Bar carts are definitely something that any 20 or 30 something year old
drools over while anyone over the age of 50 wants to erase from their memory. I think Mad Men is slightly responsible for this renewed love, along with the retro and midcentury styles that have re-emerged over the past 5 or 6 years.
Anyway, I'm in that honeymoon phase with my bar cart that was a family hand-me-down and I finally had room for it in our new home. Generally, it houses our (kinda) fancy glassware, a pretty random selection of liqueurs and syrups, cocktail stirrers and paper straws.
We don't have the kinda lifestyle where we throw a lot of cocktail parties or any parties for that matter (although we do want to have a few more over the summer)!
So to have a little fun with the bar cart and see what it's true calling is, I've styled it three ways for three different uses. Take a look.
This one is probably my favourite. There's some leftover props form the Oh Me, Oh My DIY! and WeddingDates workshop last weekend. Along with a pre-made cocktail mix, some vintage glassware and new glasses, garnishes and cocktail decorations, it's a colourful, tropical feast for the eyes!
The coffee cart is a lot more realistic use for our home. And after styling this, I'm considering keeping our coffee machine and vintage china on the bar cart everyday. Brightening up the cart with a few plants and colourful glassware is a good idea on a coffee cart, especially if you don't have any decorative china and makes it look less like a kitchen trolley!
A fondue party - not your typical kinda party and definitely a nod to the 70's but I've managed to have a few fondue evenings with Louis since I bought this set on Etsy a few years ago. And it's most definitely suited to the cart because you just gotta eat fondue on the floor so the cart is perfect for wheeling everything in from the kitchen. Put everything you're dipping in separate bowls, along with garnishes and condiments, place mats and plates, you're all set for a night of cheese!
Cocktails, coffee and cheese. All the good things in life!