My new vintage bar cart.

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It all started this past summer when I found this great vintage looking ashtray while The BG and I were out and about in Saugatuk, MI.

I kept having visions of a vintage bar cart for my fabulous ashtray to sit on (even though The BG quit smoking,  and for our last two houses I never, ever smoke inside.)

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Suddenly I was obsessed with finding a bar cart. I found out that they are pretty darn expensive!  I was almost committed to buying a new one online from Wayfair, when the antique fairy sprinkled her dust on me one Saturday.

Side note: Oh how I miss my Mom!! She is still in Texas taking care of my Uncle, and The BG makes a poor antique shopping pal next to her! LOL   He is always wandering off and won’t stay next to me oohing and ahhing at things. Come home Mommy!!!

There she was a little vintage tea cart for $20.00 WOW!!  I knew right away she was destined to become my bar cart.  I had to buy some metallic gold spray paint to spruce up her dinged up metal, but after that she was good to go.

I went about decorating her with martini, rocks, and wine glasses.  I tried to mix a little silver and gold together for some twinkle.

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It will be great fun locating vintage barware to add.  I already came across this really cool cocktail for two set made by Libby Glass still in the box.

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Love it! Cocktail anyone?

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It fits just perfectly tucked into a corner in our family room until which time I have to move the liquor to a locked closet when my girls get older and may try to take a nip! LOL

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Later gators!



5 comments on “My new vintage bar cart.

  1. Brenda says:

    Oh Melissa, that is so funky, and retro. How fun… and it looks amazing in that spot too. I love that you found the cart for the ashtray and not the ashtray for the cart. LOL

  2. Cindy says:

    I got one just like yours for free! Just had to buy a house! The previous left it, among other stuff!

  3. Linda Hoch says:

    How fun is that! Good score, girlfriend!! My cousin lives in Saugatuck ~ love to visit her and “explore” … lots to see! Your new display is so “Mad Men” ….. Linda

  4. Sue says:

    I tried leaving a comment here yesterday, but couldn’t for some reason. I just want to say that I love your vintage findings, but I am especially fond of that bottle of Kahlua on the cart 😉

  5. Mary says:

    You did a great job on it. Your mom will be proud of your find. That ashtray is so retro!!! Now you need some of those old classic corkscrews!!!

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