I'm a big fan of the Oxo line of products and when I throw a party (small OR big) I consistently wish I had an ice bucket. It's such a simple, silly thing really. I mean, there's a big freezer over there FULL OF ICE. But, sometimes it's nice to have the ice right next to the glassware and beverages!
So, this is definitely something I wouldn't use too often, but over the years I've wished for it often enough that I think I actually want to make room for one in my house.
I like this one because it would match almost any decor scheme I come up with, and it has a lid PLUS a spot to keep the ice tongs which can be a little more awkward than you'd think. (Where do these semi drippy tongs go now that I have filled my glass with ice? On the table? That seems..wrong.)
So, yes it's a little boring and terribly grown-up to want a dumb ICE BUCKET, but...I kind of want a classy ice bucket!
(Photo from: Bed, Bath & Beyond)