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Hot Chocolate Bar & Dining Shelves {Christmas 2014}

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I can never say or read that sentence without hearing Andy Williams voice. Definitely my favorite Christmas song! It’s finally that time of year where I can overload my house with Christmas decor and post nothing but Christmas pictures without feeling guilty. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

A few days ago I shared my hot chocolate bar on Instagram and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I used everything I already have on my dining shelves – the World Market drying rack/mug holder, glass candy dish, spoons, and milk and cream holder. I moved my coffee machine over to the dining room (another reason I love my Keurig – it goes anywhere) and pulled out my collection of Target snowflake dishes.

I started placing the items until I thought they looked right and then knew I needed some type of sign identifying that this was indeed the hot chocolate station. Every time I go to Target I check out The One Spot and I usually find something I think I can use for a future project. So, off to my craft closet I went and spotted a chalkboard charger I had picked up a few weeks ago. Next, I looked on Pinterest for “hot chocolate bar chalkboard art” inspiration. Most were absolutely beautiful but way too advanced for me. So, I stuck with what I ย know – my handwriting, lines and dots!

Honestly I was very surprised it even turned out this well! I used a chalkmarker, also from The One Spot. I placed the board on the shelf and called it done.

I did have to make a Target run to pick up the hot cocoa k-cups and while I was there I checked out The One Spot again and saw the beautiful gold and silver straws. Perfect! The “cocoa” sign is a slate placecard I’ve had for awhile, I use it every season and just write something new with chalk. The little snowflake bowl will be perfect for marshmallows or chocolate chips.

I completed the rest of my dining shelves using my collection of snowflake dishes. I started my collection four years ago, and luckily every year Target brings it back and adds a few more items. I usually wait till after Christmas to buy the new items so I can get the best deal.

As you can see when I started styling my shelves, it was red tag galore! The greenery is from Michael’s a couple years ago. Snowflake candle holder is also a Target One Spot item from last year.

On top of my shelves are four plates I bought after Christmas last year and I just love them! They tie everything together! Mercury glass candle holder is also from Target. Unfortunately I cannot remember where I bought the silver glitter reindeer, but I’ll be willing to bet it was Target or Michael’s! The plate racks are from the Dollar Store.

My rustic chic Christmas dining shelves are complete even though I’m sure I’ll be tweaking and straightening a few items (I’ve already spotted a few).ย Hope you enjoyed!

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1 Comment

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    Cynthia DiClemente
    January 5, 2015 at 1:33 am

    I absolutely LOVE the dining room shelves! They are absolute perfection!!!! Love love love!!!!!

    Check out my blog…

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