Friday, December 30, 2011


With New Year's eve around the corner, you may be finding you need some festive touches to ring it in right. If you are entertaining at home, here are some picks that will make your bar a standout and your party a smashing success.

Photo courtesy of Kate Spade
Add a little something sweet to your New Year's get up with this darling Cha Cha Chocolate clutch by Kate Spade.

Photo courtesy of Smathers and Branson
Stand out from a sea of penguins with Smathers and Branson's jaunty Needlepoint Cummerbund. People will think it took ages to make. It will be our secret.

Photo Courtesy of The New Traditionalists
Many a great party has been given by the makers of this bar cart. With ample room for glasses, bottles, bar towels and a prep surface, you are in like flynn with The New Traditionalists' Black Walnut Bar Cart No. One. It is a world unto itself.

Photo courtesy of Anthropologie
With mid-century modern lines and vintage appeal, the walnut and brass Beresford Bar Cart from Anthropologie has clean lines to show off your hip barware collection.

Photo courtesy of Pier 1
Mr. Penquin from Pier 1 will keep your ice and your bar cool.

Photo courtesy of World Market
Every party has to have some nuts. Mixed nuts that is. World Market has you covered with their 50's packaging on their Cocktail Mix.

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Adler
Protect your precious coffee table with Jonathan Adler's fanciful Jet Set Coasters. They are a great vacation location conversation starter.

Photo courtesy of Pottery Barn
Add a festive glow with Pottery Barn Addison Candle holders that have a little shelf to show off sparkly things. Try placing them down the center of a long table- the varying heights will look especially theatrical.
Photo courtesy of Serena and Lily
Hurricane's filled with glowing candles are a nice way to greet guests in the entry way, try placing them on a console or center hall table to set the shimmery, warm tone of the evening. Serena and Lily have delicate looking faceted glass trimmed in metal hurricanes that you will want to use all year long.

Photo courtesy of Pottery Barn
I have a top hat champagne bucket and I love it. Reminiscent of the classic silver beauties from the 1940's, this version from Pottery Barn is oh-so-dapper. A little Bing Crosby crooning in the background would be a nice touch.

Photo courtesy of CB2
Whip up a pitcher of martini's in this chemistry set -sleek number to get the party started. Beaker Glass Pitcher from CB2.

Photo courtesy of West Elm
Deal alert! This soiree ready champagne coup from West Elm adds a bit of glamour with it's silver banded edge. They look ritzy and with the money you save you can spend your cache on champers to fill it.

Photo courtesy of Iomoi
If you reside in a cold climate, the Winter Monkeys Tray from Iomoi will warm your heart and take the snap out of the cold. I want a cozy holiday sweater like that...

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