As you all know I love me entertaining accessories! There is nothing like a shiny serving spoon or that unique platter to put a smile on this girls face. Currently I am focusing on expanding on my bar collection. Well today I was excited to find another addition I must have which is from designer Michael Aram. The set I love is his "Ocean" Coral Vodka Service Bucket. I am a big Michael Aram fan. His designs fit my style and love of metal with home decor. I love the detail in the handles (which is a signature Michael Aram style), and the simplicity in the body of the set. I could use this in a variety of my dinner parties. Once my set arrives I may just have to have a dinner party to use it! :)
The new year is here and it is refreshing and exciting! Now you would think that I would have all of the holiday decorations put away and on to my new year's decorating frenzy. Well I have a bit of a delayed start this year...:). Although I am a bit delayed in my projects, I did not want to leave my blog readers without a creative update....
For the Christmas Eve was very enjoyable. I had my family here at my house and I hosted a cocktail party. I decided to use my table in my formal dining room as the centerpiece for the cocktail party. I used shiny linen fabric and several Christmas lights to create a dramatic backdrop for the table. I also incorporated several holiday florals into the table and chandalier to provide a warm and festive feel to the room. To bring a warm and welcoming feel to the room I used ivory throw pillows as accents for under the table, which included a custom made "Merry Christmas" sign.
As guess arrived I welcomed them to the door with a holiday spritzer which consisted of equal parts: Ginger Ale, Vodka and Cranberry juice, 1 fresh cranberry and fresh Thyme.
I was also excited to use my new bar set that I picked up at one of my favorite stores (Pier One). I have been looking at this set for awhile and finally picked it up prior the the holidays!
I also made my first attempt at one of my dearest friends recipes...CAKE BALLS! Oh what an adventure, but I did get through it with her guidance :). I was happy with how they turned out. They were not as pretty as the ones she makes, but the sure were a hit with my guest! I displayed the cake balls in a great find that I found at my local Michaels Art's n Crafts store. It is a beautiful sparkling sleigh. I was also excited to get it at 1/2 price!!!!