Updating Your Bar For Winter + A Studio Ten 25 Giveaway

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Whether you have a bar cart or an actual bar in your home, like most things when the seasons change so too should your bar.  So today I wanted to provide a few helpful tips on making your bar ready for winter, plus we’ve teamed up with Studio Ten 25 to gift one of you lucky Loves a $250 gift card to make these cold weather changes an actual reality.  I mean their gold bar cart and lucite tray would be insane under my Christmas tree.  And well any bar would be winter ready simply by adding this.  Happy Monday!  truly, MKR.

Updating your Bar for Winter…

1.  The main goal for all winter decorating is to bring warmth to a space in any way you can.  An easy way to accomplish this is with the use of metallics.  By adding a gold candle, gold coasters, and a copper pitcher filled with long matches my cart immediately felt more cold weather friendly.

2.  Trade out your summertime libations for more winter appropriate ones.  Think scotch, whiskey, bourbons, and red wines.  Anything that brings warmth to your belly and keeps the frigid temperatures at bay.

3.  Switch out decorative objects to be more in line with the season.  For me that meant moving corks into a stag bowl and flowers into a stag wine holder rather than the blue and white ginger jar patterned bowl and vase they used to be in.

4.  The easiest way to add a cold weather feel is by incorporating animals.  The antelope that adorns my wall from Studio Ten 25 transcends seasons, and during certain festive times I’ll even add a pom pom garland or wreath to his head.

So now that we know how we’re going to update your bar let’s get to the actual giveaway…

P.S. And if you’re looking for a winter cocktail may I suggest THIS.

The legal mumbo jumbo...this giveaway is open to US residents and will run through Sunday the 30th with our winner announced Monday the 1st.  We’ll be running this all through Rafflecopter (below) which allows you to earn points for each item completed with a simple click of the button.  The more points you earn the more likely you are to win (and remember you probably already have entry points if you’re a regular reader of the blog).

This post and giveaway was sponsored by Shop Ten 25 but the opinions, and obvious love of Shop Ten 25 is all my own!  

Images via Jamie Hopper Photography  

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  • Lacy / 11.25.2013

    Would love to win this for Christmas! I love the modern deer pillow!

  • If I won I would definitely get the bar cart. I’ve been wanting one for so long.

  • Allison / 11.25.2013

    That gold bar cart is absolutely gorgeous!

  • this is an amazing giveaway!

  • Traci / 11.25.2013

    I have been eyeballing those Daren Containers for so long, definitely on the must buy list!!!

  • I love their Orange Tray… you could definitely hack that to make a Hermes copy-cat.

  • Kristin / 11.25.2013

    I love the zigzag aqua throw!

  • This is a fab giveaway! I would definitely purchase the Goldie Locks Bookends, so chic!

  • I would love the antlers

  • Jordan Troublefield / 11.25.2013

    Studio Ten 25 is a gem! I think i need something with antlers for my house 🙂

  • Great giveaway!

  • Rosa vila / 11.25.2013

    It’s a toss up between the antelope and the bar cart. Love them both!

  • malia / 11.25.2013

    I do need that bar cart!

  • I LOVE this cart; it’d be a nice little upgrade from my current one…but I pretty much want EVERYTHING from the shop! Adorable.

  • I LOVE the rock candy quartz boxes, the Hannah Gold Leaf sconce and the Telluride dog bed!

  • sydney85 / 11.25.2013

    Love, love the bar cart.

  • Emily / 11.25.2013

    LOOOVVEEE the Lacquered Tray With Antler Handles!!

  • Who doesn’t needs some ShopTen25 Bar Cart Swag?? Obsessed.

  • Who doesn’t need a little ShopTen25 Bar Cart livening up? Love!

  • I am so excited- i finally got a bar cart (although I am lusting over one at Anthro right now!), and can’t wait to style it! 🙂 Great tips!!

  • Leah / 11.25.2013

    I am loving the Greek Key Tray!

  • Elyse G. / 11.25.2013

    I would get the Dandelion Starburst Sculpture for my bar cart. It would look fantastic! *fingers crossed*

  • Amanda / 11.25.2013

    I would love to add a bar cart to the house. Actually, I’d like to add just about everything ShopTen25 to my new place! love.it.all.

  • I’d love to buy a new desk and this would really help go towards that purchase!!! But I’d most likely use it to buy multiple little accessories for my home 🙂

  • Nancy timpa / 11.25.2013

    Making a decision will take some time. Too many beautiful things. I’m overwhelmed!

  • I would buy 2 of the Nickle Mirrored Back Sconces – or splurge on one of the amazing chandeliers.

  • T. Hunter / 11.25.2013

    I love the idea of updating my bar cart for winter. I especially like the copper pitcher filled with long matches. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Thanks for the giveaway! The Whitehouse Mirror is sick!!

  • Lara / 11.25.2013

    I love the antler tray! I must have now!

  • Robbe Dunn / 11.25.2013

    Love love their accessories! Thanks for opportunity… Xoxo

  • Donna / 11.25.2013

    Everything in this shop looks wonderful. My home NEEDS a bar cart & a rug for the entry. Great giveaway!

  • Colleen Boudreau / 11.25.2013

    I would get the Lacquered Box With Pink Agate.

  • Noreen fennell / 11.26.2013

    The bar cart is so elegant!

  • Ashley / 11.26.2013

    My bar cart is practically bare! Need help!

  • Gayle / 11.26.2013

    Love the warm wintry look of the updated Cart. The cooper pitcher would be a must, as I am weak over pitchers…

  • I would def buy the bar cart, have wanted one forever!

  • T. Hunter / 11.26.2013

    Just realized the copper pitcher wasn’t from Studio Ten 25. I would definitely get the Bubble Brass Nesting Bowls, among other things!

  • Amy C. / 11.26.2013

    I would get a great throw and a wastebasket.

  • Cate / 11.26.2013

    Gold Leaf X Bar Cart, for sure.

  • Lauren / 11.26.2013

    I would use it toward a new piece of furniture. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Jessica / 11.26.2013

    Those Adler Iron candle holders are to die for! And the Venus vases…love! Such a great giveaway 🙂

  • Mahdi Martin / 11.26.2013

    I would get the Red Trellis Throw, and the lime green and pumpkin throws for gifts!

  • Meredith / 11.26.2013

    Obsessed with that little deer!

  • I love the idea of a candle and long matches, and I’ve got a whole list of cozy wintery cocktails I’ve been wanting to try (hot buttered rum?!)

  • ALLI / 11.27.2013

    This would look fabulous in my new house!

  • If I won, I would probably put the money toward a living room rug or some fun bar and decor accessories 🙂

  • the ribbon side table. i am obsessed.

  • Angela / 11.28.2013

    I love the bar cart!

  • Celeste / 12.01.2013

    Love the white Amir Resin Horse sculpture.

  • Cathy / 12.18.2015

    I love this! I got my bar cart this summer and lately I’ve felt like it looks a little bare and cold. Great ideas!!!!

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