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At Your Service

By Babs Rodriguez

Whether you lean toward a cabinet or a cart, make your bar as accessible as it is attractive. Equip it with the pretty and the practical — from gear to glassware — and, as the season of indulgence arrives, keep it stocked with reflections of your good taste. To keep things entertaining, toast your milestones and celebrate the holidays, but remember to raise a glass to the little things, too.

Retro chic and always entertaining, the acrylic Nicole bar cart offers the best sort of party help, reliably at hand but never obtrusive, $1,959, Neiman Marcus. Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Photo courtesy of Baccarat

Clearly a classic and steady on its feet, the wide-bottomed Baccarat Chateau crystal decanter deserves a place at every bar, $590. Go big or go home with the Baccarat Chateau XL balloon goblets, set of two, $300. Find at Neiman Marcus or
P.S. The Letter.

Bar service elegance is defined by the round silver-plated tray by Andrée Putman for Christofle, $850, P.S. The Letter.

Photo courtesy of Christofle

Photo by Cynthia Wahl

Did you know that a Fort Worth garden furnishings and gift store stocks the mother lode of drink coasters? These styles smack of happy hours, $11.95 each, Into the Garden.

We took a shine to this coolly sculptural stainless steel ice bucket with acacia wood accent and built-in scoop. Designed by Wei Young for Nambé, $150, Wright At Home (reopening in The Shops at Clearfork in October).

Photo courtesy of Nambé

Photo courtesy of Sevargo

Sevargo is a go-to for monogrammed cocktail napkins that reflect your style. Having shuttered her Fort Worth brick-and-mortar shop for now, owner/designer Andi Severin Goins continues to take orders for customized party wares online and by phone. Follow Sevargo Design on Facebook for updates and @sevargo on Instagram. Napkin prices vary, but most sets of 50 begin at $40, Sevargo.

The only thing better than the ever-changing ranks of vintage barware at Fort Worth midcentury home furnishings showroom Park + Eighth is seeing the iconic glasses reimagined by the shop owner/interior designer Christina Phillips as hand-poured candles. When the candles flicker out, the glasses remain in service, $45-$85, Park + Eighth.

Photo by Cynthia Wahl

Photo courtesy of Arthur Court

The handmade, aluminum Arthur Court Alligator Pitcher provides the snap every cocktail hour should have, $150, P.S. The Letter.

With its retro and architectural good looks, the Audrey Cabinet is both useful and handsome. We like the Parchment finish, a soft foil for the antique brass hardware and legs, $649, West Elm.

Photo courtesy of West Elm

RESOURCES

Into the Garden 4600 Dexter Ave., Fort Worth, 817-336-4686, intothegardenoutdoor.com Neiman Marcus The Shops at Clearfork, 5200 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth, 817-738-3581, neimanmarcus.com Wright At Home The Shops at Clearfork, 5168 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth, 817-989-8222, wrightathomefw.com Park + Eighth 4804 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 682-708-3838, parkandeighth.com P.S. The Letter 2100 Hulen St., Fort Worth, 817-731-2032, pstheletter.com Sevargo 817-368 -2634, sevargo.com West Elm Crockett Row at West 7th, 2869 W. 7th St., Fort Worth, 817-810-9078, westelm.com