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I'm not complaining that our home has a built-in bar, as do many houses these days. But, somehow those little bar carts of yesteryear and clever re-purposing of vintage furnishings seem far more seductive.
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Tables called in to do double duty work well. Throw a table shirt over a round library table or an entry sideboard, and viola, a drink bar is born.
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While we are skipping the entertaining this year, I find oodles of inspiration for our next soiree from party hosts with an eye for hospitality design.
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Even with minimal space an experienced host will call an occasional table into service as a champagne station, serving flutes on heirloom silver trays.
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A easy 'come-as-you-are' party keeps it casual with drink service on a trunk or vintage chest.
If weather isn't a factor, fill a wire basket with liquor and mixers for a tropical party atmosphere with refreshments on the porch or patio.
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With no party to ring in the new year, I'm inspired to belly up to the bar and begin plans for our spring soiree.