A White Coastal California Christmas…

It’s that time of year again to dust off those storage bins and break out those decorations which have been up in the attic or stuffed in the back of the closet for almost a year now. Everyone who knows me knows that my year consists of two seasons – summer and Christmastime. Yes, I am calling Christmas a season because that is what it is to me. If it were up to me, those storage bins would come out right after Labor Day. The world is just lighter and brighter at Christmastime. Beautiful twinkling lights, coziness and shiny ornaments glistening wherever you look. It gets even brighter as we share and care for one another. We forget our worries and look for more ways to spend time with our families. To me, it truly is the most magical time of the year!

A White Coastal California Christmas Home Tour

One of my favorite Christmas songs has always been, “Leise rieselt der Schnee” (Snow falls softly at night). The imagery of the snow falling during the cold, dark evenings, covering busy cities and small towns alike in a white blanket and absorbing all sounds, creating a stillness that brings peace and calmness. It is truly magical. When I was younger, we used to take walks around the neighborhood right when it was snowing. And while we would make our way through the snow-covered streets which were only illuminated just by the warm glow of the homes and the glistening string lights, we would marvel at the sound of our feet in the crunching snow.

Everyone who has lived in Southern California knows, snow is pretty limited here especially right here by the coast. But since we also love living by the beach, I thought why not combine the love for snow and the ocean this Christmas season and make it a truly magical “White Coastal California Christmas.”

So, sit back and enjoy our White Coastal California Christmas Home Tour. And I hope that you will get some Christmas inspiration for your own home as you decorate it for the most magical celebration of all!

White Knit Stockings / White Flocked Christmas Tree / Christmas Ornaments

All over the house, you will find touches of white, copper and of course one blue for the ocean flair to go with our Christmas theme. The faux fur stockings, I discovered during a visit to Home Goods. And the customized tags are from Etsy.

In the entry way, a pair of flocked Christmas trees from Hobby Lobby greets visitors along with wooden skis and a large wooden ski country sign which I also discovered at Home Goods. To cover up the bases of the trees and sign, I used a faux fur rug from Amazon.

White Flocked Garland / White Knit Pillows / Vintage Paddle Oars / Trio White Flocked Trees

The faux fur coziness – as I call it – continues throughout the dining room where a trio of Hobby Lobby sits right next to the dining table and a white flocked $20 garland from Target helps make the the staircase sparkle.

One of my favorite item this Christmas are these vintage copper bells. Not only do they glisten in the warm light of the garland, but they add an instant focal point along the kitchen wall.

Vintage Copper Bells

In the family room, it is as close you can get to a white Christmas in the snow-covered Alps! The tree features ornaments from Kohl’s, Hobby Lobby and some vintage German ornaments, like Strohsterne.

As this year’s tree topper I decided to leave the star in its box and go with a knitted faux fur beanie!

Vintage Snowshoes / Ski Club Sign

Wishing you all the Merriest of Christmases!


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