As you know, I longed and longed for a bar cart, but it was not to be. So I channeled Tim Gunn (the greatest man in the universe) and made it work. So far, the new bar has been a huge success. I use it all the time, and I always feel a little like Myrna Loy in The Thin Man movies when I do. I host Thanksgiving every year but this was the first one with my new bar and I fell even more deeply in love with it:
Setting up a bar for my family is a bit of gymnastic exercise. Some drink, some drink a bit too much, and some don't drink at all, as they used to drink a bit too much, if you catch my drift. But the bar was used, and I was happy. But I couldn't shake the feeling that something was missing, keeping my bar from perfection. I wasn't even sure what it was. Until I saw this:
It's an ice bucket (duh), and you may be thinking that I already have an ice bucket, which is evident from the photo of the bar, but look, there's a lot of glass going on on that bar, and who's to say you can't have two ice buckets? You? Well, you can fuck off then. (I jest! I know that none of my readers would ever object to multiple ice buckets! As if!). But what makes it the best ice bucket I've ever seen is that around the rim it says "RING FOR A DRINK"! And it gets better. On the top, there's a bell:
A BELL! That works! This is genius, and must be mine. Fortunately, the chair in which I spend most of my time in the living room is right next to the bar (do you see where this is going?). I foresee ringing this bell when I need a libation and Ted coming on the run to fix it for me. Heaven, right? Well, not so much for Ted, but whatevs. This piece of fabulousness is from Minty, an amazing new store in Atlanta and one of the many reasons I am desperate to visit this city (Pieces being another). I will be calling first thing tomorrow morning because the best part? It's only $40!!! Forty fucking dollars!!! And it will be mine. And if you think you are going call before me tomorrow and steal this from me I will hunt you down and kill you. Just kidding! Not really.
P.S. The other item I am searching for to round out the bar is a vintage cocktail shaker. If you see one, help a sister out and let me know where!