Entering my dining room you will find something a bit unusual....
When I purchased this three tier cart, I was told it was an antique cobblers shoe rack. I'm not sure if the shoe seller used this cart to peddle his wears down the cobble streets or it was just a display in his shop.
I wasn't sure where I was going to place the cart but loved the warm patina of the wood...
It turned out to be the perfect size to use as a tea cart in my dining room!
Look at the interesting wheels. I have never seen these before.
I wasn't sure they were functioning but found out they roll really well!
Once I placed the cart, the fun began...
like any other collector, I started to accessorize my new cart!
On the top, I plopped down an ivy plant
and some candles on a silver tray...
On the middle shelf,
I added the stack of Johnson Brothers dishes
I found these at Salvation Army...
The store manager had them priced WAY too high
but I really loved them
so I caved...
Onto the middle shelf...
I just noticed a 'new' collection forming...
I didn't set out to collect food domes
but realized in the past few months I have collected 3...
Three is a collection right??
I found these two hotel silver food domes
on the same day at a favorite antique store.
There was a third dome that I didn't buy....
I love the patina on these pieces...
I wonder about their history..
what Hotel they came from
and who was lucky enough to have room service with them??
Love the handle..
and the pitted silver
The shamrock emblem is a wonderful addition!
On the bottom shelf, I added another food dome...
This one is vintage wicker...
It's a bit lopsided which I find charming.
If I told you how much I paid for it, you wouldn't be my friend..
So I'm keeping that a little secret!
The handle and rusty rivets are charming, don't you think?
that's my old wooden dining room cart.
I almost didn't buy the cart because I wasn't sure where I would place it...
I'm so glad I followed my heart and went for it...
If it didn't work in my dining room,
I could always use it for a shoe rack in the closet, right??
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