Coastal Christmas Mantle and Keeping Room

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Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

Welcome to my favorite Coastal Christmas room in our home!

We call this the Keeping Room. It is a small room with a gorgeous brick fireplace right off the kitchen. There are no electronic devices in this room, and that may be my favorite part. You can come into this room alone with a book and lose yourself for a while. It is also the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation with a friend or two.

Coastal Christmas Mantle and Keeping Room

Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

I kept the overall decor neutral in this room to highlight all the seashells and starfish.

Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

We had the wing chairs recovered over 25 years ago. I liked blues and grays back then, and still do! The walls in this room are painted Sherwin Williams Essential Gray. I plan to get neutral slipcovers for the wing chairs in the summer, but I like the soft color they bring to the room for the colder months.

Throw Pillow Covers

Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

To keep the cost down on throw pillows, I use the same pillow inserts year ’round but change the pillow covers seasonally. If you order them several weeks in advance, you can get some amazing deals on pillow covers on Amazon. I ordered this Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas pillow cover in October. It took about 6 weeks to arrive, but it was under $3, so it was worth the wait!

Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

There are 2 more bargain pillow covers on the wing chairs: “Baby it’s cold outside” and a snowflake pillow. They welcome you to come sit down by the fireplace.

Coastal Christmas Mantle

Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

The Coastal Christmas Mantle is my favorite!

Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

On the left side a silver Christmas tree adds a little sparkle. It’s accompanied by two gray, distressed candlesticks from Decor Steals.

Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

The third candlestick from that set is on the right side of the mantle with 2 Seashell Christmas trees. I’ll be posting directions on how to make these!

Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

In the center of the mantle is a print to remind us of the true reason we celebrate Christmas. You can print one HERE. The white picture frame and mercury glass votives were a few more bargains I picked up at Walmart.

Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

In our previous home this large lighted wreath was an outside decoration. This year I dressed it up with a starfish garland and brought it inside.

Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

Below the mantle there are more lights, more starfish garland, our neutral stockings from Pottery Barn, and some beaded seashell garland.

Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

There are also two hurricane vases filled with salt and seashells. The Christmas lights look so pretty reflected in them!

Seashell Christmas Tree

Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

To the left of the fireplace is a 7.5 feet tall pencil tree.

Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

It wasn’t quite tall enough, so I elevated it by placing it on a small bench. The tree skirt covers it nicely.

Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

This tree is decorated with burlap ribbon garland and seashell ornaments.

Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

Antique Buffet Vignette

The last decorated space in the Keeping Room is the antique buffet that sits against this large wall opposite the french doors.

More seashells in glass to reflect the Christmas lights!

Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

I love this nativity scene! It is a handmade item I purchased on Etsy made with driftwood and seashells.

Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

Seashell and bead adorned bottle brush trees from Michael’s surround a Bath & Body Works Christmas candle on a silver stand to finish out the buffet top.

Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

Above the buffet is a black mirror with a small boxwood wreath (from Decor Steals) to dress it up for the holidays. I found these classic Christmas hymns on Flickr by raidensgrammy21. I resized them to fit in 8×10 black frames. Here are links to print them.

Away in a Manger 8×10 print
O Come All Ye Faithful 8×10 print
Silent Night 8×10 print
The First Noel 8×10 print

Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

Altogether they create a pretty Coastal Christmas vignette.

Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

It only gets prettier at night!

Thank you for visiting our Coastal Christmas home!

If you haven’t seen the other rooms, you’ll find more Coastal Christmas decor by following the links below.

Blue and Gold Coastal Christmas Dining Room

Blue and White Coastal Christmas Living Room

Starfish Coastal Christmas Kitchen

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Coastal Christmas Keeping Room with elegant fireplace mantle, seashell Christmas trees, starfish garland and seashell ornaments

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