These wooden trays are in a lot of Dutch households. I filled it with blossoms from the orchard, small hen eggs in an old blue earthenware bowl and a checkered tea towel. Makes a nice set with the listing "potato tray with herbs". Below is a picture of the still life set up, the tray taped to an easel, the egg bowl taped to the tray. I know you're wondering... yes of course they fell out halfway painting. But not on the floor!