A Party On Wheels

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With NYE just around the corner, let’s discuss a party favorite – the bar cart.  Bar carts evoke a sense of Hollywood glamour coupled with masculine sophistication.  I think that most men and women can agree that these pieces are just plain cool.  The best part, though – they are functional.

When it comes to stocking your beverage station, there are a few essentials and it must be organized in style!  If you are going the bar route, wine glasses and high balls are a must.  I suggest sprinkling in a few vintage glasses to add some character to your cart.  Don’t add too many items, less is more.  Next, you need a tall decanter and a wine bucket to hold your spirits.  Tonics, sodas and your basic boozes make up your liquid consumption checklist for display.  Adding the tools you need, such as a corkscrew, shaker, strainer, bottle opener and tongs ensure you are ready to sit back and enjoy a libation with friends and family.  The beauty of a bar cart?  It’s on wheels!  Roll it on over and it will be an arm’s length away when in need.  When not in use, your bar cart can be stylishly displayed in your home.

Love the idea of a bar cart, but wondering if there are other uses?  Check!  If alcohol isn’t your bag, you can put this versatile piece to use as it was originally intended in the 50’s – as a tea cart.  You can stock all things caffeine laden with accompanying serveware instead. You could set up a coffee bar in your kitchen, complete with a small coffee or espresso maker. Got a green thumb?  House and display your beloved plants on a bar cart and place it in front of a window.   With its often multi-tiered construction, you could place a vintage bar cart next to your sofa for magazine storage or your drink of choice.   This works particularly well in small spaces.  You could also use this piece as a nightstand for an unexpected, yet cool alternative to a heavier side table.

So, there you have it.  No matter where you place this chic piece, it is sure to please!