Category Archives: Coastal Christmas

Coastal Christmas greeting

A Coastal Christmas Greeting

 

Thank you all for your readership and support during 2013.  There have been many ups and downs for a majority of us, but life goes on, doesn’t it?!  2014 will find us celebrating our 5th Anniversary and we are eternally grateful to have celebrated the coastal lifestyle with you during this time.

We’ve listened to you — We’ve just begun work on a new mobile-friendly site design, since so many of your view this site from your phone.  You’ll notice other changes over the next few weeks too.

Here’s to 2014 and lots of new beachy memories. Cheers to you and yours!

~ Marie

Coastal Christmas greeting

christmas decorating with glass fishing floats

Christmas Decorating with Glass Fishing Floats

 

Urban Orchard Interiors found these beautiful green fishing floats at a flea market and used them in her holiday display! Love the dark green glass color.

christmas decorating with glass fishing floats

 

christmas decorating with glass fishing floats 2

Vintage Netted Glass Float Balls are perfect for nautical Christmas decorating, don’t you agree? Available from the fine folks at Skipjack Nautical Wares.

vintage netted glass float balls perfect nautical christmas from skip jack marine

Sand and Sisal does coastal Christmas right! Her real glass float, which is over one foot wide rests in a galvanized bucket filled with fish netting, shell garland, sea shells from our collection, and a present. Pretty cute!!

Glass Float Tin pail from Sand and Sisal

Love the look of vintage glass fishing floats? Here is Wolf Art Glass & Ceramics artistic interpretation using their hand blown glass ornaments. Perfect for year round beach decor!

Blown Glass Holiday Christmas Tree Ornament

Glass fishing floats and Christmas lights combine to make a beautiful holiday display! This photo was found on Pinterest.

Glass fishing floats and Christmas lights from Pinterest

Here is our favorite Coastal Cottage Christmas picture featuring vintage nautical glass fishing floats.  The talented Renee Marie of Beach Cottage Life on Etsy captured this display on film.

Etsy Coastal Cottage Christmas w Vintage Nautical Glass Fishing Floats

 

Happy Coastal Christmas!

Sterling and sea glass claw earrings by Simple Life Designs

Last Minute Gift Ideas with Coastal Style

 

It’s a day at the beach with this beautiful pink, Murano-inspired glass bottle stopper from Seaside Glass Gallery.  The stopper depicts the iconic flamingo of tropical living. Great gift or stocking stuffer for the wine enthusiast in your life!

flamingo wine bottle stopper

This lovely octopus pillow cover from Comfy Heaven is the perfect addition to your living room or bedroom plus it’s a great way of bringing  the lovely elements of the ocean into your home.  What a lovely way to surprise someone that loves the beach!?

octopus pillow cover for beach house gift idea

A thoughtful handmade gift — SEAGLASS Christmas Ornament.  Just Beachy Now‘s Aqua Sea Glass Ornament adds a special beachy touch to any coastal Christmas tree AND makes a thoughtful gift! Beautiful chards of white, aqua, turquoise and sea green tumbled glass are encased in a high- quality acrylic ornament ball. The ornament looks just like glass, but won’t break at home or during shipping! Place it near a tree light and watch the colors glow.

BEACH DECOR SEAGLASS Christmas Ornament, nautical decor, aqua, turquoise, choice of bow

Handmade Sea Glass and Sterling Jewelry from The White Starfish.  Owner, Nancy Wood, shares “It was not an easy task finding unique sea glass jewelry made in the United States but we did it! After hours of searching we stumbled across this talented Californian artist and knew that our search was finally over.  Sarah’s love of the ocean and life’s simple pleasures is evident in her collection.”

Sterling and sea glass claw earrings by Simple Life Designs

Seashell Notecards from Island of Blue are perfect as a stocking stuffer OR use to thank everyone for the wonderful Christmas gifts you’ll be receiving this year.  Each 3 1/2″ X 5″ notecard is a digital reproduction of an original watercolor and is printed on textured card stock. Each note card comes with a recycled brown Kraft envelope.

Etsy Seashell Notecards - Beach Ar

Ready to ship!! Beach House Living’s “Mine & Yours” engraved spoons. Use it for dessert for stirring your tea or coffee.  This set is cute for the Holidays or Valentine’s Day, which is unbelievably right around the corner.

mine and yours coffee or ice cream spoons

 Many of our coastal sponsors offer gift cards too!!!

Coastal Beach Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

Coastal Christmas Trees

 

We hope you enjoy this guest post from Lynnette of Sea Shells by Sea Shore & Loving Coastal Living ~ Enjoy and happy holidays!

Ho, ho, ho! Christmas Trees with coastal style are certainly unique and different from the traditional trees of old.  Beach house Christmas trees may feature ornaments representative of blue & aqua seas as well as glittered shells, starfish and natural seashells.  The possibilities are really endless, aren’t they?!  How do you decorate your beachy Christmas tree?

Beautiful sea glass colored ball ornaments and starfish!

coastal christmas tree with starfish

A festive Christmas Tree along the Newport Coast.

Christmas Tree Newport Coast Live

How about a white tree with ornaments featuring colors of the sea? Simply beautiful.

Coastal christmas ocean themed christmas tree

Shells, starfish and little sailboats makes an adorable Coastal Christmas tree!

Coastal Beach Christmas tree design

If you simply stick to the colors of the sea, then you can’t go wrong!

A Coastal Christmas living room

It’s easier than you think to create a Christmas tree fitting for any beach house! You’ll love adding a few of our handmade ornaments which add instant coastal flair.

loving coastal living handmade coastal beach ornaments

Do you love these Christmas Trees?

Join us for more Coastal Christmas fun on Pinterest!

coastal christmas ornaments

Happy Holidays from Loving Coastal Living!

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

Loving Coastal Living ~ Store

Sea Shells by Sea Shore ~ Etsy

Loving Coastal Living on Pinterest

carons holiday bookshelf coastal christmas ideas

Caron’s Coastal Holiday Ideas

 

Join our Contributing Editor, Caron White, at Everything Coastal this holiday season for LOTS of Coastal Holiday Ideas. You’ll see that possibilities are endless with a little imagination and creativity!

Here’s some of the great topics she’s covered so far…click on title or photo for full article.  Happy Holidays.

Driftwood Holiday Decor

An adorable Driftwood Tree from our friends at The Coastal Collection

A Christmas Cocktail

Christmas cocktail for coastal living

Caron’s Holiday Bookshelf

carons holiday bookshelf coastal christmas ideas

A sea-inspired Christmas tree

Turquoise Christmas Tree

 

 

everything coastal blog

christmas on the coast via one kings lane

Beachy Christmas Mantel Ideas


Some are simple, some are glittery and some are nearly traditional…Beachy Christmas Mantels can certainly be fun to create no matter style you choose! Are you a traditional (red & gold) decorator or do you love beachy blues in  your holiday decorating? Ho, ho, ho!

One Kings Lane offers great discounts, however it was this Coastal Christmas mantel that caught our attention!

christmas on the coast via one kings lane

Blue & Pale Green combined with shells and starfish makes a pretty beach house mantel

beach house christmas mantel

beach house christmas mantel

Layla of The Lettered Cottage really never gets it wrong as far as her decorating is concerned. This adorable Christmas mantel design incorporates her driftwood boats and other things she loves.

christmas mantel ideas from The Lettered Cottage

Some fresh evergreens and white Christmas lights makes this beach house mantel….simply festive.

beach house christmas fireplace mantel

A Beach Cottage created this “non-mantel” a few years ago and this Beach Cottage Christmas design always makes us swoon.

a beach cottage christmas non mantel

I shared this beachy Christmas mantel last month (I think) but it deserves to be in this article because….well….I simply love it! Check out Beachcomber’s blog for more beautiful inspiration like this.

beachcombers white beach cottage christmas mantel

Inspired Nesting included a starfish Santa Clause as well as traditional greens in her Christmas mantel design.

beach house christmas mantel

beach house christmas mantel

 This beach house color palette is sure to add interest to your holiday mantel!

This contemporary colour palette is sure to add interest to your holiday decor

Simply click on any photograph for further information!

Holiday-Gift-Guide-for-the-Coastal-Lifestyle (1)