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!
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A Favorite Thing at Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Sunny Simple Sundays at Sunny Simple Life..