Merry Monday {01} – Coastal Christmas Decoration

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Buongiorno, hello to all of you!

Only 7 weeks to go for Christmas!! Can you believe it?! I cannot … at least most of the time! At the moment we have once more a great sunny weather and more than 20°C … but in the late afternoon, when it is getting dark, we are at home and we enjoy some cozy time on the couch with a hot tea and some candle light … yes, then there is already a little bit of this magic of the most wonderful time of the year!

And  these are the moments when I start thinking about the Christmas decoration. During the last years I changed the style of the interior decoration nearly every year … there are so many possibilities and I love to create themes and color schemes for various ideas! To intensify the pleasant anticipation until December, when the period of Christmas really starts, I will share 3 of my favorite “Christmas-Themes” with you during the next 3 weeks! There will be traditional decoration mixed up with natural materials, modern and stylish black&white-decoration and there is also a very special idea – and this will be the first one! Let’s draw the curtain for:

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I really like this theme, because living at the sea and loving coastal decoration all over the year, this is the perfect way to combine Christmas with a great beach feeling! With some special tricks like small diamonds it is getting elegant and it is always a very natural way to decorate! What do you think about these ideas for a Coastal Christmas?! Do you love them as much as I do?

Christmas-Coastal-Beachlife-Decoration-2Here we go with the sources of all these great interior decoration ideas: Coral and Deers by Serendipity, colored ornaments by Life on Virginia Street, white ornaments and starfish by Black Point Chic.

There are also beautiful ornaments for your Christmas tree than can be easily handmade! Isn’t it a gorgeous idea to decorate sea shells with diamonds? They become shiny highlights everywhere in your house! I also adore the combination of turquoise, white and silver … this is my alltime favorite! The ornament on the left side can be easily made with the plastic ornaments you can by in every do-it-yourself store, filled with sand, sea shells or other coastal items.

Christmas-Coastal-Beachlife-Ornaments-1As you can see here and here, you can even decorate a whole Christmas tree in a coastal way – so different, but so beautiful!

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You do not have to have a traditional Christmas tree at home. With some coastal stuff you can even create a new version of a Christmas tree – the only things you need are some driftwood, sea shells, starfish and your fantasy! You can find the links to these coastal versions of a Christmas tree here on my Pinteres-Board.

Christmas-Coastal-Beachlife-Christmastree-artificialOf course, a Christmas wreath must not be missed – if you want to put it on the wall or on the door or even on the table, the decision is yours! The pictures of these fantastic wreaths are from here and here.

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During December I love sending Christmas cards to my family and friends as they live nearly all over the world. Of course these cards have to be special – and, that’s the most important thing: HANDWRITTEN! If you live near the sea as I do, or if you have the possibility to go to a beach or nearby, why don’t you take some Christmas stuff with you, let your creativity flow and do a little photo shooting to create your own, personal and unique Christmas cards to send to your loved ones?! Here are the links to these pictures: 1 – Merry Christmas, 2 – Candy Cane, 3 – Presents & Christmas tree, 4 – Tree made of ornaments and coastal items, 5 – ornaments on the beach.

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Do you know what I love most about this idea of a Coastal Christmas? The combination of the colors blue and white – it is elegant and it creates calmness, balance and a peaceful atmosphere … there is nothing else needed for a cozy Christmas time!

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Christmas-Coastal-Ornaments-Decoration-3The “Seas and greetings”-sign is from here, the big seashell filled with ornaments from here, the small wooden trees with a starfish on top are from here, the coastal ornaments from here, the writing “Noel” from here, the fantastic blue and white interior is from here and the coastal socks from here.

You can find even more ideas for a Coastal Christmas gathered on my Pinterest-Account!

What do you think about this kind of Christmas Decoration? Can you immagine to do it at home or do you like the traditional colors of Christmas such as red? I adore this idea and next year I will definitely decorate in this way!!

Have a nice start in the week and stay updated for the next Christmas-Inspiration Post on the next Merry-Monday!

Tanti saluti,

Julia

 

 

 

 

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Julia loves … nicestthings.com

Buongiorno, hello to everybody!

Today I have on more “Julia loves”-post for you and today it is about a very special blog that I love from the first time I visited it:

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I found nicestthings.com when I was searching for some interior inspiration in 2012 to give a marine touch to our home. The idea to use an old paddle as decoration was perfect and I loved the Eastcoast-Style Vera used for her living room in this time!

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From this first contact with her blog I started following her and every post was a new surprise! I do not know any other blog that is that stylish, that professional and especially: that funny! She has a very particular, very friendly and honest way to write about her ideas and her life and she can absolutely laugh about herself – I think it is this balance between the professional photography, the perfectionism of the posts and  the great humor on the other handside that makes her blog this particular and attractive!

One of her latest posts that really made me laugh out loudly was this one, about a beautiful dress she bought – I still do not understand why she does not write columns for magazines and newspapers!

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One of her main topics is interior and not only one time I have been inspired by her style and her fantastic photos.

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Not to forget … there is also a delicious food-category on her blog where you can find everything from sweet to spicy with great recipes!

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And Vera would not be Vera if there would only be the recipes – on nicestthings.com you also get the perfect ideas where and how to eat the yummy food!

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You see, I am really in love with nicestthings.com – jump over to this gorgeous blog and get inspired, I am sure you will love it as much as I do!

Tanti saluti,

Julia