The Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar!

The Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar!

There's something about colder days that really gets us craving a good Bloody Mary. With that in mind, we went all out to bring you The Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar starring our favorite fixin's and barware. This three story bar cart is the newest addition to our bar cart army and while she is small, she is but mighty, especially wrapped in eucalyptus and florals. 

Mintwood Home Bloody Mary Bar
Mintwood Home Bloody Mary Bar

Mintwood Home Bloody Mary Bar 

 We like our Bloody Marys to be a meal so for us, the more fixin's the better. Right!? We're talking bacon, cheese, okra, stuffed olives, cheese straws, pickles, hot peppers, celery and old bay dusted shrimp to name a few of our faves. Also, the spicier the better in our book! 

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New Years Eve Party Guide | Featuring Defined Designs

New Years Eve Party Guide | Featuring Defined Designs

We're so thrilled to have Emma Newell of Defined Designs Blog here sharing her favorite Mintwood Home party-ready products to help ring in 2016!

 

Nothing is more fun than push-pop confetti, however, we do recommend making this an outdoor activity...we speak from experience. We also love Emma's idea to use the quartz rock box for collecting each guests best moment from 2015 and reading them allowed after midnight.

 

We think that every NYE party cocktail should be served in a gold rimmed glass! Coasters are also a must-have when entertaining, scatter them around before guests arrive and hope for the best.

 

 

You already know that anything black and white and gold is a must-have in our book. Serve up a classy charcuterie board and a fruit salad for your guests. 

A Golden New Years Eve Bar

A Golden New Years Eve Bar

Raise your hand if you LOVE gold everything, hate fighting crowds on NYE & need some inspiration for getting your bar party ready!! Well, lucky you that you found this blog post.
 

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Merry Merry | Small Space Holiday Entertaining

Merry Merry | Small Space Holiday Entertaining

Can you believe that Christmas is essentially here? Neither can we!! As we ship out the last of our Christmas orders and prepare to spend time with our family and friends, we wanted to share a few of our favorite photos from our Best Friends For Frosting feature were we break down simple ways to make entertaining in a small space a breeze! 

 

We hope that you have a wonderful Holiday and that 2016 brings nothing but the best. And last but not least, thank you for joining us on this journey and supporting Mintwood Home. We are so grateful for each of you who stops by to take a look around and shop. Cheers, Heloise & Caroline

Photos by Sweet Tea Photography // Deserts & Hot Cocoa by Buttercream Bakeshop // Signature Cocktail & Apps by Heirloom DC // Custom Bar Signs by Madeleine Frances // 

Gratitudes

When our friend Kelly of Winifred Paper invited us to be a part of this styled Valentine's Day shoot, we were over the moon. We had no idea what to expect but the experience alone was more than we could have ever asked for. Spending the afternoon in the presence of such creative, talented women and entrepreneurs left us feeling energized and inspired beyond measure. While we are thrilled to be featured in this post on Style Me Pretty Living, we are even more grateful to see our name alongside such talent.

 

Ok, enough gushing, go check it out for yourself because these photos are to-die-for! xo

 

 

 Photo Credit: Abby Jiu Photography

 

Mintwood Social: Valentine's Day

 As Valentine's Day is quickly approaching (in 4 days!!), we've rounded up our favorite party pins for those of you who may be racking your brains for cute ideas to celebrate with your BFFs, BFs or whoever you may want to show your affection for on this LOVE filled holiday! 

 

 These bright colored pins encompass everything that makes this holiday so much fun!

 

 For those of you looking for something a little more subdued and classic, these pins are for you! 

 

 

 Looking for even more inspiration? Make sure you're following us on Pinterest!

 

 

 

 

Mintwood Mixology: Peppermint White Russian

With only two sleeps left until Christmas, we wanted to share a quick and easy cocktail recipe that you can easily make for your family and friends this week. A fun twist on the traditional white russian, adding a bit of peppermint makes it perfectly festive and a great treat for the season. Merry Merry & Enjoy!

Mintwood Social: A Cheerful Christmas Spread

The Holiday season is officially in full force and we could not agree more that this really is "the best time of the year!" Whether you're hosting a cocktail party for your besties or having your family over for Christmas dinner, it's always fun to have a beautifully decorated (and not overly involved or fussy) tablescape. So go ahead--pick that holly out of your neighbor's yard, add a sprig of rosemary to your napkin tie (smells great too), spray paint pinecones gold.  Nothing too fancy but it sure looks good.

Merry merry!

 

 

 

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Ikat Holiday table runner

Celadon Pencil Lines Napkins

Tuscany Dinner Plate

Tuscany Salad Plate

Gold Marrakesh Rocks Glasses

 

 

 

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Red Pom Pom Napkins

Gold Halo Dinner Plates

Vintage Gold 5-piece flatware 

Gold Marrakesh Rocks Glasses

Oxford Antler Candle sticks

Boxwood Wreath with Ribbon

First Impressions

You only get one chance to make a good one. Or so they say. This holiday season, we’ve got some tricks up our sleeve to help you make one damn good first impression. With your home that is.

  1. Find a ridiculously cute puppy. 
  2. Put a big ole holiday bow on aforementioned ridiculously cute puppy. 
  3. Hang great looking wreath on your front door. 
  4. Place ridiculously cute puppy in front of wreath. 
  5. Lure puppy with treats to stay there to greet passersby and neighbors.

 

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Mintwood Mixology: Cinnamon Spiced Sangria

Fall means crisp, cool weather, lots of tailgating and time spent outside with family and friends. This yummy sangria recipe makes us want to do just that. Our marketing director, Caroline Lawler, recently had this at a friend's fall themed cocktail party and swears that it's a must-share recipe! We love this twist on a classic and think it would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving cocktail list.
 

 

 

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Photography by Ariana Clare

Mintwood Social: Pass the Cranberry!

Whether you're hosting a friendsgiving throw-down with your besties, being put to the test serving your first ever turkey-day feast, or are a certified turkey roasting expert - we're sharing our tips and inspiration for creating a beautiful setting.

 

   

 

 

Friendsgiving, our favorite new holiday!

Plates: The chances that you have matching plates and silverware for the entire "listserv" of people that you've invited over are not that high, but that doesn't mean you can't have a great looking and PRACTICAL friendsgiving spread. Get a few people to bring the plates, mix them up and place them stacked at the beginning of your buffet line. It looks intentional, relaxed, and dare we say, kind of cool! 
Wine: Let's be real. Friendsgiving isn't Friendsgiving without copious amounts of wine. Are we right?
Silverware: Stack it in mason jars next to the plates. This saves space and keeps silverware organized.
It's Fall Y'all: Fancy place settings? Girl, please! Get outside and pick up some pretty fall leaves, add a name tag, and taa-dah, everyone will be super impressed by your crafty nature decor. 

 

 

A Typical Thanksgiving Feast!

This Thanksgiving table setting provides the perfect backdrop to celebrate what's really important - the friends and family around the table.

Place Settings: These DIY placemats are an easy and thoughtful way to ground each place setting. They also make a great conversation starter. What are you thankful for? Gold spray painted pumpkins are also a fun and easy way to spice up each place setting. Guests can take them home or leave them behind.
Fun Adult Beverages: Specialty cocktails are always a hit, look for something easy and seasonal that will fit in with your traditional meal.
Centerpieces: Pumpkin flower arrangements are an easy way to utilize any leftover pumpkins from Halloween! Simply scoop out the insides and use oasis to put together a fun fall arrangement.