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In the age of online shopping, sometimes I just get a little burst of joy when a really great catalog pops up in my mailbox. Which is exactly the case when the Spring Boden catalog arrived this week. To me, it feels so bright and fresh and playful — and the styling is spot on. In fact I was almost as excited about that vintage bar cart in the background of one of the models as I was about the adorable patterned pencil skirts!
It normally takes about 3 days to fully recover from New Year’s Eve, right? I’m working on it — it’s so hard to get back into ‘reality’ mode after a long holiday! Which is why I’m a little late sharing some pictures of our annual New Year’s Eve bash. Having a few extra days off after Christmas gave me the time to craft some fun decorations and think up some tasty dishes and cocktails. It was a great way to kick off 2013, and I hope it sets the tone for many more fabulous parties to come this year (like, ahem, a pretty exciting wedding coming up in May). How did you celebrate the New Year?
Perhaps its that Valentine’s day is just around the corner and I’m in a mood for hearts? Or perhaps it’s the idea of mixing a drink off that bar cart that appeals to me? Either way, I’m feeling this little nook today. I love the bright red and pink hues and all of the bold pattern — it’s loud in the very best way.
Image via Lonny
I’m in a Craigslist conundrum. The cabinet I use to store my cocktail ingredients is overflowing, which can be a good problem to have — but my multi-month search for a more permanent home to the beverage station has turned up dry.
Bar carts seem to be few and far between, so I’m starting to expand my horizons for an alternative solution. These two pictures have adorable bar areas set up on top of bookshelves and dressers and are serving as my inspiration. Aren’t they chic?
My post this week about my bar set up got me thinking about some other fun ways to spice up a bar area for entertaining.
I love the idea of turning a small bookcase into a bar by adding some glass racks and wine cradles like this one featured on ApartmentTherapy:
This industrial looking bar cart featured on Habitually Chic looks like it could be an old lab table from the 50’s, a fun repurposing of a flea market find:
This vignette from Country Living is really fun; the vintage rake turned wine glass holder is pretty crafty… though, I’d probably need a bigger rake to hold enough wine glasses for my friends!
The tray table is always another great idea for setting up a bar area (and I love the mini-bottles of soda and seltzer placed out for mixers).
OK, I swear I’m not an alcoholic, but while we’re on the topic… I highly recommend checking out Design*Sponge’s bar cart round up for a very comprehensive look at store-bought options!