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...