Our Beverage Center

We have a section of counter between our fridge and stove that I decided to use as a beverage center.

My friend made this chunky wood tray out of pallet boards. She dry brushed it with white and added cut out handles and a lovely wood accent piece. It is the perfect spot to corral the items we use frequently for tea, hot chocolate and my lemon water. We don't keep our coffee maker on the counter because hubby's preferred drink is Diet Coke and I'm more of a tea and hot chocolate drinker. And lemon water. I have to drink lots and lots of lemon water, all day, every day.

Having our beverage essentials all in one spot makes drink prep so much easier. I can quickly open the fridge for ice water and lemon juice and sweeten it all in one area. I use mason jars to store tea bags and hot chocolate. The little honey pot is a gift from a friend and I picked up the cinnamon candle at a little gift shop today.

 A vintage bowl from England holds Sugar Twin packets.

The glass straw dispenser, toothpick holder, and sugar dispenser were found at Home Outfitters. It may not be a fancy espresso center, but we don't drink espresso and this sure works for us! Do you group similar items for convenience?

I always look forward to the weekend, and one reason is because I love visiting all the great link ups at SNS/Funky Junk Interiors. See you there!
I'm also joining the VIP party at Designer Garden.
And Chic On A Shoestring's Impromptu Link Party, Your Best Organizing Post


  1. I love how it's all together in that cute wooden tray. I have a very similar sugar shaker but mine is jadite. I'd love to have a glass straw holder like that one... I may need to make another run across the border (US/Canada) to a HomeOutfitters... of course since it's next store to IKEA I would probably have to stop there too :)


  2. I have mine scattered around, but seeing yours makes me think I should corall them in one spot. It looks great and makes sense.

  3. Love it. It is the perfect solution. The little box is pretty and the containers are super. Hugs, marty

  4. Elizabeth- So nice! The little things that make life great.

    In my house I could see tea bags for my husband and wouldn't a blue canning jar (I have ones like yours, remember!) hold ovaltine for my kids so much better than the original container? I'm thinking now...


  5. Cute idea! We are coffee drinkers and have things kinda here and there. This would be a great solution. I drink tea and lemon water all day long, too. We be a great pair :)

    Have a nice weekend, Elizabeth!

  6. great Idea. I have a perfect spot for something like this in my kitchen. I'll have to try it out.

  7. I really need one of these! My coffee stuff is all shoved in a cabinet so that it's not an isoar on the counter top lol. I hope you will share this at my VIP party today =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-11.html

  8. That's such a great idea! I especially love the teabags in the vintage jars. I'm going to try that with my husband's tea bags. Thanks for sharing!


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