Monthly Archives: December 2012

New at Our Boat House coastal decorating store

A Peek through the Porthole at Our Boat House

Our Boat House is ready for 2013! They’ve just added brand new cocktail, console and side tables for your coastal home decorating. Aren’t they fabulous?

Images: Luke Console TablePipa Side TableBanks Side TableBanks Cocktail TablePipa Cocktail TableLuke Cocktail Table,Santiago Trestle Dining TableAurora Dining TableAurora Gathering Table


A new table can change the entire look and feel of a living space.  Our Boat House offers many delightful coastal decorating ideas on their blog, Coastal Home.

Visit Our Boat House today!

Blue Green White Beach Christmas

A Blue, Green & White Christmas near the Beach


Ho, ho, ho friends!! We hope you’re enjoying the Coastal Christmas season.  One of our favorite blogs is Sea Quilts, written by Mary who exclaims,  “I love the sea. I love to quilt. Do the math.”  This year Mary is decorating with blue, green and white for a beachy color scheme in her living room.  The colored ornaments really “pop” in the white bowl.

Polka dots are charming no matter what time of year it is!
I spy a blue ornament with a coral-like pattern on it! Bowls of ornaments are an easy way to pull your Coastal Christmas colors together.
Visit Sea Quilts for more seaside fun!
Erin's Art and Gardens Aqua Christmas

{Coastal Christmas Ideas} Aqua Christmas Touches

We can regularly be found hanging out at Erin’s Art & Gardens blog because…well… she has LOTS of pretty pictures and designs to share. We practically tripped over ourselves when we saw the first of her Aqua Christmas Touches in her home. She was inspired by Country Living Magazine photo found on Pinterest. The photo featured glass cloches with vintage ornaments and the finished design is to die for…

Vintage Ornaments in Glass Cloches

Erin's Art and Gardens Aqua Christmas

Vintage blue bottle alert! Doesn’t it look dreamy next to the vintage ornaments?

Erin's Art and Gardens Aqua Christmas


 What an idyllic photograph…the curled up kitty cats are a nice touch, don’t you agree?


Erin's Art and Gardens Aqua Christmas

Erin's Art and Gardens Aqua Christmas


Erin's Art and Gardens Aqua Christmas
Erin's Art and Gardens Aqua Christmas Decorations


 I’ve seriously got to get a little white Christmas tree! Erin’s is so cute and perfectly cottage chic, especially with it placed in the wire basket with Mason jars…swoon…

Erin's Art and Gardens Aqua Christmas Tree


 “I used fake snow or shells in the jars…..and topped them with more vintage ornaments.” ~ Erin

Erin's Art and Gardens Aqua Christmas


Erin's Art and Gardens Aqua Christmas


Got any ideas? We do!! These lovely Aqua decorating touches are perfectly cottage chic and would work in any cottage by the sea.

Visit Erin today for lots more swoon-worthy ideas!


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Belle Blanc Christmas Tree

Beach Cottage Christmas Inspiration

We’re totally addicted to Pinterest and have collected a TON of our favorite Beach Cottage Christmas inspiration photos to drool over.  Today’s post is photos…all…from…Pinterest, yep nothing deep here, just lots and lots of gorgeous photographs to gaze at when the Holiday rush has put you into a trance. Enjoy and happy holidays!!!


Favorite Cottage Windows…

Dollar Store Snowflakes from


Candles in the window with Evergreens


Handmade Snowflakes in Beach Cottage Window


Pinecones in the window

Christmas Cottage Kitchens…


Cottage Kitchen at Christmas

White Cottage Christmas

Cottage Kitchen at Christmas -

Sweet cottage Christmas trees . . .


Maritime Nautical Christmas Tree


Belle Blanc Christmas Tree


Nautical Cottage Christmas Tree


White Christmas


Nautical Christmas Tree -


 Cottage Christmas Living Rooms…


Nautical Living Room & Christmas Tree

Cottage Christmas Living Room

Coastal Cottage Decoratings

Nautical Charts Merry Christmas

Beach Cottage Christmas

{Beach Cottage Christmas on Pinterest}


Looking for more Coastal Christmas Inspiration?

 Coastal Christmas

 Coastal Christmas Decorating


Romantic Beach Cottage Tour

Romantic Beach Cottage Tour

I’m not sure about you, but whenever I see a romantic beach cottage like this one I feel a bit more romantic. You take a look at these views and you can’t help but wanting to share some special moments in this place.

The interiors of this beach cottage are very inviting and cozy, with a touch of color, and the eco-friendly cedar clad adds warmth to the  exterior. The decor of this beach cottage, located in Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, United Kingdom, feels fresh and relaxing, which is ideal for a coastal home.

I hope you find these images relaxing. I surely did.

Beach Cottage

This beach cottage is an ultra-romantic place.


Small and useful.


The bedroom has amazing views of the sea. How great would it be to wake up with this view!


My favorite kind of breakfast…

Flying with Birds

I need to spend at least a week with this view. Wouldn’t it renew your mind and spirit?


The perfect spot to see and hear the waves.


This cottage feels sunny and cozy.


Beautiful and inviting.


I want to trade my chair for this one… and the cold cup of coffee for that bottle of champagne! :-)

Golden Light

I love the shape of this deck. It adds some architectural interest to the cottage.


Can you picture yourself having dinner here with that view?


A great place to read the paper and enjoy the ocean’s breeze.

The Hills



Isn’t it an adorable place?


Take a deep breath…


Beautiful and peaceful.

For Four

Hungry, anyone? :-)


Wait for the starts…

To find out more about this romantic cottage, please click here.

Are you feeling more relaxed after seeing these images? I love the ocean and I feel I can’t live too far away from it.

When I first moved to Canada, I lived in Vancouver for a couple of years and I remember going to the beach almost every day. Watching the waves helped me to feel in peace, since I had just moved away from my family and missed them so much.

I feel the ocean can make you feel in touch with your roots, with your truth.

There’s a connection between the grandiosity of the sea  with our soul that  seems to speak directly to our heart, and sometimes it says more than we’re expecting to hear.

Have a great day and thank you so much for spending this time with me. It’s always great to have you around!

with Love,



Abalone Shell Christmas Trees

Iridescent Abalone Shell Christmas Trees

Abalone Shell Christmas Trees

MerMade Designs  Iridescent Abalone Shell Christmas Trees are divine and we have a HUGE crush on them!  The sell their beautiful creations from their retail store which is located in The Cove shopping center in Newort Beach, Ca. (on PCH just north of Dover).  They offer a superior selection of decorative coral, seashells, handmade treasures, art, jewelry, home accessories and more, all at a great price!

Red Abalone Wreath

Their abalone wreaths are amazing too!

Silver Abalone Wreath

If you’re in the Newport Beach, CA area then stop in and support small business this holiday!

MerMade Designs

410 W. Coast Hwy, suite BNewport BeachCA.

Phone (949)642-2190


Looking for more Coastal Christmas Inspiration?

 Coastal Christmas

 Coastal Christmas Decorating