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18 December, 2014

My Christmas Hot Cocoa Station...That Doubles as a Centerpiece!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Christmas Hot Cocoa StationI have to admit that I have been admiring the hot cocoa stations that I have seen on other blogs…a special spot to keep all that you need to create a wonderful cup of hot cocoa…but I have such a small home that I couldn’t find a way to fit it into my kitchen. And then it dawned on me…why not use it as a Christmas centerpiece in the breakfast room? And my little idea began to take shape!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Hot Cocoa Station Christmas Centerpiece So I started pulling out a few of my favorites…both old and new…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Hot Cocoa Station Christmas Centerpiece …such as my vintage Red Cliff ironstone teapot (note that it sports my favorite grapey motif)…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Hot Cocoa Station Christmas Centerpiece …and some wonderful frenchy Joyeux Noël mugs that were calling my name at Home Goods this year. I gave each mug a candy cane and a chocolate spoon (from World Market) to add some extra spice to the hot cocoa.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Hot Cocoa Station Christmas Centerpiece Then I filled my little lead crystal urn with extras in case more guests arrive…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Hot Cocoa Station Christmas Centerpiece …and my little cut glass dessert compote with even more marshmallows…because you know you can never have too many!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Hot Cocoa Station Christmas Centerpiece Then just to add a little more frenchiness, I put some festive red and green ornaments in my French wire egg stand, making sure to top it off with a shiny star!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Hot Cocoa Station Christmas Centerpiece And there you have it! I love that it has everything that I need to serve my guests and it doesn’t take up any extra space in my kitchen since I always have a Christmas-y centerpiece anyway...perfect! And…did you notice that I also managed to continue the Christmas tartan theme that has been echoing throughout my décor this year?

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Tartan and Magnolia Christmas Mantel Just in case you missed it, here’s a peek at my tartan and magnolia Christmas mantel…starring my Pottery Barn inspired faux magnolia wreath!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pewter and Plaid Christmas Tablescape And here’s my pewter and plaid Christmas tablescape…with a fun Christmas tree napkin fold! I can’t wait for my special guests to see those napkins! :-)

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Hot Cocoa Station Christmas Centerpiece And speaking of special guests, I hope you’ll stay for a cup of hot cocoa…

Isabella …and Miss Isabella says to be sure to come back because we will be sharing some super-easy and inexpensive last-minute ways to decorate for Christmas…so stay tuned!

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  1. Love your hot cocoa station and the Joyeux Noel cups. Merry Christmas to you and your staff.

  2. Your cocoa bar has such a great decorative touch. I'm crazy about the cups! Merry Christmas.

  3. Gorgeous, Deb. "Hi" Miss Isabella. Deb

  4. I love your mugs. Such a beautiful tray display and definitely looks inviting and yummy. Merry Christmas

  5. Very inviting Debbie, and a perfect centerpiece too, love the dual purpose of it!

  6. Great idea! I'm loving those cups,too.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  7. I am so glad you purchased those mugs, they could not be any more perfect for you!! It all looks yummy and inviting!

  8. You have created yet another charming vignette that I very much admire. You have such great ideas! I love those mugs, too! Best wishes for a truly Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Lovely vignette.thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas.

  10. Thank you for sharing a beautiful and "sweet" idea. Peace and Blessings

  11. Debbie,
    I agree. . .those mugs have Confessions Of A Plate Addict written all over them!!!
    C'est magnifique!!!
    Love, LOVE, L O V E the green and red ornaments in your egg stand!!!
    Clever idea!!!
    Isabella is looking as beautiful as ever!!!
    Oh, I'm on my way for a virtual cup of hot cocoa!!!

  12. Love it when I can make do and make nice with what I have on hand! You've done that beautifully.

    Please drop by!
    Happy Christmas!
    Happy Christmas,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  13. Ms. Isabella is sooo sweet, just like you cocoa station! Lol
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  14. Your kitty is darling and I love your hot cocoa station!


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