Bar Hopping



I think one of the main lessons we have learned from Lonny is that a bar cart is crucial to chic decor. Now I know some people are very over the trend of bar carts, but I think think they serve a purpose and are here to stay in one way or another.

Not everyone has room to house a bar cart, but that doesn't mean you need to go without. Grab a near by console table or sideboard and make some remove for a small display.



One of my key componants for a stylish bar set up has to be the cocktail glasses/pitchers/shakers.

Ebay is full of vintage options:

My favorite:



Geometric set:



Always a fan of teal:



This one would fit perfectly in my dining room:



Love the Mad Men feel of this one:


Totally challenging my inner Don Draper with this one:





This setscreams Kate Spade to me. It would go lovely with my library lane china set from them:



Tiny, but packs a punch:




How do you feel about bar carts? Are you searching your local thrift stores and craigslist for the perfect set?

Images 1, 2 via Lonny, 3-10 via Ebay

16 comments:

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Love the "mad men" style vintage barware.

I just bought a bar cart at a local consignment shop for only $35. Score! I love it and may some day use it for it's intended purpose, but right now it's in my kitchen acting as a "coffee cart" when I have friends over for coffee. I'm on the hunt for unique coffee cups so my friends can choose their favorite.

Amy R. said...

These are pretty. I am not sure if I needs bar cart, but I buy things I don't need all the time:) I think they look very chic and swanky.

Amy R.

Miranda @ Haute Headquarters said...

Once again we are on the exact same wavelength. Just last week I let a bar cart go at the UES Housing Works. My mister reminded me of our upcoming trip to Mexico and said, "Would you like to bring home a ton of fun things from the flea markets of Mexico and amazing jewlery or would you like this bar cart." (Answer was both of course. In the end, I think I might make my own with some caster wheels and some kind of thrifted table.

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

I love the idea of a bar cart...haven't found the perfect one yet though!

Hilary Dow-Ward said...

LOVE bar carts! There was an article about how "COOL" they are in the Memphis Commercial Appeal last winter. LOVED it so much I ran out and bought a set up! Great post.

Sweet Nothings said...

omg are those pink elephants! ohhh. I have a vintage punch bowl i scooped up at the ucla thrift shop for like 8 dollars, so it works now..but its kinda holding the doggies poop bags at the moment.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I found a really cute rattan one in a consignment shop. So practical and really cute, too!

Kate at Dream To Life said...

I LOVE this post! It is such perfect timing! I'm in the process of setting up or "bar" on our buffet and figuring what to put on the tray and what to edit has been challenging.

This has inspired me to find the perfect glass and decanter set! Don't you just love an excuse to go to the vintage and antique stores?

yay!

Kate {domestikatedlife} said...

My mom just found an amazing "mad men" style bar set that's yellow and gold at a tag sale for $2!

Needless to say I was quite jealous :)

Sophisticated Home said...

Thanks for the post...I did a similar one recently on my blog- you can see it here

http://sophisticatedhome.blogspot.com/2010/09/wish-list-bar-cart.html

I got a great mad men glasses and ice bucket set from High Street Market, one of my favorite sellers.

Laurie Jones said...

As soon as I saw the posting I thought Mad Men before I even got through it. I'm not a big drinker but I love the idea of a bar car because I think it looks very Mad Men and I happen to be obsessed with the show and I think a bar area looks cool and sometimes I'm just about things looking cool!

Mrs. Chic said...

I think bar carts are super cute, since our house is small I'm skipping them. But love to see them in outher people homes!

Megan Elizabeth said...

So chic! I'm working on styling a bar shelving unit rather than a cart. But it's initially the same idea.
I even blogged about it not that long ago.
Now all I have to do is make it look as gorgeous as the ones from Lonny.

pve design said...

I like them, but I also like a cabinet. I really love the vintage bar accessories.
pve

Debbie@Vintage Scout Interiors said...

The bar cart at my house has been packed away for the kiddos' teenage years. :( Last one flies the coop this year, so look out world- the Basnett bar will be stocked again.

Lonely Wife Project said...

LOVE! I just posted about my Craigslist bar cart find. I was on the hunt forever and I finally found the perfect one for me and picked it up last night. It adds instant chic to my house.

http://thelonelywifeproject.wordpress.com/