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Cheers to the Freakin’ Weekend!: Beautiful Bars

Cheers to the freakin’ weekend
I drink to that, yeah yeah
Oh let the Jameson sink in
I drink to that, yeah yeah
Don’t let the bastards get ya down
Turn it around with another round
There’s a party at the bar everybody put your glasses up and I drink to that
I drink to that.
-Rihanna

dry bar (not to be confused with the hair salon, or a bar that doesn’t contain liquor!) or wet bar?

I choose dry bar. Why?

A “wet bar” requires a designated area equipped with a sink, running water and countertop. If you don’t have a set up for this then a “dry bar” is the perfect alternative! You can create a dry bar vignette almost anywhere – outdoors, indoors, office – atop a sideboard/buffet, on a shelf, or if you have a beautiful bar cart even better.

History of the bar cart:
Bar carts were once a fixture in the living rooms of many people who like to entertain.  Back in the day, the bar cart was a place to keep your bar supplies so you could serve cocktails to your guests or just enjoy your own drink before dinner. If you watch any old movies, it seems that people used to drink all of the time and the bar cart could be found in every living room or parlor.  During the 1970s, many new homes included a built-in bar, and there wasn’t much use for the traditional rolling bar cart anymore. Now they are becoming popular again, as “wet bars” aren’t a practical choice for most living spaces, plus bar carts are clasically chic.

Here are some beautiful and creative dry bars to be inspired by:
great built-in bar - love the lights & malachite
Dry bar as a built-in. No running water but an excellent use of space, with counter top for prepping drinks.

Style At Home: Erika Brechtel Of Small Shop Studio
…Beautiful on a side board, grouping all the essentials in a tray. Or on a  console…

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Now for the bar carts:
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Stock the bar

{dF} Duchess Fare: July 2012

Barcart

Bar

Lovely bar vignette

bar

Bar vignette - Black & white wallpaper by @Thibaut

bar cart

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