I linked this project to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
and Holiday Linky Friday at The Inspired Room! Check out these great blogs for more awesome ideas!
I'm just not a traditional red, green & Santa kinda girl... I think holiday decorating should reflect the person's personality and favorite colors (even if it's yellow or lime or some other non-traditional shade!) My holiday decorating is all about Blue, Chocolate, White & Silver!
For me, incorporating a coastal theme into my holiday decorating was a goal this year. Now, I didn't do it all over the house! But, I did decide with my shell canvases in the formal dining room, that it would be a perfect spot to try out something new.
I hung a Lighted Canvas
Then I started working with what I had around the house to create a "beachy" look.
I tied ribbon around my sand colored linen lampshade...
I elevated the lamp on a stack of blue & aqua decorating books. Then I leaned a little starfish against the base...
I pulled out my white coral. I placed the smaller one on a silver & crystal pillar holder. I tied the same aqua ribbon around a white lantern & placed a white pillar candle inside.
I placed a silver charger in the middle of the table and arranged my collection of beach glass & some small shells. I placed a larger conch shell in the middle.
I filled a silver trophy shaped urn with aqua, silver white ball ornaments and tucked in a sand dollar.
And here's the whole arrangement...
Pretty "beachy" right? Mission accomplished!
And, I just ran across a FREEBIE that you've got to see! Head over to It's The Little Things That Make A House A Home where Karla is featuring Leen the Graphics Queen and offering a free $50 to spend in Leen's Etsy Shop just for browsing and telling Karla your favorite decal. Now, I've never been one for wall decals BUT these are really cool!!! I've already picked out my favorite in hopes that I win! Check it out!!