Shells and Seaside Ornaments - Christmas for Ocean lovers
Seashell on the beach
Childhood vacations at the beach near Asbury Park, NJ were the beginning of my love affair with the seaside. There were lazy days spent lying on the beach or walking in the edge of the surf collecting shells. Some days, spent endlessly riding the waves, I felt part of the ocean. At night I would close my eyes and feel the waves rocking me to sleep. The smell of salty air embedded itself so deeply in my brain so that I smell the salt air when I look at photographs of the sea.
Now, many beaches and many years later, the smell of salt air and the sound of crashing waves always makes me happy. In lieu of actually being at the beach, I have a scattering of seashells around my house, shells collected from beaches on the Atlantic to the Pacific coasts. There are little bowls of shells in every room. A big basket of shells in the living room holds a collection of broken shells that I love. Excess shells make their way out the front door to decorate the flower boxes on my front porch.
Lighthouses symbolize the beach
Seashells bring back beach vacation memories
You don’t have to grow up at the seaside to fall in love with beaches. Spending a memorable vacation at the beach can do it, and you’ll want to keep those wonderful memories fresh. One way to do that is to have mementos of the seaside around you.
Add seashells and seaside ornaments to your Christmas tree
Seaside themes are sure to remind you of your favorite beaches. Add some seaside ornaments to your Christmas tree in memory of a wonderful summer vacation or go all out by decorating your entire home in a seaside theme. Perhaps you’ll find an ornament here that will bring back memories of your favorite beach spot, or of a wonderful vacation.
Seashell Ornaments for your tree
Seashell wreaths for your seaside theme
Shell Ornaments for your tree
How many hours have you spent beach combing and picking up pretty shells on the beach? If you have baskets of shells in your home to remind you of beach combing days, you'll love seeing these Pearlized sea shell ornaments on your Christmas tree. Add miniature white or colored lights that will reflect off the ornaments for a beautiful beach theme.
For an elegant touch, add some of these hand blown glass shell ornaments to your tree or mantle. These will also make a unique gift for someone special who loves the seaside.
What could be more authentic than some of these Mexican seashell ornaments made of real shells? Wouldn't they be perfect to add to your Christmas wreath?
If you don't want to make your own, you can purchase a ready made seashell wreath complete with shells and starfish.
Fish ornaments for a Beach Theme or a Fisherman
Combine Fish Ornaments with Shell Ornaments
Combine colorful fish ornaments with shell ornaments for a seaside theme. Fish ornaments range from colorful unbreakable ornaments to sparkly sequined fish that will catch the lights of your Christmas tree.
Mix fish ornaments with shells and lighthouses on your tree, or add them to wreaths. These cute tropical fish can also be used to decorate gifts for the fishermen in your life!
Hallmark Seaside Scenes Ornaments
Seaside and beach scenes ornaments
Keep memories of that wonderful seaside vacation alive by hanging one of these Hallmark seaside scene ornaments on your tree. Or give one to each family member as a memento of a summer at the beach.
Seashell Christmas Lights - a Unique look!
Seashell Christmas Lights
Add a unique look to your mantle or tree with these unusual seashell Christmas lights.
Choose strands of tiny conch shells or tropical shells to complete the seaside theme on your tree. Or string a set of seashell lights along a shelf or mantle decorated with mementos of your beach vacation.
Beach Themed Christmas Ornaments
Surfing Santas and Adirondack Beach Chairs
We love to watch the surfers riding the waves near Cape Hatteras lighthouse. Although its much too cold for surfing in December, the whimsical Santa On a Surfboard ornament will surely appeal to the surfer on your gift list and serve as a lasting memory of that wonderful summer on the beach.
Beach houses and guest houses with comfortable Adirondack chairs on their porches overlooking the beach are icons of a seaside vacation. Perhaps the Adirondack Beach Chair ornament will bring back memories of those lazy days spent reading on the beach or on the veranda overlooking the water.
Solar Powered Garden Lighthouses
Know someone who loves lighthouses?
Lighthouses remind me of summers spent on the Outer Banks where one can walk up the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse for a fabulous view of Hatteras Island. These Lighthouse ornaments also bring to mind lighthouses on The great Lakes and the Pacific Northwest where we spent some incredible vacations.
Perhaps you have a special memory of a lighthouse that you visited while on vacation? Or maybe you know someone who loves lighthouses and collects them. They are sure to love a Lighthouse Ornament as a stocking stuffer or a special decoration on their gift box.
You may even want to splurge and get them a Solar Powered Garden Lighthouse for their flower bed or garden! The three foot tall solar powered garden lighthouses will send their beam through the night for up to 10 hours - no wires or installation required! Just stand them where they will get some sunshine during the day for hours of light after dark.
Lasting Memories of the Seaside
Whether you decide on seashells or lighthouses for your tree, or decorate your Christmas door wreath in a seaside theme, these little mementos can be a pleasant reminder of your seaside vacation. It will be even more fun to share them with the people who shared the good times with you! Have a very Happy Holiday!
Links to Decorating with Seashells
- How to Make Resin Seashell Jewelry: Crafts with Seashells
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Seashell lamps are among one of the more compelling and interesting items to decorate a home with - while lighting up the abode - for those who love to be reminded of the sea, or want to express their delight with the ocean. There are a seemingly...
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