Holiday bar cart ideas and a Home Goods giveaway!

I’m often asked how I would “define my style.”  I’ve always had a hard time putting my style into words.  I love a little glitz and glamour combined with some fun pops of color all against a white background.

Think deer antlers….gilded in gold.  

a disco ball propped up against a mirrored tree stand.  A family heirloom made over in electric blue!  A fur throw over a navy velvet chair. 

Are you getting the idea?

So when I saw the Home Goods Stylescope Quiz I was excited to actually find out what to call my “style!”

Home Goods Stylescope

I took the easy quiz…no signing up.  no questions to answer.  just choosing five images that appeal to you…and your style is revealed!  It was no surprise that I met the criteria for TWO different styles.

A little….Vegas Baby

Home Good Stylescope Vegas Baby

with a dash of …..Sassy!

Home Good Stylescope Sassy

Why does this not surprise me?! grin! We’ll call it…. Sassy Vegas Baby

I think the two descriptions sum up my style well:

VEGAS BABY:  “Vegas Baby is ready, willing, and unafraid to go over the top! She gambles with design. She gets the biggest bang for her buck. She mixes dark hues, animal prints, and sparkly, metallic accents. And, she is fun, fun, fun, and everyone that visits can’t help but get lost in the nightlife noir of her wonderfully wild world.”

SASSY: “Sassy is just that! She couldn’t be short on personality if she tried. She expresses herself with playful colors, fun patterns, and an unabashed boldness—all acquired at very savvy prices. She knows her style, and she’s not afraid to take risks and have fun. When you visit a Sassy friend, you can’t help but smile.”

Once I had defined my style it was time to head to Home Goods! My mission…to style a bar cart for my holiday entertaining using some amazing finds from HomeGoods!

I found some fun barware ideas while at HomeGoods, many would be perfect for gift giving!

Home Goods Gift Giving Ideas

Once I got home and unwrapped my finds, it was time to style my bar cart!

I started with a vintage bamboo gilded cart I picked up at one of my favorite local antique markets! Then I made sure it was stocked with all the necessities to keep our holiday entertaining hopping!

like wine for instance! Wine is a staple for us during the holidays and we like to keep a variety that will appeal to the palates of all of our guests.  There’s no need to spend a lot, some of our favorites are under $10.00  I loved these pretty mercury glass looking stemless glasses I found at Home Goods.  They had several sets to choose from, but of course knowing I’m a Vegas Baby, I gravitated towards the sparkly ones!

For mixed drinks keep several mixers on hand for creating a quick and delicious cocktail! I found so many fun and unique mixers at Home Goods, as well as some sparkly wine stoppers…there’s that Vegas again!

Be sure to keep some non-alchohlic options available as well for your guests.  They’ll appreciate having some fun options to choose from like nonalcoholic mixes and flavored waters!

For those moments when your guests get the “munchies”, it’s nice to keep a bowl of something sweet to nibble.  I found this pretty pottery bowl at HomeGoods and filled it with some Harry and David Chocolate Popcorn that I found at….you guessed it….Home Goods! They truly have a little bit of everything! Be sure to provide some little appetizer plates, like the ones pictured above.  Keep a pretty drink shaker handy so when you’re busy in the kitchen or chatting with friends, your guests can mix up a drink or two for themselves!

Holiday Bar Styling

An ice bucket is a must, and I loved this small one I found at Home Goods! It was just the perfect size for the bar cart.  For those who like their drinks on the rocks, these blue tumblers are perfect…and the Sassy in me loved the cobalt blue!

Here’s a list of a few more “must have” holiday bar cart ideas ….

Wine Charms
Wine Bottle Opener
Small Cocktail Napkins
Pretty Tray to hold small bar items
Wine Bottle Holder (the Sassy in me loved this silver antler one)
…and some chocolate…cause that always goes good with wine!

Now, here’s the fun part! Home Goods wants to give you a chance to test out your own style by winning one of….


Home Goods Stylescope Giveaway

Here’s all you have to do to enter….

a Rafflecopter giveaway

…and be sure to take the Home Goods Stylescope Quiz before you head out on your next Home Goods shopping spree!

See you back here soon…at the picket fence!


I was provided a gift card from Home Goods, but all opinions… and my awesome style, are my own!

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  1. What a great giveaway-I love HomeGoods! I hope I win a gift card!
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  2. Mary Happymommy says:

    I would actually pass the gift card on to my mother in law who loves to decorate her home. Thanks!

  3. we’re gearing up to do a renovation of our home next spring, and I’m going to be needing some new accessories. Home Goods was the first place I was going to look, so this gift card would be great to win! Thanks!
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  4. Love the great items at HomeGoods! I love to mix unexpected elements and have found a number of exactly what I needed but didn’t know it items there.

  5. I would spend it on the silver antler bottle holder! I must have that.

  6. Christmas decorations!!

  7. Christmas decorations.

  8. Oh, I love Home Goods! Thanks for a chance to win.

  9. What a great idea! I would use it to add some more sparkle to our holiday decorations!

  10. I need some awesome accent lamps for my living room! That or some great couch pillows.
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  11. Love the quiz & reading about my style, that was such fun! Passing this along to my eldest as she is in the process of decorating her 1st home!

  12. jo wyrosdick says:

    I love Homegoods! We do not have one in my city so it is a treat to go to one when we travel. Thanks for hosting this.

  13. Can’t wait to take the quiz! Sounds like fun! My laundry room needs a makeover, so I would spend the gift card looking for artwork, baskets, glass containers … things to make the place fresher and more interesting to spend time in!

  14. LOVE!!! Homegoods! Could spend all day there…

  15. I would use it to help decorate our new home!

  16. Wonderful post and Great giveaway… love HomeGoods, as does my mother-in-law. I would either use it on a gift or gift the card to her.

  17. A new lamp

  18. I would give it to my daughter for her new home.

  19. Love Home Goods and and planning my own bar cart since I saw yours!!!!

  20. A new lamp!

  21. I would get table runners and holiday decors.

  22. It looks gorgeous…thanks to YOU and Home Goods!

  23. I love HomeGoods. There is one just down the street from our house. Right now I’m looking for some rugs to put on our new wood floors! And I’m always on the hunt for fun knick knacks to place in hutches. And the never ending search for a funky side chair for our office continues too!
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  24. I’m really not sure what I would spend a $50 gift card on at Home Goods. We are renovating & there will be several things I will need: bedding, pillows, rugs, lamps, etc. Plus, I’ve never been to a Home Goods store, but have wanted to go to one. (We live in a rural area & don’t get to “big cities” often.)

  25. Love your bar cart and colors are beautiful! I am going to get myself one of those carts. I am seeing them everywhere!
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  26. I just made a bar cart this fall (out of a changing table) and was so happy to see your post today. I’m having so much fun styling and can’t get enough of all the fun ideas floating around about bar carts these days. I’m loving the blue bottles and glasses on yours, especially with the gold! So fun. I’m headed to Homegoods today actually – I’ll have to look for some colored glassware for my bar!

  27. Splurge and buy some kind of pretty decor for my house – maybe a new mirror or art or bedding!
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  28. Kirstin M. says:

    I love reading this blog, and I love Home Goods! Thanks for the contest!

  29. I would spend it on new towels for our guest room bath. Thanks for the chance.
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  30. New dishes for my daughter

  31. I love Home Goods!

  32. I love your styled Bar Cart! Perfect for all the upcoming holiday gatherings! And a great give-away indeed. HomeGoods is always a favorite stop of mine!
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  33. Love Home Goods. I would spend it on Christmas decorations.

  34. Olivia Rubin says:

    Hmmm…what wouldn’t I spend it on! I want to make some terrariums so,probably an apothecary jar. Then some frames for holiday pics and lov the baby dept for great room accessories

  35. kortney nelson says:

    I would give it to a friend! I am in the giving mood!

  36. I’m hosting my SIL’s baby shower in March and I’d love to get some cute serving bowls and canisters for the food table!


  37. I would buy some new picture frames! Or maybe some supplies for a hot chocolate bar :)

  38. Looking to redo my master bedroom in the New Year – LOVE Home Good for fun finds!

  39. Love Homegoods. The bar cart looks great!

  40. I would buy a mirror

  41. I would purchase some items to pretty up our bedroom for the new year!

  42. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would buy those clear glass vases and put the decorative balls in them!

  43. I’ll bet I could use that $50 to finish up my Christmas shopping. I only have a few people left to shop for, and I’m stumped — but I’m sure HomeGoods would inspire me!
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  44. I’d spend it on my daughter. I’m going to her house in Seattle in January and her Christmas gift is a substantial Home Goods gift card. She is going to wait until I get there so we can shop together. I’m so excited!
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  45. PS: I’m FARMHOUSE GLAM! Exactly right! So cool!
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  46. Deborah Wilkins says:

    I’m farmhouse glam, or so they say! Not certain that quite fits but I will roll with it. Merry Christmas and a Happy new year!

  47. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would buy a new lamp.

  48. quite honestly I love the cobalt blue tumblers you showed-thanks for the giveaway

  49. I am drooling over here! The bar cart is GORGEOUS! I just did one, but yours totally just kicked mine’s butt and took names while doing it! haha! And HomeGoods is the. best. store. ever.
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    • Ha Jenna! you are so funny! could be I just had some good luck with photo editing. ;) Don’t you love having a bar cart?! Makes it so handy. Thanks for coming by! ~Heather

  50. Great bar cart. And love your sassy style!

  51. I would spend it on pretty dishware for my kitchen!
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  52. Marie Valum says:

    Love the party cart! So many great ideas!

  53. baking tools and gift wrapping!

  54. I would LOVE to buy something pretty for my home!

  55. I would finally begin my “decorating on a budget”!!!

  56. Need new lamps.

  57. Not sure what I would get. I never know what will catch my eye at Home Goods. My favorite shopping experience.

  58. I have no idea!!!! I’ve never been to Home Goods!!!! But I’m going!
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  59. Awesome cart. I remember the cart my parents had when they entertained. Home Goods is a favorite of mine. I really like your cobalt blue tumblers.

  60. I’d probably use it on new bedding.


  62. Terri Hughes says:

    Nice giveaway. Thanks!

  63. New lamps!
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  64. I am ready to change the colors in our living room dining room, and this card could help with new pillows.

  65. I love those mercury glasses! And I love Barefoot wine – the Pinot Grigio is my favorite. I’ve been hesitant though throwing a cocktail party. I would definitely use the gift card to add a little sass to my house (the quiz came out Sassy with Farmhouse Glam)

  66. Gosh what a great give away! I have taken the Home Goods style quiz several times and I am always ‘The Traveler’, I agree with that assesment. Though I do like shinny glittery things! Victoria

  67. I just discovered your site. Loving it! I would have a hard time deciding what to use the gift card on…there is so much to choose from at Home Goods! Thanks.

  68. I JUST bought a bar cart this weekend to make our little apartment feel more adult and festive and I could use an ice bucket and some fun tumblers, a wine bottle holder, napkins, and of course drink mixes to help stock it. What a timely giveaway!

  69. I am obsessed with home goods. I would probably spend it on Christmas decorations!!

  70. I’d get new curtains, I think!

  71. Fun stuff for my boys’ bedroom makeovers!!
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  72. i would get some holiday decor for my house!

  73. Beth Skjeveland says:

    I love Home Goods!! I’d probably buy more Christmas decorations(which my husband says I don’t need). :)

  74. I would buy lamps.

  75. I would spend it on lamps for our living room.

  76. I’d buy my daughter a gift.

  77. I’d buy some sheets!

  78. I want some new throw pillows.

  79. Carol Reddin says:

    Love the cart and it’s contents. Great job! Mom

  80. I like to go to all the Home Goods stores in the area, there is ALWAYS something this “classic, with a touch of boho” can find to use in my home.

  81. A bar cart is on my bucket list of things to add to my home decor!!

  82. Diana Allen says:

    I never have any problem finding wonderful things at Home Goods!!! Beautiful dishes and oh, those pillows!!!

  83. What time are drinks? It looks so festive and gorgeous!! Perfect for the holidays. New Years should be a blast at your place ;)
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  84. Melissa Skarr says:

    New pots and pans!!


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