Sunday, May 31, 2015

Painted Metal Tray & Lemony Treats

We had a yard sale at work last week and I of course did some shopping while I ran the show.  I got lots of VHS movies for the camper, a couple purses, a Thanksgiving tablecloth and this silver handled tray.  It was in pretty rough shape and couldn't be polished back to good, so what did I do?
Painted it of course!  It looks pretty sweet all painted in white.  The handle wouldn't stay standing so I tied some bright yellow lace onto it so that it would help the handles stay. 
Of course it needed something more.  So I made some Lemonies aka Lemon Brownies.  Here is the recipe I used from My Daydream Kitchen.  I didn't have any lemons so I used some lemon oil and Realemon juice.  I also added some white chocolate chips to the batter.  They taste so fresh and are yummy! 
See, now doesn't my little tray look even better holding a batch of Lemonies?  They match the lace perfectly!  The brownies are sitting on a doily for food safety and to add to the charm. 
And it has been so hot here suddenly, that I have been craving thirst quenching drinks like Peach Iced Tea and sweet and sour lemonade.  Since I was already using Realemon juice for my Lemonies, I whipped up some lemonade following the recipe on the bottle.  I get the big bottles from Costco and they usually last me awhile.  This recipe is simple and only requires 3 ingredients--water, sugar and lemon juice.
I love putting my fresh lemonade into these French Lemonade bottles.  Two batches of the lemonade recipe fills these bottles and there is even a little left over to have a glass to enjoy.  I've got to go pour myself a glass right now!
If it's hot and steamy where you are, or if you just wish it was, whip up some of these delicious lemon treats to help keep you cool!


16 comments:

Laurel Stephens said...

Trisha!! Did I miss the recipe for those luscious lemon brownies?! How can you tease us like this?! :) I have seen so many silver trays, etc. at yard sales that I passed up because they had an unfixable finish. You are brilliant to think of painting them. Smart lady! Looks fab!

LV said...

It is wonderful what a little paint and work can do.

June said...

Peach iced tea sounds amazing! I hear it may have hit 90 there already. That's wild---not even the 1st of June!
Have a wonderful week Trisha!
hugs...

Rebecca Mclellan said...

Whoa - is this cute or what. I have some silver serving plates that I've been hanging on to "just Because" but I didn't know you could paint them. Thanks for sharing - I will use this idea !!! Visiting from Strangers & Pilgrims.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow Trisha you outdid yourself with the transforming the tray. The brownies and ice tea look and sound amazing. Thanks for sharing at our first a Cooking & Crafting with J&J Party!
Julie

Jenny's Heart said...

I love lemon anything so this is right up my alley. Cute and yummy a perfect combination.

Jessica Pelasky said...

Looks like you had some great finds!

Thanks for joining the Cooking & Crafting with J & J Link Up! :)

Stephanie said...

Mmmm... fresh lemonade, what a sweet treat! I love the painted metal! You made the tray look brand new and the white color is very refreshing.

Thank you so much for sharing with Roses of Inspiration - it's a joy to have you at the party. Hugs!

Hummingbirds Nest said...

mmmm! I love all things Lemon! I actually just posted a recipe for Lemon Drizzle cakes on my blog!! Yourstray is darling and your sweet treats look divine!!!

Thank you for sharing!

~Ana (Cozy Tea Cottage)

Donna said...

I love your painted silver tray, Trisha! It is perfect for holding your sweet treats! And I also love how you bottled your home made lemonade, tres chic!

Gentle Joy said...

What a nice idea... keeps that tray in use for much longer. :) The treats look wonderful also. :)

aspiritofsimplicity said...

everything looks so lovely and I wish I was there to share with you. It is cold and rainy and gray here with a sea breeze as well. I am feeling punky today and am drinking tea in bed hoping to get better sooner rather than later. I will be imagining your delicious lemonade and sunshine.

Kelly Deal said...

Hi Trisha! That silver bowel looks so pretty painted and those brownies look absolutely delish! You had me at lemon!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your lemon brownies look delicious! Great idea to use the ribbon to hold the handle up. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

JES said...

The paint did a marvelous job! Your tray came out lovely and your food creations are beautiful. Thank you for sharing this pleasant read on the Art of Home-Making Mondays :)

Have a Daily said...

Great redo on the stand and I love all of your lemony goodness! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann