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!
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.
Thanks for stopping!