In keeping with my Coastal Cottage Christmas theme, I decided to decorate my living room sparingly and mostly with natural elements. On top of the TV armoire, I added numbered mixing bowls (which were a birthday gift from my daughter last year), and filled them with fresh cedar. Starfish resting between each bowl adds a touch of beachy'ness and conveys the coastal feel that I wanted to have all throughout the house this year. The two musical Santas on the far left are from the 1960s and bring back memories of my childhood as my mom put them out every year. I also love that their bright red outfits add a pop of Christmas color to the room.
I filled my glass wall vase with sprigs of cypress and tucked a single white poinsettia blossom in it to continue the green and white theme. The white chenille throw belonged to my grandmother, and most likely dates from the 50s. The nautical themed pillow was a steal that I got from Williams-Sonoma Home last year, I think I paid $19 for it and it included the down insert and free shipping...woohoo!
Simply put, I didn't spend a dime on this decor, and you have to love that this time of year when spending can get out of hand.
I hope you are all off to a great week, and that you've found your groove this holiday season!