November 28, 2012

I Want a Hot Cup of Cocoa!

Yesterday we had our first snowfall of the season - just a dusting, but really stuck to the trees and was beautiful!  It was the perfect day to set up a hot cocoa station for the holidays.

At Thanksgiving, I had set up a dessert and coffee station on my antique water table and decided that I wanted to do hot cocoa for Christmas.

Tomorrow I will share the hot cocoa recipe I used - it is seriously the best cup of homemade hot cocoa I've ever had!

I'll also show you what I used to make these white chocolate and peppermint spoon stirrers.   They are so easy to make.

I found this silver plate nutcracker at Goodwill for .97 and just had to add him to the display!

This silver dessert cup is from a restaurant that was in business in the early 1900's in Philadelphia.  I found it at a local antique shop.  The silver spoon was from my mother's family and has a lovely monogram on the handle.

I am thinking about making jars of this cocoa with cute recipe labels, tied with a ribbon and some chocolate and peppermint spoons for the people who help my husband with youth group at church.

My kids and husband have all been enjoying the new hot cocoa station and one comment was "seriously, Mom, this has to be your best idea ever!"  Of course, they don't go on Pinterest or home decor blogs, so they don't know that this isn't an original idea.   But, who's telling - not me!

I  had to include this little song in my post - it just makes me smile!  The song is sung by the Von Trapp Children.



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  1. That is really cute! Love the tiered baskets to hold stuff - makes me want to go find one and fill with hot cocoa ingredients! Found you at the DIY Holiday Highlights party.

  2. So pretty! Everything looks amazing - love the chalkboard platter too.

  3. It looks fantastic. Now I want hot cocoa! :)

  4. What a great idea! Hot Cocoa station. And executed so well... You are so creative!
    hugs x

  5. What a gorgeous display! I love your idea of having a hot cocoa station, and your tiered basket is perfect! Love all of the silvery touches, your blog is beautiful!!

  6. I love love love this! Everything looks just wonderful. Cannot wait to see recipes.

  7. Looks so good, you make me want coco, but it is too hot here! Love the silver tone nutcracker. I am a new follower & I would be honored if you will follow me too. Blessings~

  8. Love your hot cocoa bar!! It's too cute and looks sooo yummy! :) xo Holly

  9. I would like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope you can make it!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  10. Hi Doreen, I landed at your blog and realized you are the one I just bought a pillow from on Etsy! Can't wait to see it. I love your hot chocolate bar, I'm doing one this year and love the idea of hot chocolate daily! Hahaha. Yours is so cute and I love those spoon stirrers. I think I need to make some, I love that idea. Have a blessed day, I will be back for more visiting!

  11. Doreen, this has got to be the cutest thing ever! And I love how you decorated it. If the family Christmas get together is at my house this year, I am definitely doing this! And making the little jars and spoons as a take home gift. Thank you for sharing and it's so nice to meet you. (I pinned this) xo

  12. Seriously, this is just the BEST! I want this at my house, along with the dusting of snow. It's almost 80 out here, so we need a cold front or the air conditioning to get into the hot chocolate mode, but I would want this even if it was too hot to drink it. The silver dessert cup that looks like it's filled with whipped cream is so enticing. I have to try the peppermint spoons. I had some peppermint sticks one Christmas that also make coffee divine.

  13. This is fabulous - did you know I love hot chocolate (I don't drink coffee) and will order 3 at Starbucks (2 for my girls and one for me)!!

    The best hot chocolate recipe - now that I need to have! And that nutcracker was a score!

  14. Love your hot chocolate station, such a wonderful idea.
    I love the silver nutcracker. The white chocolate spoons look so wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing.

  15. I'll keep your secret! Your cocoa bar is beautiful. I love how you used the tiered stand. Just gorgeous!

  16. Funny I am craving hot chocolate with whipped cream right now! It sure looks very nice and yummy!

  17. This is one of THE prettiest hot chocolate stations I ave ever seen. So many pretties..Love the chalkboard silver tray...New follower.

  18. I feel like I should just say "ditto" to Karen's comment! :) I too think this is the prettiest hot cocoa station I have ever seen! I took a look through some of your older posts and I am a new follower too!

  19. This is so pretty! I can understand why the kids love it so! What a beautiful vignette!

  20. I think it is a wonderful idea and you gave it your own personal touch. It surely inspired me to do the same.
    I would love to see your recipe for the best ever hot chocolate though.

    1. Oops I see the recipe now. Helps if I check the date of your post.

  21. What a pretty idea! Love the idea of using the peppermint stir stick in the hot chocolate!

  22. Doreen,
    The prettiest hot cocoa station ever! Thank you for joining HSH!


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