My girlfriends and I were in a tiny town in Georgia: Blackshear, in fact. My friend Angela was hungry. And so she popped into a sandwich shop and we both came out with furniture. In the South, they sell antiques at sandwich shops. I bought this old hostess cart for $40 and a lovely Southern belle shipped it home to me (thanks, Sandra!),

And then I gave it a makeover. Black paint. Black and white striped wallpaper. (And my mother, who is the wallpaper queen.)

Isn’t it grand? (Photo by the glorious Jill Richards.)