Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Coffee Station

The Christmas decorating has begun in the kitchen. One of the first things that I wanted to do was set up a "coffee/tea/hot chocolate" station. 
("Hey, we all drink different things around here...lol!") 
I have seen so many great ideas around blogland and on Pinterest, that I wanted to design one of my own.


Last year, one of my dear friends gave us these lovely Christmas mugs from 
Williams-Sonoma. (She knows I love that place!)
They came as a set of 6. You will see the other two, in a vignette, later this week.


I set everything up on one of my silver trays, adding a vintage crystal sugar bowl and a silver creamer to hold sweetener packets.


Everything is readily available, near our trusty Keurig beverage machine. It really gets a workout this time of year! The K-cups for coffee, tea, or hot chocolate are easily accessible in the cabinet overhead. The white Italian stoneware platter has a fruit motif and sits on the counter everyday. With a small swag of holiday greenery, it fits right in. A mechanical Santa has also joined in to add a little festive cheer!


To complete the station, a cluster of candy canes sit in a Ralph Lauren double old fashioned glass. It is from his "Glen Plaid" collection. An apothecary jar holds the tasty marshmallows.
Christmas greenery and red berries finish off the tray.

This week, I'm playing with vignettes in the kitchen. I'll be back to share, as I complete them. I hope you are having fun decorating your own kitchens! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Linking to:
At The Picket Fence-Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home-Home Sweet Home
Katherine's Corner-Thursday Favorite Things
Imparting Grace-Grace at Home
Kathe With an E-Mantels and Tablescapes
Southern Lovely-Show and Share
From My Front Porch To Yours-Treasure Hunt Thursday
Ivy and Elephants-What's It Wednesday
DIY by Design-Fall Into Fall Party
Savvy Southern Style-Wow Us Wednesday
House on the Way-Twirl and Take a Bow 
A Stroll Thru Life-Table Top Tuesday
Be Colorful-Motivated Monday
The Dedicated House-Make it Pretty Monday
Under The Table and Dreaming-Sunday Showcase Party
Homemaker on a Dime-Creative Bloggers' Party
Debbiedoo's Newbie With A Twist Party
My 1929 Charmer-Sunday's Best

50 comments:

  1. Your coffee bar is very nice Shenita. I like those mugs.
    Sherry

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  2. Adorable! Love the white platter dressed up with a festive sprig. xo

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  3. OK what this has done to me ? Is that I want hot chocolate and a cookie ! :) NOW! :)

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  4. I have decorated the kitchen too! I may put together a "beverage station" after seeing this:):) Yours is beautiful! XO, Pinky

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  5. I think it's always nice to have a coffee station of sorts in the kitchen. I love your new Christmas mugs too!

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  6. Love this Shenita! Now I am in the mood for some hot cocoa! :)

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  7. I love this idea and you've made it look so pretty!

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  8. I have a coffee station too, that gets used every single day. Love the glass jar of marshmallows. We still use our handy Mr. Coffee, we need a big pot full each morning. :)

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  9. This is great. I love the mugs your friend bought you. William-Sonoma is the best. How did you know I take Equal?? :)
    Karen

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  10. I've got a hot chocolate station on my to do list too. Love yours. As I think we've discussed I love William Sonoma too. Guess where my mugs came from??

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  11. Shenita,
    What an adorable coffee station, I love it! I really like the added greenery, as it adds a festive Christmas touch. The marshmallows and candy canes are super cute too! You've inspired me. :) XO ~Liz

    P.S. Thank you for the sweet comment. :)

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  12. Shenita, What a great idea. I love the mugs.

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  13. What a great idea...so sweet of your friend to give you these.

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  14. Great idea! Wish I could wake up to that every morning. Now I wanna go in my kitchen and do something too! LOL Love Patty

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  15. Love the coffee station, Shenita! It is very festive! xo

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  16. Such a pretty drink station...I must do the same sometime this season...:))
    With warm weather, it's hard to realize it's Christmas time.:)

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  17. Great drink station. The crystal is beautiful. And a Keurig....Oh how I want one. Happy Holidays.

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  18. Fantastic Shenita. I love my coffee and need to set up something festive around mine as well. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Beautiful, as always! We sometimes have a hot chocolate bar at parties, but my girls would overindulge if I left it out all the time. :) I'm sure your girls will enjoy it when they are home from school.

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  20. Shenita, this is great! I love way you displayed the marshmellows! Very nice!
    ~Audra

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  21. Hi Shenita! Oh, what a wonderful vignette! Those are lovely little mugs and I just love the way you make pretty.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  22. Love the coffee station.....what a clever idea!!! The mugs are so cute and I love the marshmallows in the glass jar too!
    ~Des

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  23. What a beautiful Christmas coffee station Shenita! I'll take a cup of coffee in one of those so pretty mugs...LOL!! Enjoy your day, Gail

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  24. Great coffee station! Love the pretty mugs and tray! ...Can't wait to see more of your Christmas decorations! :)

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  25. Shenita, this is just perfect.

    Cynthia

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  26. Love your coffee station...I use mine all the time...love it. Everything is so pretty on yours...you have inspired me to decorate mine.

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  27. Love your coffee bar, Shenita! You've got everyone covered as they pour their yummy cup of *something.* It's beautiful, functional and whimsical all at the same time! What would we do without our Keurigs?!

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  28. Love it Shenita! I'll be right there- p.s. I do take cream and sugar!! :-)

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  29. Great idea, Shenita, and it looks so pretty! Your house sounds like my house ~ coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Love those mugs!

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  30. What a good idea to set up something like this! It just makes coffee, tea, or cider drinking all the more special. :-) I need a new Keureg- mine spits out water and makes a mess with the grounds. Maybe Santa will get the hint?! LOL

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  31. Wonderful idea, Shenita! Not only functional but very cute too. No hot drinks for me here in Florida since it was 81 degrees today.

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  32. Shenita, this is so cute. We are hosting hubby's office Christmas party here this week end, and I am thinking I may just copy you!

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  33. Hi Shenita, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from Make It Pretty Monday.

    This is such a fabulous idea! I could do this, too. I have some Christmas mugs (though not as nice as yours). I'm going to give this a try!

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

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  34. Shenita,
    I'll be right over, dear friend, for some hot coca with marshmallows!!!
    This beverage station is exquisite!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  35. I love this idea, Shenita! I just started drinking coffee again in the mornings, so this idea is right on time for me!!

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  36. Nice,really nice. I have seen a few around too. They do work well. Mine is just in one spot near the kettle,but not too attractive. Must do something like yours. Thank you for visiting me and for your kind comment :)

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  37. Shenita, beautiful idea! Love, love the way you set up yours! Very, very pretty!

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  38. Love your coffee station! Thanks for sharing at my party at House on the Way! Have a great week.
    Leslie

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  39. Oh your Christmas decor is so pretty! It makes me feel so cheery and festive.

    May the peace and joy of the season be yours.

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  40. Love, love your coffee station...All things Williams Sonoma is a really good thing...the mugs are wonderful...and what better to place candy canes in is a crystal Ralph Lauren glass....Fantastic!!

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  41. That is so sweet, Shenita! The mugs are precious! Now I'm thirsty for cocoa.....heehee!

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  42. It's awesome!! I love coffee stations, and this is beautiful!
    stacy

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  43. What a festive & fabulous idea, Shenita! I am inspired, will be copying your beverage station idea, and will raise a mug to you!

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  44. You come up with the most absolutely fab displays! Love the festive look with Santa watching over it all.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  45. Shenita, you are so creative, i love this little coffee spot, truly love it! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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  46. I don't know how I missed this! Oh, yes I do...not paying attention! That's my thing these days apparently! I fail to pay attention! :-) This got my attention, though! It's rockin' the house! Very pretty! I love the marshmallows in the apothecary jar! It's all about the presentation!!!!!!

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  47. Your beverage station is lovely. I'll take coffee, please! :)

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