Announcement Handcrafted lacquer serving trays and ottoman trays - available in either lustrous matte or sleek gloss finishes. Our color palette boasts mainstay neutrals and wonderful colors to accessorize, style, and define your home, festivities & life.
Handcrafted lacquer serving trays and ottoman trays - available in either lustrous matte or sleek gloss finishes. Our color palette boasts mainstay neutrals and wonderful colors to accessorize, style, and define your home, festivities & life.
lhicks061 on Mar 28, 2017
My tray is perfect! Exactly what I was looking for. Packing was wonderful to assure safe shipping. Thank You!!
nancyrocha2 on Mar 17, 2017
This is my second purchase. Absolutely beautiful and amazing quality. Worth every penny!
We’re Tony and Heidi, husband and wife, and two-person tray building machine. A machine that churns smoothly most of the time, plugging away to fulfill the drive to create, not only physical items, but to create a life for ourselves and our family as we envision it.
Gleaming Renditions began as simply small talk. When Tony and I met I was comfortable in my corporate career that provided a secure income for my son and I, and Tony had a love for entrepreneurship since he started his first endeavor at the age of 18. On one of our initial dates, he asked me if I would ever start my own business, what would I do? I must have looked like a deer in the headlights. “Work for myself, are you crazy?”, was running through my head, “there’s no security in that.” But I’m sure I smiled, and probably got this spark in my eye and said “design things for the home”. This had been a passion of mine since I was a young girl and what I had dreamed about, but would never pursue...because I need security.
Several months passed and Tony and I came to realize that we made an awesome team. Then it happened, my security of the corporate job was swept out from under me. Tony seized the opportunity and urged me to pursue my dreams. So I started making things, with his help when necessary, that we thought would sell. In the mix we made a few trays out of sheets of plywood from our local home improvement store. They were painted bright colors and to Tony’s utter surprise started selling immediately. As the saying goes, the rest is history.
We abandoned everything else and focused on trays. If we were going to make a product for customers to spend their hard earned dollars on, we needed to be proud of it, confident in the craftsmanship, and superior in detail and quality. Over the course of three years, knee-deep in entrepreneurship as small business owners, we have developed and improved our line of trays to offer superior finishes in varying sizes, styles and colors.
What began as small talk has grown into a viable family business. After one year of my part-time placeholder job, I dedicated myself to Gleaming Renditions full time in 2013. As we grew Tony and I worked together to meet demand, many days into the late hours of the evening. We prepared ourselves for the ultimate goal, to work together each and every day. Tony “quit his day job” in December of 2014. Less than a year later, after outgrowing our home workshop, we have moved our business to the heart of Lancaster, PA, a city with wonderful creative diversity. We’re still a two-person tray building machine, but have dreams and plans to expand our product line as we plug and churn away.
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Tony and Heidi
The duo behind Gleaming Renditions, manning the entire process from bringing the wood through the shop doors to packing up each order of finely finished trays.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Which is more durable, matte or gloss?
Sheen is simply an aesthetic preference. Both finishes are top-coat rated professional lacquer applications. Our matte mimics the qualities of velvet - matte when viewed straight on, but when caught from an angle light softly cascades over the surface. The gloss finish is a beautiful luster with sophistication, a shine that can morph into varied settings, but does not scream "plastic". Both may be cleaned with a damp cloth and mild dish detergent.
Can I use this tray with cold and hot drinks, is it food safe?
Absolutely, rest your glass and mug, or serve up a nice cheese platter and cupcakes. Our water-based lacquers are top coat rated and food safe.
Do you make custom sizes?
We would be delighted to create a custom tray for you. Simply send us a message with your specifications for a quote.
Your tray may be cleaned with a dry or damp cloth- a damp cloth with a mild dish soap detergent works well. Please do not submerge your tray in water. Not dishwasher safe.