REFLECTING BACK ON THE HOLIDAYS
Submitted by Catherine McCull, 460 Realty
Our family is fortunate enough to have a little space to set up camp on the West Coast in beautiful Mussel Beach for the summer weekends and we were grateful to be able to get away there during the summer.
Once the cooler weather sets in, we normally pack up camp and start planning a tropical vacation for December or January. With travel restrictions this past year, and the holidays looking different, I decided to change up our holiday décor and bring the beach home.
I took the opportunity of having a bit more time at home with my trusty sidekick Jenkins to work on a few craft projects that would transform our traditional holiday spread into a West Coast, beach inspired holiday home.
Our biggest project and feature is our Driftwood Christmas Tree, constructed out of salvaged wood from the west coast, and put on a base of a tree that friends of ours had taken down in 2020. To top it off, we dressed it with lights that we normally have hung up at our beach site. Culminating into a simple, but very local centerpiece in our home.
In keeping with the theme, I also had time to put together some driftwood ornaments as gifts for friends and family. The ornaments featured Christmas trees crafted out of beach glass found along the shores of our West Coast getaway over the years that we’ve had opportunity to go there.
While 2020 was a different year, these projects gave me the opportunity to remember and focus on how fortunate we are to be able to enjoy our home and our island on the beautiful West Coast. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, however it looked for you and your family.