The season of house parties and summer barbeques is upon us, and nothing creates more buzz than a nostalgic Old Hollywood bar cart carrying some festive decor (and wine, of course). No, I’m not talking cheesy snowman sculptures, I’m referring to modern topiary and some subtle but magical fairy string lights! Not only does this decor get my guests into a celebratory mood every time, it’s also a simple way to set a cozy atmosphere for myself when I come home from work. Who can say no to a couch with a pretty little cart next to it, waiting for you with a glass of wine?
It all started last year when I was on the lookout for something to wheel around drinks in for a holiday party in my loft. It was just my luck to find this little gold bar cart at Target! Here are several newest styles from Target that are my particular favorites this season: this very similar Safavieh Gold Bar Cart, the Safavieh “Cleopatra” Bar Cart that comes in Gold or Silver, and last but not least this ultra-modern Clear Acrylic Safavieh “Elle” Bar Cart. Trust me, the struggle of stuffing it into the backseat of your car will be well worth it when this setup becomes the main statement piece in your living room.
I dressed mine up with a few little potted topiary similar to this 12 x 4 Preserved Boxwood Topiary by Flora Decor reminiscent of modern Christmas trees, with a few artfully-placed strands of Firefly String Lights from Urban Outfitters. Another highly-recommended cheaper alternative: these TaoTronics LED Starry String Lights. The copper wiring gives a rustic high-end look, as opposed to those plastic green Christmas lights we know so well from childhood. Nope, this is a grown-up space now and the updated details make all the difference. Place a few wine glasses on your cart and a wine towel on the handle, and you are now ready to entertain all year round!
While I’m all about the classic look, there are so many other ideas for your cart: Cocktail glasses with girly pink blooms in gold tins, or whiskey glasses, crystal decanters and some dark brooding orchids… You really can’t go wrong depending on your drink of choice. Share with us any other unique ideas you discover for your fabulously versatile bar cart!