Often some of the finest success stories are born out of small hobbies,
which in turn are born out of somebody’s kitchen somewhere in the great
wide world. This particular kitchen happened to be located in Tiburon,
California, and the hobby happened to be decoupage.
And the lady wielding the scissors and glue was Annie Modica. Now,
Modica’s nationally-acclaimed studio has some pretty big clients under
its wing, including the famous American luxury department store, Saks
What Annie and her twelve-person team manage to do is something
extraordinary: create decoupage homewares that are exceptionally
creative and flawless. For example, each raw wooden piece is adorned in a
design, cut and glued by hand, and lacquered in a special room known as
“the hole”. Here, the temperature is maintained at 28.7 degrees
Celsius, and the environment is kept free of any hair or particles that
might stick to the resin, assuring that each piece is smooth and pure.
This overall process takes about two weeks to accomplish, and ensures
that your Annie Modica piece is different from all others.
Displaying a fantastic array of vintage olive oil advertisements from
all around the world, this Small Olive Oil Tray isn’t just a functional
piece: it’s also art. Sealed beneath thick, glossy resin, it’s protected
from water, and its colour is made more intense. This hand-painted tray
is ideal for serving cocktails, wine, or some scotch whisky with some
tumblers on the side, and is sure to tie the room together in
an impressive way!
Olive Oil Bar Tray features:
- Handmade in California, USA.
- Made from wood, and adorned in detailed decoupage.
- Decoupage pattern is cut and applied by hand by a small team of studio artists.
- Hand painted and finished.
- Sealed beneath a layer of glossy resin.
- Water resistant.
- Handles built in to tray's frame.
- Hand wash recommended.
Dimensions: 20cm (w) x 53cm (l).