Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Seaside Christmas...

There's nothing I love more than living at the beach. So this year I'm looking for a little Seaside Christmas inspiration. Here are a few ideas to help you achieve that sea tidings look for the holidays...

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Scatter white fingerling starfish along with colorful layers of blue and silver bulbs throughout your christmas tree for a elegant yet casual feel.

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Shell garland is a beautiful way to showcase your fireplace. Scatter starfish, lanterns and white seasonal flowers across the top of the mantel for a fresh sea tidings holiday look!

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Tablescaping: Place small silver or clear christmas bulbs along with seashells in small decorative glassware around the table. At each place setting wrap a small package and tie with natural string or burlap. Slip a starfish under each bow of the wrapped package and you're done!

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The same idea applies when you're wrapping gifts for under the tree! Easy and elegant!!

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Continue the look and feel of Christmas throughout the house with gifts (empty wrapped boxes) left by the beside table.

I love the look of turquoise and white at Christmas! Don't you? I only wish "Charlie" would sit still that long to take a picture for me.

Wrap your packages in different printed paper and bows but stay in the same color scheme as the rest of your Christmas decorations. This allows everything to "come together" for a beautiful holiday look!

Stockings aren't just for hangin' on the mantel anymore...hang a few from door knobs, coat hooks, even bed posts! Christmas bulbs and ornaments can also be hung with coordinating ribbon....you should carry the beauty of Christmas throughout your entire home, not just the living room.

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White pitchers with small green shrubs line the staircase for a simple and affordable look! 

...and a stairwell just isn't complete without a few sprigs of garland running up the banister. Scatter pine cones and votive candles on each step to complete the look.

Photos courtesy of: Pinterest, and Southern Living

Wow, with all this inspiration...I need to get started on my on home! Christmas will be here in 2 1/2 weeks and so far all I have is a naked Douglas Fir sitting in the corner of my living room! Have you started decorating yet? What's your favorite thing about Christmas decorating that you look forward to doing every year? 

1 comment:

  1. What beautiful inspirational pics of a coastal Christmas! I love the touches of blue ... my fave just might be the greenery in the white pitchers going up the stairway! Can't wait to see what you do!


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