With the festive season upon us, I thought it fitting to turn my thoughts to things entertaining and, naturally, the first thing that came to mind was drinks and where to serve them from (or should it be "from whence to serve them"??)
I am not a big fan of home bars, although I have seen a few I could live with. I tend to be more of a "drinks cupboard" kind of girl.
This is my linen press turned drinks cupboard at home.
I have seen this one a lot on the web, as probably have you, but it is so pretty it is worth showing again.
This purpose built cupboard features some clever details.
How about this stylish one filled with pretty glassware?
I think this is my favourite. I love the design and it is so practical with a small sink built in.
It doesn't have to be a grand looking cupboard. This quaint vintage one has much appeal.
A secretary desk with handy fold out desk top makes an excellent drinks cabinet!
This looks like a similar idea. The books form a great backdrop to the drinks tray.
Or why not re-purpose a filing cabinet?
...or a workbench?
...Or a kitchen dresser?
If you don't have a cupboard that will work, a simple butlers tray is a stylish alternative.
Or a beautiful tray on top of a chest or table can perfectly serve the purpose.
It helps to have the tray beautifully arranged as Sarah Richardson has done above, or the perennially stylish Slim Paley, below.
So whatever your preference, cheers to you (and don't let your guests drink and drive).
Till next time
Image source: 1. Tumblr 2 & 3. Roses and Rust 4. Reese and Marie 5. Simple Details Blog 6 & 7. Delight by Design Blog 8. Desde my Ventana 9. Lonny Mag 10. And George 11. Pottery Barn 12. Tumblr 13. Casa Decorada 14. Habitually Chic Blog 15. Tumblr 16. Sarah Richardson 17 Slim Paley blog 18. Turquoise Tulips and Bliss