July 13, 2011

Cocktails anyone?

While browsing my local Goodwill last week, I came across this case.

It was rather ugly looking from the outside, but when I opened it up, all its cocktail-making accessories were still inside.

We'll be traveling to Chicago to visit friends later this month and I decided to turn this $3.99 traveling cocktail case into a hostess gift. With a few images found online of vintage cocktail menus, I mod podged them onto the case and added some silver rik rack and other embellishments.

In case you're wondering, I found the cocktail napkins, peanuts, Tiki glasses. Mai Tai mix and Hawaiian soda at World Market. I could spend hours in that store!!

Other thrifting goodies this week include a fabulous 1932 Peter Rabbit book (I'm totally in love with the illustrations by Nina Jordan), cupcake picks and two sweet greeting cards.



Lee said...

You certainly have an eye for finding great things!
I did find some good things on deep discount at Hobby Lobby today...love 80% off!
Thanks for sharing!

birdie blue said...

that 'cocktail' themed hostess gift sure is sweet, kim.


Sarah said...

Love it! You can bring me a hostess gift any time!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You did an amazing transformation!


Give me red ribbon to tie in my hair,
Not yellow or purple or green;
But burgundy, chestnut, carmine or rose—
These are the colors with sheen!

Give me red ribbon to tie in my hair,
Not saffron or opal or blue;
But fuchsia, magenta, ruby or blush—
Something of sanguinous hue!

Give me red ribbon to tie in my hair,
Not indigo, azure or grey;
But scarlet, vermilion, dahlia or pink—
Colors like these make my day!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Narrow Red Alley

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

What a wonderful hostess gift! I love the images you chose. That little brown case was a great find.

SueLovesCherries said...

Kim, what a great idea! You did an awesome job decorating it - and the extras, wow! I bet she'll love it!

My Vintage Mending said...

What a great gift to make and give. The sword is super cute. Images divine. Glad to see your crafty treasures. Smiles..Renee

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

What a fun gift! The vintage cocktail menu's really take the cake!

Cheryl G. said...

Clever and cute!

A Few Pennies said...

Cute idea on the cocktail case; your friends will love it.

Anonymous said...

Oh what a fabulous idea! Now that is creative! I just love Mod Podge!

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! What a FABULOUS find and even better gift! You are sooo creative!

DearHelenHartman said...

What a clever hostess gift! Love the TIKI stuff... your friend will be delighted, I'm sure.

Diann said...

I love your cocktail case! And the red is so cute! With all your add-ons, you are going to make your friend very happy with a gift like this! Love it!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

We really love World Market too....and that reminds me; its been way too long since we've been. We always forget about it since its all the way on the other side of town. Hmmmmm......must make a trip.

Cute finds! I really love that cocktail box

LV said...

You had a good day on your thrift outing. That is a great idea for the hostess gift and will be unique.

Anonymous said...

How cute! Oh, and I love World Market too!!! :)

Donna said...

The vintage bar set looked pretty ho-hum, til you totally transformed it into something so cool, Kim! Your friends will just love it! I really love the neat graphics that you used. And I adore those sweet vintage bunny images. Sounds like you really scored this week!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

That is such a sweet hostess gift! I'm sure your friend will be delighted.

Pam said...

That dog Thank You card looks really familiar to me. Maybe I have one stashed away some where. Great finds at the GW.

very merry vintage style said...

Adorable! What a sweet gift. I have a similar case I picked up at a garage sale for a few dollars some time ago. I was going to pass it on to Goodwill but now.... well, you've inspired me!