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A Coastal Christmas Mantel and a Link Party

I have a mantel this year and I was so anxious to decorate my new shiplapped fireplace for a coastal Christmas.  I found these gorgeous magnolia leaf garlands earlier this year, and wrapped them one around the other to make them extra thick.  Adding a bit of the coastal feel I used a pair of starfish in the middle looking like a star.  My redesigned Christmas trees wrapped in rope and trimmed with coastal elements they kept the continuity of my theme.a-coastal-christmas-mantel-745x1024-1

 

Coastal Christmas DIY treesI hope you are checking things off your list for Christmas as well as I am!  For me it is down to some gift wrapping and then hopefully a little time for baking.  Without a tree this year, I have wrapped my gifts and gathered them around our fireplace.  Wrapping them in brown paper, tying them with string and trimming them extra starfish and shells.

Coastal Christmas packages

Gifts were wrapped with brown paper and tied with string.  These couple of metal and wood boat are handy for holding gifts and some ornaments and Christmas greens.

Coastal Christmas Gift Tag Free PrintableThose packages were great, but I need to know who the are for, so I used these pretty printable coastal gift cards.  Follow the link to download and print yourself.  There is also an 8.5×11 of the sailboat graphic you can print and frame if you like.

A Coastal Christmas MantelThe paddle hanging above my television was a gift from a dear friend who has long since succumbed to cancer.  I love being able to display it as a remembrance of her and it certainly helps say this is a coastal Christmas.

Now that you have seen my coastal Christmas fireplace, it is time to see what you have to share this week!  Welcome to the party!  I am anxious to see what this last party before Christmas has in store for us!

Celebrate Your Story! Link Party

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  1. Follow your host blog.
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  3. Do not add your post name/blog name IN ALL CAPS.
  4. Please include a link in your post back to the party.
  5. No Etsy shop links or similar, please link to original content on your blog. 
  6. Visit fellow Story Sharers and leave them some love on their post!

Please note: by joining the Celebrate Your Story! Link Party you are giving your hosts permission to share your content on their site and social media platforms. Any photos used will be appropriately credited with links directing readers to your site.

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Chloe is the creator of Celebrate & Decorate. Chloe is passionate about having a comfortable and well designed home - she also loves to entertain family and friends. Learn more about Chloe. Follow Chloe: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube

11 Comments

  1. Your coastal theme is beautiful Chloe! I hope you get the chance to bake lots of goodies and I look forward to the recipes. Thanks for hosting!

    1. Thank you Sandra! I hardly bake anything compared to you! Just a few batches of cookies, which my family always counts on!

  2. I’m crazy about your Southern coastal decor Chloe! Wherever did you find that fabulous magnolia garland? It all works wonderfully together, the oar is brilliant! Very unique and different!! Merry Merry!

    1. Thank you Jenna! I found those magnolia garlands at this amazing store called K&K. Unfortunately they don’t sell online except wholesale, but have a huge store I have been lucky enough to get to. Merry Christmas to you!

  3. Love the coastal mantel theme…..I can’t believe how completey different that mantel looks. Love the Magnolia gold and green garland. What is key is that there is garland and the paddle above the mantel so the eye is drawn above the mantel giving a total viewing effect. I love the neutral colors accented with the blue…….beautiful!!!!

  4. Very pretty and so different. I love it! It has some elegance to it. Thanks for hosting. Merry Christmas to all.

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