Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Tole painting began in the 1700's in the School of Art in the UK. The original form of one stroke painting was used to paint metal trays, which is what I have in my personal collection shown here. True tole painting , painted on metal, is generally bright and colorful flowers, this is what I am attracted to in my collection of trays from the 1940's and 1950's. I do have a couple of card trays, these were trays from years gone by, that were placed on foyer tables to collect calling cards from those who stopped to visit.Wonderful antiques, tole trays are. Do you collect antiques or wish you did?