bar cart styling

Bar Cart Styling

About a year and a half ago, I picked up a little beat up bar cart at a flea market for $30 (you can read about it here) and since then, I have slowly been growing my collection of things to style it with. This Christmas, a few gifts from my wonderful family topped off the whole thing!
Is it sort of sad that it took me this long? Yes, absolutely, but it was well worth the wait. It's the perfect mix of old and new, sparkly and colorful. I also didn't think I would have room for this somewhat 'luxury' item in my tiny studio apartment but I can honestly say it fits here perfectly!

Of course, I'm personally a little bit liquored out after the holiday season (who's with me?), but come next party, this bar cart is ready to go!

SHOP THE CART:
Crystal Decanters, glasses and ice bucket: Vintage (found at antique and thrift stores)
Gold confetti decanter and champagne flutes: Chapters/Indigo
"Here's to alcohol- the rose colored glasses of life" martini shaker: Chapters/Indigo
Pink and white striped straws: Party Supplier 4U via Etsy
"I only drink champagne on two occasions" print: Amanda Catherine Designs via Etsy
Silver ice bucket, martini glasses and gold rimmed tumblers: Home Sense
Bols Ballerina Bottle: Vintage (read the story here!)

Cheers! xox

You might also like: Barcart Art / Build Your Barcart
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Bar Cart Art: Perfect Prints to Hang over your Bar

Holiday season is upon us - time to start planning for fabulous parties with lots of sequins and of course flowing drinks. Is your bar cart in order? If you are me, the answer is no...no it is not. But let's pretend it is styled with pretty champagne flutes (THESE are on my wishlist..please Santa?), striped straws, and a well stocked selection of liquor. All that's left is the blank wall space above. This calls for a round up of perfect prints for the party girl in all of us:
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I think these are so sassy and fun. If the holiday bash isn't at your place this year, wouldn't one of these make the perfect hostess gift? Bonus: Each print is under $30.
My heart belongs to the black and white Chanel one, it would go perfectly in my place....Santa, are you still reading?
^ Mackenzie Horan via Glitter Guide
via Read Between the Lines
DIY art via Whatever is Lovelier
Now bust out your sparkliest dress and the rum and egg nog. It's time to celebrate!

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Flea Market Find - Brass Bar Car

How to Style a Bar Cart
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New Camera & Other News

Well guys, last night I finally bit the bullet and bought myself a DSLR camera. I am so excited to start playing around with it. I decided to go with the Canon Rebel T3i. Canon was having a great promotion in which I got a second lens (75-300mm) free. I've been waiting for a good deal for quite awhile now.

 So get ready for some better pictures to come!  Taking it out of the box today!
Do any of you have it? Is it user friendly?

I also got some fun striped straws for my bar cart from this etsy seller.
My accessories to get it all styled up are slowly coming together. I just added the decanter with the crystal bar top (a great Good Will find), and I'm smitten with my gold rimmed low ball glasses.
Now I obviously need some booze!

On another exciting note, I got my ticket to Blogpodium happening here in Toronto in September! Are any of you going? Get yo ticket here (it's pricey this year....it'll be my first time going but I heard that the cost has jumped way up. I'm hoping this means that it'll be a good conference!).

And lastly, it's Friday again and that means another installment of the baby nursery party!
 Today's host is the talented Heather of Vivid Hue Home. Hop on over and check it out here:
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Wednesday's Sketchbook: In Case You Missed It

Hi Loves! Just in case you missed my doodle last Wednesday, which I posted over at the lovely Landi's blog Freckled Confessions, I decided to share it here today.
The bar cart is one of my latest design obsessions. You might remember my vintage brass bar cart that I picked up this summer flea market hunting. Check out my post on that HERE for some amazing decor inspiration. I just finished spray painting it beautiful gold today (as it was fairly tarnished) and can't wait to start styling it!
I drew up my little bar cart with my dream accessories. Some I already own, like the decor books and the vintage crystal decanter (another flea market score), some I'm simply lusting after.

Either way, I've put together this little guide of how to achieve the look in your own place:

1. The Perfect Champagne (seen on most of the inspiration bar carts) - Veuve Cliquot
2. Pretty and fresh green limes
3. Coffee Table Books: Domino and Design Sponge at Home
4. Fresh cut peonies in pink
5. Fun striped paper straws
6. Inkblot Print by The Aestate on Etsy
7. Navy Ikat Bowl
8. A pretty glass wine decanter

Create an interesting vignette by incorporating non-alcohol related products such as art.
If you can't find a bar cart at the flea market (or afford one new..they can be a bit pricey) You can use a tray to achieve the same vibe.

Happy Wednesday!
xo
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