I'd been searching for the perfect little bar set-up for about two years when I found this puppy at the the Third Street Antique Mall in Puyallup (Washington folks will be as stunned as I was). It was priced at $40 and I got it for $32. It's a little rickety but I love the faux bamboo and oval shape. The photograph above it is from one of my favorite etsy shops, Roadside Photographs.
My mom and I both love cocktail napkins, so I have quite the collection of paper party napkins and a sweet little set (not pictured) of sorbet colored linen ones with crocheted roosters. That may be another post entirely! The shaker is from World Market. The ice bucket I found at TJ Maxx after a looong and frustrating search for one that was at all substantial for under $60. The flask is from someplace online and I had it engraved with Ryan's monogram for his 21st birthday. The shot-glasses were another TJ Maxx find (and yep, we have those little kitschy painted kind too, but they stay hidden in the cupboard). The napkins were a gift from my mom and the recycled glass tumblers were $5 each at Bitters Co., an awesome little shop in Fremont. At some point I may replace the glass (top, bottom, or both) with mirrors. What do you think?
That cute little blue box is actually a fancy corkscrew set that Ryan had that came in a pretty hideous box. Of course, since the box was designed to hold all the little pieces in place and had a magnetic closure, we wanted to keep it. So I covered it with some pretty paper I got at Packaging Specialists. One sheet of the paper was $4 and I even had some left over (I just used regular old Elmer's glue). The pink glass plates are French and were a birthday gift last year (also from Third Street Antiques) and the stemless wineglass is from Pier 1 (about $4). One of the wooden wine-stoppers is from World Market, the other (lighter) one was a Christmas gift. And of course, we keep our bar recipe guide close at hand!
I hope you enjoyed a closer glimse of our bar cart! I'd love to keep Coke and tonic here too but it just isn't very big. Maybe for a party we would do that.
Have you fallen for the bar cart trend yet? What do you keep on yours? If some of you send me pictures I'd love to share them!