Top O’ The Bar Cart To Ya, A St. Patrick’s Day Treat!

by Katie on March 17, 2011

St. Patrick’s Day is here and the time for sunny days and gathering with friends and family is almost near!  Nothing can be better than hanging with great people, an ice cold beverage, or two or three…oh geez, who’s counting?!  I mean it is St. Patrick’s Day!!                       

Tori Mellott in Domino

Source: Tori Mellott in Domino

Recently I have become especially interested in timeless and vintage-looking bar carts. Back in the  1950’s and 1960’s,  it seemed appear that drinking and smoking heavily was the vogue thing to do for many people throughout the course of a day!  Bar carts were the quintessential necessity of any stylish household. Now times have changed and it’s no longer very stylish to knock back 5 martinis and smoke a pack of cigarettes during the lunch hour on a normal Monday afternoon!  But there are a ton of beautiful bar carts from this groovy era gone bye. I have been thinking about adding a bar cart in my dining room.  I’ve been doing a little searching and found a few carts that are pretty great! I will say that the majority of beautiful bar carts can cost a small fortune. With that in mind, I’ve included high, medium and lower priced carts in this post. There are also some great affordable bar carts out there that might just need a touch of DYI love,  or maybe a coat of paint to bring out its beauty.            

This bar is probably one of the coolest bar carts I’ve ever seen. It’s even more beautiful in person. Roost Circa Bar Cart from Velocity Art And Design $1,830.00.           

Roost Circa Bar Cart
Source: www.velocityartanddesign.com

   

La Barge,  chrome and brass cocktail trolley from $3,300. It’s a pricey meatball but very classy looking!               

Chrome and Brass Cocktail Trolley by La Barge
Source: http: www.1stdibs.com

  

(Clockwise from top left:) Vintage and beautiful Paul McCobb Serving Bar $3,800, Polished Nickel Bar $999.91, Vintage Bamboo Cart $5,500, Formosa Tray Table  from CB2 $49.95 (great for small spaces and small parties).       

barcarts2

Source: Design Sponge

I love this Glasgow Entertainment Bar from Pottery Barn $1,299.00.                   

Glascow Entertaining Bar, Rustic Mahogany stain

Source: Pottery Barn

Faux Croc Biscayne Bar Tables from Z Gallerie $129.99.00                   

Faux Crock Tray Table

Source: ZGallerie

 

I know it’s a little older than the 50’s, but I had to include this wonderful Art Deco Serving Cart.               

art deco style bar
Source: www.Kaboodle.com

 This all-weather cart would be great at gatherings by the pool. Alfresco Natural Bar Cart by Crate and Barrel  $399.00.             

Alfresco Natural Cart

Source: Crate and Barrel

Vintage 1970s lucite bar cart by Karl Springer.

  

I like this one! It has a stainless steel top and I think you could really dress this up! What about adding modern style baskets at the bottom?  Ikea $129.00.               

Ikea Flytta Bar Cart

Source: Ikea, Flytta Kitchen cart

I’ve always liked William Sonoma Home, but I feel like there products are overpriced. But, this bar is quite nice $1,450.00.               

 

William Sonoma Home Cosmopolitan Bar Cart

 Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!  Bottoms up!      

 Cheers!!!

    

                  

                  

 

                  

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SA Tippie March 21, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Katie,
I love your article! The bars are beautfiul and I love how you have the upper end pricing and lower end prices. Being a single Mom this helps me to be able to have a stylish looking home for a great price! I will be following your article moving forward, always!

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Katie March 21, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Thanks for reading Steph! XOXO

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Bobbie Flynn April 20, 2011 at 7:17 pm

I’ve always loved these bright colors! Would love to use this color somewhere in my house!

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