So when it came to this tea cart, I decided not to keep it. Our house was full. And now I made a huge tactical blunder.
I got a call from an aunt. She mentioned that the tea cart had been a special gift and that we were not to get rid of it. “Okay,” I said. Just like that, I said, “okay.” What? I just told her that we would keep it. Why did I do that? I didn’t really want it. The truth was that I had planned to sell it in the estate sale, and now I had given my word that we would keep it. Did I have room for it? No. Now what was I going to do with it? I had no idea. Oh well, worse things had happened to me, and I would find a place for it somewhere. I tried my bedroom, no it didn’t work there. I tried the dining room. No, it didn’t work there either. So I got an idea.
Can you say chalk paint?
Oh yes, I did it.
And with it’s new attitude, I thought it might work on my back porch.
I also decided to see what it would look like with a tablecloth on it. You can see the Thanksgiving table in the back. To see more of the Thanksgiving table, click here.
Here’s the platter on the tea cart.
As it turns out, the tea cart is a very useful item to have on the back porch. When we are dining at this small table, we don’t have room for all of the serving dishes, or for a pitcher of iced tea. The tea cart is the perfect place to keep those extra things that won’t fit on the table. The kitchen is a long way away, or maybe it just seems like it is, once we have settled in at the table. Success! And, it rolls around to where ever we need it. I sure am glad we kept this old thing.