Thursday, December 13, 2012

Decking the Halls, the Bar {Christmas 2012}


I love having a bar area in the kitchen. This area allows guests to mix their own cocktails. The bar is stocked and ready for several Christmas soirees in the coming week.


A silver tray holds various bottles of alcohol--- gin, jack, scotch, vodka. Pewter stoppers and pourers dress up the top of each bottle. A julep cup holds metal stirrers and red & white striped straws.

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Cranberry juice is poured from a Vagabond House acorn motif carafe.


An alligator bottle opener rests on the tray.


A holiday cocktail books offers guests many recipes for delicious cocktails.


Cocktail napkins, Merry Christmas, Y’all, are housed in a beautiful pewter holder by Beatriz Ball. A pewter acorn keeps them in place.


A faux bois pewter ice bucket holds crushed ice, and an antler-handled ice scoop rests atop the bucket.


A marble tray makes cutting limes/lemons easier. An antler-handled cutting knife is used for cutting. It is both practical and beautiful.


Are you ready for a cocktail?

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Cheers! I love the metal “cheers” hanger given to me by BFF Mark years ago as a host gift. Thoughtful host gifts are always appreciated.


Linking to:

Open House Thursday

Feathered Nest Friday

Check out my other Christmas Home Tour posts:

Christmas Facade

Christmas Facade at Night


Stair Parlor

Dining Room


Breakfast Room


Decking the Bar, y’all!


  1. YES! I am ready for a cocktail. Ok, not really as it is only 8:30 AM ;) But we are having friends over for some holiday cheer tonight and I am totally going to get this set up in my kitchen :) Cheers!

  2. Hello Ron-
    This is an excellent idea. I need to set up my mini bar and you've reminded me to do it! I need a cutting board that's a little more attractive like yours. I also need to get some limes! My son will be visiting and loves to make drinks! You have some very nice barware. Looks like you are ready for the seasonal socializing!

    1. Thanks, Liz! I am ready! xo

    2. We had a bar area in one of our previous homes. It was great for entertaining! I love your rustic utensils with the pewter accessories. Where did you get the paper straws? ~Amy

    3. The paper straws are from Target or as we say "tar jay".
      Thanks, Amy!

  3. How inviting is this!?! Cheers!

  4. Ron, you are ready to party! Your bar looks great; and you've got some really awesome bar accessories. Love all of the pewter accents!

  5. Love your bar setup, Ron. It is great. Cute napkins and I love the alligator bottle opener. And...seeing the DID you come up with the name The Uptown Acorn? Cuz you're a nut that lives uptown?>) xo Diana

    1. Thanks, Diana. I think you are right on my "name". LOL. xo

  6. Love, love, love the bar area! You have given me some ideas as to what to do for Christmas night when my family comes. I think I saw some Smoking Loon wine on that bar--love that wine, especially the price! ;) Looks like your bar is ready for your guests during the holidays! Have a great evening! :)

  7. Oh how fun it must be in your home Ron. Your bar cocktail area is so ready for a party! I love the gator :)


  8. It was great running into you on Magazine Street today !!! I still can't believe how that happened. Hope you had a wonderful afternoon.

  9. Hey Ron; The more of your home that I see, the more I absolutely Love it!!! You and J have the best taste!!
    Your Bar area is so Beautiful, Welcoming, and has everything that anyone would need to to able to relax and have a good time in your Stunning Home.
    I hope that you both have a Merry Christmas :-)

  10. I ready for a Cocktail! Love the alligator bottle opener and of course the Ya'll napkins :)


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