Posts Tagged ‘vintage’

Bar Cart Obsessed!

Just like my fabulous friend Cheria, who blogs over at Love Cheria, I am bar cart obsessed! I have been hunting for a fabulous bar cart to display my vintage bar wares for ages, long before MAD MEN made all things cocktail cool. I am infinitely indecisive when it comes to purchases like these and my favorites typically come with hefty price tags. Lucky for me, I found a temporary solution that will tide me over until I can finally make up my mind.

Beautiful Bar Carts

And yet I still can’t resist trawling around on Etsy investigating current bar cart offerings. Here are a few nice bar carts I spotted today…

I prefer buying vintage furniture since the craftsmanship and style is typically not possible in similarly priced new items.  However, I can’t stop thinking about The Sedgewick from Society Social. My eye has been on this gorgeous bar cart for awhile now, and I may like it better than any of the vintage options I’ve seen, though it is quite spendy at $515. The gold and bamboo combination is to die for.

Segwick Bar Cart2

Temporary Solution

I discovered that my dad has been storing a perfectly serviceable little cart. And it comes at just the right price– FREE! The trade off, of course, is that it will require a little work seeing as it has been stored in a dank, dark basement.

My Bar Cart

Now, it may not look like much, but with a little cleaning and a fresh coat of paint, this cart will be ready to serve up cosmopolitans in no time! Yum!

Cosmopolitan Recipe

Carrie with CosmoI simply cannot end this blog post without proselytizing about the merits of a properly crafted cosmopolitan. People often assume cosmopolitans are too sweet, but I love them exactly because they are a perfect balance of sweet and tart. The key is to always use fresh lime juice!

Add the ingredients listed below into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake! My other tip is to make sure the drink is achingly cold. Basically, shake that thing until it’s so cold you can barely hold it. You will then have produced the perfect cosmo.



  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 3/4 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice


Candy Colored Vintage Typewriters, Oh My!

My mom always had her trusty 1960s Smith Corona typewriter ready for any occasion that necessitated a typewritten note or letter. I loved plucking away at the keys and watching the rhythmic click click of the typebars even before I could spell. I associated typewriters with being grown up and mature. So, at age 12, I didn’t ask for a Nintendo for Christmas like all of my other friends. Nope. I wanted a typewriter.

On Christmas morning, I was beyond excited to open up my very modern typewriter (its memory could save maybe 200 words). I typed everything on that– short stories, papers for school, college applications, and who knows what else. Though I now do all my typing on a MacBook Pro, I’m feeling some nostalgia for vintage typewriters like my mom had, especially ones in a candy colors like these…