Christmas Coffee Bar with Vintage Santa Mugs

Decorating a Christmas coffee bar in vintage style with Santa mugs and handcrafted decorations adds charm to a morning ritual!
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I've only been collecting Santa mugs for a few years, and while I have several vintage ones, most are new (but they'll be vintage some day!). Combining my collection in one spot on my coffee bar adds so much vintage charm!

Last year I had a dedicated Santa tree, and my mugs were mainly in my primitive pine hutch. I love to keep this collection together because it makes more of an impact.

This year, I decided to decorate our coffee station with all of my Santa collectibles. The long white painted dresser is a nice, big coffee station, and I've hung an old vintage chippy white window above it. I strung my DIY wood slice decoupage Santa garland across the window. And I recently added a string of DIY  cinnamon salt dough gingerbread men (the recipe is also in my sidebar).

My coffee station is the first place I head in the morning, and I love the whimsical, magical, merry feel of being greeted by all these charming Santa faces!

I have several small gingerbread houses that I've decorated and this seemed a fitting place for them. I included both the wood gingerbread houses (Target dollar spot wood houses that I gingerbread-ified with white puffy paint) as well as my clearance  Halloween ceramic houses that I turned into gingerbread houses!

The hardest part is picking which mug I want to use every morning!

Actually, I reserve the bottom tier of our tiered shelf filled with mugs that we use on a daily basis during the holidays. Once the kids are all home, I add hot cocoa mixes, peppermint sticks and other goodies so they can easily help themselves.

The mug rack that I have hanging nearby on the wall also got a little dose of Christmas Santa decor! I hung Santa mugs along with chunky restaurant ware mugs that I've picked up at thrift stores for a buck each. I added a lighted greenery garland around the mug rack, and tucked in ornaments, vintage cookie cutters and printed vintage Christmas postcards.

The small tree in the basket is filled with my DIY tattered ticking strip candy canes and these clip on candle lights. The lights are on a timer, and it's so nice to see them pop on at dusk!

Across the room is another sweet little corner with a wall cubby and small dresser. I always have small ironstone pieces on the shelves, but for Christmas added in some red ornaments and vintage Christmas decor.

Do you have a favorite Christmas collection? How do you display it?

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