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Our Drinks Trolley

When we redecorated our conservatory, we were left with an awkward space where we needed a piece of furniture but I wasn’t too sure what…fast forward to an impulse purchase at IKEA and this white and silver drinks trolley came home with us!

I love the idea of having a little drinks cart to allow any guests to just help themselves to a drink meaning you don’t have to be rushing around and waiting on people all night. By having your spirits on display I think it also eradicates the chances of those weird bottles we all end up buying on holiday…watermelon schnapps anyone?!

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Here is the trolley in all its glory. Whilst it does have wheels, I can’t see myself ever using them and this is very much a stationary piece of furniture!

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As you can see, there are three shelves with a very handy sliding tray hidden underneath the top shelf.

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Ian’s parents very kindly bought us this huge Kilner jar which proved to be perfect for serving Pimms when we had people over last summer. It is quite large but pretty enough to be on display all year round and is another great way to allow people to just help themselves…I’m sounding like such a lazy hostess!

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I decided to use the bottom shelf for our large bottles of spirits, the middle shelf for small bottles and cute glasses and the top for more glasses, straws, stirrers and our cocktail shaker.

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Getting this trolley sorted and looking pretty has inspired me to start looking for some new cocktails recipes…any recommendations?! x

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About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

5 responses »

  1. I love your trolley! I have a lovely old floral tea trolley which is gloriously kitsch and I use this for my drinks trolley. Here is to Trolley Dollies everywhere!

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  2. Wonderful post…I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  3. I love this! Very kitsch. x

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