Monday, January 17, 2011

My New Beverage Station :D

I am going completely stir crazy.  Seriously.  There are so many projects and things I want (and need) to do, yet I am still limited to what I can do.  My doctor is going to get even madder at me if I don't take it easy.

But I still need to do something, so I found some inspiration at Tracy Porter's blog.  So it's all Tracy's fault.  I love reading her posts and watching her videos.  They are super-fun!  The video that inspired me is the one about trays.  You can watch it here.

I decided to use the old Mexican silver tray for my Beverage Station. (Doesn't Beverage Station sound all fancy-smancy!?!?)  My husband pulled through for Christmas and purchased the Breville Electronic Milk frother (from my Christmas wish list), and I decided to have a designated spot for it, my coffee presses, coffee sugars, and hot chocolate toppers.

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The neat thing is that the Beverage Station is out of my kitchen's work triangle.  It is way back in the corner and out of the way.  Observe:

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I also set up my tea and breakfast area by my Beverage Station.  The mugs and plates are handy for a quick breakfast or snack.

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Oops!  I almost forgot the sweeteners!

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Another tray that I thought would be very useful is a tray with kitchen utensils, spices, oils, vinegars, etc., right by my stove.

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That's about all the fun I can handle in one day, although I might paint later.

I am joining Cielo for Show Off Your Cottage Monday.






Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

13 comments:

  1. Hi,
    Thank you for your suggestion about posting pictures side-by-side of my room with the room from Victoria when I have finished...of course at the rate I am getting it done that might take a while.(-: I like the use of trays in your kitchen...I don't have a tray, but I use an old wooden lazy susan that my Father made when I was a child to hold containers for my utencils and I love it. Have a great day!

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  2. Hi Ricki, I love it! Lately I've had company every Sunday morning for coffee and a bite. I usually have quick things like mini muffins, small danish, or doughnut holes etc. I set up a "coffee bar" basically, and use my white coffee carafe, with a pretty creamer, sugar, wooden stirs, sweeteners etc. I think it comes in handy to do this as you've done too, guests like to fix up their own coffee I've found. And can help themselves to a treat, we've had a great time. Your kitchen is just gorgeous. Right up my alley. xoxo tami

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  3. GREAT idea!!! I have to get all the fixin's out of the pantry each time, which is every morning. Something to consider!
    Have a great day...ENJOY YOUR PAINTING (you know your gonna have to open that paint can!)

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  4. It looks GREAT!! I just read the Hot Chocolate post too...yum! thanks for the visit, hope you are having a happy Monday. xo Lidy

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  5. I love the tray ideas. Been seeing alot of that on blogs but I wanted to tell you you have just the cutest kitchen.

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  6. Hi Richi!!!Bella la tua cucina e bellissimo il tuo "angolino" ma ...there's no place for an italian ESPRESSO??!xoxo Annalisa

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  7. That gives me an idea of using my homemade lazy susan...thanks! Visit me at Mel's Cabin for my ideas...

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  8. I like your beverage station Ricki Jill. Your kitchen looks great too. I have that same candle from Anthropologie?
    -marie

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  9. I love the tray ideas. Been seeing alot of that on blogs but I wanted to tell you you have just the cutest kitchen.

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  10. I. Want. One.
    A beverage station, that is! Yours is wonderful! I just can't settle on where to put it....but I'm thinking!

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  11. Oh, and Ricki - your kitchen is beautiful!

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  12. I just found this older post somehow and am so glad I did! I have been thinking of setting up a beverage station for Christmas and am going to follow all of your suggestions. Thanks so much for posting this!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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