Tradition dictates that this annual post be reserved for beach-themed ornaments. But weâ€™re going to break with tradition for the first two ornaments.
This one obviously has little to do with the beach. I actually picked it up at Wall Drugs last summer during our trip out West. But trust me, even island girls wear boots, sometimes even on the beach.
In other non-beachy news, Baby-Girl and I picked up this ornament at Macys in Chicago during our Thanksgiving trip up there. I like mementos of our trips, but I can only stand so many knick-knacks floating around my house, so ornaments are a good way of picking up something I wonâ€™t be tripping over most of the time.
Another of our local gift shops carries this oyster shell Christmas ornament, but itâ€™s available from Mud Pie.
While we have the surfboard, a beach icon, represented in other ways in and around our house, I donâ€™t have any surfboard ornaments on my tree. I thought these from Christmas in Prescott might be fun.
In the world of Etsy, I found these sand dollar ornaments. Look closely; these CereusArt ornaments are silver.
It also dawned on me that I donâ€™t have a rope knot anywhere in the house. Given all the other coastal items we call ours, I now think I need a rope knot ornament like this one from Etsyâ€™s SeashellCollection.
Finally, as soon as I finish grading my exams, I intend to return to tradition with my annual childrenâ€™s Christmas books post. Because it â€˜tis the season, yâ€™all.