With low temperatures and wind chills dipping down to the -20's, I thought it would be a good time to finally share my 2013 Hot Cocoa & Hot Spiced Tea Station.
This was something that I looked forward to setting up for the holiday season and I'm so happy that I did. I turned my vintage kitchen cabinet into a warm & cozy place to fix a hot drink right before warming up by the fire. You can get a peek at our fireplace in the background.
In the little cubby I added my jade green measuring scale along with some new but old, tiny Santa mugs.
I had never seen this teeny size before and I think they're just cute as a button.
For my drink station, I purchased a second 3 tiered, galvanized stand from Pottery Barn. I have one in my work room and just love it. I couldn't give it up for my drink station so I made the second purchase. In the top of my stand I have travel cups, red hot candies in a vintage jar and some decadent chocolate syrup I came across.
The middle level of the stand has cinnamon and cocoa powder which I poured into vintage green Depression glass shakers. I labeled everything with stamped metal rim tags. The Santa mug with candy cane stir sticks was a new/old find this year too.
The bottom level of the stand has a vintage jar filled with homemade hot cocoa mix and an old tea jar filled with my mom's delicious hot spiced tea recipe. Two other glass pieces are filled with homemade and regular marshmallows.
Homemade marshmallows were on my to do list this holiday season and they are yummy. They are ooey and gooey when they melt and taste so much better than the store bought variety. But some people like the store bought variety so I kept some on hand in the fun jar I found while junkin' this Winter.
These giant store bought marshmallows became the filler for my drink station. They just reminded me of giant, fluffy snowballs and they were perfect.
More candy canes and some vintage silver spoons. I like to slip a few of these in my purse and hand out to my favorite kiddos at the ballgames.
This darling teacup set sits front and center. It was a gem of a find this Winter.
So pretty. I will keep it forever and ever.
We enjoyed hot drinks all Winter long....and will continue to do so until it warms up a bit. I loved the hot spiced tea in this mug a friend bought me years ago.
Ooey and gooey, I told ya. The marshmallows become like liquid goodness and are especially good with some drizzled chocolate and cinnamon sprinkles. I have to admit, I'm all about the marshmallow goodness. When it's gone, the cocoa kind of sits.
Definitely will do a new version for 2014. Something to look forward to for sure.
Hope you're warm and cozy wherever you are. I'm headed out to the basketball games tonight...and I think I might just take along a travel cup of hot spiced tea. Or cocoa. Or tea. Hmmmm.