For those of us who live in small homes, we typically don’t have a lot of flat surface space. That is especially true of my own kitchen counters.
But I found a way to have a portable hot chocolate station for the holidays tucked into a corner of my kitchen, and I wanted to share it with you.
To reduce the look of clutter, it is especially important to use trays. Trays gather what you need in one space and can be moved if necessary.
Trays also corral things and looks tidy.
I’m a firm believer in using trays and boxes and baskets in my home for storage and organization.
Using this one little corner of my counter next to the refrigerator, I was able to get everything I needed to create the hot chocolate station while taking up a minimum amount of space.
I found this sweet little lamb at the grocery store. Isn’t he cute with the bird on his back along for the ride?
I’ve had the vintage ornaments a long time. I only have about 7-8 that haven’t gotten broken over the years, so I use them in vignettes like this where it doesn’t matter how many I have.
It creates a vintage element to my vignette, which I like.
This little vignette accomplished everything I wanted it to.
There are two kinds of hot chocolate, a little measuring bowl filled with marshmallows and a bit of Christmas decor to spice things up.
I found the mug at World Market. I thought it looked rather boho-ish.
I didn’t want to buy a mug with a Christmas scene on it because then I’d have to put it away after the holidays. Plus I’d be taking up precious storage space for something I’d use a month a year.
That’s not very smart when you live in a small space home.
I imagine there will be many days this winter when I will be in my recliner watching Netflix, warmed by my portable fireplace, sipping hot chocolate.