Holidays, Coastal Christmas

Welcome to day 4 of the Celebrate and Decorate Holiday Home Hop!

It brings me great JOY to have you here!



We don’t spend much time at our coastal home during the holidays




But we love to decorate and enjoy the holiday decor over New Year’s and into January




I made this tabletop tree years ago, it sports an aqua feather boa, and bright beachy ornaments

It stays decorated and quickly stores away on a shelf in the closet

Set in a boxwood wreath it is surrounded by gifts, vintage VW buses, & a surfin’ Santa




Right before Christmas last year, I found a 5′ tree on super sale at Target

I planned on making and shopping for decorations throughout the year…



All of a sudden it was mid November…😱

Hobby Lobby to the rescue!




Starfish ornaments, fish, and mermaids,




Seaglass floats, a garland of starfish and one of pearls,

I found a treasure trove of coastal things, at bargain prices






The tree is silver and came with white lights




It fits perfectly between the glass doors to the porch



So it’s always in our view



I know the mad trend is pick up trucks with Christmas trees

but this Santa in the convertible Cadillac stole my heart

{by the way, he’s listening to Elvis crooning “Blue Christmas” on the radio}



This seafoam green soft ruffled fabric does double duty covering the tree base and the small table it sits on




Looking in, looking out, the reflections of the sky…

it’s so pretty at night!



The best part about a pencil tree is that it fits just about anywhere and

doesn’t need boxes of decorations to fill up the branches



The Holiday Pineapple pillow matches the pineapple painting on the wall peeking out behind the tree

it’s paired with a Pink Poinsettia pillow

See all Holiday Pillows available here



Across the room the table is set for Santa and me




Jolly plates from Mud Pie, Christmas napkins and painted glasses



The kitchen island is set with an arrangement of seasonal plates and flatware ready for grabbing




Practical, functional decorating, plus a wonderful way to enjoy your pretties!





This nativity came from a local gift shop several years ago and it’s one of my very favorite things




These beachy Santas have been gifted over the years





Isn’t one of the best part of the holidays the memories recalled as you unpack the decorations?




Happy Holidays!



Please enjoy these other incredible Holiday Homes, Thank you Chloe!


Everyday LivingMy Kentucky LivingPanoply


Savvy Apron Hey FitzyCelebrate & Decorate


Belle Blue InteriorsRed Cottage Chronicles | Dining Delight | Bluesky at Home


The Painted Apron   Corner of Plaid and Paisley   Living With Thanksgiving


From My Carolina Home   Supper Table Talk   Me and My Captain   Our Crafty Mom



Thank you for your visit!

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Rustic and RefinedMerry Monday,  Between Naps on the Porch,   Make it Pretty Monday

Coastal Charm,   Cooking and Crafting with J&J,    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl   Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty  Foodie Friday & Everything Else 

Home Matters    Share it One More Time   Sundays at Home

38 Responses to “Holidays, Coastal Christmas”
  1. Lynn says:

    Lovin’ your new nautical aqua ornie tree Jenna! It’s really perfect for the shore-enjoy:@)


  2. Rita C. says:

    Great, new tree, Jenna! I do like the slim trees for tight spaces, AND the fact that you mention about not requiring a lot to fill it up. Your beach home looks so inviting, and I bet it’s a great place to extend the holiday. But I’m not sure I could handle decorating two homes! Hopefully that slimline will also slide right into a closet! Love those Mud PIe plates.


    • Thanks Rita, the beach house is easy to decorate because it’s so small and everything is stashed conveniently in a guest room closet so it takes no time…our other house still has pumpkins by the front door, I’ve got to get busy!


  3. thefrenchhutch says:

    Jenna, your beach home is a dream year round! Love how you pull out your surfin santa’s and Elvis in his convertible for your theme. Everything looks so fun and inviting, the evening view is stunning! Great table for you and Santa too………..


  4. Wow, where do I start? Your beachy Christmas decorations are amazing. Santa riding in the convertible Cadillac under your coastal tree with your signature aqua accents is darling. From your handpainted pillows, beachy gifted Santa’s, your artistic and colorful Nativity, handpainted Santa goblets I had a great time viewing your coastal Christmas.
    My eye fell immediately on your Alabama Santa! So cute. Are those plates still available?


  5. Jenna, your beach home is truly decked out with so many wonderful decorations, where do I start?! The tabletop tree with the feather boa and beach ornaments is so perfect and I love that you can store it and then pull it back out. Your silver slim tree is gorgeous, but Santa in a Cadillac convertible is the cutest ever! Love you table for you and Santa, and the island is ready for family and friends! Of course, your pillows are amazing! I absolutely love your coastal Christmas…I would be hard pressed to come back north!


  6. Lovely Jenna, I, too live near the beach and I love your convertible Santa…every year I put our full size Santa in our convertible and put a bag of toys in the passenger seat as a welcome to guests for our annual Christmas Party. Your cute little Santa reminded me of that and I love the slim tree. Your decorations are definitely beach-y and I love it. It is always fun blog hopping with you.


  7. Carol says:

    Love your coastal decor. You really scored at Target and Hobby Lobby. Two of my favorite places, too.


  8. Jodi says:

    SWOOOONING over so many things! ADORE the santa in the cadillac especially!!!!


  9. heyfitzy says:

    I love your nautical theme! Makes me miss living in Florida for so many years!!! Loved spending the holidays there! It was fun blog hopping with you!


  10. Very cute beach theme, fun for a coastal home. Yes, the memories are priceless!


  11. I love your coastal palette. Those blues are my favorites and they look so right by the sea! Just lovely!


  12. illini89 says:

    I love the beach bum nutcracker! And I am really enjoying seeing how you can even in a warm climate create a wonderful christmas feeling….. And I love Hobby Lobby…I always make sure to go there when I am in the states
    Happy Holidays


  13. Ricki Treleaven says:

    Jenna, I’ve been smiling from ear to ear looking at your beach house Christmas decor! That Santa in the convertible cracks me up! I love it!!!


  14. sherrygcole says:

    I love your tree and the beautiful colors that you have used. The Santa in the convertible is my favorite. You have done a great job decorating your home.


  15. Mary says:

    I adore your casual coastal Christmas Jenna! Relaxing with a water view in January after the hustle and bustle of the holidays is the best Christmas gift. Your pencil tree is perfectly sized and suited for you! Love the inside and outside views of your tree and your beachy ornaments from Hobby Lobby! I’ve admired many of those ornaments there and the price can’t be beat. My hubby is a gearhead and we have a small collection of Santamobile figures and ornaments, in fact I pulled some off the tree today for Monday’s table. 🙂


  16. Nancy says:

    Coastal Living with your beautiful Christmas Flare! Makes for wonderful memories!


  17. Cyndi Raines says:

    Darling tree, love the beach theme and Santa in the Cadillac is awesome! The looking in, looking out window picture is beautiful!


  18. Anonymous says:

    People are accustomed to waiting for, the Christmas bells to sing and chill in the snowy night sky, holding roses, singing and dancing outdoors and their beloved.


  19. Thank goodness for Hobby Lobby, huh? I’m with ya, girl! I have made 3 or 4 Hobby Lobby runs this season trying to finish out my decor. They have such a wide variety! Doesn’t matter if you’re into coastal or pickup trucks or dogs or fishing or whatever…they’ve got something for everybody. Your tree turned out great! The skinny trees are so cool!!! All the bang without all the belly! 🙂


  20. Lori says:

    I love seeing variations on the truck with the Christmas tree in the back and your Santa in the convertible is terrific and fits your theme perfectly! That slim tree looks wonderful with the aqua and white colour scheme. It’s true, unpacking the ornaments and special treasures every year is a fun experience and takes one right down memory lane. So enjoyed my stop here on the Blog Hop!


  21. Ann Krucek says:

    Your beachy Santas and nutcracker just cracked me up! What a fun way to decorate, so completely different from where I live with the snow – so it makes me smile. I do live on the water but its an inland lake – so my husband has a thing about no sea things like star fish and shells – its a lake not an ocean – So I have to just admire yours!! And if you live were it’s warm, of course Santa should be in a convertible!!! Love it! Thanks for sharing your home on the hop!


  22. Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, your coastal Christmas decor is so pretty and cheerful! What fun to enjoy the holidays in such a wonderful place! I love the idea of the festive plates and accessories displayed and ready for a quick bite. I’m going to borrow that idea! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful and happy holiday season!!!


  23. Loving the coastal motif. That skinny tree you found? I love that, it could fit almost anywhere and is gorgeous. I may have to treat myself to those Jolly Plates too. They are calling my name!


  24. What a fun place to decorate for the holidays! The 5′ pencil tree you got is great and hooray that Hobby Lobby came to the rescue for you! Your decor would fit right in at my house! thanks so much for being a part of another blog hop and Merry Christmas!


  25. Sandra Garth says:

    The sea foam green is so pretty and your decor is lots of fun. I really like Santa in his ride. It’s been fun blog hopping with you again and thanks for sharing this at Celebrate Your Story.


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