Sea Inspired Trimmings
Fish, lighthouses, and garlands of silver shells wash the beach onto your tree.
Kissing fish with ruby-painted lips, Katherine's Collection, from Funky Fish, a shop in Baltimore's Fells Point district. Katherine's Collection at Silver Lake, Inc., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; 330/572-2780 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Lighthouse ornament from homeowner's private collection.
No fireplace? Try hanging your stocking on an old cherry-picking ladder. When the china's taking up table space, display holiday cards in a glass cabinet.
Bull's-eye stockings, Garnet Hill; 800/260-1926 or garnethill.com.
A tinsel tabletop tree adds sparkle and pizzazz to everyday decor.
Silver tree, West Elm; westelm.com. Round ornaments, MOMA Design Store, New York, New York; 800/447-6662 or momastore.org. Japanese lantern ornaments, Pearl River; pearlriver.com. Red bead string, Cut Flower Wholesale, Atlanta, Georgia; 888/997-8367 or cutflower.com.
Paintings by Tjasa Owen; 415/351-0200 or tjasaowen.com. Colored ultrasuede pillows, sofa, wood table, and table lamp from Lounge, Inc., San Francisco, California; 415/563-2220.
At Christmas Cove Designs, workers create old-style stockings with coastal themes and classic holiday motifs. Along with traditional designs, styles feature flamingos, ships and sailboats, whales, waves, lobsters, and lighthouses.
Christmas Cove Designs; 800/737-2128 or christmascovedesigns.com.