My Yachtachachas- or more commonly known as yachts outside the Tickety Boo Household… Yes, two more vintage fancies bought in readiness for when I have my nautical themed cockatiel (hehe) cabinet!
Unfortunately I have decided I may have to give the idea of having a sophisticated, stylish cocktail cabinet/ bar the old heave ho just in order to give the above lovely pearly ornaments and my other knick knacks (that are the epitome of good taste itself don’t you know!!!) the best and most suitable setting possible…. But not to worry all is not lost as I can have something just as snappy……
Think 50/60’’s, and think cocktail bar in the shape of a boat thingy made of wood with portholes and anchor- kitsch-tastic or what! Yes, I have the tendency to sway a little, ok, a lot towards the kitschy side of vintage. I can’t help it- really I can’t, Mystic Mug would say it’s because I’m a Gemini and having two sides and all!
|some of my doodles...|
Well anyway, whatever I end up with, you’d be sure to find my cabinet with a cardboard cut-out of Bing Crosby alongside it, and may I add Life size cut out at that… (I have mum to thank for this brilliant idea!) I can picture it so clearly- there he is in his stripy-T, navy blazer with brass buttons, sailors cap, pipe- Bertie, my wind up gramophone would be playing ‘All over the place’ sung by Tommy Trinder, and then there would be me in my anchor print playsuit mixing up a nice batch of cold ovaltine for us….me, to enjoy- ahh happy thoughts! Anyway, what more could you want to adorn your nautical cocktail cabinet, hey? Well, I sure can’t think of anything else more super, that’s for sure!
|See, if I had a classier bar area, 'Cardboard Crosby' still doesn't look out of place! It's win, win!|
If the lack of space doesn’t allow me to have my ship bar, then I will quite happily settle for a 1930’s barrel cabinet, with my pearly lustre’s dotted on shelves above- I’m not particularly picky (not much hey!)… especially after reading about a stylish young couple in a 1937 Good Housekeeping who owned such a cabinet! See first doodle for a loose idea of what I mean!
|A nice little Tasteful number with Prince Philip!|
Heyho, I suppose this little item of furniture would be categorised as a luxury and isn’t a necessity as I don’t drink that often, hmm, maybe I could turn it into a milk bar instead…. Anyway, a piece of furniture that is a necessity, a must, and is classed as an ‘I want, I want, I want’ item is a Kitchenette cabinet! Now then, that’s another post entirely!
Rightyho that’s enough daydreaming,Off I trot ....