Welcome back to The Holiday Home Series at The Yellow Cape Cod.
I spent the day today getting the house ready to party. Our holiday parties usually involve a few responsible drinks. This year, I decided to set up a bar. A sophisticated, grown up bar. I came up with a plan to create one in our family room bookcase.
To start, I gathered a few white serving trays.
Then, I hopped in the car and headed for the Goodwill. For the same price as plastic solo cups, I was able to purchase beautiful stemware. I spent $10 and came home with this box:
After unpacking the box, I read up on how to wash glassware properly. What I learned is this, use the hottest water possible, as little soap as possible, let them air dry and shine them with a linen towel. I also learned if they have stubborn spots, carefully hold them over a steaming tea kettle and the spots disappear. Here is what was in the box:
Eight champagne flutes,
a vintage-looking champagne chiller,
one Cutty Sark whiskey bottle,
four small wine glasses and four small cocktail glasses.
After everything was washed, shined and steamed, I placed it in the bookcase.
I used the top two shelves to keep it out of the reach of little ones.
All we need are some cookies on those dessert plates and we are ready to party.
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