Mid Century Daher Decorated Ware Metal Litho Serving Tray



Ian was very tired and feeling rather peckish after a hard days work in the garden. His wife was entertaining a group of women from the G.W.A. in the drawing room and he knew they would have a lot of food available for the taking if only he could sneak in. “I’m good at sneaking,” he thought to himself as he quietly slipped off his soiled Wellies and placed them next to the door. Then he tiptoed down the hallway until he was within a few feet of the entrance to the drawing room. Under the cover of the chatter and teacup clinking of twelve women, Ian dropped to all fours and slowly crawled into the room using the cover a settee to inch ever closer to a table full of metal trays loaded with finger sandwiches and biscuits. Finally he was in position and when the women all ran to the window to watch a pair of Willow Warblers, he made his move. He lunged toward the table, grabbed two trays of food, then ducked back behind the settee and crawled on his knees toward the door, trays of plunder balanced in both hands.

“IAN JAMES RICHARDSON,” yelled his wife from across the room. “If you’re going to be sneaking in to steal food you might better remove your red pointed hat first, I could see it moving behind the settee.

As you would assume a guilty gnome would do, the red-faced Ian quickly stuffed every last piece of food into his mouth, stood up and responded, “Wha foo? I on’t oh wha you awe…” but began choking on a cucumber sandwich before he could complete his lie.

Ian's wife walked up to him, grabbed the two now empty trays and then smacked him on his big chubby cheeks with both trays. “You’re nothing but a naughty gnome, “ she scolded.

Garden gnomes would certainly use a tray like this when entertaining. Especially if it were a meeting of the G.W.A (Gnome Women's Auxiliary). This small mid century serving tray was made in England by Daher Decorated Ware and features a colorful fruit still-life painting printed on the front. The tray is all steel and measures 8" (20cm) X 6.5" (16cm) X 1/2" (1cm) high. It would make a fun "catch-all" tray or jewelry tray on a nightstand or dresser. Would also make a cute soap tray in a cottage themed bathroom. We have several of these available, buy two or more and get 20% off (use discount code: DAHERTRAYS) plus free shipping on 2+ additional trays.

This tray is in very good vintage condition with bright graphics and no dents or dings and hardly a scratch on them, just some slight wear on the bottoms. Note the tray you receive will be virtually identical to the one pictured as we have several of these available.

We also have this same tray available with a different pattern: https://www.etsy.com/listing/178653076/mid-century-daher-decorated-ware-metal and you can use the multi-tray discount code when combining with this style.

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Shipping from United States

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We take great care in packing items but on rare occasions an item can be damaged in shipping. All items shipped within the USA are automatically insured against damage. If your item arrives damaged contact us within 5 days from the delivery date so we can process a claim/refund.

We are not responsible for items delivered to your home or business that are lost or stolen after delivery has been confirmed. If you would like us to require a signature upon delivery, please let us know prior to ordering and we will add that option for a nominal cost.

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We are happy to ship internationally on most items but realize that heavy and/or bulky items will be very expensive to ship so we may note on an item that international shipping is not available.The most cost-effective means for shipping internationally is by U.S. Postal Service (either First Class or Priority International mail) but tracking is often unavailable for items sent this way. International delivery times vary from country to country. An item may take anywhere from 7 to 30 days and occasionally longer and depends upon customs or local delivery delays. We have shipped many items all over the globe with very few problems, but items can get lost or stolen along the way. Should an item be lost in the mail, we will provide you with a copy of the U.S Customs form which is proof that we sent the item. The international buyer will be responsible for contacting their own country's customs/mail officials to trace a lost item's whereabouts. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE DELIVERY OF ITEMS SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE U.S.A.

Also note that the international buyer is responsible for any duty or customs fees charged by your country.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

At the Leaping Lemming, We like happy customers! Upon receipt of your purchased item, check for any shipping damage and Convo or email us ASAP if there is shipping damage or other issues.

We accept returns on items within 14 days of receipt. If you are returning an item for whatever reason, contact us within 14 days to arrange for a return. Once we receive the item back in good condition, a full refund (less original shipping cost) will be issued to you. Buyer is responsible for return shipping charges and original shipping charges unless we deem that an item was not as described. Returned items must be in original condition with all original parts and be packed well for damage-free shipping.

NOTE- We try and describe items as if we were the buyer so carefully read all item descriptions. Most returns can be avoided if you read sizes, descriptions, etc. carefully and Convo us with any questions you might have prior to purchasing.


The vintage items we sell are over 20 years old (some are much older) and are sold "as is." We do not imply any warranty beyond the 14 day return policy described above. This means that if an item breaks or ceases to function after 14 days of receipt no refund or return option is available.

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