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I was very excited to be asked by the committee at Christmas Tree Lane to be one of the featured tree designers this year for their fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of San Diego. As soon as I received the good news I knew right away what my donated tree’s theme would be, “An Elegant Christmas by the Seaside.”

My designer tree begins with an artificial deluxe Barcana Alaskan Fir. My goal was to have a designer tree for the event that exemplifies West Coast Seaside Chic. Inspiration for my tree began with my handmade rhinestone studded pencil starfish and Hobnail blown glass seahorse ornaments. 

The Christmas tree also features small silver lined mercury glass balls, pearl mercury glass teardrops and large shell ball ornaments.  My wonderful friend Arlene Montgomery and I hand-painted champagne colored glass ball ornaments with vintage crystal key and burlap ribbon.

You will find tucked away in the tree finger coral accompanied by a glass bottle wrapped in burlap and adorned with Swarovski crystals. Dazzling clear glass crystal balls and Capiz diamond ornaments are counter pointed by the natural jute wrapped glass balls.

My coastal tree is delicately wrapped in Sinamay Abaca ribbon and natural and ivory wired fine burlap ribbon I found online at Save-On-Crafts. To make your seaside dream complete the tree is surrounded by beautifully wrapped packages complimenting the juxtaposition between burlap and sand as represented by the refined burlap ribbon.

Merry Christmas!


  1. Hi! I LOVE this tree! My husband is Jewish and I'm Christian so this tree is a perfect way for us to celebrate the holidays. (We met, married, lived and brought our daughter home to our house on the beach.) I see that you bought the ribbon at Save-On Crafts. Where did you find the ornaments?
    Thank you!

  2. Hi. I love how you decorated this tree!! Where can I find similar ornaments?
    Thank you!


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