June 26, 2011

Here's a Toast!

Having a bar setup in your house can be as simple as a temporary setup for entertaining on a side table, buffet, or desk, or having a full time setup as storage and display. We have a bar cart in our formal dining room that our sterling flatware chest is on the bottom, and the top is a large silver tray with some of our liquor bottles, a nice ice bucket, etc. Below are some of my amazing bar setups.

This vintage inspired bar features mercury glass accents from Jan Showers

Lindsey of Pursuit of Style blog as featured on Ivy & Piper

When space is limited a side table can be cleared for entertaining from Woodson & Rummerfield

Decorate an antique buffet with a nice tray, a few glasses and bottles and add an antique oak biscuit barrel for ice. Image from Phoebe Howard

Vintage laundry cart was repurposed into a portable bar cart Lonny

Desktop being used as a bar with perfectly lined drinks and a colorful urn acts as a champagne chiller- Paul Costello

Masculine and table tennis themed Martini bar is perfect for the guys- Paul Costello

Unusual but interesting set up for a bar Phoebe Howard

I have a bar cart that I love since they are versatile for parties and for decor and love the vintage style carts such as the vintage inspired one here 

French style bar cart on 1stdibs

Champagne Bucket and Pitcher with horn handles from Z Gallerie

Stag Horn Bar Tools from B.D. Jeffries

Tortoise Ice Bucket from Overstock

Some non-liquor bar essentials for entertaining:
Sparkling Water in Glass

San Pellegrino Orange cans
Vintage Coke in the bottle

Lemons & Limes in a bowl

Southern Cocktails book from Barnes & Noble

Some of my favorite liqueurs:
- Soho Lychee liqueur, is from an oritental sweet fruit with an amazing taste great with champagne or sparkling water

- St Germain this elderflower liqueur comes in a beautiful crystal cut bottle and looks great for bar deco, and is great with champagne

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