Thursday, December 5, 2013

Hot Cocoa Bar at The Shabby Cottage Open House

We are having our annual Christmas open house this weekend at the cottage.  Santa will be there, Shealyn will be there to take pictures, there will be a drawing(more on that below).  We will also have goodies and a hot cocoa bar that I wanted to talk about because it turned out super cute.  We got the idea from Pinterest of course, and here is our version...

Cocoa in a pretty apothecary jar...and all the fixins for a perfect cup of hot chocolate...crushed candy canes, milk chocolate, white chocolate, caramel and of course the marshmallows to top it off.

We have these cute little chalkboard totes with glass jars for sale.
(yes we know caramel is misspelled, it's a really small tote)

and these antique mason jars...

How cute is this antique coffee pot we're not actually using it we just had to add it to the display.

My mom made up these adorable bottles filled with cocoa, perfect to put in a stocking.

If you want to make your own hot cocoa buffet, I suggest adding different levels...

like the pedestal or cake plates(shop your house you'll be surprised what you find to use) 

 some greenery(we just went outside and cut some branches),a cute table runner, and some
Christmas napkins.  

Put all your fixins in cute jars or containers.  

Use lots of candy canes and ribbon to add color, 

and of course a cute sign to let everyone know to help themselves.

I also wanted to show what our drawing is for.  I made this sleigh and reindeer vinyl on the Cricut, for the wall above my Christmas village.  

I thought it was so cute I decided to have it as our prize.  So if you make it out to the cottage this weekend you can enter for a chance to win one for your own wall.  I also made one and adhered it to a metal plaque, it will be for sale at the cottage.  

Hope to see this weekend, we're open Friday and Saturday from 10~5.  It's going to be so much fun!

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Linking Too:
The Thrifty Groove

Monday, December 2, 2013

Santa's Comin' to the Cottage

(hey those are my kids)

That's right Santa Clause is coming to our little cottage.  Our Open House is December 6th and 7th, and we invited Santa to pose for pictures with your kids.  

Shealyn Stout will also be at the Cottage taking Santa pictures from noon-4 on Saturday.  
You can also bring the whole family 
on Friday from 2-5 for family pictures, so even if your a last minute person like me and you haven't gotten your Christmas card picture yet, 
Shealyn is super quick in getting your pictures delivered.  

We're also having a "Hot Cocoa" bar, a fun give~away, a drawing, lots of specials, and goodies.  I realize not all our readers are local, but if live near it will be a fun, festive time to visit the Cottage.  

It would make my day if you've been to the Cottage before and left your thoughts in the comment section!  just sayin'

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