When I was growing up, our family home had a formal living room that was only used on holidays and when my parents entertained.  Located in one corner of the room was a bar cart that was fully stocked.  I always loved that bar cart.  The crystal decanters and the fine cut crystal glasses glistened in the light of the room and the rainbow of colors they made danced off the avocado green curtains.

As a child, I always thought the adults looked so elegant drinking their alcoholic beverages, men with a high ball glasses and ladies with their martini glasses.  There were no bottles of beer anywhere in sight.

My Obsession With My Bar Cart

When decorating my home, I wanted to add that same elegant memory of my childhood home.  For several years I have been looking for the bar cart that catches my eye and I finally found it.  I fell in love with it for many reasons, the first, is it comes with two removable trays that can be used with or without the cart, I really enjoy that feature.  The trays are covered in leather and have french inspired embroidered wine labels, they each also have two metal handles.  The cart is on casters which is perfect to be able to wheel the cart to which ever room Handsome and I are entertaining in.

 Bar Cart, beverage holderI did have a custom piece of glass cut for each tray, I thought it would keep the embroidery and the leather nice for a long time.

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“I have a bilevel oval brass bar cart that was my grandmother’s, which I adore.  There’s nothing quite like being able to roll an entire mini bar up to where you’re sitting – especially if it’s in bed.” – Mary McDonald, designer

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If you like this bar cart and would like it in your home I got mine here.

What memory from your childhood home did you bring into your now home?

 

*this is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to tell you about my new bar cart

 

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16 comments on “My Obsession With My Bar Cart”

  1. I love it! I know what you mean. My grandparents had friends that had one too and it looked so formal! Funny you mention the formal living room that was rarely used. My mom had a friend and her parents kept a velvet rope at the doorway so no one would go inside!

  2. That is a lovely bar cart. I can’t pinpoint any particular childhood memory that I brought into my home–but I’d love to get a beautiful chess set like my parents used to own.

  3. That’s a gorgeous bar cart!! We had nothing like that in our house, our liquor was in a cupboard above the stove (out of reach perhaps??) – anyhoo, thanks for sharing yours – it looks great!

  4. My dad was a master crafter with wood. And I have the most gorgeous wall unit which he made just for our house. I didn’t grow up with this particular piece of furniture, but to me, it is my fatherl

  5. That is really pretty! My mother wanted a bar cart and I will never forget how she enlisted her sisters and her friends to save green stamps for her and the look on her face when it arrived. She still has it!

  6. I love your choice! Functional AND Elegant! And the glass inserts are so smart of you. My parents had a huge wall in our living room that they hang art on- gallery style. I still do that in one of our rooms. Every time I enter, I remember that stunning art wall and my childhood. I love this post. I hope everyone comments leaving a childhood memory. How fun!

  7. It’s so pretty, and it does hearken back to an earlier time. This makes me think of the way people used to put cigarettes for guests, too. What a different time it was.

  8. I love this bar cart!! I am currently searching for one to put in my home. We had a formal living room for entertaining too! Brings back memories reading your post. :)

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