It's always a fun time of year around the shop when we get to put up our holiday decor and cue the Christmas tunes. Decorating for the holidays can be overwhelming, so we suggest focusing on just one area of the home to decorate at a time. Here our lead visual merchandiser and buyer, Karen, offers tips for decorating and styling bar carts for the holidays.
"Bar carts are a great place to switch up themes for holidays or special events without having to decorate the whole house," - Karen Shea Connell, Visual Merchandiser & Buyer
The Reclaimed Wood & Iron Entertaining Bar Cart offers plenty of drawers for storing everything from napkins and utensils to nut bowls and serving platters. Bonus: easy to wheel around and rearrange!
Light up elements, like a ornamental garland, add extra pizzaz and are a must for Christmas decorating!
When Karen styled this cart, she focused on including color, texture, varying heights and greenery.
This elegant oval bar cart doubles as a side table that looks right at home in between a pair of chairs. Perfect for a living room to accessorize with books and a lamp.
Add a sheepskin throw over your chair to add a designer's touch!
HOLIDAY COCKTAIL RECIPES FROM PORTLAND BAR CLYDE COMMON
1oz casa magdalena white rum from house spirits distillery in portland
0.5oz clear creek pear brandy
2 TSP. nux alpina walnut liqueur
1 TSP. 2:1 simple syrup (2 parts white sugar to 1 part boiling water. Stir to combine, do not heat over stove. Boil water first)
Stir all ingredients over cracked ice, strain onto rocks, add lemon twist to finish
1.5oz pueblo viejo blanco tequila
0.75oz fresh lime juice
0.5oz 2:1 simple syrup (see recipe above)
1 dash vanilla extract
1 TSP. oregon growers apple butter
Shake all ingredients, double strain into coupe