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.
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.
I added a little crochet necklace to this vintage jar that holds the cocoa,
and a candy cane to the jar that holds the peppermint cocoa.
A burlap, stencilled sleeve dresses up the marshmallow jar.
Because spoons are the first utensil we always run out of, I pulled out some vinatage silver plate spoons for stirring cocoa.
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.
An ironstone creamer holds cinnamon sticks and candy canes.
I included a hand written sentiment (that speaks the truth--down to 17 below 0 tonight!) to a chalkboard I had,
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!