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Monday, February 20, 2012

A Booze Buffet!

1. I love a buffet. I'm from Indiana and we love our buffets!
2. What's better than a buffet? A booze buffet!
3. This buffet came from my local Restore for $75 buck-a-roos! 


                   This is what my buffet looked like at noon today....
                           By wine o'clock 5 o'clock it looked like this...

                   "Everyone needs a hobby, dear...Mine is cocktails."

I moved the mirror from my mantle- you can mix a drink while checking teeth and nose for strays.

                                                      And, Voila!

I make a mean mojito- come on over!


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53 comments:

  1. You had me at booze! Beautiful!

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  2. I love mojios and that buffet is gorgeous!!

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  3. You had me at booze. I fell in love at mojito. :)

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  4. I'll drink to that! It's been years since I've set up a bar in the living room. I think it's time to start a new "Hobby" lol!

    Lovely post.

    "Clink!"

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  5. Am I visiting now? Because I believe a hot toddy would be in order--after all, you are from a Great Lakes State. Summer (which is when I usually turn up in the midwest)--gin and tonic. But wine is good ANYTIME! (Indiana wants you...Lawd you can't go back there.)

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    1. My husband teases that when I visit IN, I come home with Indiana-isms! "Lawdy mercy, y'all!"

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  6. I love to do all things fancy when having a glass of wine or a cocktail. A pretty set up like this, beautiful glassware, and cute garnishes. It makes it feel like an event just to have an evening cocktail. My husband and I were just talking about putting in a little corner bar in our living room, complete with a 1960's-esque pendant lamp hanging over it. We have the perfect spot for it and it will perfectly fit the age and style of our home. The only thing missing is the budget to make it happen.

    Happy drinking!

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    1. Do it! Do you have a Restore? I get awesome treasures at mine for a sweet deal.

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    2. We do have a Restore. We've given them stuff, but I've never shopped there. I have a hunch that we will be treasure hunting very soon.

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  7. Great post! I would love for you to stop by and link up at my linky party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  8. Is it me or has the Restore jacked up their prices??? I'm thinkin that buffet would be at least $150.00 these days. And thats before you put all that liquor on it!

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    1. I thought so, too! We were there yesterday and there were some awesome chairs- $150 per chair. Hmmm...

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  9. Love mojitos too!! I love the buffet and how you dress it up with that nice tray and mirror!

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  10. Saw the nice comment you left on Rhoda at Southern Hospitality's site on my house tour so had to stop by. So glad I did - you're a booze, I mean cocktail loving gal after my own heart! Love that booze buffet but gotta run - it's almost 5 o'clock and you know what that means! New follower.
    Kelly

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    1. Thank you so much, Kelly! I LOVE YOUR HOME!
      It's wine o'clock soon!

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  11. I love the sideboard and you can not go wrong with a booze buffet! It's 5 o'clock somewhere:)

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    1. I knew I liked you, Jessica! I'll trade you my sideboard for your a.ma.ZING! kitchen??

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    1. I'll have a mojito ready! Thanks, Lori!

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  13. Lovely! Makes me want to mix myself a drink right now! Visiting from Coastal Charm.

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  14. Love this! I love my buffet, too. I really love all of the things you added to make it ready for happy hour. I am newly following both google and linky from Faded Charm! I love mojitos, too! Yummy!

    ~Shanon

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    1. Well, then! I owe you a mojito! Thank you so much, Shanon!

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  15. OH how I would love to come over for cocktails and see the buffet in person , the buffet is wonderful

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  16. what a Great find and for $75, perfect!! We will need to share a cocktail or two in Haven, found you on the link up!
    Terri at www.craftyworkinmommy.com

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    1. Is it time to start packing for Haven, YET!??
      Thanks, Terri!

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  17. OMG, my grandmother had a buffet like that, of course not painted back then,
    so pretty painted like that!

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    1. My mother has a heart attack every time I paint an old piece!

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  18. This is awesome. I love your transformation and definitely like the idea of cocktails right at hand after a long day (or a short day or a short morning - whatever). I'm so glad you shared at our party today.

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    1. We could celebrate your fancy link par-taay success!
      Thanks, Terry!

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  19. What time's the party? :D This is a great transformation...so elegant!

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    1. It's always happy hour somewhere!
      Thank you for popping by!

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  20. Hi Kerry! Saw your link on the Somewhat Simple linky party (I linked up an easy DIY pillow) and had to stop by your blog to say hello! So glad I found you - am your newest member. Luv your booze buffet - so chic!! Please stop by my blog and say hello. I love to make new bloggy friends, comments and followers :) Have a great day! Heather @ settingforfour.blogspot.com

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    1. I LOVE YOUR PILLOW! I am sewing impaired but I can't believe what a deal you found!
      Thank you, Heather!

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  21. Nice Job Kerry, I'm a wine girl myself - I'm simple like that. Did you decide to make this your bar or were you hosting a party? I'm a new follower - would love you to follow back.

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    1. I have decorating ADHD so I just a wild hair and change things up!
      Thank you!

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  22. Looks great. Nice to have the drawers to use as well!

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    1. Thank goodness for drawers to hide supplies in!
      Thank you, Mimi!

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  23. Gorgeous! You and I need to meet up! We have all the same hobbies!

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    1. I'm an expert in this department!
      Thanks, Amanda!

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  24. You had me a booze!!! I adore your booze buffet!! I've pinned it too ♥
    Yup, I'm in love!
    *hugs*deb

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    1. Thanks, Deb! Come on over- it's happy hour!

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  25. How fun! Great transformation. Thanks for sharing with us this week!:)

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