Sunday, 24 February 2013

The thrifty hostess.

I love to entertain. I feel so blessed to have our beautiful home and enough money to buy food and drinks and be generous with others. I'm always a big fan of having people over for lunch and dinner but I also can't help enjoying a cup of tea with a friend or a nice little cocktail/mocktail night. I am really thankful that after three years in our town I have a long list of people to call up and say come on over (it took a few years to really develop any closer friendships). We had people for dinner tues night, fri night and sat night so it's such a privileged to have a space to share with others (since we don't have many places to go out to in our town)
Anyway I got a thinking about setting up some areas for my tea love and a little bar cart, just to make having people over just that bit easier and fun.
The bar cart was a $3 find on a garage sale and most of the alcoholic drinks and glasses were gifts. The bottle of moet was an engagement present which I thought made a cute little vase. I purchased a few paper straws and won that fancy crystal decanter at a bridal expo. We don't use it that much but when we do I feel a little like I'm from an American sitcom where they have their bar cart- anyone else a bit of a boston legal fan?
The teapots and cups are housed on 2 dvd holders from ikea that we got shortly after we were married. They used to be filled with dvds but I decided to ditch the covers and house our collection in a folder for easy access. All the teapots and cups have been thrifted or given as gifts and it just makes a tea party a little more fun when drinking from a fancy little pot and cup.
Time for a cup of tea...
Lisa x


  1. I love this idea! I have a collection of teapots that need to be displayed! This is a very cute way to do it!

  2. Three Dollars for a bar cart!
    Great find and it's so easy
    to entertain and keep the items
    at hand....
    Thanks so much for your visit to
    my blog and your sweet comments.
    Have a great weekend

  3. Oh my goodness! I love the bar cart idea! Im also a new follower. Come vist me sometime!

  4. super cute set up.. Love all your tea stuff!!

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  6. ...$3 for the bar cart what a find! It is such a blessing to have space to have people over :)

    1. I know, I love having lots of room. I think I will find it hard when we eventually move back to Adelaide and we will probably have to compromise the size of our house and space we have!
      L x

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