Wednesday, December 4, 2013

12 Days of Christmas, Day 12, Hot Cocoa Stand

So here we are, day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas.  I did not intend to spread the 12 days out so long, but with helping to put on a Christmas Market (that I also had a booth at) in the midst of it all, I was a turtle.  I actually have lots more of my own personal decorating to show you in the next week or so, stay tuned.  but, for my final project I thought I'd share our hot cocoa stand or station.
12 days of christmas Hot Cocoa Station http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
Now, I know this idea is not new and I know there are some really adorable hot chocolate area's out there, but here is my version.  Real.  Practical. User Friendly.  
12 days of christmas Hot Cocoa Station http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
This piece is a wine rack that was a store display.  I painted it several years ago.  Normally it holds my cookbooks, wine (which is still there), and some ceramic bowls.  But for Christmas, it is transformed into Hot Chocolate Central.
12 days of christmas Hot Cocoa Station http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
I added a little crochet necklace to this vintage jar that holds the cocoa,
12 days of christmas Hot Cocoa Station http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
and a candy cane to the jar that holds the peppermint cocoa.
12 days of christmas Hot Cocoa Station http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
A burlap, stencilled sleeve dresses up the marshmallow jar.
12 days of christmas Hot Cocoa Station http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
Because spoons are the first utensil we always run out of, I pulled out some vinatage silver plate spoons for stirring cocoa.
12 days of christmas Hot Cocoa Station http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
We love hot tea too, so a jar of that sits on the second shelf, as well as small dessert plates, mug--yes, mug, I need to get cute Christmas mugs, and a favorite snowman.
12 days of christmas Hot Cocoa Station http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
An ironstone creamer holds cinnamon sticks and candy canes.
12 days of christmas Hot Cocoa Station http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
I included a hand written sentiment (that speaks the truth--down to 17 below 0 tonight!) to a chalkboard I had,
12 days of christmas Hot Cocoa Station http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
and we are in the cocoa business!  Find a little corner or small space in your home to create your own cocoa area--kids, young and old will be thrilled!
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2 comments:

  1. I need to set up one of these. The full meal deal... coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

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  2. SO fun. I'm working on putting my own together at the moment, too!

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