Thursday, December 21, 2017

Hot Drink Station

I just love having hot drinks and all the "good stuff" to make them
 right on the island or counter top for easy access thru the holidays.

I bought this adorable wooden tray 
at one of DEEDS school festivals a couple years ago.

I just love setting it up for Christmas or any cold winters day.

...lots of cute CHRISTMAS plates and napkins
for cookies, banana breads and all CHRISTMAS candies...

 ...she is turning into a fantastic baker....
yum, Deeds !

And, of course, candy canes to stir our hot chocolate with.

Marshmallows in a cute ball jar with a

She has the cutest things for the kitchen and bedrooms.

We have had NO snow here....
and I would just as soon NOT have any right now.
Maybe January....or February.

When it DOES snow,
I will be ready with all the good HOT DRINKS
to keep us warm.
and much LOVE  to you.....



  1. So warm and inviting. And I always forget to include mints to float in the cocoa. Thank for the reminder just in time.

  2. What a great idea, a hot cocoa bar! Everything looks so Christmassy and beautiful. Deeds had a good teacher, no wonder she is a fantastic baker!
    Merry Christmas

  3. Your cocoa station is just adorable! I love the total set-up and I just might have to borrow that idea! It's really cute and so darned Christmassy. Merry, Merry!

    And, a side note -- I'm having a 10th blog anniversary drawing on Marmelade Gypsy which closes on Christmas. There are links to the sign-up post from whichever post you land on! Do enter!

  4. Great idea!! Hoping you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!

  5. I love this idea. So festive and pretty. I've been watching the Hallmark Christmas movies. The drink of choice is hot chocolate. Every movie has someone making hot chocolate in it, so I feel I must go make myself some when I'm watching them! I love all your cute Christmas mugs. xo Deborah

  6. Thay’s right! Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle. πŸŽ„ That is the cutest drink station! I can tell that you had fun with it! Oh, Deeds, a good banana bread is highly prized. A very blessed and Merry Christmas to you and your peeps! πŸŽ„❣️πŸŽ„

  7. That's a great idea! I just enjoyed some "After Eight" hot chocolate the other night.

  8. BJ, No one better twist my tutu. :):) I love that cocoa bar set up. Emma has one at her mom's every Christmas. She has little things to sprinkle in the cup too. It's a fun thing, when company drops by. Hugs to you my dear friend. Merry Christmas to all of you. Blessings, love, xoxox, Susie

  9. Everything looks great BJ. I just love how you decorate for this special season. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  10. Too cute. Wishing you a Merry Christmas πŸŽ… and to healthy New Year


  11. I have a lot of tea to enjoy when it gets cold here! Love all the pretty things we can brighten our homes with during the winter months! Sending you LOTS of holiday HUGS, Diane

  12. I just love your cocoa bar. I still want a coffee ( Hot bar). I have coffee corner I have dolled up but its not the same.

  13. I've never had it made with milk instead of water, I should really try it

  14. I so enjoy seeing your hot drink bar every year. There is always something new.

    God bless.

  15. Wonderful red tray! I love seeing a hot cocoa bar all set up like yours.

  16. Such a great idea!! I love this!

  17. Makes me feel like I am right there preparing to drink a mug of hot chocolate. . .your warmth comes right out through your blog. Merry Christmas wishes to you and yours, BJ. Hugs from afar ~ j.

  18. What a really cute and inviting idea! Who wouldn't feel welcomed by this beauty?Merry, merry Christmas to you, bj! I'm thinking of you and many more in our own area who will not be having their loved ones with them this christmas! Be kind to yourself, dear friend!

  19. The tray is SO cute, and this is such a great way to use it! I love the jar with chocolate mix and peppermints. I know how much you love RED!!! Perfect!

    Love and holiday wishes, BJ!


  20. Could you please stop by with your warm drink station . . .
    The family will be here around five on the 23rd . . .
    Looks delightful bj . . .
    Happy Christmas . . . wishing you Light and Love . . .

  21. YUM! I hope you enjoy lots of smiles around your hot drink station! Everything you do looks festive! HUGS!

  22. Fun ideas on your hot drink station! Love how cheerful everything is. Love and hugs!

  23. BJ, your hot drink island is so welcoming. I love all the attention to detail; very festive. It started snowing here this morning, so we might have a white Christmas after all.
    Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!
    Your blogging sister,
    Connie :)


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