When I placed the vintage drop leaf table that I painted in a corner of the guest room . . .
I had to re-locate the piece of furniture that was in that spot. Which was the Ethan Allen tea cart
that I found last year at an estate sale.
The Ethan Allen tea cart that I so very much wanted in our early years of marriage
but just could not afford it. Practicality always got in the way.
The antique bench was previously in the bay window area of the dining room and moved to the great room.
The tea cart shuffled over to this space . . . Shuffling to the tune of “Tea for Two”
I began to decorate the tea cart with the most obvious items.
I placed one of my favorite tea sets that I purchased in France that is actually German,
on the tea cart. Yes, the expected items for a tea cart.
The silver tray is actually a trophy tray that I purchased at an estate sale in Northwest Georgia.
There were many trophies in the sale . . . trophies for prize winning dogs. I saw this tray in a corner
of the room and grabbed it faster than you can say Best in Show!
I guess you can possibly call it NQV . . . Not Quite Vintage, or would it be, being 52 years old?
Actually, my friend Merry who was also on the France trip with us spotted this beautiful porcelain
tea set in a corner cabinet in the most quaintest of shops. She knew I would love it!
So here you have Option One – A tea set for a tea cart.
Then we move to Option Two – A Bar Set Up for a tea cart a.k.a. bar cart.
Martini anyone? . . . I love this shaker that my niece gifted to me on one of my birthdays. I was in my
Cosmo phase . . . or any martini for that matter . . . a great shaker with drink recipes right on it!
I know . . . I collect some weird things like drink stirrers from hotels that we have stayed in.
Love the Peabody! . . . and their duck parade!
The martini glasses were also a gift, from my friend Linda who said that they were the Martini
glasses that were one of Oprah’s Favorite Things! Do you think that everyone was contributing to my
my Martini obsession at the time?
My birthday orchid that I received from my sister Carol over a month ago is still going strong.
I believe it is in a happy place in front of the window glad to be inside out of the chilly winds.
So, do you have a preference? Is it Option One with the Vintage German Tea set?
Or would it be Option Two with the Martini Bar? Or maybe both? Tea in the morning . . .
and a Martini at 5 o’clock. I think I should get another tray and move them from top to bottom,
bottom to top, depending on the time of day!!!
Note: You may have noticed something new on my sidebar.
Today, a wonderful new home and garden App has launched!
The app is called bHome. This app is a fantastic way for you to access some of your favorite bloggers
and shelter magazine blogs at your fingertips . . . just by downloading it to your iPhone or iPad.
You can read posts, grab images to place on Pinterest, Instagram, Tweet, Facebook and more.
Want to chat with some of your favorite bloggers?. . . you can do that too!
I am so over the moon excited to be a part of this great innovative idea and group!
I would like also mention at this time that the app was the brainchild of Kelly of My Soulful Home and
her husband. Visit Kelly today on her blog as she introduces this great mobile app.
So go over to my sidebar and click on the bHome image (or click below)
and that will lead you to the link where you will be able to download the App
It is pretty awesome!!
And to see it in action you must see this video made by Donna of Funky Junk Interiors!