Monday, January 11, 2010

Estate Tales

I hit a few estate sales over the weekend without much luck but I did manage to score this bar cart for a SMOKIN' deal:

Let's just say that it cost less than a trip to Starbucks so I simply could not pass it by, even though I have no place to put it at the moment. For now, it's going in my walk-in closet and I'm going to style it up with jewelry, purses, picture frames, etc, but I can always pull it out if I need to for entertaining. Bar carts seem to be quite the hot ticket these days....

I forgot to mention that I actually already have a bar cart that I use in my living room as an end table (in a silver finish) otherwise I would try to use it in there in some way.

I also found this bell jar at Goodwill, I may look for some sort cake stand to use as a base:

(my post-Christmas entry vignette)

btw- does anyone know what the best way is to shine up brass?

*via domino


  1. love your entryway vignette!! And what a steal- I've been keeping my eye out for a bar cart to set up. Alas, most of the ones I've fallen for are at 1st Dibs and a bit more than I've wanted to spend.

    Home Depot (and other big box stores, I'm sure) sell Brasso, which should do the trick, though I've not had any experience with it.

    Will be heading to your town this week for work meetings- hoping to get a reprieve from the cold!

  2. I get so excited when I see great scores on second-hand pieces. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

  3. What a great find! I love bar carts, they are so elegant.

  4. What a wonderful steal! Your entry is gorgeous and styled beautifully!

  5. great finds! your entry is beautiful. love the bell dome.

  6. Love your blog!! Thanks for stopping by mine. Brasso or MAAS metal polish (works on any metal = fabulous)