Beach House White Christmas – Effortless Entertaining

Beach house white Christmas! It’s been a season full of white that to me evokes a feeling of calm and peace. Friends, the world is just getting crazier by the day. I feel that serenity is needed and what better way than a white Christmas at home.

beach house white Christmas

Today I’m am playing hostess along with my friend Rhoda of Southern Hospitality, as we share a link-up party with the bloggers of our Facebook group Blogging Fifty. We hope that you take a few moments and visit some of these talented bloggers! I’m also playing hostess for a dinner party and effortless entertaining with a simple approach.

Back to the beach house white Christmas, as I have more photo inspiration to share. I’m not sure if it’s a function of the years passing by…but I’m trying to live my best intentional and peaceful life. I do think that some of this comes with age in remembering the days of having toddlers around and how difficult that was to even think about.

beach house white Christmas

As the years go by and my children are now adults, I know (and try to pass along to them) the virtue of patience. I see the lessons taught coming to fruition in what they do and I couldn’t be more proud. But it’s a lifelong lesson in knowing what’s important and perhaps overlooking the rest. Serenity is what I seek…the state of being calm, peaceful and untroubled.

beach house white Christmas

This serenity prayer is ringing true in my life. God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. To be decisive and to grow in mindset of being a leader…not a follower. In terms of design…white is pure and I love it. I have cleared a lot of clutter out of my homes and am aligning more with the hygge lifestyle. The beach house white Christmas party table setting below reflects that with simple white, silver and gold.

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For my beach house white Christmas dinner, I draped a white glittery garland across the table and added some found on the shore bleached oyster shells. Then a few strands of silver beads and a whole lot of candles added an ethereal glow to the scene. Effortless and uncomplicated with all that you see coming from the local thrift stores and collected over the years. Gold chargers, vintage ironstone, linen dinner napkins and everyday flatware. It’s amazing what beauty can be created with any budget…and that’s something that I share and embrace often!

beach house white Christmas

I received the gift of a beautiful canvas print that I knew would be perfect for my beach house white Christmas serenity theme. The artist is Christine Krainock out of Temecula, California and I love her paintings done with texture and a palette knife. Her angels really drew me in and I invite you to see more on Christine’s website at the link HERE. The canvas print that I have is called Angel Of Love and the size is 36″ x 48″.

beach house white Christmas

I’ve often felt the presence of angels in my life. This year (as some of you know) my mother passed away.

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Today I’m joined by some talented blog friends who are sharing part of their Christmas with you…

Merry Christmas Blog Link Party

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    1. Michelle, thank you so much for joining in…I always enjoy seeing what you share! Merry Christmas to you and yours…xo

  1. What a beautiful space you have created Janet. Very serene and peaceful indeed. I lost my mother over 20 years ago and I still miss her. May the joy of friends and family bring you comfort
    to you this holiday season. Thanks for hosting the link-up. Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year to you friend.

    1. Patti…thank you so much my friend and I wish you comfort and joy over the holiday season as well! Merry Christmas and I look forward to seeing and sharing more of your posts in 2019.

  2. Janet, you have a very beautiful message here today. Hygge, what a great way to live your life by….I always admired by mom by living her life with “hygge” … admire her strength and contentment. I love that painting….truly defines serenity and love…again, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother…she is definitely one of those angels that you feel in your life. Thanks to you and Rhoda for hosting this link party….Have a very Merry week!

    1. Shirley, what a sweet friend you are and I hope that we meet someday. I love your mom’s spirit and smile and can tell that it was passed along to you. Merry Christmas to your family! xo

  3. Lovely, love the painting, I saw it and thought of your mother, hugs from us here in Australia, Cath.

    1. Cath…thank you sweet friend and Merry Christmas from here in Florida! xo

  4. Janet, I love your simple hygge styled Christmas decor. It’s so calming and peaceful. I too am gradually paring down but still have a long way to go. You’ve inspired me to keep going! Thanks for hosting the linkup. Have a wonderful Christmas.

    1. Thank you so much for joining in Angie…it’s been such fun seeing what everyone in this talented group has shared. I still have a long way to go in paring down too, so we are on that journey together. Merry Christmas!

  5. Thanks for a great link party, very thoughtful of you and Rhoda.

    1. Thank you for joining in the fun Maria…Merry Christmas my friend! xo

  6. Thank you SO much for co-hosting the party and letting us join you! So grateful!

    1. Julie…so happy that we have become friends this year. Merry Christmas!

  7. Janet, your beach home looks beautiful, as always! You do a great job with paring down and staying festive. Glad we are hosting this party together and there sure is a lot of inspiration in this group! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

    1. Thanks Rhoda! I hope that you have the best of holidays with your family and Merry Christmas my friend! xo

  8. linda of no.cal. says:

    Merrrry Christmas.
    The artist you featured has beautiful works. THANK YOU for sharing.
    The art on in your Beach house on your wall looks perfect !!
    You were not kidding !!… 50 bloggers ! I’ll keep your BLOG and go thru and check each blogger β€”one by one !! WoW !! ?linda of no.cal.

    1. Thanks Linda! It’s actually a Facebook group of bloggers all over the age of fifty and there are I think around 250 of us in the group! Enjoy and thanks for always being here….I appreciate you so much!

  9. Janet,
    Being able to see your hygge style and reading of your mother’s passing filled my heart today. Thank you for sharing.
    It is always a pleasure to visit your blog. Especially at Christmastime.
    Thanks for hosting a fun link up and letting us join along as we share some of our Christmas designs and ideas.
    Merry Christmas, my friend.

    1. Meegan, thank you so much my sweet and kind friend! Big hugs and happy holidays to you…xo

  10. Such great advice Janet and your home looks absolutely beautiful. I really love that angel painting, going to check that artist out now. Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you Roxanne…it means a lot to me that you stopped by and that you are in the Blogging 50 group! Happy Holidays…

  11. Thank you so much for hosting the Merry Christmas blog party for all of us on Blogging Fifty, Janet! Happy to share and pin from everyone’s posts. <3

    Your home is beautiful, as always. I don't really know what Hygge style is, but it must be more minimal. I try to be minimal as that is what my husband prefers; however, clutter is definitely my downfall, LOL! πŸ˜‰ Your angel painting is lovely! Funny that the artist lives just 10 minutes down the road from Murrieta (the next city north on HW 15 in Riverside County, California) where we just moved from and lived for 22 years…

    This has been a tough month for me, too, Janet, as the anniversary of my mother's passing is this month. I had wondered why I haven't been able to blog but once a week most of the month… It is this: I miss her and my dad very much this Christmas season. Will say a prayer for you and your family. <3

    Hugs and Christmas blessings,
    Barb πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks for your kind and thoughtful comments Barb…you are always just so sincere and sweet! Wishing you and your family the best of holidays!

  12. Thank you for hosting. I love how serene and peaceful your dining room looks. And I adore the artwork. I will be checking out her site along with all of the other fantastic sites. Have a wonderful Christmas.

    1. Debra…so glad that you joined and wishing you the happiest of holidays!

  13. Janet a big shout out to you and Rhoda for being so supportive to the over 50 blogging community. Your dining room looks positively ethereal. Your photography is always so incredible. Ever think about doing a workshop? I hope we get to meet in person one day!

    1. Thank you so much for joining the group and the post Cindy! I really appreciate your kind words about my photography and I have taught at a blogging conference a couple of years…fun! Let’s try and meet up next time I’m in California visiting my daughter. Happy holidays! xo

  14. Debbie Donnell says:

    I want to order the Angel painting it is lovely…information needed about size…your Angel is 36” x48” is that HxW or not….love how your home is decorated..Debbie

    1. It’s so beautiful Debbie! The canvas print that I have is longer than wider, so it measures 48″ long by 36″ wide. Her link is here: https://bit.ly/2SA9TEj
      Happy holidays!

  15. Love, love , love your space can you please tell me where the chairs came from that have an x on the back, would love them for my area. Thank You

    1. Thank you Nanci! They are from Restoration Hardware. Happy Holidays!