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Peg Board Styling • Featuring Rose and Grey

Oh who on this earth doesn't love a peg board?! From your Grandad at the back of his garage, oh yes peg boards are a vintage idea don't you know, to your modern home office, these babies are perfect for everyone.

I love being part of the Rose and Grey blogging team and as soon as their Block White Peg Board arrived I knew exactly how I was going to style mine for this month's challenge. 

We have quite a thing about cocktails in our house, there's a bar set up on the old painted sideboard next to the dining table and it's a great way to justify my stripey straw habit!

I love making different cocktails for parties and over Christmas, trying out our collection of liqueurs that we add to each year.

The great thing about peg boards is that they are so versatile. You can use the wooden pegs which come in two different sizes and get creative with storage solutions. 

I wanted to make a little shelf for my favourite miniature bitters I bought in New York in the summer, so I quickly adapted a smaller plastic ruler from my desk, covered it in 2 strips of gold washi tape and voila - an ideal ledge for my minis. I had some sweet gold edged baskets that hung perfectly from the larger rounded ended pegs and found a cute tree decoration that doubled up as some festive word bunting.

The handy shelf behind the sideboard is an idea space to lean the peg board, and I love mixing old and new, the old furniture, with a modern wood tray, our gold stemless glasses next to my Granny's old decanters.

Now all I need is the perfect festive fizz cocktail! 

I might make this Tiramisu Cocktail again this year or stick with a more traditional Christmas Pudding inspired creation!

What is your favourite tipple at Christmas? I'd love to know what are you best non alcoholic ideas too, this year my sister and sister in law are both pregnant so I will be fixing some fruity numbers for them.

Peg boards make a great alternative Christmas gift so pop over to Rose and Grey and check out which size would be right for you ;) I'm convinced when ever anyone orders these as presents they end up keeping it for themselves!

Red Velvet Cocktail Caketail

Happy Valentines night! How do you fancy a Red Velvet Caketail?!

I love the idea of caketails, and the boys are currently going through a red velvet cake phase. (I know we are about 2 years late to the Red Velvet craze!)

Cocktails just make me think of celebrations and we love Valentines! The house is full of cards, oh yes, we do family Valentines, little cards of appreciation rather than outpourings of romance and I adore it. When my Grandpa died, every year we sent my Granny a card on Valentines Day and it's a tradition that has just stuck.

So here's to a new tradition of a new cocktail recipe each year!

Ingredients: Serves One

  • Ice
  • Single measure of Vanilla Vodka
  • Single measure of Chocolate liqueur
  • 3 measures single cream
  • Splash of grenadine syrup
  • Red food colouring

For the glass rim:

  • Buttercream frosting
  • Red glitter sprinkles

Using your finger, spread the buttercream frosting around the rim of the glass. Tip a handful of sprinkles onto a plate and slowly dip and roll the edge of your glass into the sprinkles. You can do this in advance if you are making these for a larger number.

Pour over ice the vodka, chocolate liqueur and single cream. 

Add the grenadine and stir. Add a few drops of food colouring, add as much as you want to get the desired red colouring. 

Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Christmas Pudding Cocktail • Caketail

I love Christmas. I love our family traditions, no presents from under the tree until after the Queen's speech, standing to sing the National Anthem, taking it in turns to perform a party piece and eating Vienetta for dessert. Mint of course.

I just don't enjoy Christmas Pudding! So instead I have made these cake tails as an alternative!

Now you could add a splash of mulled wine, for a deeper, richer flavour, but I wanted to keep this a little lighter.


  • I shot of brandy
  • Half a glass of cider
  • Top up with ginger beer
  • Handful of festive spices from a mulled wine sachet
  • Skewered fresh cranberries and a vanilla pod to stir

Add all your ingredients and mix with a cinnamon stick!

My sister and brother in law are coming to stay on Christmas Eve and we will definitely be trying out a new tradition, Christmas Cocktails!

I am so excited to host our first Christmas in our new house. I have started unpacking our decorations and finding new homes for them. Now we just need the lounge decorated and find a new home for our tree!