I am streamlining my collections. In my lifetime, I've collected (at various times) unicorns, thimbles, vintage juice glasses, ceramic vases, vintage mugs, cat ornaments, Bettie Page paraphernalia, comic books, brooches, etcetera etcetera! I already redispersed the unicorns, thimbles, cat ornaments & even destashed some Bettie & comic books.
Right now, I'm trying to declutter and yet continue surrounding myself with things that make me smile & evoke memories/emotions. One of the things I've been amassing is Fab trays. I love their '70s aesthetic & punches of colour. I've always wanted to display them, and finally, I can do so in my studio. I haven't hung them yet, but just look at them sitting pretty on top of the couch. Hello bold florals!
This is what you'll read on the labels of Fab products:
A "Fab" Product - "Fab" is for Fabric
"Yes, the pattern that you see is actually a carefully chosen decorator's fabric that has been sealed in a clear polyester composition. The surface is mark proof, stain and alcohol resistant, and can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Avoid rough handling - this product is quite durable but is not unbreakable. Exposure to excessive heat may cause warping."
Handcrafted in Barrie, Canada by Hardy-Glenwood Products
They were extremely popular in the early '70s. So much so that at their peak nearly 1000/day were made and dispersed to Canadian & U.S.A. retail shops. I remember seeing Fab trays when I was a little girl, which is probably where my urge to collect them came from. Brings back happy childhood memories.