Sea Inspired Trimmings
Shock and Awe
Light My Fire
Dr. Seuss Christmas
Out of the Ordinary
Bring in the Beach
Warm and Cozy
Fun in the Sun
Fun and Festive
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.
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; 800/659-3049 or midoriribbon.com.
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.