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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Hot Cocoa Bar and Other Kitchen Vignettes

A big hit at the Perfect Cookie Exchange was the hot cocoa bar.

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The colors I used in decorating this year are candy apple red and soft aqua. I carried this happy palette throughout our home and into the kitchen.

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A wire tiered rack on the center island contains new mason jars filled with marshmallows, candy canes and cinnamon sticks.

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Vintage mason jars were brightened with a bit of gingham ribbon.

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Vintage figurines were nestled in along with a bit of faux snow.

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On a nearby counter there is a crock pot of hot apple cider. Close by is our collection of German Christmas market (Weihnachtsmarkt) mugs collected during the years we lived there.

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There is a baking station set up with my mother’s silver baby cup and my grandma Mary’s cookie cutters.

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A simple wooden caddy is dressed up with a velvet bow and holds a variety of paper goods for guests who pop in.

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Another counter is kept fairly clean so meal prep can continue through the holiday season. It is embellished with vintage Santa mugs. I like to believe that there is NO “E” (for Eric) without the “L” (Laura :) .

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Tomorrow I have a happy announcement, Thursday will have a quick craft and Friday will feature how to create a quick and lovely cheese platter for parties.

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Be merry and bright,


Linking to:

Between Naps On The Porch , A Stroll Thru Life, Not Just A HousewifeA Bowl Full of Lemons, We Are That Family, Someday Crafts,The 36th Avenue, Ivy and Elephants, Katherine’s Corner, Posed PerfectionCraftberry Bush, Stonegable, Jennifer Rizzo, No Minimalist Here, Country Cottage, The Shabby Nest,Imparting Grace, My Romantic Home, Common Ground , The Charm of Home, Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, Under The Table and Dreaming


Blackberry Lane said...

Adorable! I love the vintage figurines with the touches of red and aqua in the vignettes.

Vel Criste said...

so adorable Laura!!! love the whimsical vintage all around your bar and other vignettes!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Laura! Love how you set up each area.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very, very cute idea, Laura!



Shelia said...

Hi Laura! Oh, I just love everything. The little vintage figures are so sweet. Love how you've used your tiered thingy! You always make such pretty. Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Jen said...

So festive and cute Laura! I love those vintage ornaments mixed with your hot chocolate bar. The blue mason jars are just perfect! Have a blessed Tuesday!

April Dunlap said...

I love it! That's my favorite color combo this year...which is totally why red and green dominates my mantel, right?
You made me want hot chocolate! Looking forward to your happy announcement! Enjoy the day!!!!!

Dawna Motz said...

Love it!! and I wish I could come and mix up a nice warm beverage at your pretty cocoa bar! What a great idea! I have to get the rest of my pictures posted! Yikes where has the month gone!! Have a great day!

Catherine Holman said...

Those are my favorite colors and I love the santa mugs!

Carrie Merth said...

Very pretty!!

Carol said...

Such a cute cocoa bar, Laura! I love the combo of the turquoise and red. Those are just such happy colors!

Linda said...

Love it all, Laura. So sweet and uplifting. Thanks! :)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Beautiful displays and the red/aqua theme is very festive!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Everything looked (and tasted!!!) amazing!!!!!!!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Everything looks so warm and cozy! Love your silver platter with the Santa mugs.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love this idea, so clever and cute!
The color mix with the vintage pieces is just perfect!

Sarah said...

Adorable! I love the addition of the silver baby cup used as a scoop & measure. I'm going to pin that for future reference. Happy Holidays! ~ Sarah

Kit said...

Wow! I am in awe of your displays and you have such great ideas. Wonderful! Kit

Bernideen said...

What a darling holiday kitchen with great practical embellishments!