Christmas

Christmas Coffee Bar

A year ago, I was just dreaming of and making plans for a coffee bar in our little kitchen. Now, this favorite corner of mine is getting a festive touch. So many of our Christmas traditions include a hot cup coffee or cocoa in hand — whether it is decorating the tree or driving around town to see the lights. 

Christmas Coffee Bar -- with vintage flair

Our coffee bar is fully stocked for the season — coffee, tea and cocoa, flavored syrups, candy canes. Anything you need to make a cup of cheer! 

Christmas Coffee Bar

I add a red snowflake platter to corral a few necessary items. The Christmas themed sugar and creamer set were a thrifting find. The sugar bowl is full of raw sugar, while the creamer holds onto tiny ceramic stirring spoons and the milk frother. I would love to find some Christmas-y milk glass mugs to hang from those hooks next year. 

Christmas Coffee Bar

 

Christmas Coffee Bar

I had so much fun adding some vintage elements to the shelf above the coffee cabinet !

Christmas Coffee Bar

The plant in the coffee can {my favorite coffee!} was already sitting on the shelf, but I paired him with a cutie deer plate {Target a couple of years ago} and a vintage Santa mug. I spotted that winky face at a Goodwill last year. He was so cute, and for 50 cents…I just could not pass him up. I was shocked when I saw some similar mugs at antique store last week for $10 and up! I officially call that a thrifting score! 

Christmas Coffee Bar

My vintage thermos collection transitions from fall to winter seamlessly. They moseyed on over to the kitchen from my fall mantel and a couple found their way to the coffee bar shelf. A fitting place, I think. :) 

Christmas Coffee Bar

I, of course, included one of my faux-globes from Christmases past. I can’t resist tiny deer and bottle brush trees! 

Christmas Coffee Bar -- with vintage flair

Our whole house has a very vintage Christmas feel to it, but our kitchen feels very 1960’s lake house. The kind of Christmas decor Betty Draper would approve of. I’ll show you more of the kitchen when I do a whole house tour next week! 

Christmas Coffee Bar

Now, the burning question. What is your favorite hot beverage to sip on at Christmas time? 

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Bottle Brush Tree Christmas Mantel

I hope you all enjoyed the Christmas Traditions Blog Tour as much as I did! It was so much fun to get to know all of the awesome ladies on the tour a little better. If you missed any of the stops on the tour, or would just like to revisit them, you can find them all here

The Christmas fun continues! I’m excited to share more of my holiday decor as we inch toward the big day. First up is the fireplace mantel!

Bottle Brush Tree Christmas Mantel

 

The mantel took me all of 5 minutes to decorate this year, which is awesome. It normally takes me much longer to get the mantel all set. :)

Bottle Brush Tree Christmas Mantel

I left the mirror layered with the chippy oval frame and just added our stockings and a row of bottle brush trees. 

Bottle Brush Tree Christmas Mantel

Some I already had and some are new. The pink & pastel trees and the plain white were from last year. I added the ivory & champagne, white with red and blue bulbs, and mini green trees this year. All of the new ones are from Hobby Lobby, but I’ve also seen a great selection at Target. 

Bottle Brush Tree Christmas Mantel

Bottle Brush Tree Christmas Mantel

Bottle Brush Tree Christmas Mantel

Bottle Brush Tree Christmas Mantel

What is on your mantel this year? 

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Christmas Traditions Tour – Day 5

I can’t believe the last day of the tour is already here! I have had a blast learning about my bloggy friends’ Christmas traditions. I’ve got a few new ideas for our family! If you missed any of the tour, you can find links to each post here

Christmas Traditions day 5

A Kid Friendly Christmas Tree @ Fifty Two Weekends of DIY

A Kid Friendly Christmas Tree @ Fifty Two Weekends of DIY

 

Christmas Eve Fondue Dinner @ Life on Virginia Street

Christmas Eve Fondue Dinner @ Life on Virginia Street

 

Through the Years: Christmas Tree Stump Display @ Migonis Home

Through the Years: Christmas Tree Stump Display

 

Deck the Halls (and a Pickle)! @ Lemon Thistle

Deck the Halls (and a Pickle)!

 

Figuring out our Holiday Traditions @ Grace Langdon Art

Figuring out our Holiday Traditions