Friday, November 23, 2012
Tea Anyone? I Just Snatched Up This Little Blonde Tea Cart This Afternoon While Tooling Around Chicago. Found It At A Hole In The Wall Thrift Storefront. Status: Lucky Me!
While we were driving around this afternoon looking for some of the Junque shops in Chi-Town as recommended by Lynne (of An Orange Moon - Chicago), we spotted a small storefront thrift called Urban Thrift and pulled right over to investigate. This little Tea Cart is what we got for our trouble.
As typical with most thrift store finds, it's not in perfect condition. Some of the original finish is
missing, there are some water rings on the lower level and the pivots for the casters are a little
loose. None of these issues are really issues in my world and probably won't be to the next
owner but are easily remedied I'm sure. Actually, since this isn't some sort of important piece
one could easily take some semi gloss black paint to the problem areas and give them and
"ebonized" treatment or gloss white for that lacquered look! It would look smashing either
way I'm sure.
The top surface is a grass cloth look formica piece. It's in excellent condition. All the wheels are
eminently serviceable as well. It's light but sturdy. It's not quite as tall as I would expect a Tea
Cart to be but the only other thing I would think this to be would be a Microwave Cart...but surely
this predates the Consumer Microwave Oven by a few years. What do you think? Bar Cart
As alluded to above, we did hit some other thrifty type shops but didn't find much else. We're only in
Chicago for a short time as it is a family visit. We did stop by the Orange Moon and spend some time
sipping Tequila with the proprietor Lynne (go...see what I mean some time). I'll have a full post soon.
It's a beautiful joint.