October 24, 2007

Building Your Retro Bar

Building your own vintage bar is a classy, fabulous, and totally green way to bring back cocktail hour. Having your cocktail ingredients organized and in one area can help make those surprise or last-minute visits from friends more enjoyable, by providing a quite and easy way to offer a liquid refreshment for your buddies.

With mid-century high ball tumblers, a rad retro turquoise blender, old drink stirrers and a collection of *pitchers from different eras and genres, we are creating our own cocktail bar right in our home.

These German Beer Steins are one of my favorite purchases from Dead Bird Finds, who also provided the rad silver-rimmed tumblers . Resting beside the beer steins is a one-of-a-kind find from Sidedish, run by the oh-so-talented-and-bff-like-whoa, Alison Appleseeds.

A vintage leather his & hers flask set with built-in cap, shot glass and a strap so you can tote that mug with you when you leave your nest and want a portable cocktail hour.

How cool are these shot glasses? They look like test tubes or beekers and you can chill them by putting ice in the bowl. To the lab...or bar. Our neighbors Jenna and Neal handed them down to us. Thanks, Usatins!

Here are a couple of items you can add to your retro bar from our fav, Sidedish. Alison has a such fantastic finds you're going to want to check it way too frequently.

*Owl Pitcher Set from Natalie Rensink.

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