A Bar Cart or a Tea Cart?

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.

Dining Room Bay Window Area-Housepitality Designs

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How I Am Chasing Away the Winter Blues

As I sit in my Great Room, or doing things in the kitchen, I can see the beautiful outdoors and my

upper back porch, actually from just about every room on the main floor.

Being that it is winter, the porch was pretty bare and absent of any color. No plants or pretty

flowers to see and enjoy. I had to do something about that!

So off to Lowe’s I go to buy some flowers that can withstand the cold temperatures.

Upper Back Porch for Winter-Housepitality Designs

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A Vintage Tea Cart – Good things come to those who wait.

Once upon a time. . .

~ ~ ~ ~ when we were young and trying to fill our first home with furnishings . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ the budget was low . . . very low.

We saved and saved to buy an Ethan Allen breakfast table.

Finally, got the $225 together for a table and 4 chairs.

Back then it felt like $2,025.00.

I had my eye on one more piece to complete the area . . .

~ ~ but it was out of the question . . . out of the budget. I never forgot that piece.

Until a couple weekends ago . . . when I went to an estate sale.

And what did I see????…..


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