Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas Wishlist & Holiday Bar Cart Styling

Lovelies! Hello! We are now in full holiday swing, & the countdown is on until Christmas & New Years! I can't wait until next week when my Christmas vacation begins, & I can start spending tons of QT with family & friends. Christmas & NYE bring about a ton of good food, drinks, + genuine laughter & fun- so I thought- what better way to kick off party season then to do a little holiday bar cart styling? Although this is actually fairly tame for what I wanted my bar cart to look like this holiday season, I already kind of liked the set up that I had from when I originally put together the bar cart, so I just added/switched out a few items to give it that extra "holiday glow."

A few bar cart tips; for holiday styling & for styling in general:

1. Gold & Silver Accessories:
Of course I had to get a gold bar cart, because I knew it would work year round; but it especially works great for the holiday season! Gold & silver anything over the holidays adds that extra pop of glam to any holiday decor. I added all silver, gold, & copper ornament bulbs to our Christmas tree this year (see my IG for a glimpse of our tree-@emilybfahlsing), & I think it turned out really pretty!

2. Festive Floral Arrangements & Greenery
I went a little crazy on the floral arrangement this year, & I think adding one to the bar cart made a huge difference! I tried to stay in the same color palette as the other items that were arranged on the cart, so I opted for blush poinsettia flowers with copper & white branches. Plus I added a small Christmas tree to the other side to add a small amount of greenery so that we had a few different colors to work with. Any kind of floral arrangement can add good depth to your cart!

3. Copper Anything

I love Moscow Mule glasses in general, but I especially love them during the holiday season. Copper can be so festive in the form of glasses, tinsel, decor, wrapping paper, etc! I found this recipe for "Holiday Moscow Mules" on PopSugar & they look TO DIE. See photo below & check out the recipe {here}.

4. Glitzed out Glassware
Glitter anything can amp up any decor & or party. Glitzed out glassware on the bar cart can be a huge statement piece! I only added one flute right now because I didn't want to go too crazy with the glitzing-plus I like the look of a few different glass pieces on the cart & I didn't want it to get too overwhelming.

5. Winter Candles
Candles on a bar cart, especially in a form that fit the season can be a super elegant additive. Especially at night when you light them up! I have been going crazy with holiday candles- I can't get enough of Bath & Body Works selections this season. My two favorites right now are "Champagne Toast," & their "Winter" scent. The 3 wick candles are amazing & last for a long time!

Hope this helped give you guys some ideas for fun bar cart styling! I think that bar carts can add so much to a space, they make for a great way to showcase your fun glassware & bar tools for when you are entertaining guests! Generally you can find them for a fairly good price too. I got ours from Wayfair for under $200! I've linked some in the scrollbar directly below!

I also attached some of the items on my "Christmas Gift Wishlist" this year. Things that I have been lusting over & also things that I have been wanting to give to others! See below. Hope everyone in MN is attempting to stay warm tonight! It is a cold one. Thanks for reading loves. Xx

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