Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Coastal Inspired Christmas.... by Jeanne d'Arc Living ~ Part III

Clearly I have been obsessed inspired by the Christmas edition of Jeanne d'Arc Living.  I have copied three or four different looks...as part of my holiday decor.  The two previous looks I posted about were:

Paperwhites and Candles...                         A Coastal bird's nest....



So when I saw this in the magazine...I was hooked.  I loved all the little details and decided I wanted to create this as part of my holiday decor.  Hope you like my interpretation of this beautiful vignette. 



So I started with a old vintage box that I purchased on Etsy and stuffed it to make it easier to work with.



Then I placed two hardcover books on top of the stuffing...to give it stability.  Before I put the candles in place.   



Then I filled it in with some moss.... and started mixing in my favorite goodies.  Here is a paper flower that Donna from My Shabby Chateau made....that was on the wrapping of the French inspired holiday ornaments I purchased from her Etsy Shop.


I placed the two ornaments on either side of the box - with double sided tap....



And then - the fun began...filling it in with some of my very favorite things....



I took twine and a crystal ornament and wrapped it around the candle.  I also put in a beautiful glass bulb ornament from My Shabby Chateau - that has vintage music sheet, seam binding and all kinds of cute little things...some coral, glass floats, seashells, pine cones...





I've made a couple very slight modifications since I took these photos...I put in another pillar candle and added a few more coastal touches... 


















Hope you enjoyed my interpretation!!


Linking up to:
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24 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's beautiful! I love the moss mixed in with the nautical elements...and lots of candles! I have a lot of mine lit this morning...it's such a gray day! Enjoy your weekend! ♥

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

That is just beautiful! I love your living room
also! Thank you for the post!

Jane
Flora Doora

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Love it-very inspiring.

Cat & Cricket said...

Absolutely beautiful!! And I noticed those beautiful stockings you have hanging!!
Gorgeous!
Smiles~
Cat

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Debbie,
This is sheer perfection!!! I love everything--and your home is so gorgeous!! You made a brilliant piece for the table--and I love all the Shabby Chateau elements too!!!

And your tree is so beautiful--It all looks like it should be on the front cover of a magazine--truly!!!
XO
Cindy

Donna said...

Wow, another stunning arrangement! What a treat to see how you incorporated some of my creations! I love all of the different elements and embellishments that you used. That little birdie is so sweet, and I love the starfish, too! Your home is beautiful, and as Cindy said, you should be featured in a decorating magazine:)

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

The box is an awesome idea!! Everything looks just lovely! And I spotted those great stockings on the wall shelf..., perfect place to hang them!

Happy Weekend!

pam @ iLoveShelling said...

You are a talented "visual merchandiser"! Your home is so beautiful dressed up for the holidays. Thanks for sharing your great ideas. xoxo

Vintage Sassy said...

Your living room is beautiful. This is the first time I've seen it, it's really really pretty.

xo
LeAnn

Vintage Sassy said...

I love the dog painting:)

simpledaisy said...

Ooh...pretty...pretty!!!

becky at abbeystyle said...

thanks for opening your home to us for all the visual treats! great job on the box...love how you mix earthy forest pieces with seaside pieces as well as a bit of French essence...loved getting a peek at your interior!

Honey at 2805 said...

You home is like a treasure box. Thanks for letting us peek inside and for sharing your ideas.

Shellbelle said...

I'm not worthy…

That just popped into my head as I looked at your wonderful holiday decor. How inspiring to mix so many of the things you love and it comes out magnificently!

Yes, it has been cold here and then it warmed up for a few days and now it's chilly and drizzly. I do believe Florida must be going through menopause!

I wanted to be sure to drop by and wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

vicki said...

Your treasure box is absolutely beautiful! You really have created a holdiay masterpiece - thanks so much for these fabulous photos! Really, really, beautiful~

Vicki

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Debbie, your home is lovely. I love the coastal color palette. Very nice. Your creation is great. The moss and the candles are wonderful additions to make it all so very festive. Very, very nice!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

It's me again...I just came back to take a second look at your lovely creation. It really is so beautiful. I love how it is very earthy and also very coastal. What a unique and wonderful combination.
Your tree looks beautiful. Is the garland feather?
Everything looks so festive and lovely.

Pattie said...

Gorgeous! Love the color scheme of that room. And I love your coffee table!
Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

DANA said...

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April said...

this is just fabulous! I am sooo crushing on your coffee table! Come link up to my sew Crafty Party....

http://wildflowersandwhimsy.blogspot.com/2010/12/startin-early-for-orphaned-no-more.html

Mary said...

Hi, I'm your newest follower! I love your blog and your style. I hope that you'll visit me at my blog, Boogieboard Cottage! Merry Chritmas, Mary

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Your JDL inspired vignettes look so beautiful, and I LOVE seeing the "big picture" of your home all decked out for the holidays! It looks so lovely, Debbie!
Have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!!
xoxo,
Jo :)

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Just dropping by today to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New 2011.

Thank you for the wonderful beachy article you post regularly.

Happy Holidays from Sally Lee by the Sea!

Drawn to The Sea said...

If I had to pick one word to describe your beautiful room, I think I'd choose "happy." Your choice of colors, the lighting, your thoughtful decor... it's like candy without the calories :-)