The Bar Cart — a Stylish Don Draper Staple to Dress Up Your Home


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I remember as a kid when my grandmother watched her soap operas that it seemed everyone on the show owned a bar cart. They were always getting all riled up and storming over to the bar carts, quickly dashing in a jigger or two of booze and downing it, eyes blazing as they gripped the empty glass. And I remember thinking “we don’t have one of those” alas the bar cart trend did not carry over in to the eighties and kind of died out, but now it seems it is quite the popular item again. Blame it on Mad Men or perhaps the uptick in dinner parties but it seems they are everywhere and they certainly are a fun way to display your fancy glasses and high end liquor, especially if you do not have the room for a cabinet devoted to your party essentials. So in honor of the end of Mad Men I rounded up a number of inspiring examples of this Don Draper must have. From tarnished gold, to sparking gold to white and even navy I am sure there is one that will strike your fancy. Do you have a bar cart in your home? And if you do what kind of bar cart do you have? And if you don’t would you consider getting one? What kind would you get? Would it be more feminine or more rugged? Gold, white, black? Metal or wood? And OK a chalk board wall and a gold bar cart, how chic is that!

Hope you enjoyed this lovely examples and happy decorating everyone.


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  1. Jackie Harrison
    June 10, 2015 / 9:51 am

    Great way to decor.

  2. June 10, 2015 / 1:19 pm

    I so want a bar cart in my house. So fab! Now I just need to find the perfect one for my house.

  3. June 10, 2015 / 3:22 pm

    It’s funny how things come into trend again. Great photos! I really want that gold/brass style. We only have one, a taller one, but I would love one of the shorter ones with only two tiers. 🙂 Enter the Summer Giveaway

  4. June 10, 2015 / 4:00 pm

    Bar carts feel like a really grown-up item and some of them look really stylish. I will probably not be getting one since neither my husband or I drink but then it could be used for other things 🙂

  5. June 10, 2015 / 5:25 pm

    All of these are so inspiring and bar carts are way too chic, we definitely want one in our lives!

    xx 365Hangers

  6. June 10, 2015 / 5:59 pm

    I have been seeing so many of these popping up on lifestyle blogs! It gives such a lovely touch to the home and I wish we can have one at our place. My MIL has a very old wooden one, I think it’s from her mum or grandma so it’s really old but still in a great condition and she display her fine china on it. My little one reached up and tried to grab her china and the thing almost topple over. Needless to say, the idea of having this cart in our home went out the window. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  7. June 11, 2015 / 1:26 am

    it is very inspiring! i can not wait to live in own house, we move a lot cuz of my husband’s job, decided it would be not smart to buy expensive furniture. cuz it gets damaged every time we move

  8. June 11, 2015 / 11:42 am

    So cute, your blog is lovely!

  9. June 11, 2015 / 1:48 pm

    Loving this bar car inspo- I need one desperately! So chic (and functional, of course). 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

  10. June 11, 2015 / 6:25 pm

    I feel like having one of these in your home just makes you feel so sophisticated! I remember seeing these in all the older soaps as well! My grandma used to watch them to learn English. I love all the inspiration here! I have been wanting to do this!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  11. June 11, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    So many fabulous options! I don’t really need a bar cart, but I think it would be fun to have one.

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