legs in the sunlight

 this image by erwin blumenfeld perfectly captures what i'd like to be doing right now. though instead of a pimm's cup cucumber, 
i'll take a glass of sangria.

in lieu of this, i'll continue with my plan for putting together our own at-home bar stocked with glasses, jigger, ice, mixers, wine and the usual suspects – vodka and gin.

these bars will serve as inspiration ~

i love metal shades, especially when they're brass like this one.

helmet table lamp, ralph lauren home

though i'll probably end up employing a console we already have, i found this gorgeous drinks cart and some trollies.

c.1950 aldo tura lacquered goat skin drinks cart

josef frank mahogany trolley

alvar aalto tea trolley that debuted at the paris world's fair in 1937

do you have a bar that you use for entertaining? or do you mix your drinks in your kitchen like us? feel free to share any favorite cocktails in the comments. here is one i found over at design*sponge for sangria.


image credits: 'legs in the sunlight' american vogue, july 1950 via blumenfeld: photographs: a passion for beauty; house beautiful dec/jan 2010; domino 11/08; miles redd's cocktail bar photographed by paul costello

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