Hope that everyone is in the throes of a lovely Summer and that you all had a great 4th of July! I've been away and/or busy for the last few weeks, so that is what accounts for the lack of posting. But I'm here now, and that's what counts, right?

I'm here today to talk to you about the bar cart. I've seen some really great bar carts lately that are both fun and sophisticated and I think they're a really great addition to a space.

the bar cart

I know, I know... not all of these examples are actual carts, but you see what I'm getting at. A cleverly styled tray can take the place of a cart if you have available space on a table, credenza or shelf. Plus, I think it's a great way to display some of your favorite barware that rarely ever sees the light of day.

And while we're at it, let's not forget to give a nod to the bar cart's morning counterpart... the coffee bar. I love both of these dedicated coffee stations, and who of us doesn't need all of the necessary tools handy for a pick-me-up on a Monday (or any other) morning?

the coffee bar

So all of this has me wondering, what would you stock your bar cart or coffee bar with?


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