Since I haven't been given any Starbucks gift cards in years (and my friend Melody quit working there) I just never seem to go. So I made my own "flavor station" at home.
TWO kinds of sugar because sometimes that Sugar in the Raw adds such a nice molasses type flavor. Some hot cocoa mix and some cinnamon (I need to get another shaker for chili powder when I'm feeling Aztec).
The vintage canning jar has been around for ages but could have come from an antique store. White sugar dispenser came from The Dollar Tree, same with the parmesan-turned-chocolate shaker. The cinnamon (formerly salt or pepper) shaker came from Goodwill. So if we cut back the inflation on the price of the canning jar for how many years back it was bought...that could be...eight dollars worth of containers - that's like two (one and a half?) beverages from a coffee shop. Of course you have to buy what is in them too. ;) But then you get to use them over and over!
How about placing them, your coffee and filters on a handy lazy susan next to the coffee pot?
The lazy susan and glass coffee jar were Goodwill buys and the tin that holds the coffee filters came from the Joann super clearance section.
Well if we don't have more style than a major coffee shop chain then at least we have more character and did it on a super tiny budget!
Speaking of flavor I picked up this little salt cellar (I think?) sans spoon at The Apple Butter Barn for a dollar. It was just too cute to leave there. I'm planning on drying some of my lavender to put in here for culinary use. There is lavender in my Herbes de Provence and I'm interested in seeing what else I can flavor with it.
And if you like drinking your flavorful garden I found this sampler tin of teas at the Grocery Outlet for $1.99. I was terrified of the red lavender (it smells remarkably like cough syrup) but it actually tasted wonderful as do all the others! And when I've sipped my last cup then I look forward to reusing the tin to hold craft supplies.