cc2I love découpage and there is no better purveyor of fine découpage products right now than Ben’s Garden of Oyster Bay, Long Island.  I have purchased a few of his products in the past as gifts and they have been universally well received.

The other day, I was looking around the Ben’s Garden website and was attracted to two découpage trays featuring vintage images of Cape Cod.  I am looking forward to my annual vacation to Wellfleet, MA – on said Cape Cod – and these trays made me want to be there right now.  There are a few weeks left before this vacation – and I don’t want to wish away the balance of summer – so gazing at these great Cape Cod trays will have to hold me over.

About the Cape Cod 8″x 8″ Glass Valet Tray (Above, right) from Ben’s Garden: “This antique map reflects Ben’s unique aesthetic for the charming and unusual. Handcrafted in the traditional, French technique of découpage, the art of carefully cutting and gluing paper images to glass, in our Oyster Bay, NY studio. Each piece is felted to finish the backside and signed by Ben. A folded card explaining the découpage process accompanies each piece.”

The same description can be said for the Vintage Cape Cod 6″x 10″ Glass Tray (Below) which I also love. 

See all the découpage works from Ben’s Garden here.