Friday, December 4, 2009

CHRISTMAS HOT CHOCOLATE












You remember a few posts back when I was sick I posted hot chocolate and faux cookies with the red cups and it was on a tray for the spare room...Those were from Christmas time 2008.....













Well this year it's time for hot chocolate and cookies by the fire...I know what you all are saying, look at those wonderful faux cookies......well your wrong, these wonderful cookies are from our favorite bakery in Brea, Beverly's Best ....aren't they just the most stunning things, and let me tell you we ate them 5 minutes after I photographed the tray....You know Mr. S. he does love those sugar cookies.....









You saw this chocolate pot on the table with the Christmas setting....it is from Pottery Barn..The silver cups are from Crate and Barrel from the after Christmas sale for 2.50 each, I also purchased some metalic red ones, the two colors look wonderful in the cupboard and they are great for christmas...













You remember the ceramic spoons, they were in the glass jar on the table, love how they coordinate with the chocolate pot...








I think the little plates are the size of the cookies....














I love all the sparkly reflections from the pretty little cups....












Well Mr. S. is really eyeing those cookies, I will have to hold him back....










The tray is sitting at an angle on my coffee table in front of the couch.....










Well the chocolate is hot and the whipped cream is whipped the fire is on and there is no holding Mr. S. back at this point, he is all about those cookies...






The white peppermint candy canes will be perfect with the hot chocolate...





Thank you for visiting the trayscape today....Hope you had an enjoyable visit and if you would like to leave a comment and let me know what you think, just click the word comment and you can leave your message.....Thanks to susan @betweennapsontheporch for hosting today.....Come back and visit on Monday and I will have my Christmas Tree post for you....Phyllis





43 comments:

  1. That tray would be perfect on my island. It would fit perfectly with my kitchen blue and white theme. Love those cookies. I think I would tell everyone they were faux,(they expect that around here)so they could be part of the deco. Your Chocolate pot looks as good with the silver and blue as it did with the red and white theme. Enjoy your time in front of the fire.

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  2. Phyllis,

    Your tray is so pretty!! Everything is so heavenly looking! The cookies are just gorgeous, almost too pretty to eat...almost!!

    Beautiful photos! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  3. Everything is so lovely. It amazes me what some can do in decorating cookies. Your tray is so pretty.

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  4. I love the cookies and how the whole trayscape is set around snowflakes. I want those cookies also.

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  5. Wow, you really know how to tease a girl! I can almost smell that yummy hot chocolate from here!
    Save me a cookie please!
    Best wishes, Natasha.

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  6. Thank you for torturing, I mean sharing, those delicious looking cookies with us! : ) That tray looks wonderful and your living room looks fantastic. I am going to have to do some serious after Christmas shopping this year!

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  7. The tray you prepared is absolutely divine! Anyone would be so glad to have this served to them...I know I would. I love the color of the icing of the sugar cookies...now you've inspired me to create a tray of goodies for my family. Hope you are enjoying your Holiday Season! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

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  8. What great photos! Those cookies are too pretty to eat! The silver cups with the white accessories are beautiful!~Patti

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  9. I was wondering about the cookies...they look more faux than some of your faux things! It is a beautiful setting and even looks prettier because of the snow falling on your blog page.

    Sue

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  10. Hi Phyllis...

    Ohh my goodness...your hot cocoa tray is just breathtakingly beautiful!!! I love the pretty soft aqua with the white and accents of silver...simply gorgeous, my friend!!! Love, love, LOVE your cocoa pot and matching spoons and little snowflake plates...it's so pretty! Girl, those really are the prettiest cookies...if they taste as good as they look...they must be divine! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulou cocoa tray with us...and tell your honey that we appreciate his patience so you could photograph this! Hehe! Men...they're just too cute!!!

    I also wanted to comment on the fabulous Christmas decor of the fireplace mantel! It's sooo beautiful, Phyllis! I am going to have to go through some of your posts and see all that you've been doing for Christmas! My friend, you are definitely a talented designer...these photos belong in a design publication!!! Breathtaking!!!

    Warmest wishes and blessings to you and your family for a Merry Christmas, my friend!

    Chari @Happy To Design

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  11. I just made some star shaped cookies that I decorated exactly like this but I am pretty much a fail at the icing part. They look like a kindergarten kid made them but I don't care. They taste good.
    I am looking past your tray to take in the beautiful garland you have done.

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  12. I love the setting for the hot cocoa and those absolutely stunning cookies. I can see why Mr. "s" was waiting for you to finish taking photos...I can't say I blame him :-)

    I love Pottery Barn. I could shop for homeware in there all day!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I love everything! White and silver with a touch of blue is just beautiful! White candy canes are a great touch! I don't know if the cookies would've lasted long enough for a picture in this house!
    Love It!!!

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  14. I love this post. Your attention to detail is great. I love everything on this tray.

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  15. Beautiful, just beautiful. The blue with the silver is like an edible snowy morning. xx

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  16. Everything looks wonderful!...I love those little snowflake plates...and the cookies are devine looking!

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  17. Absolutely beautiful setting...would look great in my living room!!

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  18. I don't think I have ever seen a prettier post on cookies...ever.
    ~Debra
    Blog: The capers of the vintage vixens

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  19. Phyllis , this is lovely. I can see why the cookies disappeared 5 minutes after taking the pictures. I love it all... girl you are such an inspiration..hugs ~lynne~

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  20. Poor Mr.S
    Poor Mr.S
    Poor Mr.S
    I hope having to wait soooooo long for those cookies !
    The tray and all your touches were beautiful -
    love your pictures too !
    i most go now...i suddenly have a craving for sugar cookies.....
    Kammy

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  21. You and I shared 'scape colors this week! Yours is absolutely gorgeous!! And the cookies - I am making similar cookies this weekend! Beautiful!

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  22. Very sophisticated. Love your post.

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  23. Very pretty! Those cookies look so pretty and tasty too!

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  24. Everything looks fabulous! The colours of the blue and white are lovely together. And your mantel! I had to go back to the prior post and look at how you decorated it! Terrific! You have a gorgeous home!

    DD

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  25. This is just the cutest little setup. I would love to sit down and enjoy a cup. And that garland in the background is gorgeous!

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  26. Cute tray and cookies. I'm loving your blog! --Delores

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  27. Oh my, what a gorgeous vignette, and the chocolate pot and the silver cups and all the accessory pieces are just wonderful. your room is just beautiful too. Stunning. Hugs, marty

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  28. Oh I love this!! I have been using my silver tea service for my girls to have hot chocolate in, because they think it's cool, but I know they would love this! Beautiful!!

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  29. I wish we had a bakery that could make cookies to look like that! I guess I will have to make them myself. I love th eidea of the hot chocolate tray. You are so creative and I love your style!

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  30. OMG this is just so warm and beautiful...you know white is the hardest color to try and capture and you did a wonderful awesome job on your photos...OK so beat me with a wet noodle for not coming by sooner ha ha!! I also love your blog and your right great minds think alike...I added you to my list to follow so I will be back...Love your big pics that you also do makes it so much eaiser for my ole eyes to see them...Many Blessing to you my new found friend....From my mountain to yours hugs and smiles Gl♥ria ps thanks for following me now I need to go peek at your whole blog...Your home is lovely

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  31. Beautiful, everything about it, right down to the cookies! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. How pretty that all looks..all sparkles and sugar!
    Your mantel looks great!

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  33. Your fireplace is so pretty, and your tray is just magical with all of the sparkling silver. (Love those mugs). I have those same snowflake place card holders. You've used them so creatively. Everything looks beautiful. laurie

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  34. So beautiful and inviting!!! It looks like a winter wonderland, and I want to take a big bite out of one of your snowflake cookies!!! Thank you for visiting me and becoming a follwer to my blog. XXX

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  35. Phyllis!

    Oh my goodness do those cookies every look tasty! Too pretty to eat! AND I love hot chocolate...my mother just gave me an antique chocolate pot!

    ps...thanks for visiting today!

    Blessings...

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  36. so much pretty packed in a tiny tray!

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  37. Hi Phyllis,
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog... I took one look at yours and promptly clicked the FOLLOW button. Your trayscape is beautifully done; it makes one want to kick back and relax. And those cookies, oh those cookies, they are TO DIE FOR and surely worth every single calorie. Can't wait to see more of your holiday decorating!

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  38. Hi, Phyllis!!
    Your trayscape is absolutely stunning! I love the way you captured everything in your photographs. I love the little snowflake napkin rings. I have those, but could only find four and needed eight...maybe I can find them again next year. Thank you for a beautiful trayscape...that little tray always looks so gorgeous!

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  39. This is just gorgeous! How special and what a treat. I've just found your blog and love it. Your home is lovely...thanks so much for sharing!

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  41. Beautiful! Everything looks exquisite! I also have that Pottery Barn pot and I use it for my hot chocolate too.

    I'm off to make some sugar cookies now. ;)

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