christmas bar set up

If ever there was a time to have a makeshift bar set up in your home, I say Christmas season is it!  We have friends and neighbors dropping in all the time and having a little well-stocked bar in a corner somewhere has been a great and festive way to welcome everyone!  I don’t have one of the enviable bar carts that still pop up in my Pinterest feed on a daily basis and, truth is, I don’t have the room for one, either, but the best part is that you don’t need a lot of space for a little bar set up – a tiny spot on the kitchen counter, the table in your entryway or even a side table in your living room is more than enough!  Keep it simple and pull a few items from around the house and you’re set: a tray to corral everything, some beautiful glasses, an ice bucket, a bottle opener, a pretty bowl for limes, some sparkling water for the non-boozers and, of course, liquor!  Here are a few examples that inspired me to set up my own little cocktail corner in my kitchen for the holidays:

Robert Brown Interior Design

Heather Clawson

Michelle Smith via OKL


Amy Anton

Southern Living



Rue Mag

Here are my picks for a simple cocktail set up for the holiday season:

Tortoise ice bucket / Rattan tray / French wine glasses / Brass fish bottle opener /

Monogrammed cocktail napkins / Monogrammed decanter / Striped cocktail tray /

Bourbon + brown sugar candle / Gold bowl

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  1. Erin on December 10, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Rattan + tortoise + touches of blue and green and brass….oh my.

  2. Kelly Stivers on December 11, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Erin – an a monogram thrown in for good measure, haha!

  3. Tina on December 16, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    I ordered the fish bottle opener and a wooden box with an inlaid brass anchor to place it in, just the other day. My fishing and beer loving son is going to love it. Yay High Street Market!

  4. Kelly Stivers on December 16, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Tina-two of my faves!! High Street Market is one of the first places I stop for gifts these days!! xx

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