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Shipping to United States: $18.95

Our signature handmade ornaments are now available in large quantities for your corporate events, staff retreats, Christian leaders conference, or for beach wedding gifts for your wedding party or favors for your guests.

Making welcome bags for your beach house renters? Looking for hostess gifts for your beach retreat, or mementos from Thanksgiving or Christmas?

This listing is for 20 of the handmade ornaments shown. Please allow me 3 weeks to get your order ready to ship (or for local pickup on the OBX)

We've made and sold over a hundred of these one of a kind, original design ornaments over the last year or so...This is the perfect unique, one of a kind, affordable gift, handmade by Rita, from shells found on the Outer Banks of NC. Shell collectors and beach lovers will love that this limited edition numbered ornament, as shown, is made from found seashells and driftwood I have found here on the Outer Banks beaches. The Manger, Baby Jesus, the stable and even the "hay or straw" are all made from items found on the beaches here on the OBX, NC …

New for 2019: We now offer shells with broken OBX whelks we've collected, which we've made into angels.

Please note: each of these ornaments is different, because the shells representing Mary, Joseph, the Angel, and Baby Jesus are all found shells. The starfish was NOT found by me.

These are ornaments that are actually cut from a thin piece of wood, in a heart shape or house shape as shown in photo, approximately 4 1/2" wide, and 4 1/2"

Your order of 20 ornaments will be an assortment as shown, but what you can pick are these 3 details:

1. What color do you want the background to be:
Mint Green
White or Cream

2. Which of these elements do you want:
(The rest of the details will be chosen and finished by me):

Shell baby Jesus, Joseph shell and Mary shell with angel
Shell baby Jesus, Joseph shell and Mary shell with starfish
Just angel only
Shell baby Jesus, Joseph shell and Mary shell (no starfish or angel)

3. Do you want music in the background as shown? Can be made without...
Silent night (curvy, most popular)
O Little Town
Away in a Manger
O holy night

4. If there is just ONE ornament of all those shown that you just LOVE above all the rest, let us know which one you LOVE, and we will do our best to make your 20 very similar in style to that one. For example: "picture 2, top ornament on the left, house shape, blue background" etc.... However, each ornament will still be unique....

Each ornament will be unique but will include"
Jute "straw"
Driftwood manger and roof
Hangs from long strand of jute or ribbon
Initialed on front or back

This ornament would be perfect as a beach house housewarming, Baby's first Christmas ornament, as a hostess or housewarming gift, for your Sunday school teacher or small group leader, or to give to the newly engaged/married couple who got or are getting married on the beach, or to give as a Christmas gift in and of itself~this is truly a one of a kind gift.

The back of the ornament is left natural~ we love that these are rustic, farmhouse style, but they are also very lightweight compared to other nativity ornaments that are heavier.

Your 20 TWENTY handmade from OBX shells nativity ornaments will ship in 15-20 business days (approximately 3-4 weeks) via priority mail. Contact us with any questions you may have...

Thanks for stopping by, and have a blessed day.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 weeks

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 10 - 11 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take custom orders?

Yes, almost all of our orders for painted towel racks, furniture and prints are custom orders. Most painted listings give you a drop down menu to select your colors and let you choose if your items are distressed or not.

When will my order ship?

Due to the volume of orders we are processing, and since almost everything we make and sell is custom made, the usual turnaround time is 10 business days or 2 weeks before we ship your order. Occasionally the time could be less- contact us with questions about your particular order.

I need my order sooner; can you help me?

Depending on how many orders we are currently processing, there may be times when we can ship your order in less than 2 weeks. Contact us with your question, and we'll do what we can to help you.

What info do you need from me to customize my order, and how do I provide this information to you?

Most of our painted listings have a drop down menu where you select paint colors and if you want your items distressed or not. If you are purchasing a painted item, that has multiple hooks, or multiple colors, you can:
1. put your choices in the message to seller section as you check out.
2. send a conversation message to us when you purchase.
For print orders, the process is:
1. put your choices in the message to seller as you check out.
2. send a conversation message to us when you purchase.
If you forget to give us your color or custom details, we cannot process your order until you send us that info.

Custom and personalized orders

Please double check the personalization info and custom details you send us, as well as your shipping address on file for etsy- we ship to the address etsy provides us. If your item is defective, we will of course replace it for you.

What if I forgot to send you all the info you need to start my order?

We will contact you via an etsy conversation if we have a question about your personalization or if you forgot to include all the info we need. We strongly recommend that you have an email address you check regularly linked to your etsy account for this purpose. If you do not check etsy convos regularly, or have a current email address you check regularly linked to your account, once we have attempted to reach you, we can not proceed with starting to work on your order until you get back to us.

Do you have a bricks and mortar store?

Yes, we opened Beach House Dreams in Kill Devil Hills NC (on the Outer Banks) 4 years ago. In that store we sell the items we make, retail home décor, gifts and accessories, as well as the creations of approximately 30 other local artists as well. We are open year round at least 6 days a week, and would love for you to visit. We're at
402 South Croatan Highway Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 715-4454

Do you offer wholesale items to other stores and businesses?

If you have a retail or furniture or home décor store we would love to talk with you about possibly carrying some of our signature unique products in your store. Contact us here, and we'll get back to you asap.

If you are a designer, decorator, home stager or contractor and would like to feature some of our products, we would love to hear from you. We've worked with quite a few designers and some retail stores throughout the US, and we enjoy working with other companies. Contact us so we can talk about the possibilities.

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