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Beach Inspired Dining Table!

beach inspired dining room table decor

glass jar candle holder
This amazing dining table is beach inspired and using Better Homes and Gardens new dishware; now available at Wal-Mart. 
The small touch of a starfish in each bowl helps tie the room together.  Have old glass jars laying around the house? Then put some sand and a tealight candle and you’ve got new decor for your table! 
“I love it and it is a perfect tablescape for summer!”

Discovered on The Frugal Homemaker!

#BHG #BetterHomesandGardens #beach #cottage

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!

Happy Holidays!!

#holidays #CoastalChristmas #beach #nautical #decor

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!

#countryliving #pumpkin #decor #beachy

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Seashell & Starfish Hurricane Candles

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Beach House Living Room Design

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The Driftwood Coat Rack that I made

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Barclay Butera’s Navy and White Bedroom

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The always popular, Turquoise Sliding Barn Doors!

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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