I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe, who is a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am LOVING Retirement!!!!


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George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Updating the Beverage Area with a Few Vintage Items

 Since I have been stuck in the house with the air conditioning because of the high humidity and record breaking heat, I have been going through the house, giving each room a really good cleaning in preparation for decorating for Fall and Halloween!!

I dabbled with this corner in the Kitchen which is our beverage area......
Our coffee maker is a Hamilton Beach Brew Station which lets you pour one cup of coffee at a time, does not have carafes that could break and is no where as expensive as those other coffee machines ( you know which one I mean)....
I am a fan of Vintage looking Coke items......
I bought this sign at a Flea Market......
And than I found these tins in Walmart after Christmas one year with the same vintage Ladies......
The "Coffee" tin was bought at Micheal's a few years ago......
 Instant Coffee is stored in the green one and extra packets of Sweetener is stored in the white one.....

You may remember the vintage Fiesta Ware platter and sugar bowl that I bought at an Estate Sale in the beginning of the Summer......
 Click HERE if you missed that post......

Well, here is where I decided to use these 2 pieces......
The red and white polka dot tea pot was gifted to me and serves as a sugar bowl......
We mainly use Sweetener so I used the sugar bowl for the Sweetener packets.....
A vinyl place mat with a Rooster on it that I bought at Dollar Tree saves the counter from messes......
 Over in the corner......
   I spray painted this wooden Mug Tree red a few years ago......
 Love this vintage coffee cup that I got from a neighbor.....
The next 2 mugs were bought as part of a gift set bought after Christmas one year.....
The red mugs were gifted to me by a friend......
You can see that the mug tree sits on a marble turntable.......

Next to the mug tree......
Is a little Beverage Station that I made out of a shelf .......
I spray painted the shelf, which was once red, with Chalk Board paint....

"Perk 'Em Up Coffee Shoppe"
The red Chalk Board frame was bought in the $1.00 bins at Micheal's!

My feeble attempt of some Beverage Art!!
LOL!!  I am definitely no Artist!!

On top of the shelf......
A few vintage pieces.......
2 Vintage Tea Tins.....
And a vintage Cocoa container!!
You may remember that I also bought a few enamelware items at an Estate Sale awhile back .......
Click HERE if you missed that post.....
I decided to use them along with an enamelware mug........
 For holding different Beverage items and packets of flavored Teas and Coffees......
I am looking forward to Fall so I can enjoy some flavored Teas.......
And some hot Cocoa!!
We are big coffee drinkers any time of the year........
After all, after working 37 years of Night Shift, I could I not be!!!

Soon, I will be sharing where I put the rest of my vintage finds in the Kitchen......
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  1. I love all your vintage goodies in your kitchen beverage station especially the Coca Cola items. Being from Atlanta Coke has a special place in my heart. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle.

  2. I love your new look for the beverage area! What a cheerful place to start the day! hugs....

  3. Squealing with delight, Debbie. Love it, love it, love it....and we have a similar coffee maker. Thank you for the tons of smiles on this rainy Sunday in western NY. (and still humid)

  4. Debbie - I have bookmarked your site - I love it, and the coffee station. I cant wait to see what you got at the estate sales. Thank you so much for sharing - looking at this has been the highlight of my morning! :)

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by!! I am so glad that you enjoyed my post!! I could not find any other way to contact you so I am replying here.

  5. What a bright, happy spot in your kitchen! I will be over for coffee. lol.

  6. Great vintage items!!! Greetings! Kiss:))


  7. Beautiful Beverage Center, Debbie! I'm a tea drinker and I remember that tea canister from when I was a little girl. Brings back memories!

  8. Terrific vintage items and I liked how to mix match the colours. It looks much easier to do than it is, well done. On the first picture I saw the little brushed aluminum tea can. I was hoping it said tea and sure enough. My grandmother had one exactly like it. love love love

  9. SO pretty! I love the mugs!! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  10. I am in love with your polka dot teapot ♥


  11. Debbie, I am so jealous of your gorgeous vintage beverage center! Yes, you *are* an artist!

  12. Very cute kitchen. Love the vintage Coke items Thanks for sharing @#wakeupwednesday

  13. Hello Debbie, thanks for sharing your lovely beverage area with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week. :)

  14. Debbie, Love the beverage corner. I like the fiesta and the enamel ware. I put together a tea cupboard myself with reminds quite a bit of yours. Sylvia D.
    You can check it out here. http://smdgreetings.blogspot.ca/search/label/tea%20cupboard

  15. What an adorable beverage center you have created! So bright and cherry and just perfect! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend and not working too hard. ~Laurie

  16. Debbie, your beverage center is just too cute. I have red, yellow and green in my kitchen too. Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm--pinned to our Features & Favorites!

  17. Hi Debbie, I love your beverage station so much!!! I have wanted to do something like that, and yours is sooooo cute! We are looking for a house to buy, (live in apartment) and I can't wait to get more room to decorate---- You are such an inspiration, thanks so much for posting! Hugs

  18. Your kitchen is such a happy place, Debbie. Lots of cute ideas here. We drink a lot of coffee here too. Your beverage centre is really wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us.


  19. Nice! Of course, my favourite part of your beverage centre is the polkadot red teapot!

  20. What a great mix of new and vintage pieces in your beverage center.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  21. Hi, Debbie. I LOVE the coffee organizer... a little chalkboard. How cute and functional. Featuring you this week also. Pinned, of course. :) Your friend, Linda

  22. Hi, Debbie. I LOVE the coffee organizer... a little chalkboard. How cute and functional. Featuring you this week also. Pinned, of course. :) Your friend, Linda

  23. Your post is being featured this week at No Place Like Home, Debbie. Thanks for sharing with us and enjoy your day.


  24. Your beverage station is so adorable Debbi I just love it.. Full of beautiful color. I have that same sweet green sugar bowl and I love it.. Nice post can't wait to see the rest of your kitchen things with love Janice


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