Inspired by the many hot cocoa bars I saw online and in my email, I decided to set up a “hot drinks station” for Christmas.
I used part of my collection of antique Santa mugs, and set it up for coffee, hot tea, and hot cocoa.
Those two mugs in front were made by my mom in 1969. One has my name on the bottom, the other is Arlan’s.
Even though it’s been a very mild winter, I thought this sign was fun. The script is vinyl, cut with the Cricut and adhered to the glass. Then I just added scrapbook paper for the background.
We enjoyed this spot over the holidays with company here. I plan to set it up each year as a new tradition.
Now that the holidays are over, I put away the Santa mugs, but wanted to keep the hot drinks stuff set up – you know, just in case we get some winter weather yet.
So I replaced the Santa cups with the ones from my white stoneware, added the sugar bowl and creamer from that set, and a set of snowman salt and pepper shakers – those aren’t filled, but would be good for cinnamon or sprinkles for the hot chocolate. The tea bags and marshmallows are now in apothecary jars.
Some vinyl snowflakes on the wall, the cocoa jar, and the marshmallow jar add to the theme, as well as a wooden snowman wall hanging.
I love this fun little spot, and hope you will consider this an invitation to join me for a hot beverage!