Bar Cart Excitement!

First of all, I'm thrilled with the responses on the cleanse!  I will be sporadically posting tips and recipes for those that are joining.  For now, here are a few photographs from this past weekend at the sowa market.  Stephanie & I made the trip before heading out to pick our berries.    It was very hard to contain myself.

I never tire of perfectly stacked suitcases...ever:

and I was t-h-i-s close to taking this umbrella stand home with me:

I feel like 9 by design would swoop this up...

LOVE this.  Not sure where I would put it, but I would find a place for it...

and this is what came home with me!  it was love at first sight...I saw it from a mile away.
{please ignore my hideous radiator and windows...the beauty of a rental}


We're not really booze hounds, but I'm still excited to style it! 
I'm not sure where I'll put it...And thankfully my fiancé wasn't upset that I brought one more thing into our shoe box of an apartment.


What are your thoughts on styling?  Booze first?  Antique glasses? A Decanter? 

36 comments:

  1. LOVE it! What a great find. I would start with the glasses and decanter. That's probably the most fun part to style :)

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  2. Love this! You definitely need an antique decanter and bar glasses first :)

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  3. Oh it is perfect! I would say go for the glasses and decanter first... you can always add booze later :)

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  4. what a fantastic find, I'm jealous!

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  5. The cart looks great and I wish I could get my hands on those storage cabinets!! Janell

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  6. What a pretty find- I say style it with booze booze and more booze then invite me over :)

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  7. Love! That cart is so fun!

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  8. Oh I love it! What a great find! Totally start with the decanter and glasses, then put them to good use. :)

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  9. and why didn't I see that boot? AND do you think we could have fit that boat in the Prius? I think it would look good in my new office:)

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  10. awesome find!

    just stumbled upon your blog and i have to say i LOVE it. do come drop by mine too and maybe we can follow each other. =)

    have a lovely day!

    Persis
    http://onestylemile.blogspot.com

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  11. GREAT bar cart! If it were me, I'd totally be stuck decorating with booze first, because I think my husband is convinced a bottle of Crown is actually a work of art. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  12. That is perfect, such a lucky find! I don't know if you saw this a while back but it might have some inspiration, I noted it down myself because I'd love a bar cart.

    http://tobifairley.com/blog/index.p
    hp?s=bar+carts

    I would start with glassware focused round interesting bottles like Hendricks gin or Bombay Sapphire, or something better you'll probably see?

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  13. The cart is gorgeous! And yes, I'd start with the glasses and decanter as well, then add just a few nice-looking bottles. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  14. What a great find! I really must get over to the SOWA market. I can't believe I haven't been yet, given that I lived so close for two years (and still live close enough!).

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  15. LOVE this. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  16. That $100 bottle of Patron and 4 cute shot glasses would look cute!

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  17. Ooh, lovely! Are you going to leave the top of the cart as is? Love the black and white floral design. Of course, I'd probably mess with it and think of what I could do with paint. I just can't seem to leave things as-is! :)

    Also, I too love stacked suitcases. I want to find some to use as a side table in our guest room/travel room.

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  18. So very jealous! Put a big wonderful container of flowers would be my first instinct! and then some fun glasses for the booze!

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  19. What a find! I love it.. oh the styling you will do.. make sure you show us! xx

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  20. I looove SOWA open market! I saw so much a few weeks ago when I went - great find!! :)

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  21. All of the above! That is gorgeous.

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  22. Love it! I was immediately picturing a beautiful crystal decanter and glasses.

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  23. LOVE it! Super find Carlee. I say go with old antique glasses. I've been looking for some specifically and have my eyes open. Trying to figure out Twitter. Help!

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  24. Too fabulous. I've been looking for something similar, actually. You know, since my fiancee and I are, in fact, booze hounds. Ha. I would definitely get some vintage decanters to fill with dark liquor and set on top!

    XO
    Carly

    All this is Grace and Charm
    http://allthisgraceandcharm.blogspot.com

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  25. OH I would love to take home that tool chest. LOVE it. Your bar cart is a great find. I think it would be fun in a bedroom with towels and pefumes. Is that crazy that that's the first thing that came to mind when I saw it's cool lines and double handles??

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  26. I was just reading a blog recently, I think Moth Design, and she used a bar cart in the bathroom for storage. You know like purfumes etc on top, towels on the bottom. Just an idea to pass on. Cute cart!

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  27. too cute!!

    incase you didn't get the chance to see -- i blogged about y'all yesterday!!

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  28. Loving your bar cart...funny that it appears as the next post after the Summer Cleanse! :)

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  29. Oh...those suitcases are sooo cool. Love the bar cart -- many fun nights ahead for you and your friends --- after a couple of cocktails, no one will notice anything but your superior hostess skills!!

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  30. what a find! do share once you've finished styling :)

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  31. Oh My Goodness...I just bought this EXACT same bar cart at the Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market a few months ago, you can see it here: http://www.paisleypetunia.com/blog/2010/03/coming-up-roses/

    What a fun coincidence. I love it...I put alcohol on the bottom and on the top some antique drink shakers and fun vases for alcohol.

    Hope you enjoy yours :)

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  32. Wow, what a great find! I love antique markets, and finding completely original pieces xx

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  33. AH! Love the cart! Unfortunately I don't have any styling ideas but I will be reading your comments because I have a vintage bar cart on the way!

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  34. I am envious. I would love a vintage bar cart even though I am more of a beer and wine girl. Definitely glasses and a decanter or two. Also a few vintage containers for cocktail fixings and an ice bucket!

    I am curious about how much it cost since I can't seem to find anything like this for a good price. Would you mind sharing?

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