Tea carts are such a fantastic opportunity to make a personal statement about who you are in just about any room in the house, see – http://servingexpert.com/tea-cart/. The beauty is that I can be a different person in each location. Creativity and desire can run free and wild in designing the perfect look.
Elegance and grace adorn the tea cart in my formal dining room. The cart itself is the centerpiece of the design. Mine is a fancy artisanal piece made out of wood to match the wood theme of the hutch, sideboard, and table. I found it at an antique shop and fell in love with it at first sight. The white, bone china tea service on the top tier complements the dark wood perfectly. Underneath, the clear crystal wine glasses sparkle alongside a bottle of fine wine. Everything sits on a bed of lace with lace napkins nearby. It’s my opportunity to look sophisticated and cultured. The beautiful wood engravings along with the intricate wood grillwork bring out a warm Victorian charm.
I have a second tea cart ion the family room that’s meant to be functional while making a quiet statement of quality with its sturdy brushed brass construction. It has the look of durability and style. I have that one organized more like a bar cart than a tea cart because that’s the nature of its use in that room. I bought this one new off the showroom floor because delicate beauty was not the look I wanted. The ice bucket on the first tier supports the statement of strength and is made out a brushed stainless steel design to tone down the glow. The German beer steins next to it throw in a masculine flair but are distinctive as a conversation piece. The bar glasses and liquor are in the second tier and are unremarkable in design but quality nonetheless. They are mostly out of eyesight, and that’s just fine with me.
Having a plan and organizing your tea carts are the best strategy. That way, they won’t look “thrown together” without thought or reason. In that way, they become a reflection of me and my visitors leave smiling at my imaginative energy.