The holidays are upon us, and my hope is that you will “Let me entertain you” with all the settings for a Thanksgiving table, a coffee bar set-up, the makings for a cocktail bar, or simply with the ingredients for that perfect movie night!
In true vintage fashion, my boast this month are these amazing metal cabinets. They are small enough to fit into tiny spaces, yet large enough to create some great entertainment areas in your home!
With a pallet shelf hung above, this cabinet holds incredible coffee bar potential! And why limit it to just that? There is room for your rolling pins, cookbooks, hand towels and aprons as well.
Lest you be one of those shoppers who has been taught to “look but don’t touch”, I encourage you to break with tradition and open those cabinet doors and drawers! Both are brimming with ideas for housing your glassware, serving trays and other necessities that you want within reach but not necessarily displayed outwardly. And those vintage peculators you find there? Yes, they work and have the plugs tucked inside!
And why not toss in a mirror-turned-menu-board to whet your guests appetites and have them savoring those upcoming meals during your gatherings? There are three styles to choose from this month: the simple vintage mirror (above),a traditional chalkboard-turned-menu-board that has room to house your rolling pin, and a divided window that has room to display your appetizer, entree and dessert choices all in one location!
Let this padded board serve as a holder for your recipe cards, those soon-coming Christmas cards, or family photos that will delight all during the holiday gatherings.
For the more “spirited” crowd, grab some glassware and a shaker and start the party rolling! Or choose from several different wine bottle holders to grace your table or counter top.
This metal table expands on both sides to create more space for guests, and a cozy table for 4-6 during those times when there are fewer mouths to feed. The drawer has silverware compartments and a place for those cloth napkins to rest when not in use. Take a peek inside! Surprises await you! (Oh, and the window menu board is hung above as a simple reminder to “give thanks”.
For some, once the Thanksgiving turkey is gobbled up, it’s time to hunt down the perfect Christmas tree and start gathering decorations for the next holiday gathering. From vintage Santa cups, I have created some wonderful adornment for your meal table or just about anywhere you want to display them!
This lovely berry wreath can be used as a centerpiece on your table, or hung for some holiday color on those winter drab walls….let your imagination flow! Think “entertainment”, remember?!? I personally think that pairing the Cheerwine with some popcorn for movie night sounds like a good idea….
This metal chair and bowl is a fun way to “pop” up some fun when serving that popcorn! Small enough to fit atop a kitchen counter, or sturdy enough to stand on the floor next to the couch, your family is sure to gather round it! And while they last, there are a select few movies left (viewed, of course), for just $3.00 each.
Want to really “light up” the holidays? Try plugging in this vintage-style wreath and see what smiles light up your household! Absolutely my favorite “wall” display item this month!
Enjoy the season of entertaining others…and while you do, don’t forget you could be entertaining angels unaware!