A Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar, guest post by Lauren Mills

on loan from Bering’s: Juliska Country Estate Winter Frolic Ruby Hostess Tray | Juliska Country Estate Winter Frolic Mug | Juliska Country Estate Winter Frolic Joy To The World Gift Tray | Reed & Barton Burgundy Silverplate 25-cup Coffee Urn | Waterford Lismore Diamond 6″ Bowl (similar here) | Peppermint Sticks and Cake Pop Spoons from the Coffee & Gourmet Counter

Christmas morning is not complete without hot chocolate or cocoa as we called it growing up. I envision sitting around the tree, opening presents with a steaming mug. Doesn’t that sound cozy? 

Since I’m hosting Christmas breakfast this year (see my tabletop here), I wanted to set up a help yourself Hot Chocolate Bar.  Juliska has the cutest ruby winter collection that’s perfect for the holidays! I set up the bar with coffee mugs on the left, the hot chocolate in a beautiful silver plated urn in the middle, and toppings on the right.  I used my grandmother’s antique silver cigarette holders to hold the peppermint sticks and a crystal bowl overflows with marshmallows.

My talented friend Nancy provided the finishing touches that really make it special. She painted a beautiful “Hot Chocolate Bar” sign that ties into the Juliska Country Estate Winter pattern and adorned my hutch with fresh Holly berries & leaves that we snagged from my parent’s backyard. I also love the mini vases with deep red flowers sprinkled through out.

Receive 15% off your entire Bering’s purchase thru December 24th with code merry18.

This post is in collaboration with Bering’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Calligraphy and Styling by Nancy Bihlmaier. Photography by Ailee Petrovic of Snapshots & My Thoughts.

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