A Bar Everyone Can Join in On!

December 9th, 2018 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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I decided to change my sideboard up a little and feature a hot chocolate bar with all the fixings!
I picked up this cute little medical cabinet at a local sale (you know me and my fetish for vintage medical pieces).  Itll work just dandy for holding all the fixins.  

I love these little frames from Ikea.  A buck a piece....seriously!  What can you get for a buck now a days.  Not even a cup of coffee...ha!  And A little sign was needed just so you know for sure what youd be gettin!
And of course I need all the goodies to make that hot chocolate even better.   Some carmel, more chocolate, some flavored marshmellows, cinnamon sticks and/or peppermint sticks.   Whats ever to your likin.  Hmmmmm good!
Some gift tags were used to clarify what youre actually putting in those drinks ;-)  You could add a little spirit in there if you wish!  Its Christmas-time after all!
And I thought some coffee fixings might work in cocoa as well!  Im all for trying new things :-)  And the industrial thingamagig (great technical term) and silver tree is an awesome addition to this display.
And of course I need the hot chocolate! 
I already had this awesome beverage dispenser and since there was no need for cold beverages, itll work as just the right tabletop embellishment, along with the cute little wire tree.   
And some vintage cups (along with a couple new ones) are just what we need to serve up the hot chocolate! 
Now all I need is the guests!  Whos up for some hot chocolate?
I decided to change my sideboard up a little and feature a hot chocolate bar with all the fixings!

I decided to change my sideboard up a little and feature a hot chocolate bar with all the fixings!

My sincerest apologies for being so negligent of my JMS duties.  I know....my bad!  But I'm trying to get back into the swing of things, and after having my house featured in a local home tour, I thought it would be the perfect time to show you some of my holiday decor!   In the past we've seen many a wine bar on this site, but how about something everyone can join in on! I decided to feature a hot chocolate bar on the recent tour.  This is something everyone can enjoy both young and old!

Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette Lorsung of Cottage Elements
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Comments (14)

MelBrandle writes: Wow, I fully agree that hot chocolate can indeed be enjoyed by just about anyone, me included! Perhaps there could also be additional options like rum and ice on the side? Posted: 2:48 am on January 9th
CottageElements writes: Sorry, JunkPony! You'll just have to make some tonight :-) Might have to add some Bailey's to it, too. I'm off to get some cause it sounds soooo good! Retiredbp2, I'm starting on my cookies, so the smell is even better! Hope they turn out :-/

Lani Posted: 11:25 am on December 12th
LloydsLandingofSears writes: Too awesome for words! The air must carry the most wonderful scents throughout the house too... Love it! ~Mary~ Posted: 6:45 pm on December 10th
Junkpony writes: This is great, so many cool elements! Unfortunately I checked this post at 10:00 Sunday night and immediately had a craving for all things chocolate, thanks a lot Lanette :) Posted: 8:50 pm on December 9th
Bec4 writes: I love it! I am with Jim, a little Bailey's added, mmm! Posted: 8:50 am on December 9th
CottageElements writes: Ingrid, you made my day! Thanks so much :-) Sue, you know you are invited anytime. I'll even get John to make us dinner, and maybe we'll add a little something extra to that hot chocolate ;-) Like I said, stop by anytime!

Lani Posted: 8:34 pm on December 8th
suewhitney writes: Sure makes me want to have a cup of hot chocolate...at your house. I'm on my way!

Take Care,
Sue Posted: 10:36 am on December 8th
Ingrid writes: You made my Christmas. Thank you. Posted: 2:31 pm on December 7th
emw1203 writes: This is just a fantastic idea....And so nicely displayed. Great idea for the upcoming holidays. Wonderful idea and thanks for sharing!!!! Posted: 9:02 am on December 7th
georgiamoon writes: Hey guys! Sounds like a party...of some sort. I really, really do need a road trip but I think I may have to wait until it warms up a little bit in Minnesota! Wow I would have been SO upset about someone taking that little cabinet...thank god you got it back. Knowing you, you will find so many things to do with it. Maybe it can show up in other posts that I can drool over! Happy Holidays my friend!
Georgia Posted: 7:01 am on December 7th
CottageElements writes: That would be an interesting picture...me and Georgia wrestling! Maybe we could do a webcast, lol! And I'd sure love to have you all over! Maybe some day? Don't you need a road trip? Btw, Georgia, that cabinet has a little bit of history. Bought it at a sale, paid for it, went to lunch and when I came back to get it, it was gone! Someone had taken it with them (supposedly by mistake) and it ended up in North Dakota. They had to ship it back and because it was not packaged very well, the glass came back shattered. Thankfully it was just the glass and so I easily replaced it. Some people can be so dumb!

Lani Posted: 2:46 pm on December 6th
JunkArchitect writes: Jeez, I want to see you and Georgia Moon wrestle for the cabinet. I'll bring some Tia Maria and Baileys...they both go with hot chocolate!

What a magnificent bar...Merry Christmas...!

Posted: 10:52 am on December 6th
georgiamoon writes: Lani....I'm on my way! What a great set-up and it looks so great too! I LOVE the little cabinet so much that I would wrestle you for it. Wouldn't THAT be somethin' to see??? Hahaha, just lovely as always.
Happy Holidays!
Georgia Posted: 7:19 am on December 6th
StrangeCargo writes: Lani, very cool (or should I say "hot") bar in your beautiful space! Thanks for the peek.

Ken Posted: 10:22 am on December 5th
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