Dec 31, 2020

Bar Carts!

Growing up in the mid ‘70s, was a time of jazz music and neighborhood get-togethers at my house. My dad had a jazz band that practiced every week. The neighbors would gather for a performance on Saturday nights, all dressed up, while I watched from the hallway. Part of the festivity was rolling out the bar cart. With chic martini glasses, decanters with colorful liquids, cool stirring sticks, stainless cocktail shakers and an elaborate ice bucket, that cart meant wonderment to me. I especially remember Babette. She was a glamorous and stunning woman. Her long blonde hair was always twisted up in a knot and her beautiful nails were flashing as she made drinks for everybody from the bar cart.

Then, cigarettes and martini glasses in hand, the guests would groove to my dad and his jazz band. At the end of the evening, my mom would rinse out all of the glasses and leave them turned upside down on the bottom of the bar cart, storing it in the corner of our dining room. It was a beautiful piece of furniture, and I have always loved using a cart for drinks, tea, lemonade, or as a beautiful vignette next to a sofa. 

Cart styles range from mid century modern with oak tops and tripod metal legs, to retro steel & metal styles, to rich mahogany or cherry woods styled with little brass wheels. 
As we all know, the mid-century aesthetic is the current and hot influence in home design today. The bar cart is an icon of the era. Swank, sexy, adorable, a cart will transform any room into an entertaining space.

With so many options available, it’s easy to find a cart that suits your style and storage needs. Don't forget to dress up this stylish accessory with glassware or collectibles. Paired with your bar cart should be a drink table. Once you serve your sumptuous beverages, you need a place for them to sit.   Add a table in a different shape but with similar elements. You might even consider one that is artistic  so it stands alone wherever it is. .