Coastal Christmas Mantel

When I shared with my kids that we were going “coastal” this year for Christmas they were not at all ‘on board.’

I heard endless amount of complaining. However, now that they have seen the final result they really like it. I decorated in this theme several years ago {because my favorite place is the beach 🙂 }. Back then they didn’t seem to care less. Actually, this is the first year in a very long time that I have even wanted to decorate. I was asked to host a church party and have family coming for Christmas. This definitely helped motivate me into the holiday spirit! In addition, for the first time EVER in my life, I began decorating BEFORE thanksgiving. I like it!

Anyway, since I did put in a LOT of effort {it was way fun, though!} I decided to try a ‘link up’ to another blog. Many blogs give me my inspiration for decorating my home. Hope it will do the same for someone else… inspire and motivate.

The Lettered Cottage
Merry Christmas,


  1. Suzanne of Pieced Pastimes says

    Your 'coastal' theme is wonderful. The blue stockings really add just the right pop! Love the whole display. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Bright and beautful holiday mantle! The blue is so striking. Sometime it is fun to try something a bit non-traditional. Well done. Happy holidays! 🙂

  3. How wonderful to meet B and Suzanne! Thanks for being kind enough to leave me your sweet comments. It's always fun to hear feedback on your creations and meet new friends as well! Wishing you a Merry Christmas!


  1. […] As I looked back at December’s posts from last year, I realized I didn’t share my little “Charlie Brown” Christmas tree or my front porch.  Honestly, I searched and searched and realized I didn’t even take any photos of these 2 areas…busy time of year!  {Shame on me!}  These photos were taken by my Mom.  Thanks Mom, I know I can always count on you to take photos of my hard work.   I did, however, take photos of my fireplace mantel and you can find those by clicking here. […]

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