January 02, 2011



Nice to get back to simple days after all the hoopla :) I love your trays, very pretty in the rack, great idea!

Happy New Year!

Brenda Kula

I've about had it with the holiday hustle and bustle and traffic. And I don't blame you a bit about the coffee. I feel the exact same way!


I love these colors, they remind me of a pretty beachy scene. Great photos! Happy New Years to you and your family.!


You are so right...the fog and neutral colors are a relief to the eyes and spirit! It has been good to get back to pre-holiday decorating, cooking, and living!

Your Aluminum Collection is wonderful. I've had a few pieces through the years, but not considered collecting them. I'm way into glassware and dishes, so I have to draw the line somewhere! Love the touches of turquoise in your mosaics.

Jane F @ Atticmag

I'm sooo with you on the coffee. LOL. The aluminum pieces are very interesting. I need to go do some more looking at that. Nice post. Jane


Nice post. It is time for simplifying things after all the hoopla, but what fun hoopla! :D :D Happy New Year!


The aluminum is so pretty and interesting...and the turquoise is such a pretty accent color. Happy New Year!!!


The cool misty greys are a nice break from all the holiday glitz and flashing lights! Happy New Year :-)

Cathy Farquhar

I have a few metal trays, but I can never get mine to shine as your do. I need to check as they all have been packed away for awhile.
Happy New Year
Cathy at Cathy's Cupboard Calamity


I love aluminum. It was plentiful, vintage items, in Orlando when we lived there. I have a few left.

Beautiful. Best of luck finding your last pieces in that collection.


Love the neutral tones in your pictures! Have a great week!

laura @ the shorehouse

Well it was easy to de-holiday my house this year since I didn't even decorate! :-/ I did manage to buy a wreath to hang outside. Eek...I just don't know what happened to me this year. Bins and bins of Christmas decorations and not one came out. But on the bright side...clean up was a breeze! :-)

A most happy new year to you and your family! Let's make sure to get in a couple of thrifty adventures together in 2011!!

Laura xoxox

Mary Jacques

Your aluminum trays are adorable! I would love it if you would come and link up to my new link party,
Masterpiece Monday, at my blog, Boogieboard Cottage. The link is already up, I hope you can join the party!
Happy New Year!


I am happy to be putting the decorations away for another year. It is nice for a short while but just too busy in the long run. Your collection of aluminum is so pretty.


I love my morning coffee too.

Happy Blue Monday, Susan.


Diann @ The Thrifty Groove

You have some wonderful aluminum pieces! Enjoyed your mosaics. Happy New Year!


Great photos. Those trays are gorgeous. Happy Blue Monday.

Mary Jacques

Thank you for participating in the very first Masterpiece Monday! I hope you'll come back again, it was fun having you share! Take care, Mary


oh how i love a good fog! and your aluminum is beautiful. thanks for sharing! :)


I love the touches of blue you've included with the shiny aluminum. I hope the new year brings you all measure of good things and that you had a wonderful Blue Monday. Blessings...Mary

CK Clifford

I purchased my first aluminum pieces at an estate sale recently, a covered casserole and a pitcher. Don't know anything about them...just liked them. Your trays a lovely. They'd also make neat chargers in a tablescape. I can just visualize the table. Thank you for sharing your new collection & for stopping by my post. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay


Honestly, I learn something new every day. I had no idea that anyone collected aluminum, but why not? It looks great. I think there's a piece of it in my own home in storage someplace. I should get it out and put it on display. I can't even remember what exactly it is...probably a tray or a serving dish. Serving dish I think. Glad that you have things back to just the way you like them.

Mrs. Magpie

Happy New Year, Susan!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post, and I am just fascinated with your collection. Very neat!


Sheila :-)

Pat ~ Mille Fiori Favoriti

Hi Susan

I am still dismantling Christmas in my house...boxes everywhere! It seems to take longer to take it all down than to put it up..not sure why that happens?

The beautiful silvery grey of your wonderful aluminum collection looks so pretty among the sea shells and cool aquamarine objects you collect. The metal I love is copper, although my collection is far less than yours. I guess copper speaks to me like aluminum speaks to you. :)

Happy and healthy 2011 to you and your family!


Happy New Year Sue! OOOOOh the aluminum.
Thanks for the lin I can't wait to visit

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