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Christmas Morning at the Beach

Our dining table centerpiece is complete and ready for family to surround it on Christmas morning.  The morning of Christmas is all about opening stockings and eating lots of delicious treats together (see recipes below).  

A blown-glass Snowman takes center stage on the table this year - he's decked out in his fishing attire and his red & gold plaid coat add charm and whimsy.  

Our golden pine cone trees had seen better days! We re-glued on glittery ball ornaments and cones plus decked out the pots with seashell trim and topped each with a glittery shell.

Of course, starfish are tucked in here and there for some much needed beachy flair!

A plaid tablecloth with golden threads coordinates nicely with our Fisherman Snowman plus keeps the feel easy-going.

A crystal bowl is filled with ornaments from my husband's childhood. It's a simple way to get a conversation started and memories shared around the table. (When he saw them on the table he immediately had a huge smile and said, "Geeze, these look just like the ones Mom use to hang on our tree when I was a kid." He continued to share Christmas memories of his childhood which I'd never heard before.)

A colorful Nutcracker holds a votive candle ~ one stands at attention on each end of the table...

Nutcracker purchased from Costco years ago still find a place on our table each year.

We'll be making Baked French Toast; Crustless Bacon & Cheese Quiche and some Creamy Hot Cocoa to keep us warm.

Happy Holidays!


  1. Cute Cute Cute! I love gold pine cones!

  2. Festive and filled with meaningful personal touches...I love the bowl of hubby's childhood ornaments. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay

  3. Happy Holidays to you and your family!!! It all looks so very festive..., and beachy too!!



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