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Faux snakeskin trays in several nesting sizes are a great way to add visual texture and pattern, but their beauty is anything but skin deep. Use them to organize creeping clutter, display favorite objects or serve guests when entertaining. When not in use, their neat stackability is a space-saving plus. Small tray, $45; large tray, $55; both from Hugh Martin Home (4222 Magazine St., 899-1882).

The form and function of this giraffe-patterned tray, $35, with its shiny, reflective finish and easy-to-hold handles are spot on for any room in the house. Use it to deliver an eye-opening breakfast in bed or set it atop a roomy ottoman filled with coffee table books. From Judy At The Rink (2727 Prytania St., 891-7018).

Cool, Easter egg colors combined with calming white, a lacquered finish and a reasonable price tag make these square trays, $15 each, perfect for outdoor get-togethers as the weather warms in the coming months. From Pier 1 Imports (1629 Westbank Epwy., Harvey, 368-7996; 1134 S. Clearview Pkwy., Jefferson, 729-3305; 8832 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 466-4410; 800 Metairie Road, Metairie, 833-7820; 5300 Tchoupitoulas St., 891-3007).


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