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A Nantucket Christmas by Leslie Linsley

Celebrating Christmas Nantucket style.



In the book A Nantucket Christmas author Leslie Linsley shares some history, festive recipes, and many Nantucket style decorating ideas with 150 color photographs. A treat for everybody who loves Nantucket, whether you've been on this charming New England island or plan to visit one day.

Nantucket Christmas Tree
Part of the introductiont reads: "This little Spit of land in the Atlantic Ocean has managed to achieve a level of sophistication that comes from adapting to whatever is new and elegant while retaining an atmosphere of casual simplicity and its own traditions." Via Flickr.

Nantucket Street
Located off the coast of Massachusetts, Nantucket island is a world known summer destination with irresistible charm. And now it's illuminated by all the Christmas lights. Can it get more picturesque! Via Flickr.

Nantucket Chistmas
Here another excerpt from the book: "We have endeavored to show off our island at its prettiest, in December, when Nantucket looks like an old-fashioned Christmas card, as islanders take special care to decorate their homes with traditional bowers and garlands of evergreens, holly, winterberries, seashells, and pinecones. The shops in town are decorated as well, and Main, Centre, Federal, and India Streets are lined with Christmas trees that are ceremoniously lit at sundown on the Friday after Thanksgiving." Sounds wonderful! Via Flickr.
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11 comments:

Christy said...

Oh I've never been to Nantucket for Christmas either - but I'd love to go then one day. I spent a month there one summer when I was in high school, and just loved every minute of it. What a unique place to visit! So pretty everywhere you turn!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Gorgeous! I want to be there!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I've never been to Nantucket at all...and would love to visit. One of these days I will head that direction, but it is hard to find the time when you have a kid that moved south! Our car just points towards Florida!

EntertainingMom said...

I would love to go to Nantucket during the Christmas season. I adore that photo with the tree in the boat!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

That pic of the lighthouse is gorgeous! I don't think we have anything around here that can rival Nantucket at Christmastime.

I am going to the Christmas Boat Parade on Friday night. Hope to get some great pics.

Christmas at the beach, what could be better?

Beach Vintage said...

Oh my Maya, this place looks like a dream come true for me. I love the little wooden boat Xmas tree.

puna said...

There has to be nothing like Christmas in New England.

beth said...

I would love to go to Nantucket any time of year, but Christmastime would be so magical. What a lovely place!

Can't wait to see how you're decorating for Christmas!! Happy Holidays, Maya. :)

Anonymous said...

I am looking for the lady who makes Seashell Christmas Tree Lights in Nantucket. Couldnt get there this year but would love a contact place for her

Marie said...

I've never been to Nantucket but it's one of the places I would like to visit some time. I can picture how lovely it looks during Christmas in this quaint town.
-marie

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I KNEW I recognized her name from long ago! A decoupage artist as well!
Brenda