Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Are You Being Served?

Before my blog was removed, I'd started to do a series (of sorts) on the different vintage homewares I've started to collect. One of the items that I'd started a post for was this chrome & formica (I believe) serving cart - I think it dates to the 1950s. It was another gift, which is lucky because I've seen these at various places and they generally cost more than I could afford right now.

Oh, and apologies if anyone got excited by the title, thinking this might have been about Mrs Slocombe et al. Ha!

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I got this serving cart quite a while ago but we've had things on it and I never got around to photographing it until it needed to be dusted, so everything came off and I had the perfect opportunity to photograph it sans clutter.

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I can't say with certainty that it will ever get used for its intended purpose but until the day it does (if that day comes) it is certainly a great way to display other vintage items - at the moment it's being used to show off my vintage teacup collection.

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It's very simple and very much like a lot of other serving carts I've seen but I do love it a whole lot.

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I think I'm starting to run out of homewares to show off...maybe I'll photograph the vintage teacup collection that is on this, one day?

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

25 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love the design of the little wheel guards, they're very areonautical!

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  2. Gosh that's lovely! A cart is something I'd love to find but haven't yet. What a wonderful gift :) And I'd totally love to see your tea cups...I busted my only real one. Couldn't bare to part with it so I glued it back together for display...

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  3. Literally gasped. I have never been so in love with a tea cart!

    xoxo
    Solanah

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  4. Haha, I actually did get really excited about the title and hoped you might mention Mr Humphries or Mrs Slocombe!

    That serving tray is fantastic, really love the atomic design :D If you did end up using it, it could be useful for afternoon cocktails!

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  5. That is so neat, love the design!

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  6. That is fabulous I am just imagining stacks of cakes and goodies on it, look forward to seeing your teacups! xx

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous, what a beautiful design!

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  8. Wow that's gorgeous! Did you get that here in Adelaide?

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  9. What a stulish cart!!!! I love the round part, so streamline!

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  10. That is the most amazing tea trolley ever. I love it.

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  11. I admit I did think it would be about the TV show, ha ha! But the cart is fantastic. I love the chrome curves with the formica. Definitely show off your teacup collection!

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  12. Oh my goodness! I love that serving cart. Sort of reminds me of what Jill St. John has on her hotel balcony in the film Tony Rome. I'm fascinated by vintage bar stuff!

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  13. That is so gorgeous! What a find :-)
    If I had a cart like that, I would surely spend way too much $$$ stocking it with great-looking bottles of hooch, which would then gather a lovely layer of dust!

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  14. Oh, lovely! I always wanted a serving cart! :)

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  15. WOOOOOOOOOWWW I want one so bad!!! It looks like a hot rod!
    -Leah

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  16. Oooh! Nice!
    I've always wanted a tea trolley but never found the right one and at the right price!

    I'd love to see some photos of yours all dressed for tea service! :)

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  17. That cart is amazing.love the shape.I have my eye on an italian tea cart and hope to get it if it's still at the antique store.I'm not sure what year it's from though.lol.But it sure is pretty.You have a beautiful collection.

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  18. That is a truly magnificent cart! What a lovely gift! And yes, tea cup porn would be welcome

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  19. it is so pretty! i have never seen one like that!

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  20. I would love to see your teacup collection!

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  21. This is a beautiful tea cart. Nice find babe!! I'd also love to see your tea cup collection!! :) xx

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