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Coastal Home Decor

Every season has a time to shine. For the coast, beach and seashore lovers out there that time is now. Spending quality times on the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida Gulf Coast beaches  makes for many memorable experiences. Regardless of what body of water or sandy beach I’m at, the vibe is all coastal to me. If you love a season, place, or activity so much,  isn’t it a natural wish to want to add a touch of it to your home decor?  Coastal is not just a home decor choice, it’s a state of mind. Warm breezes, cool drinks, and crystal clear waters feed the soul as well as inspire stylish coastal home decor ideas.  Let’s decorate!

coastal inspired home decor

  1.  C+F Enterprises Sandpiper Cove Turtle Throw Pillow- Amazon: $37.99
  2. Water Crab Decorative Throw Pillow- Overstock.com: $29.99
  3. Rattan Living Wicker Side Table- Overstock.com: $234.99
  4. Beach Throw Pillow- Stacie Ann on Etsy: $25
  5. Champagne Jewel Antiqued Lantern Medium & Mini- Pier 1 Imports: $7.48, $4.98
  6. I’m At The Beach Throw Pillow-Amazon:$11.95

beach inspired home decor

  1. Stein Word “By The Sea” Table Lamp- Wayfair: $99.99
  2. Spiral Shell Rio Floor Mat- World Market: $19.99
  3. Shell and Starfish Decorative Picture Frames- Belk: $16 each
  4. Hand Painted Conch Shell- Beach Sea Crafts on Etsy: $15.99
vintage beach and seafood signs
How are these vintage tin beach and seafood signs for a retro  blast from vacations past? Vintage Metal Art offers these and many more that capture the best of what the beach, coast, shore, and lake offer.  Vintage Metal Art: From $36

nautical inspired home decor

From left to right ~

  1. Nautical Stripe Red Braided Rug in Various Sizes- Overstock.com: Starting at $25.99
  2. Hand-hooked Casablanca Blue Polyester Rug- Overstock.com: Starting at $40.99
  3. Bohemian Shell IV Wall Art- Joss & Main: $23.95
  4. Pacifique Seahorse Bookends- Joss & Main: $40.95
  5. Seahorse Statue- Joss & Main: $36.95
  6. Porthole Wall Mirror- Joss & Main: $56.95

Set the table, mood, and tone with a It’s a Shore Thing theme.

coastal home decor

1. Artesia Bread-Cracker Baskets with Handles- Crate&Barrel: $14.95, $17.95

2. Clear Glass Cylinder Vase and Ocean Blue Accent Gems- Dollar Tree: $1 each

3. Seascape Platter Set- World Market: $15.98

4. Starfish or Seahorse Linen Towels- All Things Nautical on Amazon: $9.54 each

5. Beach Chair Hooks, set of 3- Bed Bath & Beyond: $19.99

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Service With A Style: Serving Trays With Style

Serving trays have been on my mind over the past few weeks. One tends to give quite a bit of thought to food and drink presentation as she finds herself up to her spices during the season of cocktail parties, holiday open houses, and treat trays for neighbor and friends.  When it comes to entertaining and presentation, I take a mental inventory of the formal or informal aspect of the occasion. Pulling out all the stops with the bells and whistles on the frou-frou presentation express is more in line with the treat trays given for corporate gifts than with the cookies, candies, and hot coffee industrial sized goodie trays prepared for Dave the Builder and his engineering c0-w0rkers.  You’ve got to know your audience and the serving trays with style that corresponds to said audience.

Serving Trays With Stylevia

These serving trays with style fall somewhere between festive, fun and fabulous. That latter point is beautifully made by this gold gator tray.



An all occasion choice that can be dressed up or dressed down, acrylic trays are a clear and chic choice.

acrylic-traysWest Elm


 Triple treats! Thomas Paul Bazaar 3 Piece Giraffe Serving Tray Set




Food, friends, fun and games- the Arcade Spinner lazy susan tray from UncommonGoods is a winner.


This trough style tray serves two purposes in my opinion, one as tray and the other as centerpiece.

trough-trayDot & Bo

These designer inspired serving trays from Bellissimo are fabulous by design and designer.



A toast to casual formality fittingly describes this set of La Maison Du Chiarello Wood/ Metal Serving Trays fit for a late afternoon sip and style spread.


Going coastal is always in season!  It can be twenty below outside, but the mood and the vibe will warm right up when coastal themed decor accessories come to meet, greet and serve good eats!


Food presentation is indeed an expression of artistic talent.

artist-palette-cheese-trayArtist Palette Cheese Tray

Fresh fruits with a farmhouse twist anyone?


Stack and serve with these antique-finish wooden trays from H & M.


Outdoor entertaining tablescapes and cocktail carts are made for the casual and fun look of galvanized metal. These galvanized goodies from Pottery Barn keep the mood causally chic.


Unique serving trays with style add yet another element of visual flair to the art of food and beverage presentation.

Love your style!

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