Friday, January 3, 2020

A Cup of Christmas Cheer


In yesterday's post, I shared my pre-holiday coffee bar. I love this little butler pantry area just off the kitchen and dining room. Let's add a little Christmas cheer.

A little Christmas mouse all snug in his stocking is waiting for the electric kettle to sing.  To the left of the COFFEE signs is a coffee grinder (my husband likes to grind his coffee beans).  To the right of the kettle is a little metal basket with two small canning jars - one with instant coffee and one with sugar.


The butler pantry not only has a little refrigerator but also a fancy textured metal sink. To the right of the sink is a little wooden Christmas tree and my Victorian cottage cookie jar.  I found both at a thrift store awhile back and am especially fond of the cookie jar.


A little something for everyone!  This Snowball Cafe sign hangs right above my hot cocoa station.  I will leave this area as is through winter.


And speaking of hot cocoa!! Here is my hot cocoa station. There are little 6 ounce snowman mugs for the littles and larger 12 ounce Nana and Bah snowman mugs for, well, not littles.

To the right of these is my Belgian waffle maker.  Breakfast, anyone?


To sum it all up ~ here is my decorated coffee bar/butler pantry. I added a holiday garland above the counter. I'm very pleased how it all came out. ♥  (click on the photograph to see a larger version)

14 comments:

  1. Hi Gina!

    So adorable, all done up in beautiful, Gina, fashion!! It's such a good idea to have a little hot beverage station set up when it's so cold outside! It looks like you are settling in nicely, I hope all is well on your side of the country, I sure have missed you my friend!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. Thank you, Barb! I have missed you too! ♥

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  2. Love the holiday touches you added to your coffee bar area, Gina! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Robin, now that it is put away, it looks a little bare except for the hot cocoa station. I need to get my Valentine's Day decor out. xo

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  3. So festive and sweet indeed, I just love the hot cocoa station that is just the sweetest, bet the grandkids loved that!

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    1. Connie, my granddaughter especially loves hot cocoa. ♥

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  4. Love what you've done with your coffee bar. It looks so cheery and inviting.

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    1. Hello! So nice of you to visit. Thank you for commenting too. I'm glad you like the coffee bar!

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  5. Your coffee bar is so cute. I'm a big fan of snowmen and coffee -- perfect together!

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    1. Thank you, Buttercup! I'm so glad you stopped in to visit and comment. Nice to meet you!

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  6. I have always wanted a Butlers Pantry. We looked at a historic house that had one I loved but we were afraid the historic house would become a money pit as our town has so many regulations on the people who live in the old part of Decatur. Your coffee bar is perfect. That is what I would use it for as well.

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    1. Arlene, we did look at some money pit homes and I am glad that we passed on them. This one is in very good shape and that is fine with us! xo

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  7. You decorated your coffee bar/butler's pantry so perfectly! I'll bet the littles love coming to visit.

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    1. They do, Kitty. We tend to go to their house more often than they come to ours plus we enjoy going to dinner, swimming, and school activities with them.

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