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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Hot Cocoa and Coffee Station

I don't have time to decorate for Christmas this year and have been feeling a little sorry for myself while looking at all of your blogs showing your pretty homes all ready for the holidays.

This morning I happened on Pam's blog House of Hawthornes I always get a kick out of her fun posts and when I checked out her Hot Cocoa Station for the Holidays I just had to have one!
I absolutely loved her cocoa station and just had to do the same thing since we have been on a hot cocoa binge lately.
Pam, I needed your post to get me in the decorating mood!
Thank You!

First I cleaned all the kitchen counter tops and they needed it badly.
(Where do all the paper piles come from anyway!!)
Then I started looking for my old plaid lunch box that was just sitting in the basement doing nothing, it came with the old thermos (found on Etsy, I lived close enough to school to be able to go home for lunch). 
I have a Santa mug that I've had ever since I can remember but he's hiding somewhere....I just saw him a few weeks ago!
Maybe he's waiting for Christmas to reappear....

I opened the box of my mom's Christmas things and took out her wooden red sleigh, I also found vintage paper napkins, brand new in the bag vintage Styrofoam cups with holly on them and the old Santa head hanging on the wall, that has to be at least as old as I am. One of my mom's red shakers with cinnamon because I like a little dash of cinnamon in my hot chocolate.

The peppermint under the tree to the right is a small rug I hooked several years ago, a bowl of dark chocolate covered star cookies to snack on while drinking that cup of cocoa or coffee.

It may look like a plug for Traders Joe's but it's not intended to be. That just happens to be what I have in the line of hot drink mixes (the star cookies came from there too).

It was fun to go through my mom's box of Christmas things today.

It looks so cute! Even Mr. Wild commented on it.

Thanks so much Pam, I like yours better...you even have mini marshmallows and chocolate chips, I have to get some of those next time out. 
I think I'll redo it after Christmas and make a winter hot cocoa station....hummmm...

Mr. Wild has been saving my Starbucks bottles so now I know what I'll be using them for as soon as I paint the tops. Pam comes up with the best ideas! Be sure to check out Pam's blog HERE!

I'm wishing you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and Happy New Years early.
I'll be back in January.

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Vicky Hunt said...

That is absolutley beautiful! I love the old plaid lunchbox you started with. Everything just fell into place and looks so good. Thanks so much for sharing!

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Debbie said...

This is so cute, Faye! Just the perfect display to fill that Christmas hole you had in your heart. I LOVE it!!!
You sure know how to put sweet vignettes together.
Merry Christmas, dear friend.


NOW, I must have a cocoa bar too! It's so FUN and how cool to use things from your Mom!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I love this! I've never seen a cinnamon shaker, what a sweet idea! And I'm drooling over those cookies, too. Guess I'm off to Trader Joe's!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

SO pretty, Faye...I just loved Pam's station, too...and decided I need to make one! I love yours, too!

Glan Deas said...

Yes!!! for me too I also have never seen a cinnamon shaker, may be this is great idea!!!

Kopi Luwak

Dirty Hands-Beautiful Life said...

L-O-ve it!!! Going to put one in our family room!

Pam Kessler said...

This is just adorable! You know, I have one of those sleighs. I bought it at an estate sale last year and now I just need to figure out what box I have it packed in. Thanks for mentioning me in your post. I am so happy I inspired you!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Hello again, Faye! I just loved Pam's hot cocoa station, and yours is just as fun! You can't go wrong when you are the proud owner of a vintage red plaid lunch box! I gifted our too large tree to the Salvation Army last Saturday and while I was there, I found the exact same wood sleigh like your mothers for $2 and brought it home and filled it with paper plates and napkins. Great minds think alike, right?! I'm glad Pam brought back your decorating mojo and I wish you a Merry Christmas!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love your blog and this post is so perfect for Christmas with the plaid. I have yet to get my hands on any of the vintage plaids....! Visiting from What's It Wednesday and following you Bloglovin' and Pinterest!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Now you and Pam have me thinking that I need to add a cocoa station in my kitchen. Since we don't drink coffee here at my home...then a cocoa station would be a good idea for the cold winter months.


Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

What an awesome cocoa bar! I love the vintage plaid lunch pail and thermos. I've planning to put together a cocoa bar this year too, just have a few more things to get. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a very merry Christmas!

Ivy and Elephants said...

This is so cute! I love the plaid lunch box. How creative! Thanks for sharing this cool idea!

Anonymous said...

Faye, I think this vignette is absolutely charming, and truly has the Christmas spirit. I know all too well about not being able to decorate for the holidays, and I made myself do it for Autumn, and now I just got out some Christmas things.

I just knew your little shaker had cinnamon in it. I've never tried that in my hot cocoa, but I think I'll give it a whirl.

Well, I really have to see more of your crochet items. There are so many wonderful blogs to visit, and some get lost, so I hope to come back soon.

Blessings for a very lovely Christmas,

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Faye! Haven't blogged for awhile. Hope to get back in the swing in the New Year! Love your hot cocoa station and the vintage goodies. Blessings to you in the New Year!