Friday, February 8, 2013

Happy Hour!

Vintage barware is a hot collectible at the moment, and I'm all over it!

I've slowly been collecting martini shakers, flasks, carafes, etc., found at various junk and thrift stores.
My criteria is that I don't pay much for any of it!

In fact, nothing cost more than $20 on this tray, including the tray itself!
I especially like the "vodka" bottle, even though it came without a lid.  What do you expect for five dollars!  I will fill it with water for now, like I did the little gin bottle on the left.

You see, the thing is that we're not really cocktail people.
I just love how it all looks, gathered together, waiting for happy hour!

The look I'm going for is masculine with a touch of tartan!

And the buffet in the living room is the perfect place to set up the bar.

It sits at the ready for happy hour!
I'll have mine "shaken, not stirred please!"

I'm joining Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
I'm also joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday.

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24 comments:

AshTreeCottage said...

Love your happy hour bar and all of it's charming touches!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Terri ~the dressed up cottage said...

I'm with you, we are not really 'cocktail people' either, but I love the look. :)
I especially like your little set up it goes perfectly with your Asti house.
xo
Terri

Orlando Designs said...

It looks great..I love your home is Asti. One day.... I' don't drink alcohol but I always have a little something in case.

Betsy Speert said...

Love that mirror!
Looks great with the dead animal parts surrounding it.

Monica said...

I love my wine more but I do have a little silver tray with Patron for the occational margarita and white Godiva Liquior for the night cap (my sister and I only) I really like the lepoard cocktail napkins tucked in the glass and love your glasses. I will be keeping my eye open for glasses like that.

trouvais.com said...

Little bit of Out of Africa...love it. One of my favorite martini shakers...silver top, etched glass...looks great in the bathroom. Love the "old silver" and glass look!

Kristen said...

Very inviting and fun! Looks like it's from a movie set!

Designs By Pinky said...

I love this. We actually had 2 bottles that had "whiskey" and Gin" engraved on them and I think I took them to GW when we moved!!!!!!!!! Now I wish I had them back!!! I was thinking you could put a pretty bottle stopper in your Vodka bottle. I LOOOOVE your antlers especially the roe antlers. Where did you get yours??? XO, pinky

Etta said...

This happy hour bar is just perfect! :-) Cin cin!
Etta

cindy hattersley design said...

Your post made me chuckle! We aren't drinkers (at least not cocktails...love wine) but I have been thinking about doing just what you have done. I love using my old bottles etc. Yours looks great!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love the look Delores!!

Ron said...

I love the bar. Cheers to an awesome Happy Hour or Hours! I would put a nice stopper with a great finial on top the vodka bottle. xo

Kathysue said...

I don't even drink and I have a fascination with bar carts and the bottles set up at bars. I love all the colors and textures. I have an old Spritzer bottle in blue, now I need an aqua and a green and I will call it a collection. I also love the old gold rimmed tumblers. In love with your tray and ice bucket. It has great texture, which is exactly what I wrote about on my post today, your bar is a perfect example of what makes a good display, happy Weekend,
Kathysue

Marlis said...

I so love your set up.. It reminds me of my parents home growing up. Our old house actually had a bar room and it was so much fun to decorate. No room in this house though. You could find a great old door knob and mount it on a wedge cork from a craft store and make a topper for your topless bottle. ;-).. or find a vintage bottle topper. have a beautiful weekend. xo marlis

Sarah said...

Your collection of cocktail items makes an interesting vignette. Love the touch of tartan!

Exceedingly Fabulous said...

Love your bar setup. It holds two of my favorite things, Makers Mark, and leopard cocktail napkins. Husband and I are serious "cocktailers". When we did a little kitchen remodeling last year we added a little bar area and I just love it. Now when we throw a cocktail party Husband has his own place to whip up some serious deliciousness.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Perhaps I could set up an elegant bar like yours now that my youngest is away at college. Love your heavy wicker tray.

Leslie said...

..a bargain shopper! What a great price you found some of these items for! I love the wicker tray and I agree, there is something attractive about the containers. Enjoy your weekend!

xxL

Things and Thoughts said...

This corner in your house is terrific. Very beautiful and so well-balanced. have a lovely Sunday!
Olympia

Linda French said...

Please identify the fabric used on the chairs - love, love, love it...

vignette design said...

The linen fabric on the French chairs is Ralph Lauren. I believe you can find it still at Calico Corners. ~Delores

carolyn bradford said...

I've started being drawn to vintage barware myself at antique shows lately! We aren't cocktail people either..just wine drinkers for the most part but I love the look of it! You set of a great display there! Have fun collecting!

Kim said...

Looks great Delores! My fave is the champagne bucket. Adorbs!
xoxo,
Kim

Babs said...

We aren't cocktail people either, but there's something about a well stocked bar that's so inviting.
I'm loving your well stocked bar...the wicker tray, the leopard print napkins, and the touch of tartan.

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