeping these items in a trinket tray means they’ll look neat and organized, and have a designated place to live when not in use, so you’ll know exactly where to find them when you need them. Because they’re meant to be out in the open rather than tucked inside a drawer or stowed away on a shelf, they’re a perfect opportunity to convey a little something about your style, your personality, or your story. A trinket tray can be an object of art, beauty, whimsy, design, creativity, or nostalgia. Here’s what’s caught my eye…

For my Lily Pulitzer fans, and at a goodly bargain from Nordstrom Rack.

Another Nordstrom Rack find, Vera Bradley floral chintz in rich colors looks classically beautiful on this glass trinket tray for less than $10.

I’m very into the simple design of this sleek and chic ring holder; it could also be a cool place to park hair ties.

A fine-feathered specimen in fused glass by glassworks artist Anne Simon.

This cratered moon dish is such a funky little lunar landing spot.

L.A. glassworks artist Janel Foo uses shape and color to make stained glass look incredibly modern; this iridescent triangular bowl is a primo example.

I love this sculptural hand-shaped form with its cool retro-modern vibe that’s warmed up with a copper finish.

This pink llama catch-all is completely fun-fabulous, and has three separate sections for holding items, which makes it even more wonderful.

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