6/10/13

Coffee! Coffee! I Love My Coffee!

Hey everyone!  I hope y'all are having a great morning.  My morning has to start with a great big mug of coffee.  Do you love your coffee, especially your morning brew, as much as I do?  Well, some of you probably do.  I didn't even start drinking coffee until I was into my twenties -- like a gazillion years ago!  I've given up caffeine a few times, but always come back.  Now I don't have a fancy-shmancy coffee maker, just my Hamilton Beach Thermal coffee maker, but into that 10-year old machine goes a good quality coffee and all the little extras that make it my special "cuppa."  Well, when you have these special accoutrements, you need a place to have them conveniently available  displayed, right?  Hence, "The Coffee Station" was born!  Thanks to blogs and Pinterest, there are more "coffee station" ideas out there than you can shake a stick at -- from super-simple to the "extreme," from very practical to "this is so pretty no one can use it," and everything in between.  So, today I thought I'd share what I've come up with over the last couple of years.

Well, obviously, this was before I ever saw my first "Coffee Station," because this is super-simple!  I have my coffee maker, coffee canister, my Fiesta Cream & Sugar, and a small ramekin for my spoon.


Then The Man added this glass-door cabinet to the left of the sink, which quickly became the perfect display area for some of my Fiesta dishes & cups, and a...... 

New location for my serviceable but plain coffee station.  I did display it all on a pretty placemat!  Well, this spot was okay, but it's right over the dishwasher and was a bit in the way when cleaning up after a meal and loading up the dirty dishes.  Soooo......

I got the brilliant idea to move it just slightly left & onto the built-in kitchen buffet.  This was earlier this year and looked pretty all dressed up in reds and whites for Winter and Valentines.  You see I've added 
a few things -- Torani Syrup & a cute clear-glass canister for my coffee.

When Spring arrived, I revamped the coffee station a bit with white china pieces, a blue placemat, 
and I added another cute clear-glass canister for an extra coffee blend.

I also added this mug "drying" rack from World Market.  I originally liked it on the island, but......

Another change was in order.  Can't believe it, can you?  Well, neither can The Man -- he just
simple shakes his head in wonder as to what might change next!

I had this old silver tray in my decor closet and decided that would be a cool new element
to add to the coffee station.

I kept some of the white pieces, but brought in some reds, too.  I adore the little red Fiesta cream pitcher which holds the cute demitasse spoons that we got in Spain.

I like making my own blends of coffee, but was tired of using two different canisters, so I found this
large jar in my decor closet & added the lid from an apothecary jar, plus a ribbon in reds & turquoise.
My "special brew" is all mixed up and looking pretty, too!

Chocolate and Hazelnut Torani syrup fitted with pumps, stand at the ready!  There was also
room on the tray for my Bon Jour foamer.  I don't know what it is about adding the foam element,
but coffee is just plain coffee without it.  Well, that's my opinion anyway!

I did a bit of other switching and decided to re-locate my mug rack over here right next to the coffee station.  I think it looks so fun and colorful with the under-cabinet lights shining on it.

Ahhhh......my favorite scene first thing in the morning!  I'm sure my coffee station will get tweaked again and again, but I'm lovin' this new look for now, and I already had everything, so it was FREE!    Okay, who wants a cuppa?

Thanks so much for stopping by and listening to me ramble.  I love having company, especially when you let me know you've stopped by, so please leave me a comment.  You are always welcome here!
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17 comments:

  1. So pretty. Love the silver tray. The fiesta ware is awesome. Thanks for sharing. Hope you are staying cool!

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  2. Your coffee station is so cute! We don't have a coffee maker because my husband is the only real coffee drinker around here and he does his in a one-cup filter right on his mug. We have an electric tea kettle that I keep in the same area as my tea-bag tin, so it's kind of a tea station, I guess. :)

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  3. Looks great! I love the silver tray. It reminds me of all the ritzy people having coffee & tea in the afternoons when "the help" brings it out. Can you tell I read a lot???

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  4. Love this idea, sweet lady. I just finished washing and running vinegar thru hubby's hamilton beach machine. He would love something like this, he is the coffee maker/drinker in the family. I have almost stopped drinking it for some reason.

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  5. You, me both Carol!!!! Love your coffee nook, definitely having one for my upcoming kitchen, have one now that's functional but an eye-sore. Love yours deary!

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  6. It looks really nice, Carol! I especially like the silver tray. Don't you love Torani syrups? My son loves to try all the different ones. Our grocery store carries small bottles so it's easy to try several flavors, then we go to World Market to get the bigger bottles. :)

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  7. Carol I love your coffee station. I've been thinking of getting a French drying rack for coffee mugs also and seeing yours I think I will.

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  8. I love your coffee station and your silver tray is just gorgeous! I started drinking coffee in my 20's too and have never turned back. Everything looks great as always. Blessings, Dani

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  9. I love you coffee station. Thank you so much for linking with me at Hickory Trail.

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  10. Love your ever changing coffee station pictures. One thing always stays the same though, enjoying a good cuppa Joe! Cheers!

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  11. Looks great! I love the idea of a coffee station and wish I had the space (gotta start my day with a cup or two)!

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  12. Love your station, but your coffe mug holder is the best. I think it looks just darling with all the colorful mugs and saucers. Perfect find!! Thanks for sharing at the Cabin's Budget Decorating Party!

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  13. I don't really like coffee, but I don't really like it when my head hits my desk when I fall asleep either. Coffee comes as savior for me though it helps to awake for litter more time .

    Thanks
    Finn Felton

    Kopi Luwak

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  14. Oh yes...LOVE our morning coffee! Our coffee "station" consists of my Mr. Coffee, LOL! I would sure love to come see you one morning, what a treat that would be!!!
    Such a pleasure having you share at AMAZE ME MONDAY, thanks sooo much!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  16. So fairly. Love the gold plate. The bamboula ware is amazing. Thanks for discussing. Wish you are remaining cool! What is Kopi Luwak?

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Carol

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