Monday, December 24, 2007

SEAson’s Greetings: Coastal tablesettings

Forget about Jack Frost nipping at your nose - better to slather on the sun block.
Dreaming of a White Christmas? You must mean the sand in your sandals. While
I’m here in New York with snow and freezing temperatures, there are people along
our coastlines that are basking in the glow of Christmas in a warm sun. Those living
along the coast have indeed put their own twist on the holiday. The key to coastal
style is bringing the outside in.

Bring the coast to your table with Cool Blues - silver accents sparkle when paired
with dinnerware in watery hues. Natural Neutrals - texture—from smooth mother-
of-pearl to rough pebbles—adds interest to a soft, white setting with fish sea horse
napkin rings and place card holders. Bold Black and White - who needs red? Go
for drama with starkly contrasting plates and accessories.

Remember the holidays only come once a year. Make this year count by updating
your holiday decor with coastal flare like sea shells and star fish. Family and friends
will cherish this special time for years to come thanks to your creativity and thoughtfulness.

Images sources: Coastal Living, Country Living and Coastal Christmas


Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog for a little while now and absolutely love it, but this post is awesome! I have always lived in Eastern NC, so Christmas is usually quite warm for me. This year I moved to the beach in June and I actually have a palm tree christmas tree! I love these ideas. Thanks for the insight!

Sarah Dennis said...

Stacey, how fabulous - - - a "palm tree" Christmas tree! What I know is that Christmas has nothing to do with climate, it doesn't matter if you're on the beach or in the snow. The basics are always the same: excited children, special foods, easy smiles, a feeling of togetherness, lights, decorations. All the things that make Christmas special EVERYWHERE.

Thanks for stopping by, I'm glad you enjoyed the post. Have a very Merry Christmas.


Mike said...

I love the blue orients on the Christmas tree.