I Love Coffee, I Love Tea...

It's a snowy day here in Minnesota...and I like nothing better than to have
 a nice hot latte or cup of tea!

coffee tea cocoa station

Recently, I found a wood tray at the thrift store.  I had planned to decoupage the interior, but had trouble getting the look I wanted.  I finally just removed the paper, allowed the decoupage medium to dry, and then painted the tray.


coffee tea cocoa station

It ended up with a nice light crackle finish, that I accented with a dark/clear wax mixture to seal the paint.  I think it was a happy accident!

coffee tea cocoa station

The tray is perfect to use on the kitchen counter for a coffee/tea/cocoa station...
and I love the light color to break up the dark counter.


coffee tea cocoa station

Aren't these the cutest mugs?  
I bought them from Crate and Barrel's Valentine collection...

coffee tea cocoa station

coffee tea cocoa station

I love these cute thrifted polka dot teacups, too...

coffee tea cocoa station


coffee tea cocoa station

How about you? Coffee, tea, or cocoa?



I am joining~
Tweak It Tuesday
Vintage Inspiration Party 

Until next time...


34 comments

  1. Linda, What a fabulous mistake !! worked out so nicely I actually love it. Seeing your cute coffee station makes me want one now. I have been thinking about one for a while now. Also I remember my SIL had an album of the Inkspots, she like old classic stuff...she would play that I think they sound so good. Thanks for this sweet post. Hope you are doing well . Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  2. So cute! I love the polka dot tea cups.

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  3. It was a perfect day for hot tea or cocoa! Cute tea container and very fun cups!
    Keep warm!
    deb

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  4. That was definitely a happy accident! I love when that happens :)

    I'm in love with those polka dot cups, but then again, I love anything with polka dots.

    That valentine brought back lots of memories. I remember exchanging valentines with all my classmates in elementary school (do they still call it that?) and they looked just like that one.

    (stopping by from CLH)

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  5. What a great coffee station. I've been looking for a tray just like this. I'm getting a coffee table and wanted to us mine for magazines. This is too great an idea!

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  6. Adorable. Just adorable. That little tea container is so sweet.

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  7. Love how you change
    things up seasonally ~
    and beautifully! So so
    pretty!

    I love all three bevs,
    although I have to be
    careful with coffee,
    even decaf, so it's a
    special treat : )

    Looking forward to
    sharing a cuppa with
    you in a few short weeks!

    xo Suzanne

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  8. Your tray turned out beautiful and I love your beverage station! The cups and mugs are darling and I love the chalkboard label and vintage tea container, too. It is evening here, so I am craving some tea right now.....xo Karen

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  9. Linda, accidents can give you the best results like your gorgeous tray. It looks perfect on your counter. I am loving the cups, too! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

    Hugs, Dianne

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  10. Your tray turned out lovely, the crackled finish is really great. I had a similar "accident" after painting a shelf. I forgot it out over night and we had frost. The paint went all crackled and looked so nice. Love your pretty cups too, all looks so lovely and cosy together in the tray. I am a black coffee and herb tea person. Always start my day with a big mug of coffee :). Pam xx

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  11. A perfect happy accident! Love those polka dot cups. I'm a hot coffee and iced tea kinda gal. Thanks so much Linda for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  12. Love the way your tray came out, Linda! Perfect!

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  13. Love the beverage station! Love the color combinations and how you put it all together. Makes me want to sit down and have some hot cocoa! ( after my first cup of coffee ! Gotta have that jump start. LOL ) Your attention to detail is so much fun! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. That is a happy accident! Your whole beverage station is so charming and it looks perfect for Valentine's Day.

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  15. Love the crackle glaze tray, so interesting that this is coming back into fashion, I remember when I crackle glazed two of my bedside tables way back in the early 1990s. Those polka dot mugs and the latte mugs are just too cute...the red really sets the tone for valentine's day. Sharon

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  16. So much loveliness in one post! Love the tray and the sweet mugs especially.

    Tea! Peppermint, Chamomile and Honey, Green tea and Cranberry, Snore and Peace and Earl Grey in my cupboard at the moment! I do love my lunchtime latte at home though in my special Costa cup that Elliott gave me :)

    Karen x

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  17. So adorable! Love the vintage finds, the station is perfect.
    Happy Valentine's Day.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  18. That tray works out perfectly for your drinks station, Linda. That certainly was a happy accident. Although it is rare and far between for me, I love when that happens. Pretend that was your intention all along! : ) Love the latte mugs - so cute especially for Valentine's Day. Have a happy one, by the way!

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  19. Super cute coffee station, I have been trying to figure out a place to put one and you post helped inspiration strike! I love anything red and white polka dot so I totally would have bought those too :)

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  20. Just adorable!

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  21. I love all three. Your new coffee mugs are adorable! I like the polka dot ones too. That tray looks so nice now that you've transformed it. I use a little wooden tray to keep my coffee stuff in too.

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  22. Linda,
    Just sooooo cute. I love the cups. The red and white polka dots are adorable and the cups from Crate and Barrel are fabulous. What a cute coffee bar. Perfect for Valentines Day Week End.
    Enjoy.
    Kris

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  23. LOVE! Your little coffee corner is sweet! I would have snapped up those polka dot cups if I found them first. :o) The latte cups are adorable, too. Perfect for Valentine's Day!

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  24. I love your pictures !!! I wish you a nice Sunday !!! love greetings from angie from Germany

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  25. This makes such a pretty coffee bar...from the tray to the cups and everything else Linda! I love it.
    sending hugs...

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  26. I have a little coffee corner but it is actually quite boring! I think I need a pick me up in that corner. So cute Linda!

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  27. I have a hot drink "station" similar to yours with pretty items in a tray. I love how you re-did your thrift store tray, looks so pretty. And I love those mugs! Crate and Barrel has some wonderful stuff...it's always been one of my favorite stores.

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  28. I'm a cocoa girl. Wish I were a coffee lady, love the idea of sitting down with a cup of coffee but I just can't do it. LOL.

    Your tray turned out very great and looks pretty on the counter! Don't you just love it when things turn out wonderful in an unexpected way!

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  29. That tray turned out really cute and I love how it corrals all your cute things together.

    I'm a coffee girl in the morning, but in the evening I won't say no to cocoa or coffee with baileys ;)

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  30. I will drink any and all of those...coffee in the morning, hot chocolate mid afternoon and maybe some tea after dinner.

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