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Christmas Tour of Homes-Coastal Style

Unforgettable Coastal

I am super excited to join in again for another Christmas Home Tour. This year I decided to do a coastal theme filled with projects I made with oyster shells.  I love taking long walks with my dog to the coastal marshes. Its one of the most beautiful place I know and I get to take a piece of it to my home.

Every shell, driftwood, and pinecone I find always has an intent and purpose. The projects speak for themselves and remind me of the places I find these beautiful elements of nature.

The oyster shell mirror was a project I did when I lived in beautiful Palmetto Bluff. It brings me lots of fond memories of that place I lived before I moved. Its the place that got me started to blog.




This cottage that we are renting is very small. I was limited to what I could decorate. I focused on the living room by using the fireplace as the central area to decorate for the holidays. This is my last month here in this charming cottage and next month we will be in our forever home.



I love you, Oyster Shell.

I do love oysters. The funny thing is I can’t eat them because I break out in hives. Which is a bummer. They are good for you and supposedly make you sexy. Since I can’t eat them I use them for lots of projects and that makes me happy. This holiday season I created lots of oyster shells ornament for my tree. It was such a big hit that I had several people contact me to make some for them. It got me thinking that maybe I’ll add them to my store I am creating.  Something has been missing in my blog and I have decided to start a store for 2019. If you want to learn how to make these pretty treasure check out how to make oyster shell ornament here.


Now get settled in, grab some popcorn and a drink you are in for some major inspiration. I want to thank everyone that was connected to this beautiful home tour.


White Arrows Home| The Chelsea Project| Our Prairie Farmhouse|

Noting Grace| The Red Painted Cottage


Celebrate and Decorate| Rain and Pine| Savvy Apron


Curly Crafty Mom| Camelot Art Creations| Follow The Yellow Brick Home|

Mom Home Guide| Twelve On Main


County Road 407| Art and Sand| Simple Nature Decor| Sweet Parrish Place


Deeply Southern Home:/ Life on Summerhill|First Day OF Home

Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry| The Aspiring Home


  1. I love your coastal Christmas decor! I can see why people want those oyster ornaments because they are stunning! Thanks for joining us this year for the Christmas Tour of Homes!

    1. Thanks so much, Its been a pleasure getting to know you and all the ladies in this beautiful tour. I wish we could do this every month, its such a nice group of ladies. It was so organized.

  2. When I saw the words, I love you, Oyster Shell, I nearly did laughing! All of your shells are beauties. I adore your tour and am super excited for you and a new store! That will be so fun. Wish I lived close.

    1. lol, I know I get carried away when it comes to my coastal treasures. Thanks so much, its been a great pleasure meeting you all. Wish we could do this every month.

  3. I can’t even with those oyster shell ornaments! Such a great idea – perfectly coastal. Happiest of holidays to you!

    1. Thanks so much, what a great pleasure being on this fun tour with you all.

  4. Those oyster shell ornaments….I mean…really!! They are amazing and stunning and beautiful and totally natural and coastal. So perfect for this setting. LOVE your vision.All the best with your new store! Happy Holidays ~~

  5. Your home is stunning and those oyster shell ornaments are so beautiful. I am so glad that you joined the Christmas tour this year.

  6. Your cottage is beautiful. I love the seashell decorations and the ornaments are amazing.

    1. Thanks so much, glad you like them. Hopefully, my store will be ready next year! Trying to open one with coastal stuff. Have a great holiday.

  7. Maria, I LOVE all the different ways you’ve decorated with oyster shells, especially the ornaments and the mirror. I was given lots of oyster shells because I’m hoping to frame a mirror with them. I’ll have to look at your directions for it. I’m so happy you joined our Christmas Tour of Homes again for this year. I hope your forever home will be ready soon. I’m sure it’s going to be beautiful!

    1. Thank you, its been a true pleasure and not sure If I mention but you were such a gracious host and everyone on the tour has been wonderful.

  8. Maria, you have done an amazing job decorating with natural elements! The oyster ornament is such an original and creative idea. What I love most is that you’ve collected these shells yourself and created beautiful works of art with them. Everything looks really beautiful, from the tree to the frame to the cleverly stacked books! Good luck with the store in 2019…I can’t wait to check it out!

    1. Crissy, I am so excited to have met you. You are so sweet and your blog is too, I love that we connected. Take care and I will hopefully see you around more.

  9. Your rental home may be small but it is packed with a lot of charm! Love the oyster shells, too!! They must just sparkle at night when your Christmas tree lights are on ~ so pretty… <3 Happily pinned a bunch of photos for you. <3 Will check out some of the other participants on your tour, but mostly I am glad to have visited you. Always enjoy my visits to your seaside home(s)!

    Hugs and Christmas blessings,
    Barb 🙂

    1. You are a sweet friend, thanks for stopping by to leave such a cute comment. Hugs Maria

  10. What a great idea to bring some of that coastal vibe in for the holidays. And I LOVE those two round wooden tables!! Where did you get those?

    1. Thanks, Roxanne, they are from Pottery Barn, I don’t think they make them anymore, a few people have asked and they could not find them. they do have black ones.

  11. I know that you really love coastal decor Maria, and it really shines in your Christmas tour! Beautifully done and understated too!

  12. This coastal decor is so gorgeous and sentimental. Love that you collected all of these oyster shells yourself! Your simply decorated tree with the stacks of books around it is so appealing to the eye. Love the oyster shells mirror! Beautiful! Enjoyed doing this fun holiday blog hop with you! 🙂


    1. Thanks Carrie, Glad you stopped by to connect, I enjoyed it too. Have a great holiday. Maria

    1. Thanks Erin, trying to get my shop designed correctly, hopefully soon. Thanks for stopping by.

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