I've been collecting seashells for as long as I can remember. From east to west, coast to coast, and shore to shore, I always find a treasure to keep, and adore.

Friday, December 23, 2011

East Meets West....A Coastal Tropical Christmas

The task is complete, and it's really too bad that it all comes down next week! Maybe next year I'll start Christmas preparations on Halloween ;)

I found these coconuts washed up on the beach and thought they'd make a perfect addition to my Christmas decor.
The stockings are hung by the window with tacks.....hoping for Santa to fill them from his pack!
Can you guess which ones are mine and hubby's? It shouldn't be too hard!
Every pet has a stocking, too! Santa brings goodies for them...they were really good this year!
I  hang my cards on my antique dolly. I love this look! I did this last year, too.
Our resident pelican, Percy, wanted to play Santa....

Blue and Silver is my indoor theme throughout this year...and East Coast meets West Coast.
My nutcrackers stay out year round. I adore my captain and first mate! They are not used to crack nuts!

I decided to go with traditional red and green for the Florida room.
Even my peppers are in with the theme!

When you exit the front door you are greeted by fake poinsettias.
and seashell lights on a fake pine garland.
I did manage to get some pics of my dining room wall....the living room will be soon. I just missed it taking pics of Christmas stuff. Ahhh Geez!
 I really just wanted to keep it Simple. I have a birthday party to throw next week! A very important Birthday!!!

And yes, it really did take me all month to do this and make goodies!!!

Have a Very Merry Christmas!!!!



Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I love your house and the way you have it decorated! The blue and silver color theme is wonderful. Did you make your stockings? Have a wonderful Christmas Della - You have become such a dear friend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

WOW! How awesome everything looks! You should leave everything up for another month! The blues are beautiful...love the shell lights! But then when I see your red and green, it makes my heart sing! I love it all! We are going to try to drive out to the grove today...I hope I hope! I'll take some pics and think of you! Enjoy your day! ♥♥♥

julie cavender said...

I can see you were very busy with decorating, too! It looks fantastic. It is sad that it all comes down next week. The blue and silver could stay all year, really. Have a wonderful and peaceful Christmas!!

Shelly said...

Your house is so cute! Looks beautiful, you have done an excellent job on all of your decorating!

Unknown said...

Your house is a beachy Christmas feast for the eyes. Your cards look so cute displayed on the sleigh. Christmas blessings to you & yours. xo

Eyelah said...

I love the blues and reds. Your home looks so festive.

Eyelah said...

your peppers look delicious.

Sheryl Hastings said...

Your house is decorated so beautifully. I wish I could come to dinner. Beautiful table settings.

I really love your idea of the stockings up in the window. I think I might have to steal that idea from your for next year. That would be so cute on my super big window in the living room.

RottenMom said...

Love the sun room, wish I had one! Just wish we had some sun! Love the beautifully decorated beachy feel of your home. Have a Merry Christmas!

Loui♥ said...

Hi del~
playing catch up on visits..
love all the tropical stuff!
looks wonderful!
you did a super job!
hope your Christmas was delightful!!
warmest hugs from Denver..

My Life Under the Bus said...

What a happpy cheerful house Del - suits you perfectly : ) I love those Nutcrackers - I have never seen sailor ones!

DaCraftyLady said...

Love your shells and jewelry..I too use shells and make jewelry and I also make crochet projects and add sea items, of course I am on the opposite side of the USA the west coast, be sure and check out my crochet Starfish wall hangings with real starfish in the center on my blogs, http://crochetoholic.blogspot.com
your jewelry is beautiful and so are your decorations...Happy New Year

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