I can't believe that it's December 15th and I'm finally putting up my first Christmas post! Where has the time gone? I've been surfing around on my special holiday board and drooling over all of your homes. WOW, you are all amazing, you've put me in the holiday spirit for sure!
Since all my goodies are packed up tight in storage this year and because my friend Karen from The Essential Beachcomber has been
We always do a traditional tree also, but this is how I celebrate my love of the sea and all things tropical. I have other blogging friends here in Florida who do the same thing and I'd love to show you their creativity.
First up is Pam of I Love Shelling, this year she participated in the first ever Captiva Holiday Village Golf Cart Parade! Yes, while many of you have been seeing snow plows around your town, Pam was making the rounds in this…
She actually cut that HUGE Junonia on top out of plywood and, being the incredibly talented artist that she is, painted all the details herself. How cool is that?
And what Christmas Golf Cart would be complete without a starfish and sand dollar tree on the back?
Pam's blog is all about shelling in Sanibel and if you haven't visited her lately, be sure to stop in. Sanibel is known for being the best shelling spot in the U.S., but right now they're having a SHELL BONANZA.
AND if you love shelling as much as we both do, check out her blog shop.
Next up we're going to see the C-U-T-E-S-T Florida Christmas Tree I have ever seen!
My friend Becky of Abbeystyle and Beachsnaps made this creation and when I saw it I was bowled over.
I love, love, LOVE this tree…
This is the Quintessential Florida Christmas Tree from the cartons of orange juice…
right up to the tree topper — a sun hat!
Now, if you've been around here a lot, you know that in almost every single photo of me, I'm wearing a sun hat and that I have a passion for rattan furniture. Becky, you have captured the spirit of Christmas in Florida with your tropical, beachy style!
Speaking of orange juice, here's a vintage Christmas ad that offers some great advice…
Be as good as FLORIDA ORANGE JUICE
and you won't get coal in your stocking this year!
It's a beautiful time of year,
Squeeze some fun out of it — no snow required.
I was over visiting my friend Linda of Coastal Charm. She's having a Christmas Open House Party and I decided to join the fun and let others see how we celebrate and decorate here in Florida. You won't believe all the fabulous goodies she has around her lovely home, including a Christmas Flamingo Flag! Stop by and say hello, you'll be so glad you did!