As I often hear around the blog-o-sphere, vintage in the thrift store is dead. This is usually where I insert my Ebay-ruined-thrifting soapbox speech but I’ll spare you. I only have a few thrifts I visit on a regular basis and usually my finds are items for crafting (including some vintage tins, supplies, etc.) and glassware. Vintage glassware is one of the things that I still find in abundance for a good price.
On a recent visit I got lucky and found a vintage bar cart in great shape:
The oval glass is thick and in good shape and it rolls very nicely. This is something that has been on my list for awhile but I don’t actively look for one. So when I saw the handle peeking out from a clothes rack I was excited but skeptical. I assumed it would be in bad shape or highly priced. But lady luck was with me and this darling cart came home with me for only $18. That is a fine price to me.
Here it is loaded up with some of our vintage bar items. I am not loving the look yet but wanted to get a feel for it and just started sticking things on there willy nilly. Everything on the cart has been thrifted including that lovely set of Sparklettes soda siphon and shaker. Oh wait. That blue whale bottle opener is from Pottery Barn but at $4 I’m okay with that.
Now I am in search of some trays to coral some of the glasses. It needs a “neater” look for sure. We are hosting a holiday get together for my husband’s work group and I already have plans to wheel out a champagne toast on the cart. I feel like it should include something on fire as well.
The art of vintage cocktails is alive and well at my house and now better suited with this lovely addition. Care for a drink?