Preparing for Summer Cocktails with a Repurposed Bar Cart

Bar Cart
The wise craft household has upgraded the bar. Or at least the bar cart. The first one served us quite well, and was perfect our cocktail Fridays, but when Peter recently moved into a new office,this cabinet came home when there was no longer a need for it in the new space. I wasn’t totally sold on its art deco style and kind of pretended it wasn’t in our dining room for about a week- until I thought, what the hell? Let’s just move all the nice glasses and liquor bottles there and call it a bar cabinet? I spent part of last Saturday cleaning the glassware that I could move in there (everything from wedding registry crystal to vintage glassware that used to be available in detergent boxes).
Bar Cart
Erica, I would have rolled the old bar cart to your house if I’d known you’d be interested, or at least tried to.
Front and center by the libations is Peter’s 3rd grade ceramic sculpture of Nixon. I just love everything about that piece- that a 3rd grader was so moved by a president to render him in clay, his hands in the classic up-in-the-air-pose, that his mouth was used as an ashtray when I first met Peter, everything. (Plus it always starts a conversation, perfect over drinks, right)
Bar Cart
To our new improved bar service I’ve also added a collection of orphaned silver spoons we own that I’ve never known what to do with. Let’s stir drinks with them! I polished them and put them in a mint julep cup.
Bar Cart
I am laughing-we have not used nearly enough of that liquor since the last time I photographed it! Since I’ve been deep in editing and pattern writing, I’m thinking it’s high time to do something about that. My bar board awaits! Although I always seem to go to the old favorites over and over again- Pim’s cup and the classic gin and tonic.
What about you? What’s your favorites?

  • Erica

    May 7, 2013 at 6:10 am

    Aw…you’re the sweetest! (Though the real treat would have been spending time with you — a bar cart, no matter how gorgeous, can’t compare.) The new cabinet looks wonderful, and I hope it serves you well for many Cocktail Fridays to come.

  • erin

    May 7, 2013 at 6:11 am

    it looks great! favorites: margarita, la paloma, vodka gimlet (i like my lime.)

  • Kelsey

    May 7, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Its not until I see a post like this that I realize how many mormon bloggers are out there. I do love my booze and it’s nice to see it done all classy like. Thanks!

  • Viner Wole

    May 7, 2013 at 9:42 am

    “We think to dance, and dance in thought. But to hibernate in the mind, is to bring upon us an apocalypse of the Soul.”

  • blair/wisecraft

    May 7, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I agree, the spending time together would be the best part, here’s hoping one day!

  • blair/wisecraft

    May 7, 2013 at 10:33 am

    ooo, I like lime too, these are good ones! xo

  • blair/wisecraft

    May 7, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Ha! So true. Thank you Kelsey, and cheers!

  • blair/wisecraft

    May 7, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Ha!!! You are right about that. I love not only my booze, but sparkly set-ups of booze as well!

  • Cheryl Arkison

    May 7, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I can’t wait until our littles are big enough to do this again. For now our booze lives on the top shelf in the hallway closet.
    I bought some fancy tonic today to combine with our favourite summer gin – Old Raj. Ah…

  • sewkatiedid

    May 9, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Wowza! I love it. I’m also drooling over your swoon quilt. I think the straight lines are perfect!

  • Marsha Gibbons

    May 10, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Love the cabinet. If I’m going to get fancy, margaritas and manhattans.

  • Lindsey

    May 13, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    How fun to be able to put it out like that! Ours is in a cabinet. Some favorite drinks: planter’s punch, margarita, key lime pie (another lime lover here!).

  • lorien

    June 17, 2013 at 9:07 am

    The French 75 !

  • blair/wisecraft

    June 17, 2013 at 10:21 am

    The name of that one alone makes it sound fabulous! Thank you!
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