Drink dispensers are pretty and practical for summer parties

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Where to shop Anthropologie University Park Village 1540 S. University Drive Fort Worth 817-870-1842 And Southlake Town Square 266 Grand Ave. Southlake 817-310-6404 www.anthropologie.com Dillard’s Several Tarrant-area locations www.dillards.com Macy’s Several Tarrant-area locations www.macys.com Neiman Marcus 2100 Green Oaks Road Fort Worth 817-738-3581 www.neimanmarcus.com Pier 1 Imports 4901 Overton Ridge Blvd. Fort Worth 817-294-9429 www.pier1.com Pottery Barn 1616 S. University Drive Fort Worth 817-332-5707 www.potterybarn.com Sur La Table 4527 Travis St., Suite A Dallas 214-219-4404 and 5809 Preston Road, Suite 580 Plano 972-378-5532 www.surlatable.com

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Forget the pitcher or punch bowl at your next party. Let your guests serve themselves, indoors or out, from a spigoted beverage dispenser. Fill these urns with your favorite sangria, margaritas, iced tea or lemonade, and then sit back, relax and enjoy the lazy days of summer with family and friends.

On drink duty

Can’t take your party to the beach? Then bring the beach to your party with the help of Pottery Barn’s lifeguard drink dispenser stand. Made of mahogany and standing 19 inches tall, its distressed painted finish is meant to evoke the charm of New England. The glass urn (sold separately) is inspired by a vintage cocktail shaker. Lifeguard drink dispenser stand, $49.50; small glass drink dispenser (1.9 gallons), $59; large glass drink dispenser (3 gallons), $79, Pottery Barn.

Drink and be berry

From Juliska’s Berry & Thread collection, this whitewashed, ceramic beverage dispenser brings ease to elegant alfresco entertaining. European-inspired and made in Portugal, it’s 23 inches tall and holds 9 quarts. $295, Neiman Marcus.

Bubbling over

Made from recycled glass, Anthropologie’s hand-blown bubbled beverage dispenser features a unique shape that might best be described as a giant teardrop. Designed with a stainless steel spigot and sheesham wood lid, it’s ready to let colorful summer cocktails take center stage. $298, Anthropologie.

Southern comfort

Shaped to resemble a giant Mason jar, this rustic beverage dispenser by Artland adds charm to an outdoor barbecue. It features a galvanized tin base and lid, glass jar and holds 192 ounces of your favorite Southern cocktail. Artland $72, Macy’s.

Grape expectations

Elegance is in the details for Arthur Court’s grape beverage dispenser, which features beautifully detailed clusters of grapes along its base and lid. Made of sand-cast aluminum that has been hand-finished and buffed for maximum shine, the 2.5-gallon dispenser adds panache to any buffet spread. $215, Dillard’s.

Into the blue

Mouth blown by artisans in Mexico and made from 100 percent recycled glass, Sur La Table’s Azul recycled glass beverage jar brings a pop of color to your beverage bar. Its lid and rim are dyed a brilliant shade of blue; it stands 15 inches tall and holds 2.3 gallons of summertime beverages. $59.95, Sur La Table.

Birds of a feather

A whimsical take on the ordinary beverage dispenser, Pier 1 Imports’ birdcage drink dispenser is the perfect combination of functionality and decor. It stands 17 inches tall and features a small bird perched on top of the black metal cage. $69.95, Pier 1 Imports.

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