Welcome to our monthly Pinterest Challenge hosted by my friend Cindy of County Road 407. Every month a group of blogging friends get together to share their interpretations of a decorating photo found on Pinterest. This month it’s all about creating a wintertime favorite ~ a cozy Hot Chocolate Bar…
If you are new to my blog French Ethereal, a hearty welcome to you! For all of my friends and for everyone stopping by from
Christy’s cocoa bar was wonderful wasn’t it?! Serious yum! She has the best ideas and the prettiest home (I love her fireplace with its pretty herringbone brick!). I just love her style!!
Well, let’s get this party rolling, shall we?? 😉
This month’s Pinterest Challenge comes to us from Jessica Kirkland of Pen + Paper Flowers who has such a pretty website! Here in her hot chocolate bar, Jessica used a nice variety of rustic wooden boxes, a wooden cake stand and an oak round as the base of her display. I love seeing the creamware mugs set inside the vintage crate box!
She also has a nice collection of jars and bottles holding toppings and syrups, Piroulines, candy canes and marshmallows ~ fun toppings to put on your hot chocolate and maybe an ice cream dish or two!
My chocolate bar interpretation
I didn’t really have any cute wooden boxes to use for this hot chocolate bar but I had a new wood round to use as my focal point lift. On and around it I set out:
- favorite Christmas and wintertime mugs
- mismatched silver spoons set in a pretty Christmas mug
- a small stack of vintage plates for little snacks are welcome enough.
To this I added in “The Goodies…”
- a box of favorite hot chocolate
- a tin of holiday tea (for non-hot chocolate drinkers)
- some chocolate mints (wonderful melty goodness when added in to hot chocolate!)
- candy cane rounds and shepherd’s crooks to crush-up and sprinkle on top
- whipping cream (not pictured)
- also fun ~ mini marshmallows (which I totally forgot to put out but have!)
All were set out on the beautiful English barley-twist tea cart I bought while in England and then my brother brought back with his family’s move back to the States for me in 2005.
Easy peasy yummy squeezy!
Creating your own hot chocolate bar isn’t difficult to put together and it doesn’t have to have many components to it, really.
A close-up of the little Santa Christmas mug…
What will you put on your hot chocolate?
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you’ve enjoyed my hot chocolate bar interpretation and are inspired to create one of your own for your next holiday event.
I encourage you to stop by all of this month’s participants, too. If you can’t visit everyone right now, just stop back here to pick up the links and continue your visits.
Next up on this hot chocolately Pinterest Challenge adventure is Paula of Sweet Pea and I know you’re going to love her hot chocolate station! Check out her Christmas family room, too. A wonderful room filled with happy memories and family pieces!
Thursday Favorite Things ~ Follow the Yellow Brick Home