Monday, June 21, 2010

NASHCO TRAY

I found this very interesting tray while thrifting

This is a metal tray with a hand painted design
This angle does not show the design

It has a label on the back 
NASHCO PRODUCTS 
NEW YORK
Hand-Painted chip and alcohol resistant
The Nashco Products Co. of New York City produced serving trays from the 1920s through the 1950s. They were used for serving drinks or appetizers to guests or as wall decorations. Trays of the 18th and 19th centuries were painted black with handpainted or stenciled motifs; French-made pieces are known as Toleware. Nashco made circular, square, and rectangular trays, as well as bowls and vanity trays. 

In doing research on this tray I found mostly toile painted trays
This one is much more Mid-Century Modern as you can see
and I would guess made in the 50's
That wonderful turquoise color is so popular now
This try will be heading to my Etsy shop soon
I'm joining in these fun parties today















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I hope you will go by and check out the other fun posts!

Always,
Linda

28 comments:

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Hi Linda. What a unique tray. I love that color. So "50's".

Debbie said...

50's for sure....my husband and I use to collect art deco stuff, and we have several trays like this....the color alone is awesome...great find Linda!!~

Grannys Attic said...

Love that 50's tray! What a great find. Blessings, Vicky

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Fab tray!! Loving the color!
*hugs*Deb

GardenofDaisies said...

That is a gorgeous color! Good find!!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I'm with Garden - what a gorgeous color.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Great color! It is tradition on this side of the world to use a tray when serving guests. I haven't gotten used to that even after 15-1/2 years of living here. I think it is so wonderful that so many old things are still floating around out there and that there are folks who hunt them out. We have such a throwaway society these days and things aren't made to last like they used to. Have a great day! :) Tammy

Douce France..... said...

It's a very nice one Linda! I really like the color. Don't you collect trays? I do!
Have a nice day!

My name is PJ. said...

Another excellent find, Linda! I keep forgetting about your Etsy shop! I just bookmarked it. :)

Donna said...

Hi Linda
Your tray is a real find! The color is terrific, and so in right now! I really love trays, and I bet this one wont last long in your etsy shop!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Linda~ ~ ~Great tray. Just stopped by to see what you are up to.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Queenie said...

Hey Linda,
This tray is the prettiest color...thanks for all of the information on Nashco Trays too :)

Loved seeing your finds that you came home with in the post below too, how neat that I used to have those Aqua Apple Shaped little dishes that you found :)
Hope you have a great day!
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Creations By Cindy said...

Ooh, love the tray! Be blessed. Cindy

Nancy's Notes said...

That is just an awesome find, love the tray and the color is fabulous! Oh those 50's colors are great, my bathroom growing up had turquoise tile and I have always been crazy about turquoise!

Have a great day Linda!

Nancy

Diann said...

REALLY nice tray Linda! It looks like it is in great shape. the color and design is perfect. I really love it. of course, I am a major retro tray kinda gal! LOL

~~Carol~~ said...

I was so afraid you were going to say that you will be painting that tray! It's just fabulous, from the color to the design. Great find, Linda!

Chatty Crone said...

I love that tray and the color - it does look like the 50's and summer time! sandie

mrs. c said...

You are the queen of finding " that good stuff" and I am always excited to see your finds. I did not go back to get the snack trays but we are going out this weekend to estate sales!

Deb said...

Hi Linda - Petemalt can be bought at any pet-store and there are many different companies that make it. Cat's usually like it because of the flavoring. Thanks for stopping by. Deb =^..^=x5

Jenny said...

That is a great find - I love it!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Linda, this examples proves the advertisement..."chip and alcohol resistant". It looks new! Great find. laurie

Mary said...

Pretty turquoise serving tray, Linda. I love the pink swirly design on it.

Sherrie said...

You know how much I love turquoise and my birthday is coming up, hint, hint. Thanks for showing. I'm back to work getting the shop ready for the opening. How are you doing on Etsy? Have a great day.

Style Sisters said...

I am so happy to hear you received your napkin rings and that you love them! So fun to meet you and I love your blog.
Karin

Good to be a Queen said...

Hey There my friend!
Just email me your address @ angiejo@bellsouth.net and I will be so happy to send you some of my samples. They are all natural and organic but I do use essential and fragrance oils, so if your sensitive to any of these things let me know and I will make sure I don't send you any that contains those...
Hugs

cjschlottman said...

Oh, this post is so beautiful! You write like an angel and I love your blog with all its photos. That tray is the Bomb! If you ever want to lead a field trip for wannabe thrifters, let me know. I'm just down the road in Macon.

Sharlotte said...

Hi Linda,
I really like this 50's tray! It's a great way to disply on walls or to hold treasures! Thanks so much for sharing and for visiting!
Sharlotte
Ms. Sharlotte's...Southern Reflections

Zane Wooder said...

The hand painted design is partly why it's so pretty.

-zane