Today we have our first official holiday post of the season (well, I suppose the launch of The Holiday Planner last month counts) but this is our first Christmas decor post of 2018. This is the best time of year for so many reasons, but as bloggers we get to join in all sorts of fun collaborations centered around the holidays. When you are invited to style a bar cart for the holidays, who can say no to that?
I don’t actually have an official “bar cart” that rolls, but I decided my wine rack would suffice since it functions in the same way. It is just a little bit smaller than a traditional bar cart, which I admit was a little limiting in this situation but it was still fun to decorate.
We have had this wine rack for years, it was one of the first things we purchased as newlyweds and that was simply ages ago. It got a makeover here which gave it a glam gold look, and I’ve kept in in our dining room since then. I realized I stopped hanging wine glasses from the inverted brackets under the top shelf when my kids were toddlers and the glasses were too tempting at their eye level, it has never occured to me to go back. I prefer to keep a tray to hold more things underneath anyway.
I am not sure yet if I’ll use traditional red and green in my holiday decor outside this post, but I definitely wanted to kick off the season using some traditional holiday plaids and work around that for these decorations.
I picked up some cocktail napkins and some paper straws because every bar cart needs paper straws in my opinion, and then I added some decorative accents. You saw my copper wine glasses in my fall tablescape, I think their warmth coordinates perfectly with red and green for the season.
I found this “Joy to the World” sign at Michael’s , eventually I think it will go out on our porch during the weeks leading up to Christmas. I keep moving these fabulous lanterns I got from HomeGoods from place to place as they simply go anywhere and look good, so one of those balances the sign out perfectly.
The mirror hanging over the wine rack is an antique, I finally convinced my mom to pass it down to me. The glass is so old you can’t really see in it clearly, which I think it pretty neat.
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