Home Bar Styling Ideas

Home bar styling ideas serve up a concoction of chic and stylish options for accessorizing a bar cart, accent cabinet or table, bookshelf, countertop, media cabinet,  tailgate, antique armoire, or atop a mid-century modern credenza.

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Better Homes & Gardens

Styling a home bar works off the same principle applied to styling a coffee table.

Silverwing Interiors

Silverwing Interiors

Monkey Bar Tool Set

Monkey Bar Tool Set

monkey bottle opener

Monkey Cocktail Shaker

Monkey Cocktail Shaker

StyleCraft-Ravena-Standing-Antique-Brass-Monkey-Table-Lamp-with-Shade-Around-Body (2)

StyleCraft Ravena Standing Monkey Table Lamp 

Gold Monkey & Leaf

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The mix and the marvel is in details, proportion, and placement.

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X marks the center spot which is the prime location for a medium or low height object placement.

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Blakely Interior Design

The outer areas balance the method with graduated heights to continue the flow and engage the eye.

havilande whitcomb design

Havilande Whitcomb Design

Thornbill 2 Shelf Serving Cart Black

Thornbill 2 Shelf Serving Cart Black

Diamond Decanter with Glass Stopper

Diamond Decanter with Glass Stopper

Punk Whiskey Decanter and Double Old Fashioned Set

Punk Whiskey Decanter and Double Old Fashioned Set

Cheers to the home team.

LaRochere Fleur de Lys tall tumblersLa Rochere Fleur de Lys Tall Tumblers, Set of 6


NFL New Orleans Saints Commissioner Glass Set of 2 NFL New Orleans Saints Commissioner Glass Set of 2

Antique Brass and Glass Ice Bucket

Antique Brass and Glass Ice Bucket

Perley Traditional Glass Bar Cart with Shelves by Christopher Knight Home - Gold

Perley Traditional Glass Bar Cart with Shelves by Christopher Knight Home

It’s all in the bar cart accessories details.

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Polished French Pastry Table With Marble Top and Metal Finials

Polished French Pastry Table With Marble Top and Metal Finials

Vera White Marble Top 36 in. High Bar Table

Vera White Marble Top 36 in. High Bar Table

Banda 14 oz. Acrylic Whiskey Glass (Set of 4)

Whiskey Glass (Set of 4)

Fostoria-fleur-de-lis-dish

Accessorizing the bar cart, cabinet, tray, or tabletop proves an entertaining and easy endeavor when you have a theme to build upon.

artistic designs for living

Artistic Designs for Living

Qualia Artisan Highball Glasses in Black (Set of 4)

Qualia Artisan Highball Glasses in Black (Set of 4)

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Appetizers, anyone?

Easy Gravlax appetizer

Easy Gravlax Appetizer

Play up your cocktail corner of the world by introducing whimsical finds and unique additions.

Ginger Barber Interior DesignGinger Barber Interior Design

West Natural Cane Bar Cabinet

West Natural Cane Bar Cabinet

Tudor Rattan Ice Bucket

Rattan Ice Bucket

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Victoria Magazine – Photography by Stephanie Welbourne Steele
Styling by Jan Ware

Vintage Pewter Goblets and Serving Tray - Set of 5

Vintage Pewter Goblets and Serving Tray – Set of 5

Vintage Hand-Made Hammered Brass 3 Leg Cachepot

Vintage Hand-Made Hammered Brass 3 Leg Cachepot

black-agate-ice-bucket

Dark Agate Ice Bucket

Cocktails and conversation pieces make for a visually interesting mix.

Achieve a smooth and stylish blend by mingling classic barware tools and essentials with accents and accessories of various time periods and decorating styles to create contrast, conversation, and home bar banter.

Antoine vintage creamer

I use my vintage Antoine’s creamer as a jigger which never fails to start the “where did you get this?” conversation.

Eclectic Home Bar, New York

Nicole Forina Home

Dorsette Captains and Ships Wine Decanter

Dublin 5-Piece Wine Set

Dublin 5-Piece Wine Set

John-Derian-home-Provincetown-Domino

Domino

Decorative items steeped in whimsy garnish the home bar with a splash of fun.

transitional home bar

Davenport+Resin+Rhino+Sculpture

vintage-english-beefeater-yoeman-ceramic-gin-decanter

Chairish

Set of 4 Double Old-Fashioned Glasses

Set of 4 Double Old-Fashioned Glasses

Houston Bottle Opener

Houston Bottle Opener

rabbit-ice-bucket

Rabbit Head Ice Bucket

a priest, a rabbit, and a minister

Cocktail stirrers, straws, mixology tools and accessories house well in  candy dishes.

Cillian Rabbit Dish, Pink

Cillian Rabbit Dish, Pink

old-man-by-the-sea-home-barDomino

Take the party and the home bar styling ideas outside.

a-weathered-sea-captainA Weathered Sea Captain Oil Painting Reproduction Print

 

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Hammered Stainless Steel Party Tub with Carrying Handles

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Godinger Whiskey Decanter

McKenzie Anchor Ice Bucket

porthole ice bucket

Theme decorating is a Bahama breeze when it comes to coming up with decorative touches to bring the look together.

White and Gray Clam shell

Consider using a decorative clam shell for housing cocktail garnishes, stirrers, or salt/sugar rimmers.

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Tugboat Bar Tool Set

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Addison 3 Shelf Cart 

Seaside Moby Whale Bottle Opener

Seaside Moby Whale Bottle Opener

Reimagine the purpose of a dresser, chest or console as a distinctive home bar piece.

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Martha Stewart – Photo by Pieter Estersohn

Drawers become excellent housing options for barware, tools, linens, and glassware.

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House Beautiful

Italian Walnut Chest Or Commode

Italian Walnut Chest

Spode Kinglsey Wine Glass-Set of 4

Spode Kingsley Wine Glass-Set of 4

Glassware and decanters cut heavy in color, pattern and texture introduce a curated quality.

cranberry glass decanters

EBTHInverted Thistle Glass Pitcher, Amethyst

Inverted Thistle Glass Pitcher, Amethyst

bar-cart-on-patio-cocktails

Better Homes & Gardens

Vintage Etched Goblets

Vintage Etched Goblets

Vintage Etched Wine Decanter

Vintage Etched Wine Decanter

Godinger Dublin wine decanter

Godinger Dublin Wine Decanter

Transitional Home Bar, Richmond

Bella Designs Studio

Pour, mix, and mingle in modern style.

Tall-Arched-Antique-Gold-Metal-Framed-3-Tier-Mirrored-Shelf

Tall Arched Antique Gold Metal Framed 3-Tier Mirrored Shelf

Bar shelves- love it!

Amanda Reynal Interiors

Amanda Reynal Interiors

Handmade Blown Glass Blue Blossoms Glasses Set of 6 Handmade Blown Glass Blue Blossoms Glasses Set of 6

Godinger-Dublin-goblet

Godinger Dublin Goblet – Set of 4

You’ll never make a decor misstep with classic blue and white porcelain vases and accents.

Plum Blossom Ginger Jar Plum Blossom Ginger Jar

Jennifer 25.25" Ceramic LED Table Lamp, Blue (Set of 2) by JONATHAN Y

Jennifer 25.25″ Ceramic LED Table Lamp, Blue (Set of 2) by JONATHAN Y

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 AGK Design Studio

Top Shelf 12.5-Inch Double Wall Round Bar Tray

Top Shelf 12.5-Inch Double Wall Round Bar Tray

The secret to successful entertaining is creating ambiance.

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 Zoe Feldman Design

A space drenched in simple yet elegant ambiance is festive, comfortable, cozy, and inviting- an entertaining cocktail hour/party win.

foyer-bar Martha Stewart – Photography by Paul Costello

This image exemplifies just that as the simple yet elegant touches set the tone and the style for an evening of sips and toasts.

Dorset Toasting Flutes, Set of 2

Dorset Toasting Flutes, Set of 2

Aluminum Stand-alone Wine Cooler

Aluminum Stand-Alone Wine Cooler

Etched Floral Coupe Glasses, Set of 4

Etched Floral Coupe Glasses, Set of 4

barware-glass-collection

DesignStyles-Acrylic-Folding-Tray-Table (1)

DesignStyles Acrylic Folding Tray Table

chinoiserie-home-barHouse Beautiful

Faron Console - Distressed Copper Base

Faron Console – Distressed Copper Base

Ellis Art Print 23 Beautiful Antique Sea Ocean Red Coral Ellis Art Print 23 Beautiful Antique Sea Ocean Red Coral

Murano Cranberry Blown Glass Bowl

Murano Cranberry Blown Glass Bowl

 

Viv-all-purpose-big-wine-glass

Viv All Purpose Big Wine Glasses, Set of 8

Palm Beach Tray Red - Johar Furniture

Palm Beach Tray Red – Johar Furniture

Console, cabinet, chest, or cart- cheers to the glamorously chic home bar, stylish and responsible entertaining and the holiday sip and social season.

Gabor Gold Bar Cart with Lower Shelf 1

Gabor Gold Bar Cart with Lower Shelf 

dorset-martini-mixer

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Dorset Martini Mixer

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Real Simple

Rondo Crystal Whiskey/Liquor Rectangular 25 oz. DecanterMajestic Gifts Inc. Crystal Decanter

DIY-ice-bucket

DIY Ice Bucket Project Perfection from Rachel Hollis

Pryce Gold Rocks GlassPryce Gold Glassware

vintage-heisey-gold-accent-candy-dishVintage Heisey Paneled 22 kt Gold Accent Candy Dish

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angelo:HOME Alcott 3-Tier Gold Metal Bar Cart

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Hand Cut and Polished Orson Decanter

Hand Cut and Polished Orson Decanter

Ceska Century Whiskey Decanter

Godinger Ceska Century Whiskey Decanter

Antique Dudson Dancing Hours Pitcher

Antique Dudson Dancing Hours Pitcher

Anchor Hocking Fairfield Green Glass Pedestal Bowl

Anchor Hocking Fairfield Green Glass Pedestal Bowl

Making spirits bright this holiday social season starts with the well-appointed home bar.

Holiday-Happy-Hour-Bar-cartHouse & Home

For the holiday season, entertain replacing decanter tops with glass ornaments for a festive touch.

Christmas-ball-ornaments

Melania 9 oz. Stemmed Wine Glass

Melania 9 oz. Stemmed Wine Glass

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Marilyn-Monroe-whiskey-decanter

EBTH

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Bottle Brush Trees Water Globe

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pemberly-row-modern-glass-metal-bar-cart

Pemberly Row Modern 3-Shelf Glass and Metal Bar Cart in Satin Gold

Set of 6 Exquisite Bohemian Crystal Style Cut Czech Drinking Rock Glass Cups Tumbler SetSet of 6 Bohemian Crystal Style Cut Czech Tumbler Set

The essential pop of color welcomes style home.

gentlemens bar cartSouthern Living

boxwood-wreath-ribbon

antler=decorative

8x10 Oil Painting of a Rooster

8×10 Oil Painting of a Rooster

rooster-table-lamp

Rooster Table Lamp

vintage-rooster-tole-tray

Vintage Rooster Tole Tray

Poulan Tray Bar Cart

Frisco Tray Table in Slate

Old Colony Furniture Co. Faux Bamboo Butlers bar cart

Old Colony Furniture Co. Faux Bamboo Butler’s Bar Cart

Light Woven Oval Tray

Light Woven Oval Tray

Rattan Rectangular Tray with Rounded Corners and Cutout Handles

Rattan Scallop Deep Ottoman Tray

Rattan Scallop Deep Ottoman Tray

S/6 Whiskey Neat Note CardsSet of 6 Whiskey Neat Note Cards – Lana’s Shop

In Spirits of the Holiday Style-

Bar-Cart-Tray-Photography-by-Cassandra-Monroe

Domino – Photography by Cassandra Monroe

Handcarved Land & Sky Buffet By Anthropologie in Grey

Handcarved Land & Sky Buffet By Anthropologie in Grey

White Stoneware Plates with Gold Rims, 8 in.

White Stoneware Plates with Gold Rims, 8 in.

Large Gold Hammered Serving TrayLarge Gold Hammered Serving Tray

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOSH YÖUNG DESIGN HOUSE

Domino- Photography by Josh Yöung Design House

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Altered Vintage Oil Portrait

Dublin Triangle Decanter

Dublin Triangle Decanter

Early 20th Century Williamsport Furniture Company Chinese Chippendale Dresser

Early 20th Century Williamsport Furniture Chinese Chippendale Dresser

Preserved Cedar Foliage

Preserved Cedar Foliage

DIY chic is always in old-fashioned fashion for a curated home bar cart, cabinet or corner.

pink champagne brush strokes DIY ice buckets

DIY Painted Abstract Brushstroke Ice Bucket 

Majestic Gifts Inc. S/6 Glass Highball TumblersMajestic Gifts Inc. S/6 Glass Highball Tumblers

Thorold 2 Door Square Accent CabinetThorold 2 Door Square Accent Cabinet

Dublin 5-Piece Wine Set

Dublin 5-Piece Wine Set

red-pinecone-cut-glassware-collection

 

Red Pinecone Cut Goblets

Qualia Bling Martini Glasses (Set of 2)

Qualia Bling Martini Glasses (Set of 2)

cocktails-on-dining-table-holidays-HG-photo-DEAN HEARNE

House & Garden – Photo by Dean Hearne 

Wilshire Decanter, Red

Wilshire Decanter, Red

santa mini espresso mug

Small his and hers Santa mugs become super cute shot glasses.

pink santa claus face mug 1

Winter Wonderland-

winter-wonderland-theme-bar-accessories

Snacks go well with seasonal cocktails, and the clear candy kiss dishes house nuts, pretzels, etc… in holiday fashion.

bar mix

Snacks go well with seasonal cocktails, and the clear candy kiss dishes house nuts, pretzels, etc… in holiday fashion.

 Candy Dish Collection from Godinger Candy Dish Collection from Godinger

festive bar cartSouthern Living – Photography by Kat Teutsch / Big Leo

dark magnolia wreath

brass-finish-novogratz-bar-carts

Stud decanter

Stud Decanter

Holiday Gatherings Tartan Plaid Appetizer Plates Set of 4   4pk Porcelain Wexford Dinner Plates

Letters+Snack+3+Piece+Nut+Bowl+Set

Haglund Bar/Letters Snack 3 Piece Nut Bowl Set

mint julep cups set

Acopa Alchemy Hammered Stainless Steel Mint Julep Cup- Set of 4

bar menu mirror Southern Living

faux boxwood garlandBoxwood Garland

Hudson Grace Double Champagne Bucket

Hudson Grace Double Champagne Bucket

Luttrell Indoor Aluminum Handcrafted Champagne Cooler

Luttrell Indoor Aluminum Handcrafted Champagne Cooler

home bar styling ideas

Viv Champagne Glasses, Set of 8

HomArt - Long Match Box Set of 2 - Oh, Christmas Tree - Gold Foil - GreenHomArt – Long Match Box Set of 2 – Oh, Christmas Tree 

3 Gallon Dispenser

3 Gallon Dispenser

Britta Optic 3-Gallon Punch Bowl

Britta Optic 3-Gallon Punch Bowl

Dollar store nickel-plated serving trays make a lovely presentation and prove budget-friendly.

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I use these trays for everything from serving trays to cocktail napkin holders to coasters.

waiting-on-martha-bar-trayWaiting on Martha

Queen+Anne+Small+Oblong+Gallery+Tray

Cyan Design Roscoe Tray Roscoe 18.5" Diameter Metal Tray Made in India - Nickel

Cyan Design Roscoe Tray Roscoe 18.5″ Diameter Metal Tray – Nickel

crystal-cut-glass-bowl-honeysuckleRoyal Brierley Honeysuckle Crystal Bowl

The art of farmhouse style courtesy of casually elegant pieces.

Henriksen Coastal Inspired 2 Door Bar CabinetWeathered  2 Door Bar Cabinet

Saluti II Black Metal Frame Cage with 3-Wood Shelves Oval Bar Cart

Saluti II Black Metal Frame Cage with 3-Wood Shelves Oval Bar Cart

Vintage Seltzer Bottles

Vintage Seltzer Bottles

American Icon Buffalo Sculpture

American Icon Buffalo Sculpture

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Clear Dark Leather Strap Wine Cooler

Clear Dark Leather Strap Wine Cooler

Standing Squirrel Nut Bowl

Squirrel Candy – Nut Bowl

Squirrel Wood Bowl

Pumpkin Wood Bowl

Pumpkin Wood Bowl

Caballero horse spoon rest

Caballero Horse Spoon Rest

Thoughtful bar accessories include accents to set the tone for home bar styling ideas.

Antiqued Copper-Finish Shaker & JiggerAntiqued Copper-Finish Shaker & Jigger

Acopa Alchemy 14 oz. Straight Sided Hammered Copper Moscow Mule Mug - 12/Pack

Acopa Alchemy 14 oz. Straight Sided Hammered Copper Moscow Mule Mug 

Tuscany Classics - Whiskey 3pc SetTuscany Classics – Whiskey 3pc Set

This cow cheese board with rooster knife covers the cut, slice, or spread of farmhouse, garnishes, and cocktail bites.

Godinger Cow Cheese Board with Rooster Knife

Brushed Buffalo Plaid Plates, Set of 4

Brushed Buffalo Plaid Plates, Set of 4

Super cute idea for a farmhouse style home bar shot glass or jigger.

Pewter Cow Creamer

Pewter Cow Creamer

Home Bar FYI:

Shot glasses range in size from 1 to 1¼  to 1½ ounces.

A pony shot equals 1 fluid ounce.

A jigger equals 1½ fluid ounces.

Tom Beckbe

Tom Beckbe

Olive Wood Lemon Reamer

Olive Wood Lemon Reamer

industrial style home barSlesinski Design Group, Inc.

Icy Pine Clear Champagne Ice Bucket

pinecone-base-lucite-lampPine Cone and Crystal Table Lamp

silver-12-Diameter-Aluminum-Ice-Bucket-with-Scoop

12″ Diameter Aluminum Ice Bucket with Scoop

antler-tongs

stag-cocktail-shakerStag Cocktail Shaker

antler-bar-set

Handcrafted Silvertone Duck Decanter

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House Beautiful – Photo by Douglas Friedman

Lodge+Pewter+Elk+Wine+Charm

Lodge Whiskey Glass

Lodge Whiskey Glass

Forest Elk Head Nut Bowl

 

horn+handled+Ice+Scoop

Horn Handled Ice Scoop

Fashioned after a classic.

2 Door Accent Chest with Molded Rectangular Accents, White and Black

2 Door Accent Chest with Molded Rectangular Accents, White and Black

Lismore Black Collection

Lismore Black Collection

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Accents by Jay Square Tray with Handles

Accents by Jay Square Tray with Handles

Cheer Collection Luxurious Highball Cocktail Sparkling"Diamond" Studded Glasses

Luxurious Highball Cocktail Sparkling”Diamond” Studded Glasses

Chanel-Jean-Leymaire

LIFVER-Ceramic-Coaster-Set-with-Holder

bar-cart-lucite-chair-leopardBliss at Home – Bloglovin’

Regency-eagle-convex-mirror

Regency Eagle Bevel Mirror

acorn finial glass top cart on wheels

Brass and Glass Bar Cart with Acorn Finials

Voyager Pink Turntable

Voyager Pink Turntable

Elyx Copper Gnome Cocktail Shaker

Elyx Copper Gnome Cocktail Shaker

Leopard Accent Plates - Set of 4Leopard Accent Plates – Set of 4

Emma J Shipley Des Animaux Coaster

2xhome Designer Transparent Dining Chairs

2xhome Designer Transparent Dining Chairs

leopard lumbar pillow coverLeopard Lumbar Pillow Cover

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Round Brass Decorative BoxPlanter

Round Brass Decorative Box/ Planter

brass-bar-cart-stockedBetter Homes and Gardens

Whetzel Bar Cart

Whetzel Bar Cart

decorative-head

Drinking-with-Chickens

Drinking with Chickens:  Free-Range Cocktails For The Happiest Hour

Jax Double Old Fashion - Set of 4Jax Double Old Fashion – Set of 4

S/6 Las Flores Coaster Set, Ivory/Multi

S/6 Las Flores Coaster Set, Ivory/Multi

Fred Press 22K Gold Curtain Tassel Rope Design Mid Century Highball Tumblers

Fred Press 22K Gold Curtain Tassel Rope Design Mid Century Highball Tumblers

Bohemian Crystal Colored Glasses, 6-pc Vintage PINK Brandy Cognac Snifters

Bohemian Crystal Colored Glasses, 6-pc Vintage PINK Brandy Cognac Snifters

hand clip

Large Brass Hand Clip

Victorian chic at the cocktail hour- this large brass hand clip will be clever and chic as a cocktail napkin holder.

American Brilliant Period Water Wine Liquor Decanter CarafeAmerican Brilliant Period Water Wine Liquor Decanter Carafe

 

Ellipse Decanter

Ellipse Decanter

 

Badash Crystal Chelsea Ice BucketBadash Crystal Chelsea Ice Bucket

Dublin Ice Bucket

Dublin Ice Bucket

Badash Hemmingway Pitcher

Badash Hemmingway Pitcher

Glam meets old Hollywood meets modern day must have.

Carson Carrington Ullnasnoret Scalloped Velvet Arm Chair

Carson Carrington Ullnasnoret Scalloped Velvet Arm Chair

Oliver Gal Press For Cocktails Decorative Throw Pillow

Oliver Gal Press For Cocktails Decorative Throw Pillow

Louisiana lagniappe reflects a sense of home state home which reflects a sense of my personal style.

StyleCraft Grey with Whitewash Wooden Cabinet with Mirror Design

StyleCraft Grey with Whitewash Wooden Cabinet with Mirror Design

Alligator Bottle Opener

Alligator Bottle Opener

arthur-court-ice-scoopArthur Court Alligator Ice Scoop

alligator-Pilsner-glasses

Arthur Court Alligator Pilsner Glasses

High Chancellor Crocwell portrait Serving Tray

High Chancellor Crocwell portrait Serving Tray

Crocodile+Bookends

Crocodile Bookends

croco ice bucket

Southern entertaining and the home bar go together like Tabasco and tomato juice.

holiday-home-bar-outdoor-entertainingSouthern Living

Take the home bar styling ideas outdoors.

Cocktails on the front or the back porch strike a chord of Southern charm.

I love how a bit of imagine results in an outdoor grill becoming a Bloody Mary bar accessorized with vintage serving pieces of silver, crystal, pottery, and porcelain.

rattan-wrapped-carafe

Bali Collection Glass Carafe,  All Natural Handwoven Rattan Wrapping

Sea Grass Sleeve Tumblers

Sea Grass Sleeve Tumblers

Magnolia+Foliage+in+Glass+Vase

 

Arthur Court Designs Magnolia Ice Measuring Scoop

Arthur Court Designs Magnolia Ice Measuring Scoop

Libbey Southern Comfort Set of Four 22K Gold and Aqua Riverboat Highball Tumblers circa 1968

Southern Comfort Set of Four 22K Gold and Aqua Riverboat Highball Tumblers

Libbey-bloody-mary-set-hurricane-glasses-pitcher

smoked bloody mary cocktail mix (1)

Southern Living Idea House - Crane Island

Southern Living Idea House – Crane Island

Trolly Rattan Wicker Serving Cart Handmade Woven w/Wheels, Colonial

Trolly Rattan Wicker Serving Cart Handmade Woven w/Wheels, Colonial

rattan-bar-serving-cart

Global Caravan™ Marari Rattan Bar Cart in Natural

Cane Mixing Bowl by Mason Cash

Cane Mixing Bowl by Mason Cash

 

Gold+Accent+Tray

table-top-bar-Caitlin-Moran

Glitter Guide

A Mardi Gras mambo always adds Louisiana style to the mix and the mingle.

Macdougal Gold Accent Tray

Giada Acrylic Wine Glass - Green - Large

Giada Acrylic Wine Glass – Green – Large

Vintage Culver Mardi Gras Jester Glasses

Vintage Culver Mardi Gras Jester Glasses 

Banda 14 oz. Acrylic Whiskey Glass (Set of 4)

Whiskey Glass (Set of 4)

elixir-bottle-clear

Glass “Elixir” Bottle

French Pierrot Jewelry Box, Ceramic Sad Clown Figure Trinket Dish

French Pierrot Jewelry Box, Ceramic Sad Clown Figure Trinket Dish

Swint+Appetizer+Plate Swint 6.5″ Appetizer Plate (Set of 4)

Mitchell-Gold-apartment-home-bar

Domino

Everything old is new and in style again.

Ryker-Chestnut-Brown-Stain-and-Pale-Satin-Gold-Panels-Two-Door-Cabinet

Ryker Chestnut Brown Stain and Pale Satin Gold Panels Two-Door Cabinet

Nourison 17" Sleek Modern Iron Mushroom Table Lamp - Silver

Nourison 17″ Sleek Modern Iron Mushroom Table Lamp – Silver

Jack Nicholson @ China Town Framed PrintJack Nicholson @ China Town Framed Print

 Nambé Barware Collection

Furniture-of-America-Sene-Contemporary-Rolling-Buffet (1)

Furniture of America Sene Contemporary Rolling Buffet

race car cocktail shaker

Race Car Cocktail Shaker

tortoishell-look-resin-wine-cooler (1)

Tortoiseshell Resin Wine Cooler

Marq burl wood trays

Marq Burl Wood Trays 

Man Walks Coasters

Man Walks Coasters

Jaxson-barware

Jaxson Barware

burl-wood-rectangular-trayBurl Wood Rectangular Tray

Multiwood Serving Board

Multiwood Serving Board

Mid Century Orange Party Bowl

Mid Century Orange Party Bowl

franklin-double-old-fashioned-glassFranklin Double Old-Fashioned Glass

Cocktails and conversation take place around unique home bar pieces.

Steven Sclaroff

Steven Sclaroff

Accents mix well together to create ambiance and flow.

simple-designs-mini-ceramic-globe-table-lamp-black

Simple Designs Mini Ceramic Globe Table Lamp, Black

A small accent lamp layers a enhanced soft light, and a chic set of appetizer plates (salad plates work well, too) frame a tasty nip and nosh.

Thyme & Table Dinnerware Black & White Medallion Stoneware Salad Round Plates, 4 Pack.

Black & White Medallion Stoneware Salad Round Plates, 4 Pack

Radius Barware Collection

 

radius-decanter

Radius Decanter

Hendrick+InteriorsHendrick Interiors

Gemmill 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Serge 2 Door Accent Cabinet

airplane-glass-snifter

Godinger Airplane Glasses

Airplane 5 Piece Bartool Set

Airplane 5 Piece Bartool Set

 

Brixton 12-Ounce Rocks Glass

Brixton 12-Ounce Rocks Glass

Arzola+Cocktail+Stirrer

Arzola Cocktail Stirrer

Harrison Round TrayHarrison Round Tray

Hip Vintage Rod Hand Cut and Polished Glass Decanter

Hip Vintage Rod Hand Cut and Polished Glass Decanter

Hollywood Cocktails - by Cider Mill Press (Hardcover)

Hollywood Cocktails – by Cider Mill Press (Hardcover)

Hollywood cocktails Top Gun

Airplanes and hotels go together like…

Luggage Cart Winerack Gold

Luggage Cart Winerack Gold

hammered-bar-ware

 

Steady-Temp 8 oz. Martini GlassSteady-Temp 8 oz. Martini Glass

Stainless Steel Martini Picks (Set of 6)

Stainless Steel Martini Picks (Set of 6)

Degroff silver cocktail shaker

Degroff Silver Cocktail Shaker

Before many of us became smarter and healthier and the laws of the land changed, the ash tray was part of the cocktail bar landscape.

Mid Century Ceramic Shoe Ashtray

Mid Century Ceramic Shoe Ashtray

A vintage ash tray repurposed as a cocktail spoon or stirrer holder makes a great conversation piece.

Home Brew At Bat Baseball Player Wine Holder Bottle Display

biscuit-barrel

Antique Silver Sentiment PitcherAntique Silver Sentiment Pitcher

Hammered Candy Nut BowlHammered Candy / Nut Bowl

stovetop sugar free candied nuts Stovetop Sugar Free Candied Nuts 

Entertain these home bar styling ideas for a finished result that’s one part glamour, one part personal style, and one part fabulous now being served.

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New Year’s Eve Soiree Suggestions

These New Year’s Eve soiree suggestions center around hosting a great get together that is as simple in prep and serve as it is in style and taste.

I think host and hostesses shy from the concept of simple thinking simple translates to open bags of chips tossed about with a if you want it get up and get it yourself party vibe, not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Simple entertaining is the first cousin to comfortable times spent at home with friends over good eats and drinks mixed with great conversation, music and merriment.  Simple takes the lead of the evening setting the tone, the feel and the mood.

It’s a perfected manner of entertaining that should appear to be exactly what it is intended to be- a casual and comfortable gathering of friends with the emphasis on let’s have fun.

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I love the casual glam look created by pairing a denim shirt with the sparkle, glitz and glamour of holiday appropriate jewelry and accessories.

Apply that same philosophy by pairing up otherwise ordinary goodies with serveware befitting an all that glitters New Year’s Eve celebration.

View More: http://kristaajones.pass.us/nyeThe Glitter Guide

For example, these porcelain dip bowls in gold and silver from Target retail for $2.99 each. I also noticed a Nate Berkus serving tray on clearance for under $10.

Make new and affordable entertaining friends while ringing out the old, a few in silver and a few in gold.

New Year's Eve Soiree Suggestions

Who doesn’t love to sip a cocktail or mocktail from a salt or sugar-rimmed glass?

Pop a good time for New Year’s Eve with casual fair and flair.

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Cheers to my very favorite unleaded drink of choice, the Shirley Temple.

A good Shirley Temple takes me back to summers at the Broadwater Beach Hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Homemade-Fortune-Cookie-RecipeHomemade Fortune Cookies

Festive fortune cookie favors carry out the theme of good luck and fortune for the New Year and New Year’s Eve party goer.

Della Gossett, executive pastry chef at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago Beverly Hills, shares her recipe for homemade fortune cookies with the readers of POPSUGAR.

Talk about luck!

black-eyed-peas1New Orleans Style Blackeye Peas

A midnight black-eyed pea buffet is always a part of our New Year’s Eve party plans.

Starting the New Year off in a simple and casual setting with a bang of tradition, a dash of festive ritual and a dish of good luck is resolution number one.

Love your style!

All’s Well That Weekends Well

A late week project opportunity came about at the last minute, and to say I’ve been otherwise engaged is an understatement.

No complaints, but I made a promise to myself and Dave the Builder I would stop and smell the roses, or in this case, magnolias this weekend.

My fingers may have been crossed behind my back just a wee bit, but I’ll do my best to take the weekend off.

After all, all’s well that weekends well.

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Southern Magnolias make a beautiful “it’s the weekend” arrangement.

Grab a crystal vase, silver bowl, mason jar or ironstone pitcher, fill  it with warm water ( yes, warm water) and add whatever fresh  flowers you wish.

It’s guaranteed happiness at home.

Fresh flowers and maybe a Margarita with Citrus Salt.

All the delicious details of this tempting recipe from Jad Driggers the chef, husband and Mr. Mom behind New South Food Company are featured over at How to Decorate from Ballard Designs.

Citrus-Margarita

Margarita with Citrus Salt

Ingredients

3 cup 100% Agave Reposado Tequila
2 cup Cointreau
1 cup fresh lime juice (Aprox 6-8 medium limes)
¼  cup agave nectar
For garnish
2 oranges
2 lemons
2 limes
6 tablespoons Kosher salt

Directions

Make sure your limes are at room temperature and roll them back on forth on a hard surface before juicing.

Add tequila, cointreau, lime juice and agave to large pitcher with ice. Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking.

Zest 1 orange, 1 lemon and 1 lime into a small dish with the salt.  Mix the zest and the salt with your fingers.

Slice the remaining fruits into wheels for garnish.

Wet each rim of the glasses you’re using with juice from a citrus slice and then dip the glass into the zest/salt mixture.

Fill each glass with margarita mix, garnish with wedges of fruit on the rim and in the glass.

– New South Food Company as featured by Ballard Designs

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Still loving the Waterlogue app.

I am seriously considering having personalized stationery made using this image.

Joy-wedding

Our thirty-four year old nephew wrote the above words in one of his notebooks when he was eight years old.

His dad saved the piece of paper in his wallet all these years.

When my nephew married, his dad took the piece of precious paper to the printers and had refrigerator magnets made for each member of the wedding party and family members.

A faded piece of paper with profound words from an eight year old boy made a priceless keepsake.

I hope your weekend is restful and full of joy.

Love your style!

New Year’s Eve Appetizer And Beverage Suggestions

New Year’s Eve appetizer and beverage suggestions are everywhere, including Places In The Home.

Camille Styles

Allow me to entice you with a few favorite recipes old and new for your New Year’s Eve spread consideration.

Sugar and Nut Glazed Brie

Ingredients

¼ cup packed brown sugar

¼ cup chopped macadamia nuts or pecans

1 tablespoon brandy

1 (14-ounce) round brie

Apple wedges, for serving

Pear wedges, for serving

2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Crackers, for serving

Directions

In a small bowl stir together the sugar, nuts, and brandy. Cover and chill for at least 24 hours or up to 1 week.

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

Place the brie on an ovenproof platter or pie plate. Bake for 4 or 5 minutes or until the brie is slightly softened. Spread the sugar mixture in an even layer on top of the warm brie and bake for 2 to 3 minutes longer, or until the sugar melts.

Brush the fruit wedges with lemon juice and arrange them around 1 side of the brie.

Place crackers around the other side.

-The Food Network

Stuffed Mushrooms, Baby!

Ingredients

24 ounces, weight White Button Mushrooms

⅓ pounds Hot Pork Sausage

½ whole Medium Onion, Finely Diced

4 cloves Garlic, Finely Minced

⅓ cups Dry White Wine

8 ounces, weight Cream Cheese

1 whole Egg Yolk

¾ cups Parmesan Cheese, Grated

Salt And Pepper, to taste

Directions

Wipe off or wash mushrooms in cold water. Pop out stems, reserving both parts. Chop mushroom stems finely and set aside. Brown and crumble sausage. Set aside on a plate to cool. Add onions and garlic to the same skillet; cook for 2 minutes over medium low heat. Pour in wine to deglaze pan, allow liquid to evaporate. Add in chopped mushroom stems, stir to cook for 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set mixture aside on a plate to cool.

In a bowl, combine cream cheese and egg yolk. Stir together with Parmesan cheese. Add cooled sausage and cooled mushroom stems. Stir mixture together and refrigerate for a short time to firm up. Smear mixture into the cavity of each mushroom, creating a sizable mound over the top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Allow to cool at least ten minutes before serving; the stuffed mushrooms taste better when not piping hot.

-The Pioneer Woman

We had these at a cocktail party a few years ago and I was thrilled to rediscover the recipe.

Rich & indulgent, exactly the way appetizers on New Year’s Eve should be!

artichoke-spread

Pecan-Crusted Artichoke Spread

Ingredients

1 tablespoon butter

½ cup finely chopped onion

3 cloves garlic, minced

4 cups coarsely chopped fresh spinach

1 14 ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

1 8 ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened

½ cup fat-free mayonnaise dressing or salad dressing

2 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (8 oz.)

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (2 oz.)

2 dashes bottled hot pepper sauce

¼ cup finely chopped pecans

Baguette-style French bread slices, toasted

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degree F. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook for 3 minutes. Add spinach; cook for 3 to 5 minutes more or until onion is tender and spinach is cooked, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in chopped artichoke hearts, cream cheese, mayonnaise dressing, cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, and hot pepper sauce.

Transfer to an ungreased 1-½-quart casserole. Bake for 40 minutes. Top with pecans; bake for 10 minutes more.

Serve with toasted bread slices.

Makes 4 cups spread (sixty-four 1-tablespoon servings).

-Better Homes and Gardens

Party Crab Puffs

Ingredients

1 cup water

½  cup butter, cubed

¼  teaspoon salt

1 cup all-purpose flour

4 eggs

FILLING:

4 hard-cooked eggs, finely chopped

1 can (6 ounces) lump crabmeat, drained

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

¼ cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons finely chopped onion

2 tablespoons prepared horseradish, drained

Minced fresh parsley, optional

Directions

In a large saucepan, bring the water, butter and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny.

Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack. Immediately split puffs open; remove tops and set aside. Discard soft dough from inside. Cool puffs.

In a large bowl, combine the filling ingredients. Just before serving, spoon 1 teaspoonful filling into each puff; sprinkle with parsley if desired. Replace tops. Yield: 8 dozen.

-Taste of Home

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Mr. B’s Barbecued Shrimp

Ingredients

3 tbsp. unsalted butter, plus 12 tbsp. cut into ½ ” cubes and chilled

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

½  cup Crystal hot sauce

¼  cup Worcestershire sauce

2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp. Creole seasoning

4 tsp. ground black pepper

1 ½ lb. head-on large shrimp, unpeeled

Kosher salt, to taste

French bread, for serving

Directions

Heat 3 tbsp. butter in a 12″ skillet over medium-high heat.  Add garlic; cook until soft, 1-2 minutes.  Add hot sauce, Worcestershire, juice, Creole seasoning and pepper.  Bring to a simmer; cook until sauce is reduced by half, 5-7 minutes.  Add shrimp; cook, flipping once, until cooked through, 3-4 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in chilled butter to make a smooth sauce.  Season with salt.

Serve with French bread.

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-Saveur

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I prepared these for Christmas dinner and the reviews were rave!  The recipe is balanced correctly for a not- too-sweet side dish for baked ham, scrambled eggs, or as dessert.

Butterscotch Pears 

Ingredients

4 large firm pears

1 tablespoon lemon juice

¼  cup packed brown sugar

3 tablespoons butter, softened

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

½  teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon salt

½  cup chopped pecans

½  cup pear nectar

2 tablespoons honey

Directions

Cut pears in half lengthwise; remove cores. Brush pears with lemon juice. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, flour, cinnamon and salt; stir in pecans. Spoon into pears; place in 4-qt. slow cooker.

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Combine pear nectar and honey; drizzle over pears.

Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until heated through.

Serve warm. 

-Taste of Home

 Cocktail Suggestions

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Hirsheimer & Hamilton 

Prosecco- Raspberry Gelée

Ingredients

2 cups (9 ounces) fresh raspberries

¾  cup plus 2 tablespoons. sugar, divided

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided

1 750-ml chilled bottle Prosecco (Italian sparkling wine), divided

3 ½ teaspoon unflavored gelatin (measured from two 1/4-ounce envelopes)

¾  teaspoon orange-flower water (optional)

Directions

Place raspberries, ¼ cup sugar, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a medium bowl; toss gently to combine.

Let stand at room temperature until raspberries release their juices, tossing occasionally, 20-30 minutes.

Place ½ cup Prosecco in a small bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over and let stand 5 minutes to soften.

Bring 1 cup Prosecco to a boil with remaining ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; add gelatin mixture and stir until dissolved.

Transfer gelatin mixture to a large pitcher.  Add raspberries with juices, remaining Prosecco, remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and orange-flower water (if using), stirring to dissolve any sugar.

Using a slotted spoon, divide raspberries equally among coupe glasses or other small wide, shallow glasses or cups. Divide Prosecco mixture equally among glasses, about ¾ cup per glass.

Chill gelée until firm, about 3 hours.

-Epicurious

This is my favorite~

 

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Cheers to the perfect spicy alcoholic or non-alcoholic cocktail for New Year’s Eve and/or New Year’s Day.

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Creole Bloody Mary Cocktail

Ingredients

1 tsp. celery salt

2 ounces vodka

1 tsp. Pickapeppa sauce

1 tsp.  Worcestershire sauce

1 dash hot sauce

6 ounces Clamato juice

2 lemon wedges

1 tsp. lime juice

Celery hearts, for garnish

*** for an extra spicy garnish, spicy pickled green beans are delicious!***

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Directions

Run lemon wedge around rim of a glass.  Fill glass with ice.  Pour in vodka(or delete for non-alcoholic version), Pickapeppa sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce; top with Clamato.

Add celery salt, lime juice, and lemon juice from wedges into glass.

Stir well and garnish with celery heart or spicy green bean.

Serves 1.

© Dave Lauridsen via Food & Wine

Emerald Palmers

Ingredients

8 Persian cucumbers, chopped

2 cups mint leaves

1 ½ cups fresh lemon juice

½  cup agave nectar

1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder

Kosher salt

Ice

Directions

In a bowl, toss the cucumbers with the mint leaves. Transfer half of the mixture to a blender and puree until chunky.

In a large pitcher, combine the lemon juice, agave and matcha powder with 5 cups of ice water. With the blender on, add half of the lemon mixture to the puree and blend until very smooth. Transfer to a punch bowl. Blend the remaining cucumbers, mint and lemon mixture until very smooth and transfer to the punch bowl.

Season the drink lightly with salt and serve in ice-filled glasses.

-Food & Wine

 

enjoy