With my last week as a full-fledged “minor” officially underway, I’ve been thinking a lot about the inevitable possibility of drinking wine with every meal, going out on Saturday nights, and learning how to make delicious (and low-calorie) cocktails with fresh fruits and simple syrups. Of course, thanks to Pinterest and the blog-o-sphere, I’m also dead set on the idea of building my very own bar cart, complete with pretty geode-encrusted bottle stoppers, vintage inspired tumblers, and little drink accessories (think striped straws and teeny umbrellas). Below you’ll find a little photographic bar cart inspiration I’ve been
clogging my desktop with studying closely.
Special thanks to these three ladies for being especially inspirational in the whole home-bar-setting-up experience.
If there’s one thing my entire family takes pride in, it’s our unique ability to discover new life in old things. And we’re not just playing around; In my family antiquing is an olympic sport. Everyone from my grandma, to my aunts, mother, cousins, sister- even my 23-year-old brother- knows the value of a well-restored antique. Ever heard the saying “They just don’t make ’em the way they used to?” Well it’s true. Rediscovered old pieces add a special flare to your home that (in my opinion) simply cannot be replicated by something new. When I spotted this antique measuring jar last weekend at my favorite indoor flea market, Rhode Island Antiques, I knew I had to have it. Although my original thinking way to fill the jar with fresh summer flowers, I become inspired by this photo:and decided to try out the glass vase as colorful display of my nail polish collection. Sure, it may not be this antique’s conventional use, but I think a little usage re-assignment brings new life to an otherwise outdated piece.