Slightly Coastal Christmas Home Tour

Hi Friends, I am so excited to have Nancy here today to show us her beautiful Christmas home tour from Slightly Coastal!

Greetings! I’m so excited to be a guest here at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia! My name is Nancy and I blog over at Slightly Coastal. I’m a wife, mother, special education teacher, graduate student, short haired girl, and have long been obsessed with all things crafty and decorating.

Slightly Coastal Christmas Foyer_edited-1

A few years ago we moved from a beautiful Georgian Colonial near Atlanta to a small Craftsman cottage on a barrier island on the East Coast of Florida. I’ve embarked on a journey to give this builder grade house character and somehow make my family of four fit into a somewhat cramped space. I just finished overhauling our master bathroom in a slightly coastal style and am eager to tackle all of the other rooms now. But, today I’m sharing a little peek into our holiday home, coastal style.


I love going to thrift stores and most of the items in my foyer have been procured while out on the hunt. I found this buffet for less than $30 and think it is just perfect in this spot.

The mirror was a recent find and I love all the detail on it. I love blue and white chinoiserie and can’t seem to pass a piece by. I tucked in one little white Christmas tree in a vintage milk glass dessert glass.

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Adding a little greenery helps it feel like Christmas around here, even though I’m writing this in shorts and flip flops. Is it cold where you live? I’m longing for cold so I can wear amazing scarves and boots.

Slightly Coastal Christmas Foyer Front Door

Slightly Coastal Christmas FoyerMedia Room

We spend quite a bit of time in our media room. Really, it is just a glorified 4th bedroom but I think calling it a media room makes it seem like it is elevated to a much greater status don’t you think? We all could use a little boost sometimes and the media room prefers that name. Especially since most of the time it is filled with boys in smelly socks.

Slightly Coastal Media Room

This room is slated for a major re-do in the coming months. Right now it consists of two thrifted chairs and a TV on an old stand. But, it will become a great coastal media room very soon. This room is on the front of the house so it is the only spot a tree could be visible from the road…so we just have to have one in here too!

Living Room

This is our 4th house and the first time we have ever owned a house that doesn’t have a fireplace. As I started to decorate for Christmas my little 4 year old asked where we were going to put the stockings. He seems so disappointed we didn’t have a beautiful fireplace since that is what is depicted in all of his story books. I set out to solve this little problem.

Christmas Stocking HolderI found an old wash stand top at my local antique market and after some hooks and knobs I had a place right by the back door to greet Santa when he stops by.

Stockings Alternative When No Fireplace_edited-1I sewed each of the stockings, bought a letter for each member of the family at Wal-Mart, and wrapped some jute roping and glued a shell on each one. Now, my little Luke is so proud of his stocking he takes everyone by the hand to show them. His little eyes twinkle when he tells about it. #heartmelting

Christimas Stocking HolderOur house has one big wide open space. Not a wall in sight. Today I’m just sharing the living room portion of our space but will be sharing the dining room and kitchen on my blog in the coming days. We spend almost all of our time in this space.

Slightly Coastal Christmas Home TourMy coffee table was cut down from my old dining room table. This space needed a big piece. You can see more about how this space was pulled together here, here, plus here, and here.

Slightly Coastal Christmas Home TourI decided to put the tree in a barrel this year instead of the usual skirt and stand. I found the plastic barrel, yes plastic, at Home Depot for $20 and gave it a little paint makeover. You can read about how I did it here.

Slightly Coastal Christmas Living Room Coffee TableSlightly Coastal Christmas Coffee Table Vignette

Thanks so much for having me over today Kristin! I hope y’all have the Merriest of Christmas’ and the greatest New Year of your life.

Please come on by Slightly Coastal later on in the week to see some more spaces. I’m also revealing a secret on the blog. The secret of how to take your kids out to dinner and really enjoy your time at the restaurant. You won’t want to miss this one…it really works!


Thank you so much Nancy for opening your beautiful home for us today.  Make sure to stop by and check out more of her amazing home and projects!

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  1. I love all of your coastal holiday touches Nancy!! We are beach babies and love the calm beachy look so this is right up my ally! Your trees are stunning 🙂

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