Thursday, March 22, 2012

Meet My New Best Friend!

Are you on the edge of your seat after I left you hanging yesterday? :)

Many of you have already seen my excited postings on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram - I couldn't keep my excitement to myself! So without further ado - meet my new purchase, my new best friend, my new... BAR CART!

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Isn't she beautiful? I have been wanting a bar cart for AGES!!! (This is ironic because I don't drink. However, I DO own a ton of GORGEOUS barware, decanters, vases and serving pieces that will look JUST GORGEOUS on display!) I feel like I see pictures of gorgeous vintage carts everywhere I look, and my constant visits to Society Social's website to admire their carts don't help my craving. But now I've got my own - and she's shiny gold and in great condition!

Here's how it went down - after I SCREECHED to a halt outside the store once I spied the cart out of the corner of my eye, my friends and colleagues Remy and Rebecca kindly agreed to accompany me into the store. We parked and headed in.

I don't often shop at thrift stores but I know enough to know that it's always important to act UNINTERESTED! So I poked around in the store for a little bit and asked the man behind the corner the prices of a few objects before pointing to the cart outside. "$45," he said. "I have $35," I told him (TRUE!) He thought about it - "How about $38?"

"DEAL!" I said. On the inside I was literally screaming. I borrowed money from Rebecca and bought it on the spot! He offered to help me carry it to my car but I thanked him and said no - after all, it has wheels! What a sweetheart, though. I introduced myself to him and he agreed to pose for a photo. Here's me and my new best friend Ramon!

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Remy helped me wheel it back to the car while Rebecca took photos. Obviously we had to stop to pose on the streets of Koreatown. I'm nothing but a classy lady.

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The fun part started when we got to the car. It was easy wheeling it, but NOT easy fitting it in the back of my trunk...

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Look, I did it! I'm so pleased with myself... except one second after smiling for this photo, I tried to close the trunk and it didn't close. OOPS.

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In the end, after a lot of tugging, pulling, and maneuvering, I managed to wedge it into my backseat. A tight fit but I did it! (PS. If it hadn't fit I would have tied the thing to my roof. I was NOT leaving without it.)

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I shoved poor Rebecca in the backseat next to it and we all headed back to work. BIG THUMBS UP! Thank you R & R for your assistance with this project :)

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As soon as I got back to the office I googled "vintage gold bar cart" to see what I could find - and came across this ebay listing. Mine is the EXACT same - they are literally identical. I feel pleased that Google validated what I already knew - I got it for a steal!

Can't wait to get it all cleaned up and decorated. I promise I'll post pictures! And in the meantime... I plan on making LOTS of trips to this little furniture store. Who knows what treasures I'll find!?

8 comments:

Preppy Girl Meets World said...

1) I have been on the hunt for ages for the perfect affordable bar cart and I am so proud of you and slightly envious at the time.
2) You look awesome in your pictures.

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

You are amazing Jordan. This cart is awesome - and these pictures made me laugh! Congrats on your new bestie. ;)

Amy said...

I'm coming next time you go. How excited are you to have ANOTHER shopping buddy? :)

The Blitz said...

Another example that I wish I worked at 3580!!!

Ryann said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE HER!!!! She is perfection!!!! So happy for you. PS. I think she is a much better find than the kelly green chairs :)

Georgina Si said...

SO gorgeous! A must for any seasoned hostess. I stumbled upon your blog and after seeing this gem I have quickly followed.


xo Georgina

Annie said...

Thoroughly enjoyed reading this post. Happy you scored a beauty!

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

Love the story, love the pics and LOVE the cart. Such a fun piece to have. I want one too!!