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Coastal Holiday Decorating with Coastal Living Magazine

I always love decorating for the holidays and adding shells, sea glass, driftwood, etc. (If fact tommorow we are going to the beach to pick some up to embelish and display) So get your creative juices flowing baby! Enjoy and Feel the Sea Breezes and Sunny Warm Days on your back!

25 Days of Holiday Decorating

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Living Room
Porch or Patio
Guest Bedroom
Under the Tree
Winter White

St. Augustine Holiday Dreams!

I have spent the holidays in St. Augustine and have to say it is a beautiful time of the year and so mucho fun! If you can I would recommend it! But also just read the article to get inspired to GO Somewhere! Even locale, close by and handy! But break out of the late fall weather rut! And do it Eco friendly!From Coastal Living Magazine Website:
Bright Lights, Beautiful City

Explore the storybook streets of America’s oldest town, St. Augustine, for an electrifying display of holiday cheer. Photo: Thayer Gowdy Click to Enlarge St. Augustine, Florida, greets holiday visitors with a megawatt smile. Every year, beginning midsummer, city crews start stringing up more than 2 million white lights at 100-plus locations. Businesses and individuals add to the glow with light displays of their own. But y…

RVA Grrls Do it again!

Ok can I just not say enough about these grrls??? They do everything just so fun, lovely and right on! Ok I am so going to take this class, you should too!!! It will be a blast! clipped from here!

Inspiring Holiday Tree Fun!

I just got a pink, yes it is only two feet tall but brilliant pink tree! I LOVE IT! I am in love with it, and will be forever and ever. I saw a bigger one can you say five feet of lovely pink swoon??? I am drooling, lusting and pretty much dreaming of that tree! Forever and ever! It is a bit pricey so I will hold out as long as I can! But in the meantime Bleu Bird Vintage Blog had a few inspirations that I wanted to share with you! I <3 her blog! clipped from

Hot Hot Hot Pants of 1971

OMGosh I have to get my hot little hands on that McCall's Needlework and Crafts Magazine! Oh this is just well priceless! Can you imagine wearing this other then Halloween? It is actually cute, I'm just sayin..... clipped from 1971 Hot Pants clotho98 has added a photo to the pool: Hot pants from the Fall-Winter 1971-1972 issue of McCall's Needlework and Crafts magazine.

70's Embroidery Design Hip to be Kewl Back Pocket Love!

I just love the back pocket design. Forget that it was a kewl station in Cleveland (WGCL-FM)!! I love it! To me it is the vibe of late 70's Embroidery! YAh for Hippiedome Love !!! clipped from 98's Greatest Hips-1970's otterphoto has added a photo to the pool:

Here Comes the Sun in Advertising 1962

Thanx to Cathy of California and her latest post from such a freakin groovy!!!
I so want this book! Oh my oh my! I love anything with Suns on it! Beautiful if I do say so myself! clipped from "the sun in advertising and applied art", 1962 from the sun in art, graphis press 1962

Sneak Peak at Coastal Living December Issue!

I can't wait to see the December issue! Here are some sneaky peaks into the Holiday issue! I love the photo of the Island resort! In my mind I am already there! Enjoy! clipped from Coming in December... Here's a sneak peek at the next issue of Coastal Living.
The Best Deals for Beach Holidays
We bring you amazing
holiday deals from coast to coast, plus fabulous resorts in Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. Pack your bags and get ready for reader-only discounts you don’t want to miss.
Coast Lover’s Gift Guide
Find something for everyone in your life—from d├ęcor for the shore to items for fun in the sun.
Plus, 50 gifts under $50!
Saved by Salvage restored windows and doors breathed new life into a cottage by the sea.

Lime Green, Peacock Blue and Silver Holiday Glee!

I love the non traditional look of these! And since they are some of my fav colours I am lovin what BHG did here! So easy too make too. Think of other combos: Coral, Sand, and White (for sand, oceany look!).. Of course black and white with a hint of deep purple, and on and on! Have fun! Be Inspired and Create, Create, Create!!! clipped from Distinctive Holiday
Color Schemes What We Love: Easy table decorations in a fun and festive color scheme break the red-and-green mold. How to Do It: Attach peacock blue, lime green, and silver Christmas balls to a foam ball by removing caps and using hot glue to adhere. Insert dowel into foam ball. Wrap ribbon around the dowel, stopping before you reach the bottom. Fill a vase or container half-full with modeling clay; insert dowel. Fill container with marbles. See More Festive Holiday Color Schemes >

Holiday Coastal Living Table Setting Bliss!

I just love these ideas! Of course darlins I live in Sunny Southern California, so it is easy for me to dress up our table for the Holidays in such fun, ocean inspired style! But you can too! Think outside the box and beachside! My favs are Seaglass and Driftwood and Cool Blues of course! But I also love Coral and Shimmer! So do something different for the holidays this year and go Coastal! Thanks to Coastal Living Magazine! It is from their latest issue! Check out the links below! Enjoy! clipped from 6 Looks for Your Holiday Table Find the setting that caters to your coastal style.
Seaglass & Driftwood

Coral & Shimmer

Maps, Rope, & Wicker

Cool Blues

Natural Neutrals

Bold Black and White

Coastal Living Holiday Recipes!

For a different take on your holiday table try something with a Coastal, Ocean vibe (ala Shrimp, Clams, Fish, etc)..Check out the most Sinful Dessert.... Ok I am off sugar for now, but can look and drool can't I??? clipped from
Savor the Season

Over the years, we've tested hundreds of holiday recipes in our kitchens. From an amazing oyster appetizer to a secret-ingredient cake, these are the best of the best. Enjoy!

Most Sinful Dessert
Top Comfort Food

Brunch Favorite

More Coastal Recipes

Inspired Creative Holiday Bliss

Of course we all know that BHG is the bomb when it comes to creative ideas and doing it on the fly! So this Holiday season is no different. Even if you just find one idea out of all that they throw your way, it is so worth it to check out there website, blog, mag, etc... Creative Inspiration abound with BHG! clipped from Creative Christmas Crafts Christmas is a time for tradition, food, family, and friends. It's also a time to get crafty! Whether you want to brighten your home for the holidays or create a special gift for someone, you'll get plenty of ideas here for handmade holiday cheer. 15 Fun-to-Make Christmas Crafts Colorful Christmas Stockings Cute Snowmen Crafts 16 Beautiful Snowflake Crafts Easy Christmas Projects Fab Felt Decorations

DIY Mag Chocked Full of Inspiring Bliss

Ok I have blathered on and on about this gorgeous magazine. I love it and they have a blog you can follow and have a special where you buy one year, get the second one free. I mean come on! Below are so incredibly juicy, creative, yummy ideas on the fly. Enjoy! Create! BE! clipped from As the temps get cooler, it’s tempting to stay inside and craft the day away. The bold colors. The soft fabrics. Can you tell we’re falling hard for fall decorating? Check out DIY’s blog for tons of fall and holiday projects, then share yours with us. Happy autumn! -- Team DIY 5 Warm ’n’ Snuggly Bedroom Projects 5 Easy Night Table Makeovers Freshen Up Walls for Fall Applique Made Easy Go Green, Save Green Totally Affordable Art On-the-Cheap Storage Grow a Garden Inside Sweet Seashell Wreath Display Vintage Hankies