After I had found my bar cart and had stocked it with accessories and the makings for libations, I noticed something was missing – an ice bucket. While not particularly necessary, it didn’t seem right without one to complete the look and feel of a vintage bar. I searched and searched but had a difficult time finding one to which I was really partial. I eventually bought one at World Market that fit right in with the look of the bar cart. I do believe it is quite fetching, even if it’s not vintage.
Then, of course, several weeks later, I found one at an antique store that looked like it was meant to go with my bar glasses. The blue and gold, the design, the shape, and the handle all guaranteed I would be taking it home with me. I even use the lid and tongs from the World Market ice bucket with this one, I love that they’re interchangeable and work so well together.
Now, I find many ice buckets that catch my eye. Small, big, square, round, glass, plastic, metal – there seem to be no shortage. I’m particularly fond of the ones with the small handle that lifts and closes the lid. Most are quite small, though that makes sense. Unless you’re having a very large party, you wouldn’t want your ice sitting in a large ice bucket melting into a pool of water.
While it doesn’t seem like people use ice buckets as much as they used to, they are fun to have and look rather smart, especially when placed along side other bar tools. They really do help achieve the vintage bar look to give an extra stylish factor to the décor.