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.
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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.
Orchid blooms in tall glass vases mix with garland and votives
for a simple yet stunning centerpiece.
Green plates, Pier 1 Imports;
votive candleholders, Pottery Barn; 888/779-5176 or
potterybarn.com. Dining room
table, one-of-a-kind design.
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A tinsel tabletop tree adds sparkle and pizzazz to everyday
Silver tree, West Elm;
ornaments, MOMA Design Store, New York, New York; 800/447-6662 or
Japanese lantern ornaments, Pearl River;
Red bead string, Cut Flower Wholesale, Atlanta, Georgia;
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A graceful garland cascades down the stairs. Colorful pillows and seascape paintings keep the sunny mood on even the dreariest of days.
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.
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Dressed for Success
Splashy wrap dresses up gifts.
Wrapping paper in Snow Crystals and Goldfish and ribbon in
ombré, velvet, and organdy, Midori Inc., Seattle, Washington;
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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.