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Create a Pumpkin Votive Holder!

pumpkin votive holder
Try something with smaller pumpkins!  “carve out jack-be-little pumpkins and insert votive candles. This festive decoration can be used for Halloween parties, as well as Thanksgiving feasts.”

Discovered on Country Living!

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Top Pins of the Week - Beach House Living Room Design

Beach House Decorating Ideas: Top 6 Pins of the Week


Join us on Pinterest for Beach House Decorating,  Beach Cottage Interior Decorating, Nautical & Modern Home Interiors, and DIY Coastal Beach Crafts.

Seashell & Starfish Hurricane Candles

Top Pins of the Week - Seashell Starfish Hurricane Candles

Beach House Living Room Design

Top Pins of the Week - Beach House Living Room Design

The Driftwood Coat Rack that I made

Top Pins of the Week - Driftwood Coat Rack

Barclay Butera’s Navy and White Bedroom

Top Pins of the Week - Barclay Butera Navy and White Bedroom

The always popular, Turquoise Sliding Barn Doors!

Top Pins of the Week - Turquoise Sliding Barn Doors

A seaside living room with oars

Beach Cottage Interior Design with Oars

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Candlelight Seashell Centerpiece Top Pinterest Pin of the Week

Coastal Candle Holder Ideas

Candlelight Seashell Centerpiece Top Pinterest Pin of the Week

This Seashell Candle Centerpiece photo has been super-popular on Pinterest over the past week. Honestly, after writing blog posts for five years I really can’t remember all the wonderful coastal ideas that we’ve shared with you.  This particular coastal centerpiece idea is from an article written by our contributing editor, Caron White, back in November 2012.  Check out Decorating with Candlelight at the Coast for more beautiful candlelight ideas!

coastal candle idea

The above SEA candle holder was created by my daughter and I back in October 2011 (wow, time flies!).  I’m still using these around the beach cottage and they were simple to create. Check out the original article, Seawashed Fog & Sea Candle Holders, now!


Still one of our personal favorites, these Lighthouse Candle Holders are a DIY project made from simple materials.


Carons Autumn Centerpiece

Decorating with Candlelight at the Coast

Candlelight Ideas for Fall at the Coast — This is such a simple, easy trick to add a beautiful warm cozy feeling to your coastal home!

Doesn’t have to be expensive, and you can probably put together any number of things that you already have in your home – just use more neutral or “autumn” types of colors; amber sea glass, white shells, vanilla votives – here’s a few ideas to get started!

Candlelight Seashell Centerpiece

My friend Cami’s creation! Found sea glass and pretty autumn scented pillars



Candlelight Seashell Centerpiece

Candlelight Seashell Centerpiece

Mason jars, grey beach sand and white votives.  Ocean Elegant! via NauticalCottageBlog.com

Candlelight Seashell Centerpiece

Easy candle hurricanes complete with beach sand, simple tapers, caramel and white shells.
Elegance at the beach!

Candlelight Seashell Centerpiece

Grey beach stones mixed with found weathered seashells – so beachy!  via


And finally a peak at our fall centerpiece for this year!

Carons Autumn Candlelight Centerpiece


I love this big flat bamboo bowl that I found several years ago, it’s my treasure “collector” when we walk in the door from the beach.  Shells, driftwood, sea glass, stones, even a few acorns that we picked up in Napa.   Then I added to our collection with pear-scented dark green candles, dried Autumn gourds and my saved orange tumbled glass from last year.


Carons Autumn Centerpiece


I am a big believer in making decorating at the beach easy – and always a reflection of who you are.  Creating an easy centerpiece with found “found” seaside objects is just one more way to accomplish that.

Coral Table Runner


 Sea Green Starfish from Kevin O’Brien


Contributing Writer - Caron White

Three Votive Driftwood Candle Holder with Sugar Starfish

Beautiful Details by the Seashore: NEW Driftwood Candle Holders

Out of the havoc of Hurricane Irene comes beauty beyond words…beautiful pieces of driftwood!  Carol and Andrew of Beautiful Details by the Seashore collected pieces of black walnut, cedar cypress and other driftwood varieties from the beach of Topsail Island, NC as well as the Alligator River on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

The driftwood has been transformed into candle holders for use on a tabletop,  mantel, bar or long foyer table.  Each custom made candle holder will look beautiful along side your favorite seashell or coral collection.

These driftwood pieces are a beautiful dark wood with lots of interesting shapes.  What a thoughtful gift idea for Mother’s Day!


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Three Votive Driftwood Candle Holder with Air Plant

Three Votive Driftwood Candle Holder with Air Plant


Driftwood Votive Candle Holder 

Driftwood Votive Candle Holder

This Driftwood Candleholder looks beautiful on a mantle.

driftwood votive candle holder beach decor

Three Votive Driftwood Candle Holder with Sugar Starfish

Three Votive Driftwood Candle Holder with Sugar Starfish

Three Votive Driftwood Candle Holder with Aqua Limpet Shells

Three Votive Driftwood Candle Holder with aqua limpet shells


When it comes to transforming a house into a home, it’s often the little things that make the largest impact.

Browse Beautiful Details by the Seashore for unique sea life on aqua blue, clear and amber vintage bottles, hand painted nautical cast iron figures, beach wedding items (see our nautilus shell ring bearer pillows), other coastal home decor and beach jewelry.


Polynesian Petals Candles for sale

Coastal Hot Pick! Tropical Scented Candles

If you don’t live in a tropical paradise, then why not fragrance your beach home so it at least smells like you’re on a tropical isle?

Coconut palms, island lotus, lemongrass coconut, hula moon and mango sunrise are just a few of the candle fragrances which Makai Candle Co. creates for your enjoyment.

Makai Candles for sale


The Makai Candle Company hopes that you’ll light one of their handcrafted candles, close your eyes and breathe deeply and find yourself just steps away from the salty surf, a moment away in paradise…

Sea Grass Dunes Candle Scent: “Hike to your secret beach spot where cool waters surround fresh green seagrass while the waves lap at the shore to meet the sand. This scent is light and fresh.”

Seagrass Dunes Scented Candles


Polynesian Petals Candle Scent: “Tropical plumeria sway in the gentle breeze and mingle with wild honeysuckle in this phenomenal island floral.  If you love the scent of true plumeria, this one is for you. A Makai bestseller!”


Polynesian Petals Candles for sale


Makai Candle Co. ~ Tropical Scented Candles

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