Mini Bar

I’m looking forward to the first Sunday of February so I can wake up early to scour my local flea market for a vintage bar cart. I figured it’s about time I pull my pretty collection of glassware and bottles out of their cabinets. After all, when the clock strikes 5, having the makings of a cocktail within reach is absolutely necessary – wouldn’t you agree?

(some image sources unknown via Pinterest & Tumblr; second image on left from Paige Newton for Camille Styles)

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  1. Natalie wrote:

    Such a good idea!! Obsess with all of these, especially the white one… you do such creative posts! love them!
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  2. brighton wrote:

    wonderful photos! I love this!!!

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  3. lamooonda wrote:

    wooooooooooooooow nice blog. i like your blog

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  4. laila wrote:

    i LOVE!

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  5. I bought a bar cart last year and now feel every room in my house should have one!!

    Emma x

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  6. these mini bars are so pretty, i would like one too, but i feel i will let it get dusted! and i am so bored cleaning the dust!! 😀

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  7. Berni wrote:

    My great grandmother used to have one, love it¡

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  8. Nikki wrote:

    I would love to be able to find an affordable, vintage-inspired bar cart as well. For the time being, we just turned an old low Target bookshelf into our makeshift bar. Sometimes I think we just have too much liquor to store on a cute little cart!

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  9. Plami wrote:

    I’d love to have one!

    XoXo
    Plami

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  10. what a great idea to store wine!

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  11. If I had room in my apartment I’d definitely buy one of these vintage carts. They’re very stylish.

    Collections

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  12. I am having such a hard time deciding which one I like the most! Maybe that one in the bright floral room? Or the glass lucite? Gah, so pretty!

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  13. Hey, no one can fight happy hour …..

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  14. Kate wrote:

    i want i want i wanttttt

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  15. Ohhhhh great idea!
    Happy Australia Day!!!
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  16. january wrote:

    i have allllways wanted a mini bar! one day when i DON’T live in a studio flat… this dream will finally come true.
    january, x
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  17. WSM wrote:

    Thank you for this post – was wondering what to do with the large collection of amassed alcoholic bottles when I move into my new place…and I do love a cocktail! – WSM.

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  18. lilla wrote:

    all of them looks good, but please don’t buy one which looks like retro-globe 🙂

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  19. nina wrote:

    so funny – i’m also planning that, and i made a post about it last week!
    xx Nina
    http://nospetitesreveries.blogspot.com/

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  20. kate wrote:

    Totally agreed! The bar cabinet in my apartment is made of particle board 🙁

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  21. Maria wrote:

    Great photo set! This has my gears turning…I may just have to build a minibar sometime soon.

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  22. Love the chrome one! Every home needs some sort of a “drinks” place, and no matter what it is it can be lovely depending on the accessories. Hope you find something!!!!

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  23. Ambyr wrote:

    I’ve always loved this mini bar idea. It’s so vintage and sophisticated. The outdoor one would be awesome if you had a big patio and a garden party.

    xoxo
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  24. Vanita wrote:

    I want one too!

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  25. Elizabeth wrote:

    I love the 4th one! I would definitely get one of these unless I buy a house with a bar already in it. =)

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  26. Margot wrote:

    I LOVE bar carts. However, they aren’t super baby friendly 😉 live it up now.

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  27. Oooohlala, bar carts are awesome. I love these!

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  28. erin wrote:

    whoa, why is that top right cart stocked with so much jasmine tea? (bottom shelf). I only know because I buy the exact same tea. I’m wondering if I’m missing out on some awesome jasmine tea cocktail out there.

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    • Erica wrote:

      @erin hmmm, we should investigate because a jasmine tea cocktail sounds devine!!

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  29. Natalie wrote:

    gorgeous! i might just be on the hunt for the same!!

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  30. Rebecca wrote:

    Love the cart idea. I want one in my living room so bad. I love LOVE that very last photo. Artful and functional.

    Rebecca (hearts)…

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  31. Polypop wrote:

    Great idea plus you’re having some good inspirations over here! we have a first month’s sunday market over here as well and I can’t wait.

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  32. Jessie wrote:

    these are so awesome. i want one for my apartment! wish i had the room or the money.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

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  33. Audrea wrote:

    These are so adorable! I really want one now! Why are you going on the first of February? Is that when the flea market opens or when mini bar carts are on sale?

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  34. Jessica wrote:

    I love the white iron cart in the photo next to the window! So lovely. I feel like I want to be that friend who has the perfectly stocked mini bar for fun evenings playing games or just watching a movie. Kind of like…the Gilmore Girls.

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  35. Hello! A dear friend of mine referred me to this post as I recently wrote a series on bars/bar carts on my new blog… http://www.thequeencitystyle.com/2011/11/bar-cart-admiration.html
    We used a lot of the same images… which means similar taste.. which means I look forward to reading more of your blog! Please come visit my blog sometime!

    Warm Regards, Whitley Adkins Hamlin
    http://www.thequeencitystyle.com

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  36. Your posts are always so colorful and creative. So are your DIYs 😉

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  37. such a great idea!! i must send this to my friend who is decorating her new place!

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  39. Ally wrote:

    These mini bars are gorgeous! I can’t wait until I have one with fancy alcohol I’ll probably never drink 🙂

    xoxo, Ally
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  40. this is such amazing inspo. i can’t wait for the summer.

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  41. Steph wrote:

    Gorgeous photos!
    Super inspiring mini bars!

    xxx
    -S

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  42. Marj wrote:

    What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  43. Martina wrote:

    the bars look so good!! actually i have found one quite like the one in the first picture, on a flee market here in Dijon. And the lady only wanted 15 €, which is nothing compared to the fact that it was vintage and in great condition. My only problem was, that i used to sell my stuff at the very same flee market and had a full car… no place to store the bar for transport… i am still dreaming of it, even after 1,5 years…
    the only thing that bothers me now, is the face that you need to clean it once a week, with all the dust… when i think of that, i may be going for a closed one…

    i couldn’t take a glass and drink out it, without washing it first…and this is where it gets complicated…

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  44. Paula wrote:

    seriously, they are amazing! i dont which one i would choose for a party!
    love all of them! good idea

    besos desde España! 🙂

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  45. Love bar carts and subsequently there is a bar right next to my apartment called “mini bar” lol.

    – Sara @ Gameday Stylist

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  46. Exactly what I need in my house!!!!!

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  47. Kate wrote:

    I was JUST telling the hubby that we need a bar cart for our place!! I was going to put it by a window like that second to last pic!

    <3Kate
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  48. Vanessa wrote:

    I absolutely love the mini bar idea! Thanks for sharing all of this inspiration!!!

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  49. Zane wrote:

    love them, great ideas

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  50. Sometimes Partner-in-Crime jokes that I only finally moved out to California so I could live with the bar cart I bought and kept at his place for two years while we dated cross-country. I deny it, but I am glad to finally be reunited… with the bar cart. It looks most like the top two. Classic shape, two tier and full of vintage glassware. Now I just want vintage decanters for my collection of whisk(e)ys.

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  51. rae wrote:

    these are great! i don’t even drink on a regular basis but would love to have one for hosting.

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  52. I’ve got a mid-century Danish bar-trolley inherited from my mother-in-law, I think it’s the item I love most in my home out of everything. it helps that it also offers a drink!

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  53. sondrafast wrote:

    some items to work for
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  54. My grandmother gave me something similar – an Italian “rolling drink cart” as they call it – it’s absolutely gorgeous!

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