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Christmas Details

This is a “hand-me-down” vignette for sure. The old French doors came from a thrift store in rural Alabama. The pointer print was found by my mother-in-law at a garage sale in Kentucky.  The silver tray belonged to my mother.  The Waterford Christmas tree ornament was a gift to my parents from my great aunt and like my Aunt Susan I found an ornament stand to display it. My mom bought the tiny covered dish from an antique store in Georgia. The rest of the items are finds from Hobby Lobby, TJ Maxx, and Homegoods. Target no longer carries the silver and wood bar cart I have but I found a relatively inexpensive alternative. Mercury Glass Ornaments // Waterford Crystal Tree Ornament // Ornament Stand // Ice Bucket // Cocktail Shaker // Decanter // Whiskey Decanter // Lowball Glasses // Round Silver Tray // Small Covered Dish // Home Is Where The Heart Is Tea Towel // Bar Cart Pinecone Garland // Pointer Print // Frame and Mat // Old French Doors Save Advertisements

Bar Cart Updates

Once the holidays were over, I took down the door swag hanging over my bar cart. The old French doors looked really plain and so I decided to reframe and mat an old picture of Matt’s. I found a new 16 x 20 frame and had double mat made. In addition to filling the blank space over the bar cart, I think the picture makes the bar cart look a little more masculine. Of course, the polkadot straws and the overall arrangement of barware may counteract the added masculinity. The frame is actually a grey brown with a little metallic sheen. The mat is ecru and the inner mat is called “Tuscan Brown.” I think Matt’s mom found this picture at a garage sale. It appears to be really old. Over the holidays we bought a set of pilsner glasses, some cocktail napkins with an Asian-inspired design, tan and white polkadot straws, and a neat bottle of water from Trader Joes.     Save Save

Cocktails

Apple Cider Bourbon My mom sent me an article which mentioned an apple cider whiskey drink served at a bar here in town. This inspired us to make our own apple cider cocktail. We failed to come up with a creative name for the drink. Ingredients (Serves 2) Ice Cubes 2 shots Bourbon 1 Packet Apple Cider Powder Mix 2- 3 shots Simple Syrup Crushed Apple Cinnamon Straws (optional) Directions Follow instructions on package to prepare apple cider and allow to cool. If you don’t have prepared simple syrup, mix equal parts water with sugar and heat until sugar dissolves. Cool before using. Crush apple cinnamon straws in a bowl, wet rim of a glasses and press into bowl to line rim. Place ice, bourbon, simple syrup, and apple cider in a cocktail shaker and mix. Pour mixture over ice and serve. Delicious! Sweet Blackberry Whiskey Once we got our bar cart set up we decided to make a drink with the limited liquor selection we  had (and currently still have). This was our first drink which is a modification …