My mother gave me this terrific tray that she's had a very long time. I always liked it and had told her to not get rid of it. As she was making room for my grandmother to move more of her things into their house, she was parting with some things. I was the lucky recipient of the tray I'd admired for so long. It was too big to fit on top of my kitchen cabinets or on my plate shelf, so I found a spot in my family room. It required that I rearrange quite a few of my collections, so I decided to have fun and gather the smallest bears in my collection for these shelves. I have so many bears that many only get to come out for a special season, but these little ones have persuaded me that they don't take up too much room and should be out to participate in life all the time!