Mid-century Bar-tastic

umanoff cart

I have taken my new found love of cocktails to a whole new level.  Yes, in true Nerdgirl style I have had to set up an entire bar to go along with this “hobby”.  All of this is being assembled and I can put up some pictures of the final product when the items arrive, but attached are my purchases to bring this Mad Men style bar together.  I would love to hear thoughts!

Above is the Umanoff bar cart that is being delivered tomorrow straight off of Craigslist.  It is such a gem!  I went to check it out this morning.  It is in great condition and truly a rare find.  I did my research and have found carts like this going for upwards of $2,800 online.  I love the mixed media and the colors.  Definitely a conversation piece and something that I am in love with already.

To go on the shelves, I plan on stocking a basic bar with whiskey, vodka, bourbon and all the tools that I will need.  Some of my barware that I have purchased on eBay thusfar:


A set of 4 champagne cloches.  Can be used for champagne or daiquiris


Yellow lucite ice bucket


Georges Briard martini pitcher and stirrer

Yes.  It is all a bit mismatched, but that is the way I like to throw things together.  A bit eclectic, but hopefully fun.