Vintage Home Bars

Hello there! I hope your summer has been fabulous. It’s going SO fast, isn’t it?

So, I just got done posting on my other blog about my love of Vintage Seltzer Bottles. These amazing historic objects are now being sought out, collected and displayed in homes. While they look beautiful anywhere you put them, they fit perfectly nestled among other pretty barware.

With Mad Men influencing style and celebrating the age of martinis, people are pulling out their liquor and putting it on display. And why not? It looks gorgeous! Check out these oh-so-glamorous vintage bar set ups. LOVE!

This weathered trunk makes the perfect pedestal for your bar. Its rustic textures play off the sparkle and polish of the bottles and silver tray. The mirror doubles the glamor. And I just love the mod Lucite chairs.

Drool. (note to self – buy a vintage bar cart asap!)

one word – AMAZING!

make your bar mobile with a wheeled cart!

French flair and elegance at its best. You know you would receive a tres chic concoction from this bar, perhaps a Pompier? Never heard of one?…neither had I but they were a popular cocktail served in Paris during the 1930’s! Made with a black currant liquor (crème de cassis), dry vermouth and club soda, it is meant to be absolutely delicious on hot summer days! Gotta try this one.

Your bar cart doesn’t have to be shiny and new, this well-worn industrial cart has a great masculine, urban feel.

Adore this one. So feminine! In the market for a vintage bar cart? Check out these I found for sale on Etsy1, 2, 3.

Don’t want to cart it? No worries, use a table and corral your barware on trays to help define the intention of your display.

Or proudly show off your cocktail fixings within a bookshelf. This is a fantastic idea for someone living in tight quarters.

So many gorgeous ways to add the glamor of a home bar to your space.

Do you have one set up now? I would love to hear how you did it…



{for more ideas and links to all these images go here}



Filed under entertaining, Etsy, interior design, Pretty Rooms, Recipes, Shopping, Uncategorized, vintage

10 responses to “Vintage Home Bars

  1. I love this post! such great ideas and beautiful photos! is the first photo yours? just gorgeous! thanks for these lovely images, Ivy!

  2. Jeniferi

    I have that first cart!! I always coveted it in my grandparents’ home, so I ensured I snagged it at the estate division.

    I have a less nice, but still vintage cart, if you are interested!

  3. I love love love this other blog of yours too! ^^ aww i’m so glad I found these :)

    xx indie by heart

  4. I love all of these, but particularly the use of the old trunk with Lucite chairs – truly inspired!

  5. Nice selection of home bar ideas and inspiration. Hostess trays and carts can complement full sized bars or be used alone for entertaining.

    There’s something here for a wide range of tastes. The silver serving platters are great for almost any occasion.

  6. thank you for posting these! great inspiration!

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