Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Treats For The Sweet Burlap Lined Tray!

Remember my hot cocoa tray from last December?  I wanted to do something similar to welcome Fall, so I took my trusty Longaberger tray that has been with me for nearly a decade and lined it with some burlap I had sitting around, then transformed it into an autumn style
Treats For The Sweet Tray!

 I think trays are so inviting, don't you?!  I used peanuts and candy corn, one of my more recently discovered favorite fall snacks, as sort of an inspiration for this vignette.  I used a frame I already had and my alphabet stamps to make a welcoming little sign...

I love using these little stamps.  No need to worry about the imperfections, they add to the old-fashioned charm!

To go along with my theme, I took my Southern Living hurricane, another nearly decade old companion, and put a candle in it.  I then poured candy corn around the candle to fill the hurricane, and it can now glow sweetly in my kitchen!

I also found a darling candy corn votive at Pier One for $1, and a cute little candy corn dish in the Target value section for $2.50.  This made a very inexpensive and fun accent.

That little polka dot Happy Halloween bucket was $1, also found in the Target value section.  It is housing York Peppermint Patties, a favorite low-fat chocolate snack of mine!  At Christmas you may remember I found sweet little gingerbread men marshmallows for my hot cocoa tray.  Well, last week at Walmart I happened to see these cute GhostMallows and thought they would be fun for this Halloween season!

I put them in one of my canning jars next to a container of pumpkin spice hot cocoa (also from Walmart) for a warm and comforting fall drink.

This cocoa is delicious made with a mug of water heated in the microwave, 3 TBSP of the pumpkin spice cocoa mix, a splash of pumpkin spice coffee creamer (my favorite is from Aldi), and a few GhostMallows to top if off.  Such a treat, you should come by sometime for a cup!  We'll curl up in my green chair corner and chat while we sip!

And we'll have to bring the jar of candy corn and peanuts too...this perfect blend of sweet and salty can keep company with us while we catch up!

Right now my Treats For The Sweet Tray sits on my kitchen counter, inviting me to stop, sit, snack, and savor.  I hope you'll come on by sometime to enjoy it with me!

Happy Fall Y'all!  Be sweet and stop in for a treat!


(This is my first blog party...my mom loves getting inspiration from this one...I hope I am doing this right!!)


  1. Love it. What a great idea having a treat tray. I have visitors all the time and this would be a great thing to do...love it.Great post.

  2. Thank you Debbie! We have a pretty steady flow of people in our home too and I find trays to be fun for them, and for our family as well! Have a blessed September day!! Thanks for the encouraging words. :)