Monday, December 30, 2013

Hot Chocolate Bar on my Dept 56 High Heeled Holiday Table

One of the funnest treats during 
is having hot cocoa by the fire.

I decided to set up
Hot Chocolate Bar

When trying to decide
where to set it up so that
the kiddies could
serve themselves,
I decided my new
Department 56 Patience Brewster
Krinkles High Heeled Holiday Table
would be the perfect spot
because it is so fun and it is 
short enough for them.

This is one of my new ebay
finds this year.  I had seen a couple
in years past, but one was not for
sale (it was at a store) and the other
was prohibitive in price.

This one was fairly reasonable
and you just have to love those
high heels!  It goes so well with
my Patience Brewster Christmas Cake Plate.

I found lots of fun ingedients
at the grocery store.
Many of them were 
that I haven't seen before.
(Go to or ebay
and do a search for Wilton Peppermint
and you will see all of these products.)

I love these for sitting in a mound of 
whipped cream 

or hanging off the edge
of a cup as my cup of cocoa shows in the first picture.

The silvered chocolate balls are the
only ones I didn't get locally.  I brought
several bags of those home from Paris
a few years ago.

These fun candy cane spoon by
Wilton were what brought me to the
store.  My friend had told me about them.

 But I found these fun 
Wilton candy cane twists too
along with the curls.

These fun chocolate curls
were from the grocery store too.

I served chocolate syrup also
along with vanilla flavored sugar
crystals.  Everyone loved topping their
whipped cream with these.

These fun blue and white snowflakes
were a big hit too.

I stacked the mugs on a pastry tier.
They didn't fit so I pulled it apart and
was able to reconfigure it so each tier
was tall enough.

I have requests by my kids
to keep this one
up all winter and I think I will!

I will be posting this with


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. That table is a HOOT! And I love a hot chocolate bar....Love the idea of the sugarf on the whipped cream.

  2. How cute and festive,bet the kids loved it..
    So you!

  3. Very cute and it looks like a lot of fun Jacqueline:@)

  4. Jamie your table is a show stopper, it's totally Devine I just love it and oh my how yummy you have set it chocolate is my very fav on a cold winters night.

    Hope you have a happy and healthy New Year!


  5. Sorry I mean Jackie errr that's what I get for writing so

  6. Gosh, between the cute table itself and all the goodies to put in the hot cocoa, step aside and let me at this station! Wow, my family would like this set up too, and so many neat Wilton things.
    Happy New Year Jacqueline.

  7. This is absolutely gorgeous. I hope you don't mind,but I pinned it. My family would love this. Happy new year

  8. PS We can't get the things you have in the US here in Australia. I would love to get those candy canes in different shapes. If they are here,I haven't seen them yet. I here we are getting Cos Co here soon. I've heard you girls talking about it,so I'm hoping we get it so that we can get some of the nice things you get.

  9. I loooooooove your new table with the darling high heels. You are so creative to use it as hot chocolate station. What a great idea you had for all the extra goodies! A perfect treat for family and friends.
    I think your family Christmas card iyou posted s the cutest one I have ever seen. I love all the pirate attitudes!
    Katherine S.

  10. How fun. I'm sure adults request to keep it up too.

  11. Sheer Delight!! Your grandkidlets have to LOVE coming to your beautiful home,'ve always got something creative going on. Makes me smile every time I visit!

    Have a wonderfully Happy & Healthy New Year, Hon & thanks for sharing your world with us.


  12. Hi Jacqueline, I laughed out loud when I saw the table "legs" in those cute shoes, stockings and red bows! This table is perfect for a whimsical hot chocolate station. Your guests must love coming to visit you to see what creative entertainment you have for them! Happy New Year to you and your family! Linda

  13. I want to come for hot chocolate at your house. This is adorable beyond description.

    Wishing you and your family a very happy new year.♥

  14. What fun in this and I love hot chocolate! I have never seen some of these products - I need to get out more! Love your adorable table - wow!
    Hope you have another fun year in 2014!!

  15. Oh Jacqueline, you found so many wonderful touches for your hot chocolate station, starting with that table! I love that! Love all the candy cane chocolate curl fun too, it must be wonderful after a snowy day!
    Happy New Year!

  16. Jacqueline this table is so you. Everything you do is elegant and fun and you are a gem to share it all with us. Happy New Year!

  17. Oh goodness, Jacqueline, I want to be a kid at your house! You provide such fun, magical times and settings. This is adorable!!
    Your ward party was such fun to see, too. I'm sure everyone had the absolute best night of friendship, food and activities. xo

  18. I know the grand kids LOVE to come to your house!love your whimsical table and all the goodies .

  19. What fun! That table is so great, and all of your hot cocoa additions are so festive. No wonder they want it left up all winter. I would too. laurie

  20. Oh my gosh!!! I love the table! I have the cake and sandwich plate to match!!! Your table is beautiful. I am definitely going to look for all the fun wilton candy cane items for Christmas!!
    An Accomplished Woman

  21. Oh what delicious fun, I missed this post last year! Your high heeled table is a wonderful find for your hot chocolate bar!


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