WHO AM I?!?!?!?
|A Beautiful Mess|
Did you even KNOW you wanted a Mason jar of coffee stirrers until you saw this pic? I sure didn't.
Maybe it's the organization... maybe it's the idea of having options for amazing coffee every morning instead of the terrible skunk tar that my office serves... maybe it's the two - TWO - bouquets of flowers... I don't know but it makes me want to work on jazzing up my kitchen with a legit fancy coffee station. I currently have a tray and some things but nothing that's even Instagram worthy. I feel ashamed.
As a general rule I need to jazz up my house for guests with, like, fancy guest towels and sachets and shit because right now the only thing they can count on when they come over is a funky smell and lots of cat hair.
Look, the smell stays until I can refinish the hardwoods but the coffee station and cat hair I can totally - probably - maybe - take care of.
|A Beautiful Mess|
PS Are vintage Thermoses (Thermosi?) the new Mason jar? I could get behind that in a Moonrise Kingdom kind of way. But not if Gawd and everybody is gonna do it too...
The other kind of cart that's been on my radar this week (I told you I'm crazy high on Design Bloggerz Lifestyles of the Middle Class and Internet Famous) is this cute little bastard.
AKA the other time this week I stopped dead in my Pinterest scrolling. Not only is it well done - the blogger is THE succulent queen and has several very affordable ebooks written about them which I MUST purchase immediately - but it solves a plant problem for me.
|Succulents and Sunshine|
Not the problem where I kill 87% of my plants (although her books might help!) but the problem of wintering my succulents!
|This Little Street|
I actually did a good job of sustaining a succulent container garden last year on my patio but then when cold weather got here I realized I was up cactus creek without a paddle. I had no plan. I brought everything inside and tried to find windowsills and tile corners where I could water and not ruin anything but it was very tense.
But a cart. A CART! That I could move around inside, outside, to the window, to the wall, til the water drips down the pots into easy-to-care-for metal shelves...
I probably wouldn't pick this color or paint racing stripes on it but I'm just showing you the good things other people are doing.
I don't think I'd actually purchase Mr. Raskog but I do like the grey better. The color would set off the succulents nicely though, huh?
How often can you say succulents without sounding like you're trying to badly sext someone? I don't know if saying it more will help or hurt...
|Fancy Farmgirl Photography I think...|
Someone mentioned to me last year about getting an old kitchen baker's rack to use outside for plants and I thought that was genius. I couldn't roll it anywhere but I have a lot of space that needs filling.
That sounded almost as bad as sexting 'succulents' over and over...
|Suvi Sur Le Vif|
|Same source as above? I give up...|
That's literally all the inspiration carts I could find on Pinterest.
After searching for seven minutes...
I started to do a shopping round-up of carts for us and our new coffee station/plant trolleys but realized I can find carts almost weekly at thrift stores and junk stores for less than new ones so you're on your own!
However, I did stumble on these Jayden metal shelves from World Market and at $64 and $80 these seemed like reasonable options for an industrial/creepy medical look which is hard to find on the cheap at the thrift store.
They can hold lots of coffee stirrers, succulents or bone saws til your heart's content.
If I actually do create (possibly non-mobile) coffee station or a garden cart I'll let you know.
Until then, try not to create a scene fighting over metal furniture at the Goodwill.