Sunday, December 3, 2017

Coastal Christmas Trees - Our Annual Contest!

It's that holiday time of year again! When we sponsor a Caron's Beach House drawing for a $100.00 gift certificate, just for sharing your images of Coastal Christmas Trees on our Caron's Beach House Facebook page. Last year we had nearly 200 entries!  We have already begun collecting fabulous images of our customers' and Facebook friends Christmas trees  - simply amazing and so full of creativity with an obvious love of the beach! 

How to Enter?  Simply shoot us an e-mail with your tree Christmas picture attached,  or post on our Facebook Page to share with our Facebook Community!  Add any special decorating details that you would like (where the ornaments were collected, handmade, what's special, etc.) - the more information the merrier.  

All entrants will receive a special holiday coupon after we announce the winner -  just for entering!
Entries need to be received by December 10th to qualify for the drawing. We will announce the winner on Tuesday, December 12th. 

Have to show you just a few of the entries we have received in just the past 5 days ...Amazing and so darn creative! 

Debbie Hubbard's Flamingo Tree

 Deb Jones

Ann Francis

Diana Wells

Amanda Weeks Carr

Sandra Hester Milliron

Our staff can't wait to see all of your beach themed trees and holiday decorations! But seriously,  pop over to our CBH Facebook page, and be inspired.  Make sure to comment on your favorite Christmas tree posts - spread the love with comments and holiday wishes!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Company Coming to the Beach?

Is your guestroom ready for holiday guests?  Life at the beach for fall and winter holidays can bring its' own unique set of challenges (wind, rain, no power... etc) for visitors, especially if you are not prepared.

Our list of 11 Must-Haves for your beach home guest room to make your friends and family feel right at home: 

1. Comfy Cozy Bedding with a Beach Bedroom style
Consider a new fresh look, complete with decorative pillows - in fall and winter colors to compliment the season (crazy about this new Katalina Bedding!)

 - Or one of my favorite ideas is to simply change out the insert for a duvet cover; fluffy warm down inserts for fall, and then lighten up for spring and summer with a cool poly insert.  Our Duvet Sets

 - Or add an extra layer with a solid color quilted coverlet. Brings warmth, texture and gives your bedroom a polished luxury look too.  (Solid Color Coverlets at Caron's Beach House)

2. A throw blanket is a MUST.  Perfect for an extra layer on the guest bed, or just to wrap up in while enjoying time in your home. 

Tucker Cable Knit Throws

We love these fabulous cozy, extra large throws from Chappy Wraps!

3.   Add an accent chair! Your guests will appreciate the extra spot to sit, plus they will have a spot to take their shoes off and relax. Pull something from another room - or could even be an extra chair from your dining room. 

4. Nightstands - get creative! Use small accent tables, outdoor tables, or even or large baskets turned upside down with a tray on top.

5. A decorative, but functional tray. A tray is a great way to keep small things gathered together for your guest.  Could use as a bed tray, nightstand accessory or any other creative uses.  So welcoming with special items for your guests; a local newspaper, special soaps - maybe a candy cane or two..

Santa Cruz Round Mother of Pearl Trays (ps I have the rectangle version of these trays, and I use them every single day!)

6. Lighting & More Lighting - nothing worse than having insufficient lighting in a guest room, especially in the dark of fall and winter!

These Maritime Rope Net Clear Lamps are really great - decorate them for the holidays with ornaments and glittery trinkets.

Here are a few other options that are affordable and fun!

7. Stack of books. Or magazines from your local area - will be fun when you venture out to explore!

8. Water Glass and Decanter

9. Power Strip for Electronics - a definite MUST

10. A Mirror for dressing up

Can't miss with a beach-cottage style round mirror.  Looks perfectly beachy!

Or layers of mother of pearl shells....modern and contemporary, but still coastal

11.  Relaxing Wall Art for sweet dreams!

Have fun planning out your updated guestroom for this holiday season and beyond! 

Oh - one more thing; A cozy rug beside the bed is always a good idea too - especially when it gets so darn cold at the beach!  We are really liking our new plush Shag rugs -   Shag Rugs

Monday, November 13, 2017

Have You Met our Lobsters?

Lobster Fun! We are big fans of lobster dinnerware and glassware - perfect for showing off your entertaining, and gourmet skills to your guests at your coastal home. Might be a fun idea for a holiday party too. 

Take a peek at our Lobster Pod glassware and our favorite Italian Dinnerware from Abbiamo Tutto. The pieces coordinate perfectly together! 

1.  Our New Lobster Pod Glassware! Wine Glasses, Stemless Tumblers, Barware and a fabulous Cocktails Pitcher
Stemless Glassware
We LOVE these lobster etched glassware and barware - perfect for entertaining and gift giving! If you take special notice there is always one little lobster that insists on going his/her own way. All are deeply etched and polished with fabulous detail. 

Lobster Cocktail PitcherWe know you will love them too - delicately etched with pretty details, but still durable and dishwasher safe.

2. This gorgeous hand-painted Lobster - Aragosta Italian dinnerware is pretty hard to resist! 

Lobster Dinnerware from Abbiamo Tutto
Not only beautiful, but super functional and so easy to take care of.  These dinnerware pieces will actually will go right in the dishwasher. Impress your guests and serve up something delish in the serving bowls, or use the dip serving pieces to create an instant party!

Just a few of our favorite pieces...

Lobster Tray and Dip Set- great idea for wedding or new house warming gift! $62.20
Lobster Tray and Dip Set
New! Large Lobster Diagonal Serving Bowl  -  a hand-painted lobster rests inside and a large lobster adorns the outside. $76.00
Lobster Diagonal Serving Bowl

3. More Beach Fun with these Kitchen Lobster Themed Dinnerware Pieces from artist, Kim Rody

The Kitchen Lobster Party Pleaser Set! Comes with a 15" platter and 4 matching appetizer plates.  Simply perfect for a small party!

4.  A wonderful way to serve up cheese or fancy appetizers - polished pewter and marble 

5  New! Personalized Lobster Etched Slate Serving Tray/Board. Just the right gift for your own home, or to send to your favorite lobster gourmet friend. Can be personalized with up to 15 characters - so this is your opportunity to get creative; add a cottage name, a family name or even a special occasion with a date.

Lobster Slate Serving Board
6.  Lobster Kitchen Art - Fabulous Made in America pieces!

Fresh Lobster Custom Art Sign - add a name, a location or whatever.  Totally your choice!
Add a pop of color and Fresh Catch design with this piece from Artist Anthony Morrow!
Fresh Catch Lobster Art
Now you are ready for your lobster bake party! Send pics, we sure wish we could be invited too....

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Fall Inspired Pear Negroni Cocktail

Just had to share this fabulous classic Negroni Cocktail recipe that we tried yesterday - perfect for fall with an apple and pear flavored twist. So simple, so good!

Here's what you need for one cocktail:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Laird's Apple Brandy
  • 1 oz. Campari
  • 3/4 oz. St. George's Spiced Pear Liqueur 
  • Barlett Pear Slice for garnish
  • Large Ice Cubes

Stir over ice, strain into a double old fashioned glass with one large ice cube . Love this look- and your cocktail won't get watered down!  Garnish by slipping a slice of pear into the glass.

We served ours in these lovely Cast of Crabs Double Old Fashioned Glasses - so pretty and the perfect complement to a great day at the beach!

P.S.  Take Advantage of our 15% off  Pre-Holiday Glassware Sale!  Simply add "SHELLS17" to your shopping cart when buying any of our coastal barware and wine glasses. Sale continues through November 24!  Perfect time to stock up for holiday gifts and holiday parties -

Here's a few of our fave designs!

 Lobster Pod - look for the one lobster that insists on going his/her own way!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Coastal Artists - Betsy Drake and Richard Hamilton

I have been working with Betsy Drake and Richard Hamilton since 2004, when I first met them when I had our old "brick and mortar" retail store. I am continually impressed with their beach cottage pillow designs - truly affordable tiny works of art for coastal homes!  

I have carried their slightly overstuffed indoor/outdoor pillows and floor mats both in my former "brick and mortar" store in Poulsbo, and always on our website.  They have been a wonderful small, family owned company to work with over the years. 

Dick and Betsy are inspired by their travels and by their coastal lifestyle in North Carolina, and their artwork reflects their adventures!

Their coastal and tropical home decor line includes several sizes of pillows  - all featuring their colorful, artistic realistic renderings of  sea life, sea shells, coastal scenes and more. Many of them are created to display together, or just to add that extra pop of fun for inside or outside. 

The pillows were first, and then they eventually expanded into floor mats.  These are just too fun!  Color resistant and durable with a non-slip backing. 

One of the best parts about working with Betsy and Dick?  Every single beach home decor product is made in the U.S.A, created with printed outdoor fade resistant fabrics, made for years of wear and enjoyment.  We love them.

Dick gave me  a call yesterday, and for the first time EVER in our history of working together, they are sponsoring a 15% off  sale on all of their products on our site!  So excited to show off all of these tiny works of art. 

Come See!  Simply add a pillow (or two!) to your cart and the 15% savings will reflect on the check-out page.

Relax and Live at the Beach Every Day of the Year!

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