Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 89 – August 2010)

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Submitted by denny January 16th, 2011
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Cell phone flask. Allee has some of the most amazing barware ever and I found this while rummaging through one of the bars at “Willis Wonderland”.

WHAT’S YOURS! I had this set at one time in maroon. These are beautiful and if you ever come across a good set, grab it. It’s a must have for anyone that collects barware.

I have no idea what this is but I found this in storage in one of the bars. I like it.

I love this swan.

Amazing collection of cocktail stirrers. Is that someones booty sticking up in the air?

3 Responses to “Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 89 – August 2010)”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    I wish I were drinker because I love that cell phone flask in the first photo so much I can’t tell you.

    The little ‘What’s Yours?’ drink markers would be seriously practical if they weren’t so brittle. As soon as you try and pop one on the side of a glass to remember what your guest is drinking when it comes time for a refill, the little back and pops off and flies across the room. I’ve had three sets of these over the years and have sacrificed one marker each from them as time has not been kind to the type of plastic used. But I still think they’re gorgeous, I love the box inside and out and I don’t drink so what’s the problem?

    The little chartreuse and turquoise flowerpot is actually a coaster holder. You can see the little round pieces of Velcro at the top of each ball. There’s a matching piece on the bottom of each flower bloom and it attaches to each stem. Guests just pull one off when they need it. You can actually see the top of the pot in the second photo in my post about my birthday presents: https://www.alleewillis.com/awmok/kitschenette/2010/11/14/allee-willis-kitsch-o-the-day-–-gifts-from-my-spontaneous-i-cant-believe-they-all-came-birthday-party/

    I love the little toothpick swan in the fourth photo. I have many toothpick holder animals but this one is my favorite.

    I have about 10 times as many cocktails stirrers as in this one pink elephant ice bucket. They’re all vintage. And, yes, that someone’s booties sticking up in the air. She’s wearing a nice black leatherette skirt.

  2. windupkitty

    windupkitty

    LOVE the coaster holder, but of course, the thing I went nuts over was the Hazel Atlas pink elephant glass…an ice bucket you say?! I have one too! My favorite barware!!!!

  3. denny

    denny

    Oh geez. I love this stuff so much I can’t tell you!

    The cell phone flask is beyond kitsch and is one of the most amazing booze related items I have ever seen.

    I once had a maroon “What’s Yours” drink set but never tried to use the tabs as I didn’t want to lose any of them.

    You were crazy busy the day I photographed this stuff and you would have had a fit over my reaction to the flower pot coaster holder. I remember sitting in front of the bar eating gobs of candy and marveling at all the nuttiness that was hidden behind the doors of the bar cabinet. M & M’s, sour candy, pie, and chocolate, it kept me going that day!

    The drinks stirrers overwhelmed me as there was a ton of them. I really need to attack that storage unit as I know there are more of them in hiding.