Those of you who follow this blog regularly know that my son and daughter in law opened a Craft Beer and Wine Bar in Oldtown Salinas. They asked if I would be willing to decorate it for Christmas? Jenna (my sidekick) was home for Thanksgiving so we went to work the Sunday after Thanksgiving. If you haven't tried Farmers Union it is a great time to stop in for a little holiday cheer! Come on In!!
The wreaths on the door are faux from Park Hill. I added fresh cedar, eucalyptus, coffee berries, and bright green moss. The bells are from Beverly's and the ribbon is from K-mart!
We purchased two 9 ft faux Christmas Trees from Park Hill to adorn the entrance. Colin cut the tops out of two galvanized tubs from Jenna's wedding for the bases.
We wanted to meld the combination of metals and aged woods that are in the Pour House. I used galvanized metal stencils large twig stars, and rusty jingle bell stars from Joann's here, here, and here, The galvanized stars and ornaments came from Michaels. The rusty bells came from Beverly's. The beautiful mercury glass ornaments were a steal from Orchard. Lauren made the Farmers Union Ornaments out of coasters with a stamp.
Two banquettes flank the front doors we added greens and these fabulous bells from Orchard (we cleaned them out). We wanted to keep the whole look organic and in tune with the decor of the space.
Above the other banquette on the antique french window, we added boughs of greens, bells and the fabulous ribbon from Kmart!
The seasonal boxes are filled with mini cypress, glitter pine cones and moss.
We placed miniature cypress trees on the tall bar tables for simplicity and convenience.
The clock face (original to the building) is adorned with Park Hill garlands adorned with more of those great bells from OSH.
The olive bucket is filled with more greens, those great OSH bells, and pine cones.
Every Christmas I reincarnate my mannequinn into some sort of Christmas beast. You can see other versions of her here, and here. This year we will call her "the bartender". We placed her below the shelves in the back that were adorned with pinecones, cotton and greens.
Her shirt, made of burlap, is adorned with a "farmers union" pin
Her skirt is composed of juniper, eucalyptus,feathers, branches, pinecones, and more K-mart ribbon.
Here are the links to all of the home tours, Enjoy!!