My tiered fall hot beverage bar is a testament to two things, my love affair with both tiered trays and traditional fall colors!
Normally by mid October we should be seeing some of those traditional fall colors in the great outdoors as trees begin to fade into the beautiful colors God created for us. This year however, we are experiencing record high temps and summer flowers are still blooming! Alas, we push forward and create those fall feels with our home decor beginning with a hot beverage bar!
On a recent trip to Hobby Lobby, I picked up my newest three tiered tray which is this galvanized job and we’re already in love. As I began to dress her up for fall I knew she wanted to be pretty but functional too. The bottom tray is both functional and pretty.
One of my favorite fall beverages is instant cappuccino. Yes, instant. I’m not picky! We are never without a large container from Sam’s. I always scoop some into a small Mason jar for easy access. For our fall hot beverage bar I attached a wooden spoon to the Mason jar for easy serving. Chai tea and Hazelnut coffee along with sweeteners fill the bottom tier.
I can’t share our hot beverage bar without telling you our story about the furniture hosting it. Many of you recall that we recently moved into a new home so we’ve begun the process of adding some furnishings to fill empty spaces. Find our Moving Tips here.
Our antique mahogany buffet is the first piece of furniture we purchased for our new home. This spot in the kitchen dining area was too empty and our new kitchen doesn’t have as many drawers as we wish.
Shopping antique malls is addictive and super fun. The day we found this piece, we decided to take a chance by passing it up to spend some time thinking about it. Three weeks later we went back and it was still there! Clearly it was meant to be.
The doors have a see through wire front which we thought was unique. Inside there are mirrors behind each shelf.
We use this space to display our vintage mixing bowls and vintage coffee makers. We can attest to how great coffee is when brewed on the stove in that glass coffee pot. It’s smooth, hot and delicious! We treat ourselves to stove top brewed coffee on weekends in the winter.
The bowl with cherries on the sides was my Mom’s for as many years as I can remember. She always set the table for Sunday dinners when we were growing up and most of the time this bowl held some sort of vegetables or if we were lucky, her famous potato salad.
The little vintage electric coffee maker goes on vacation with us. I paid a couple bucks for it at a yard sale many years ago.
Our antique buffet has a secret! The top drawer creates a desk area! Don’t you just love that! We do. This piece of furniture was a fun find for us. It is the perfect spot for our fall hot beverage bar.
A fall coffee bar simply must possess a vintage thermos. My Dad used to use one exactly like this for work in the winter. Mom would brew a big pot of coffee every morning and fill his thermos. Then of course she brewed another pot for herself!
I’ve been on a Mod Podge frenzy lately and dollar store pumpkins are my target! Several years ago I made this pretty luminary vase for my fall mantle using Mod Podge and napkins. This year I made a pumpkin to match! Together they create a little vignette on our coffee bar along with a wagon load of pumpkins.
The top two tiers of our fall hot beverage bar are filled with pumpkins, mini hay bales, pine cones and Indian corn which create those warm and cozy fall feels. That little bag of pecan vanilla caramel coffee will never make it to the weekend!
Wishing you a warm and cozy Fall! What’s your favorite fall hot beverage?
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