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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Christmas Coffee Bar Ideas

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Today, I'm sharing vintage Christmas coffee bar ideas...inspired by my mother's 1950's red canisters that I recently stumbled upon. Come check out all of these festive coffee bar ideas below.

Coffee Bar

Today's post is a part of this month's Thrifty Style Team series. I just love this series, y'all. It's one of my favorite posts every single month. Check out these coffee bar ideas below, along with some fabulous ideas from my team members.



Thrifty Coffee Bar Ideas

Our monthly Thrifty Style Team posts are always so inspiring. Everyone on the team is ridiculously creative. All of the monthly participants are:



Christmas Coffee Bar Ideas

This coffee bar came about because of a really fun find. We just moved my father into our home. In the process of cleaning out his home, I found these fantastic vintage kitchen canisters in the way back of a cabinet. It turns out they were the very first set of canisters my parents ever had...after their wedding in 1955. I am so tickled to have them on my coffee bar. While they're perfect for year round, their colors are super holidayish.

Vintage Canisters
When I found these, I just pulled out the large one, since that was all that appeared to be in the cabinet. But, after opening it, it was kind of like Russian Nesting Dolls...more kept coming! This was just one of about five sets of canisters we found in their home. To say my mom was a collector was an understatement. Pretty sure this set is my favorite set, though!

Vintage Red Canisters
They function perfectly on the coffee bar. The largest has our K-Cups, the next one has my Nespresso Pods, the third has tea bags, and this last one has my sweetener packets. 

Mini Santa Mug
In front of my new canister find, I placed my vintage miniature Santa mugs. 

Vintage Coffee Mugs
And next to the canisters is another little collection. I set my larger vintage Santa mugs on a little seasonal cake stand. The snowman creamer was a gift from my oldest, from his kindergarten year. It was the first time he attended the holiday store at his school...and I love that this is what he selected for me!

Ceramic Santa Boot
I used my vintage ceramic Santa boot to hold my mom's old silver spoons for coffee stirring.

Santa Sign
On the top shelf of the coffee bar sit my collection of "spoon mugs".  My dear friend finished this collection for me (it was originally started by my husband). These were all from Starbucks a few years ago. Sadly, I've never been able to find them again. I keep them out from the Christmas season all the way through Valentine's...their colors are perfect for both holidays. The car with tree was from Target a couple of years back. The Santa sign was also from Target.


Winter Art
I tucked my little Winter art print under the bottom shelf...it was the perfect fit. I grabbed it last year here at Minted. You can also see how I used it in my holiday gallery wall here. I keep my Christmas coffee cups, as well as my teas in this little caddy. This Cardamon Cinnamon Tea from The Republic of Tea tastes like Christmas in a mug. I buy it here on Amazon (it's cheaper than the place in town we have that sells Republic of Tea).

Nespresso Machine
Everyone always asks about my "other" coffee maker, so I thought I'd share about it. It's a Nespresso. I've had it for years and can't live without it. And yes, I like a *little* milk with my coffee. If you're looking for the perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life, I highly recommend this machine. It comes with espresso making capabilities (I use those daily) and a milk frother. The best price I've found for it is here on Amazon.

Coffee Bar

Thrifty Style Team

I hope you've enjoyed all of these little vintage Christmas coffee bar ideas! And don't forget, it's Thrifty Style Team day. Check out my friends' projects below.





19 comments:

  1. Wow Kristi, those canisters were an awesome find! I love how you created your vintage coffee bar, it's so festive!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Cindy! Merry Christmas to you and yours. xoxo

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  2. I don't even know what to say, except be still my vintage heart!

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    1. Thank you, my friend! We both sure love some good vintage goodies! xoxo Merry Christmas!

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  3. THanks so much for SHOWING the ideas from "friends." Makes it so much easier to just click on the ones you KNOW you will like. Appreciate it all, tho. and your "Coffee Bar" is fabulous, altho. I wouldn't be able to make one as most of my family don't drink coffee or not that much anyway, if they do. Love all your printables.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Bonnie! I really appreciate it. My mother-in-law has something similar set up with hot tea since she's a tea-person rather than coffee! Hoping you have a Merry Christmas! xoxo

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  4. How wonderful you have those canisters from your Mom. My parents were married around the same time and I remember when I was little seeing similar items around. My Mom passed when I was younger, though, so I didn't have the opportunity to get any of those goodies, but oh, my, word, yours are vintagey fabulous and something that will always remind you of your Mom's love. Also, congratulations on your Dad moving in...what a blessing for you all. Have a very Merry Christmas, Kristi!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mary Beth. Yes, it's been quite the season we're in, but we're getting there. So happy to have him here. Hoping you and yours have a very Merry Christmas! xoxo

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  5. That set up is so dear...I have some of those Santa Mugs...and now you got me thinking. Merry Christmas and thanks for this. Best, Judy

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    1. Thank you so much, Judy! Those Santa mugs are some of my favorite things to pull out every year...they're so fun! Hoping you have a Merry Christmas, as well! xoxo

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  6. Your Christmas coffee bar is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing all the lovely inspiration!

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    1. Thank you so much, Michelle! Merry Christmas! xoxo

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  7. As usual your decor just makes me HAPPY to look at! Great ideas!!!!

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  9. Jackson Saying,
    I love the Santa theme and coffee bar. I have a tray on which I put the Keurig, a bowl of instant mixes, coffee and cocoa K-cups, and three mugs. I’m looking around the house for a Christmas Home for the tray. I’ll use some of your ideas on my tray area, including your yard clippings ideas. Thank you for the inspiration!

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    1. I'm so glad this was helpful! Thank you bunches for stopping by!

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