Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Hot Cocoa and Hot Tea Station

Christmas is almost here.  I have really enjoyed visiting with each and every one of my blog friends!  I have especially enjoyed all the different ideas I've collected from your blogs on home decorating, recipes, family traditions and the sense of community we feel as we rejoice together, mourn together, and rebuild together..

One of the ideas I picked up from Elaine at Sunny Simple Life was her hot cocoa basket (station).  To see her post click here.  She took a basket and filled it with packets of hot cocoa and a pretty jar for the      marshmallows. She put it on the counter in her kitchen for easy access.  I thought ...hum...what a great idea!  So I reached into my boxes of yesteryear Christmas decorations and pulled out a beautifully decorated basket.  A dear friend had decorated it and filled it with Christmas goodies years ago.  It would be perfect!

I filled the basket with packs of hot cocoa, Christmas napkins, and marshmallows.

Beside the basket, I filled a little ceramic bread pan with our favorite, Cinnamon Stick tea bags!  Candy canes are in the blue pottery jar since everything needs stirring. LOL!  I set the Christmas cactus on the counter also.  Then I set a picture my husband took of me and our two boys over twenty years ago in a sled at Christmas.

I reached in my yesteryear box again and brought out vintage glowing Santa!   

The red tea pot for hot water is on the other side of the kitchen and the cups are all hanging but it has been really nice having all the ingredients out in the open for easy access.  Very festive and hospitable!

Would you like a cup of hot cocoa or hot tea?  It looks cold outside the window on this rainy day.  I hope you have enjoyed your visit today.  Best wishes and Merry Christmas!


I'm linking to:
A Favorite Thing at Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Sunny Simple Sundays at Sunny Simple Life..


  1. I would love to have a cup of hot cocoa with you! I don't drink coffee and I think I'm going to have to make room for a cocoa bar.

    Is that snow for real in the picture on your header? So pretty!

  2. I love your cocoa station and will be right over for a hot cup of cocoa. I love your new banner with your beautiful house. Looks so inviting. I hope you and your family a Very Merry Christmas.

  3. Good idea and I love your addition of an old Christmas photo!

  4. Lottie, I love your little cocoa station and the picture is the best part!
    Merry Christmas!

  5. i remember elaine's post...nice that you took that idea and went with is lovely and yes looks VERY hospitable! Yum! :)

  6. Lottie, I'd love a cup of hot cocoa! Well now, I think I might have to create my very own cocoa station. Love the idea! It looks great in your kitchen!

  7. I love this idea! I love cocoa and it all looks so festive and yummy. I adore your Santa and I've never noticed that Cinnamon Stick tea before - I'll be on the lookout for it now, sounds so good.

    Merry Christmas to you!

  8. We found that same Santa t a thrift shop a couple of weeks ago and he found a new home with me!

    1. I bought my Santa brand new over twenty-five years ago! I've carefully packed him up every year after Christmas. He still looks brand new even today! Hope you will love yours as much as I love mine! Merry Christmas to you!

  9. Hi Lottie - how nice to meet you! I love your hot cocoa and hot tea station! Such a neat and cheery idea.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week and Merry Christmas to you and yours.


  10. Hello Lottie,f I'd love to have hot coca with you. Thanks for the invitation. Merry Christmas. Regula