ary trays (hello, summer)

by Grace Bonney

Though the weather doesn’t seem to be topping the low 50s lately, I’ve got summer on the brain. Primarily because I’m hopping on a plane to Minneapolis today, and I’m refusing to admit that snow is in the forecast. I’ve put away my heavy coats and boots for the season, and I can’t bear to break them out again. So I’ve been flooding my brain with imagery that reminds me of summer. Specifically, anything that reminds me of a picnic tablecloth and meals eaten on (or near) the beach.

These trays from Ary Trays are perfect for outdoor dining, and both the colors and the patterns feel inherently beachy to me. I would wear a JCrew gingham shirt every day if it was socially acceptable, but these gingham trays by Martin Wiscomb might be a better option. And of course, it doesn’t get any more nautical and summery than navy/white fish patterns.

All Ary Trays are stocked at various stores across the UK, but you can click here to find a shop that delivers near you. Amazon UK also stocks some of these, so if you’re hunting for a specific style, try a search with the designer’s name — that’s how I found several available for US shipping. Thanks to Kristina for the tip! xo, grace

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