9 Jan 2012

Trolleys and Carts!

I don’t know what it is I love about vintage carts and trolleys so much. Two or three have wheeled their way through my life over the past few years. One was a teak bar cart which I promptly sold on Craigslist, the other was an old medical cart painted pink, acting as a microwave stand for many years.

Does owning a cart imply that you have a lot of space and you need something to transport your riches around vast living quarters? Too much space is not a luxury I "suffer" from, but I picture these trolleys and carts in vast condo lofts. Alternatively, they'd make an excellent way for artists to transport their supplies around easily.

Here are some carts I found online that I'd enjoy rolling around my imaginary loft:

1) Industrial metal cart (circa 1950) from styledevie.com
2) Wood and iron utility cart from Sierra Living Concepts

3) Vintage wire laundry cart on casters from ethanollie on SellSimply.com
4) Another cool cart from styledevie.com
5) Poul Hundvad teak serving cart from scandinavianmod.com
6) Vintage mail cart from my shop, kipkoo.ca

When I saw the vintage mail cart at an auction, I couldn't help picturing the breathtakingly beautiful Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks) from Mad Men pushing something like this around the office. Though I suppose technically that's probably not in her job description, I couldn't help picturing it!

The cart and clock shown here are available at kipkoo.ca (Joan Harris not included).


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