Here you have it- all the gorgeous West Elm items in my last post put together to make a perfect holiday bar cart!

I added a few more pieces including this bud vase in taupe and these two small metallic snack bowls. The vase is great for adding some nature elements to your cart and a pop of color.  I reached out to Evan, a local crafty blogger, who I’ve worked with before for flowers for the shoot.  She put together two vases that had peonies, rosehip, and a purple-ish grass filler. I pulled part of them for the cart, keeping it petite as to be a subtle accent and then used the full vases for the cocktail shoot I’ll be sharing soon.

All these pieces came together so nicely-I couldn’t believe it! Picking out everything online I had to really visualize things and hope that it would come together like it did in my head. Success!

For the shoot Dustin and I packed up the car and went out to the Goat Farm on the Westside of town.  We set up inside a small building that had old broken out windows, concrete floors and corrugated sheet metal lining the walls.  The industrial backdrop paired so well with the vibes of the cart!

The muddler didn’t come from West Elm but it is by the same company that makes the mason jar shaker, W+P Design.  We found this while shopping around during our trip to Serenbe.  It’s been fun experimenting with new bar tools! A muddler really takes the flavor of the drink up a notch.

When choosing the alcohol we wanted to go with darker liquor for a couple of reasons.  We prefer the taste and also it looks better in these type of decanters.  The two smaller decanters are filled with a rye whiskey and a dark bourbon, and the large one with a dry red wine.  I had to sneak some beers in there too and love these from a local brewery, Orpheus, and with beautiful artwork done by local artist Peter Fararri.  I love how much this little cart can hold without a having demanding presence. The shelves easily tuck away all of the glassware and could eventually hold even more.
I hope that you enjoyed seeing everything styled with my personal touch! Next I’ll be sharing some tasty cocktails and a pie made by a local food blogger with recipes!

PS: Big thanks to my sweetie for all the help! He jumped in helping me with little details, was the camera guy at some points and really helped this come together!

If you’d like to create your own holiday bar cart, visit the brand new West Elm at Avalon.

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    Courtney Swan
    November 20, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    The pictures turned out so beautiful!!!!! I love it

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