Cookie Trays

Hi everyone!

Knowing that I will be giving out cookies trays too friends and family, I try to watch for pretty, cheerful and fun things I can use for my cookies.

A few week’s ago I found these 3 metal Christmas plates. Two of them have Gingerbread Man recipes and the third one has a Candy Cane recipe on it. All 3 were in great condition and marked at .99 cents each. I figured I would spend at least a $1.00 at the dollar store for plastic Christmas trays so, I thought these would be nicer.

Christmas decor 2011 055Christmas decor 2011 054The borders of the plates are just so fun and cheerful. When I got to the checkout, I discovered that it was half off white sticker day! Woohoo. Each plate cost .49 cents. I couldn’t beat it! 

Also, throughout the summer, I picked up cute baskets that would be pretty for holiday cookies. All of them were well under $1.00. And I made sure to go ahead and spray paint them red for the holidays (I chose to paint them all red because sometimes I like to do little Valentine goodies as well). Take advantage of the nice weather when you can! And I kept an eye out for thrift linen napkins in the holiday colors to use inside the baskets.

So, remember to watch for these items at yard sales when you can pick them up super cheap. A beautiful red basket with linens in it, a big pretty bow and yummy holiday treats make for a very nice gift to give a friend, neighbor and family member.


  1. LOVE those plates. The recipes are charming too. At $.49 each they were a steal. Lucky you. Enjoy your tips each day.

  2. Such a cute idea! I wish I could have a plate of those yummy cookies! I need to do some baking myself I guess. Hugs, Linda

  3. Great thrifty ideas! I used to have one of those trays, by the way.

  4. Cool, when do we start eati... um baking cookies?

  5. I love to give and get cookies for Christmas. neat trays. Richard from My Old Historic house.

  6. Great idea, Diann! They are functional too so they are definitely a keeper....Christine


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