Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Peek Inside...Or At...My Coffee, Tea, And Cocoa Table

So awhile back I posted about my coffee cupboard. I kept all my coffee, tea, and cocoa in a little cupboard over my Keurig. And it worked great. Until it didn't. With the kids home now, we are drinking a lot more coffee (me!), tea (Madison and me), and cocoa (Peyton). We were in and out of that little cupboard all day long. Soooo, I decided to change things up a bit. I went shopping at my favorite store...my house...and found that the table in the mudroom would make a perfect place to put all our daily hot beverage needs. I moved the mudroom table into the kitchen, and replaced it with a smaller one that was sitting lonely in the kitchen, serving no purpose except collecting dust. I rearranged a few things in the pantry, and came out with two little baskets. And now...the finished product. Much easier to access, and kinda fun looking too. : )


 
 
Here's the top...
 
 
with mugs waiting...
 
 
to be filled with your choice of hot coffee, tea or cocoa.
 
 
And on the bottom...some of my cookbook collection to tie it all together.
 
 
Have a seat and share a cup with me, won't you friends?

17 comments:

  1. I love how well organized you and your home are. This is a really fun and useful idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Love, love, LOVE!! Did I mention I LOVE this :) Such a sweet, cozy idea. Have a beautiful day.

    Hugs!

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  3. "A Peek Inside" don't you know that I get all giddy when you have a post with that in the title. I lean in, take my time, and soak it all in! How I love a peek into your country, cozy, wonderful house! ~ The gooseberry patch bookbooks... love love love them too! They look adorable lined up on the shelf there! ~ I love this idea. I have a little "tea table" we call it but really it just holds the tea cups we use and a little dessert tray. I'd love to redo that with little baskets. I love your mugs out and the pretty baskets. I ALWAYS want to go redo my kitchen when I see yours. ~ Delightful Billie Jo, Delightful!

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  4. Looks great and very convenient. I just bought some of that Candy Cane cocoa to try out, it sounds tasty and perfect for Winter :)

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  5. I had a good chuckle when you mentioned drinking more coffee now that you school at home. Same here! Seriously, I cannot function without my morning cup (or two). Looks great!

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  6. How incredibly inviting! It looks like something you would find at a Bed and Breakfast. I hope that your children appreciate it! :-)

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  7. What a fun idea!!! Especially for fall. Now in December and January you can change it up with each season/month/theme!! How fun. I can't even imagine not worrying about littles totally ruining that beautiful spot you made. Thanks for sharing...I even see your International Foods Coffee!!

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  8. Oh you know I would LOVE to be able to sit and have some coffee with you my friend!
    I love your new coffee/tea/hot chocolate station. It fits right in your beautiful home.
    I love shopping my home also.
    Have a wonderful week!

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  9. That looks fabulous and I love how you did it with things you already had! What a pleasant place for you all to go to take a break from your hard work. I wish I could sit and have a cup with you. Someday maybe. Have a great day Billie Jo.

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  10. if my girls could get to hot chocolate on their own they might never stop!!:) it looks so pretty. and organized...but of course right?!:)
    I love when a little inspiration hits and instantly you were like...."what took me so long...this is perfect!":)
    have a happy day billie jo

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  11. Love it! Wish I could join you for a cup of coffee!

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  12. What a awesome mom!!! Thanks for inspiring me. LOVE IT! (did I mention I love it?lol)--btw..I'm moving in, LOLOL. Blessings

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  13. Awesome! I mean you must be putting on a bed and breakfast over there... so cute!

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  14. Oh, I absolutely LOVE this. You know, you're going to start having people (from Dallas) knocking on your door expecting to stay for a week to try that hot cocoa/tea/coffee bar...and all those yummy fall treats. :)

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  15. I need you over here pronto! Love this idea (of course the girls at this age would pull everything off of the shelves. Clara would eat the books. They'd be climbing up... but when they're older this is SUCH a good idea!)

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