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Self Service Holiday Drink Station

Hello again!  Today is the final week of the Deck the Home Blog Hop.  It’s been so much fun getting into the holiday spirit with my blogger friends.  There were so many unique and creative projects designed by this group.  I can’t wait to see what everyone has created today!

Before I share my project, I want to thank our blog hop co-hostesses, Eileen from Just Measuring Up and Megan from Two Feet First.  Thank you, ladies, for all of your hard work organizing this event.  It was a lot of fun, and I really appreciate all of your time and effort that made it a success.  You both rock!

The theme for this week is indoor holiday decor.  I decided to decorate the back corner of our living room that we use as a bar.  My husband and I rarely drink, but I like the decorative look of a bar.  Here is how it looked before I started my holiday decorating.

The blue hutch is a piece my mom gave me after I bought my first home.  It’s been with me ever since and is one of my favorite pieces of furniture.  I love the color and the marble top.  It’s on wheels and has lots of storage.

The top two drawers are “junk drawers”, the middle drawer has linens, and the bottom shelf has glasses and stemware.

I bought the shelves mounted above from Ballard Designs.  It’s the vigneto set and I love how they look above the hutch.  Everything fits perfectly into this space.

To change things up for Christmas, I took down the floral cross stitch artwork and replaced it with two vintage paint by numbers winter scenes.

I added the two paper mâché reindeer up top, but left the ironstone platter in back.  I scored the reindeer at the Joann Fabric and Crafts Black Friday sale for $5 each!  I put vintage bells around their necks with jute twine.

I left the shelf with the wine bottles alone, as I didn’t want someone reaching up to grab a bottle of vino and getting clobbered by an errant pinecone or piece of evergreen.

I added a few more holiday touches here and there…pinecones, greens, an ironstone pitcher, urn, and a glittered reindeer.

For the drinks, I brought out my punch bowl and made my mom’s favorite tree trimming beverage.  It’s mostly ginger ale mixed with orange juice and cranberry juice.  I like to garnish it with orange slices and marachino cherries.

Just a word on punch bowls…they turn up regularly at tag and estate sales, so keep an eye out for a nice set.  I love the cut glass and find them so elegant.  I think people part with them because they’re bulky and storage can be an issue, especially for something you don’t use regularly.  But if you want a set, you should be able to find one easily enough!

You may recognize the saying in the gilded frame from last week’s gift basket…Eat, Drink and Be Cozy.  I bought this print years ago at an artisan market and just love the sentiment.

And I brought the woodland candles back too!  Here’s the tutorial to make them if you missed it.

Doesn’t the ice bucket look like a Christmas drum?  I didn’t plan that, but it’s an added holiday touch!

I left out a bottle opener in case someone wants to open a bottle of wine.  Because many of our friends have kids, the punch is non-alcoholic so everyone can enjoy a cup.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a new Show and Tell.  Don’t forget to visit the blogs below for more creative indoor decor ideas and inspiration.

Have a great day!


I’m linking up at Farmhouse Friday Link Party, Metamorphosis MondayMerry Monday and Silver Pennies Sundays.

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  1. Your set up is gorgeous! I love the vintage and classic feel, very well done!

  2. I LOVE your festive drink station. What a pretty touch with the greenery, paint by number pictures and your mom’s “tree trimming” punch recipe. It is a warm inviting space. Thanks so much for sparking some ideas for my own drink station!

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