Monday, December 14, 2009

Doors of Welcome~Merry Christmas!

The last of the mini series hosted by Karen from Some Days are Diamonds.
Imagine that I have the snow effect on. Of course, I couldn't figure out how to put it on the blog! LOL


I live by the Jersey Shore, so I decorate with a Seashore theme. Aren't these Snowman lighthouse so cute.

This is the dinning room banner up the stairs, we'll come back to this room. Follow me. I don't have Zelda to help me out this time. ;o)

My Santa's. I still have other things to put out but, hopefully I will finsh up this week. LOL

Here is my seashore tree lit at night. Over 1,100 lights on this real tree! lol

The tree topper is my Santa riding his Seahorses into town.

Now, you see it in day time.

Closer look at these adorable seahorses and Santa.

Some of my ornaments.

Care for a shrimp cocktail? lol

Isn't this cute sea turtle so darling! Love her eyelashes.

My angel fish.

I love these jelly fish, too.

Holiday season, don't let it get you crabby.

Now, welcome to the kitchen. I have to say I have not completely finish decorating.... I need another 3 days! But, I have shared what I can.


Last year after the holiday season I purchased my "Upside down Christmas Tree". When I first saw this tree I feel in love with it. We are heading back to the dinning room. This is my more playful take on Christmas.

It really allows the ornaments to take center stage. It took me a white to figure out how to decorate it. But, I think it turned out great.

I love all my ornaments with the martini glasses. Christmas time is the only I have my favorite drink~chocolate martini.

Well, I will dance my way over to visit you now. Hope, you enjoyed the tour and Thanks, Karen for another great party!

May you enjoy this Holiday Season sharing with family and friends. Wishing you all that you wish for and a Happy New Year!

Hugz, Z


  1. WOOOOOOOOOOH, how fantastic was all of that!!!!! It must take you ages to do!!!!! Well worth it though. It is just so unique. Have a truly lovely time and don't have too many chocolate martini's. x

  2. OH Zandra! Unique to say the least and so wonderful. Love the theme and I love the shrimp cocktail. Precious upside down tree! Have a blessed day and thanks for having me!

  3. Okay Z...I wouldn't have expected anything less from you...this is AMAZING!
    How cute! I love all of your funny little decorations...I'd have a smile on my face all season long if that tree was planted in my home with all of those cute goodies!!!! This is the prettiest seaside tree I've ever seen...seriously!
    As for your Santas...well, they are just awesome! I don't think I could leave them outside in the weather though...they are just tooooo pretty!
    I just love everything...I could say this over and over!!!!
    everything vintage

  4. Shhh... I only put the Santa's out for the party! I usually have my white glitter snowmen under the trees, but didn't have enough time to get them out from the attic...LOL

  5. I've never seen a seashore theme for Christmas, this is very special and what a wonderful collection of snowmen you have!

  6. Oh my gosh ZANDRA! It is all breathtaking! Love your doors and your SANTAS! (Please tell me you bring them in!) I was laughing with each darling ornament you shared with us from your to-die-for tree. One of a kind I'm sure! It is just beautiful. My goodness! But you threw me for a loop with the upside one. You need to go into a little more detail . . . how did you DO that? I've never seen one before!
    Everything is gorgeous!
    I am so glad you joined in!
    Have a Merry Christmas!
    Karen @ Some Days Are Diamonds

  7. Zandra, I'm still getting around to the welcoming doors, sugar! Thank YOU for coming by and leaving a comment. Be sure and check back on thursday for the white, pink and roses Christmas tree. You will NOT be disappointed; I promise. Your tree is adorable, chickee!!! Nice meeting you....

  8. Zandra , I love your theme! I lived on the CT Shoreline before I moved to VT ten years ago and your theme reminded me of how much I miss the shore. Hubby keeps saying he owes me a trip to the coast but I haven't seen it yet! Wonderful Sharing! Thank you for letting me see your Christmas house. God Bless you, Meg

  9. I love your sea shore tree decorations...I have never seen ornaments like that cute!

  10. Thanks for sharing your inviting door. Simply beautiful. And delightful sea-themed ornaments! Gives me a smile, especially the kissing shrimp. :)

  11. Hi Z! Your decorations are so cute! Your front door is so nice and I love that pretty wreath.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  12. Hello Zandra,
    How beautiful your home and festive Christmas decor' looks! Love your upside down tree. That is gorgeous!

    Enjoy this joyous season!
    ~Warmly, ~Melissa :)

  13. Just absolutely beautiful! I love your sea theme on the porch and on the tree. Your front door is gorgeous!

  14. What cute decorations! I like all of the nautical things, but especially the wreath!

  15. So pretty! I love your seashore tree. I live on the shore of LI, in Southampton. But I never did a shell tree! Maybe next year..
    Sorry I was late getting my post up, cablevision issues. It is up now, my door that is!

  16. Wowie!! I absolutely love your christmas tree ornaments. They are so cute and whimsical! I couldn't chose a favorite...maybe the little crab..she was so cute!! Loved your upside down tree. You are truly expressing your talent! Great job! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Merry Christmas from the West Coast! Hugs!

  17. HI ZANDRA!!!!
    So nice to meet you!!!!
    I have a good friend who lives near the Jersey shore!!! I have been to New Jersey but not by the shore!!!! Your door and wreath are beautiful!!! I LOVE anything beachy so you had me right off the bat!!!!Love all your ornaments, LOVE them!!!! They are all so unique and quirky in a very good way!!! I have not had a chocolate martini, but I LOVE Chocolate so I just may have to get me one!!!!!1 I can not get over the upside down tree, I figured you just turned it that way, never knew you could buy it that way!!!! So fun!!!!!I love all the things you have done, and I agree about blogging, I was so scared at first as well, my daughters help me alot!!!!!I love it now and I have met some of the most incredible people ever, they will chat with you, Pray with you, be your friend, go to lunches with you, it is great!!!!!!
    Thanks for popping in for a visit!!!

  18. Zandra, I am so glad that you stopped by to visit, because it gave me the opportunity to come and see the most unique and inventive tree I have ever seen!!! I love your sea-inspired decorations- they are the most innovative and festive I have ever seen- so untraditional and just gorgeous! And for a natural tree, yours has perfect form. Haven't seen an upside down one for a few years, I remember when they were a hit a few years ago at the decorating markets where we were shopping for our store. Love the martini glasses. Geez, I just cannot say enough. Hope you'll continue to come by. Don't forget to go see my other trees in past posts....
    Merry, Merry! Sue

  19. wow! you really have alot of ornaments! Your home is so nice! You have unique ornaments and you put everything together so professionally. Thanks for sharing. Oh, by the way, just go to Leelou blogs, and she has a tutorial free on putting snow on your blog! it's EASY.

  20. P.S. It's nice to see another Mid-Atlantic blogger on blogland :)

  21. Hi Zandra!
    Thanks for stopping by! I love your blog. You are one creative gal. Your door is beautiful, your holiday decorating are da-bomb! LOL I've become a follower so I can keep up with all your fabulousity.

  22. Hi Zandra, love your seashore themed Christmas tree. Your home is decked to the nines. so fun!
    Hope you're having a wonderful Christmas Season,

  23. Beyond Fabulous!
    Happy Holidays!

  24. Wow! Your front door is beautiful! I LOVE your white Santas!
    You have so many fun ornaments on your trees...but I think my favorite has to be that adorable angel fish!
    Thanks for sharing, and Merry Christmas!
    Hugs, Debi