pam clark iloveshelling

It was a beautiful day to gather up my seashells and my friends to dance in the Captiva Holiday Village parade!

i love shelling 2012 captiva parade

Thank you Ron, Phyllis and Ellen for helping me dress up the Junonia Jalopy with Christmas garland, a Christmas tree, red ribbon, shells, shells and more shells.

seashell golf cart captiva

Our dear friend Sarah from Virginia Beach joined me by the Christmas tree on the back of the Jalopy showing off our tee shirts for our golf cart theme “Seashell Santas”.  I wore a tee shirt with a CONE shell with a Santa hat saying “Oh CONE all ye faithful” and Sarah had an OLIVE shell with a Santa hat saying “OLIVE want for Christmas is my feet on the beach!”

pam sarah captiva christmas parade

Sarah’s husband Don rode in the cart with Clark. They’ve been friends since college!

don clark christmas parade captiva

While we were putting our final finishes on the cart, I was thrilled to meet Jodi and Dave from Texas who told me they found 567 SHARK’S TEETH on Manasota Key last week. Wow!

jodi i love shelling captiva

I met Debbie and Bill from Delaware too! They went to Little Hickory last week to see the thousands of FIGHTING CONCHS I showed you a couple of weeks ago. Those FIGHTING CONCHS are still there… can you believe it? Thanks Debbie and Bill for filling me in on the shelling since I was a little tied up this week.

debbie bill captiva christmas

Oh but wait! You have to see some of the aaaa-dor-able golf carts that stunned and amazed me by having soooo much creativity. Tween Waters won Best In Show with this unbelievable Polar Express. So cute!

winner captiva golf parade

Oh I wish I could have gotten a better photo of Captiva Cruises’ rendition of their Lady Chadwick boat because this picture just doesn’t do it justice. It’s a fantastic float!

captiva cruises lady chadwick christmas

Since the Lady Chadwick docks at McCarthy’s Marina, they made another float of the marina cottage. Can you believe there is a golf cart in there?

mccarthy's marina golf cart parade

Mr Snowman was paddle boarding on the Yolo Watersports tiki cart!

yolo christmas golf cart

The Mucky Duck golf cart had a “White Christmas” …but then again, this photo does not do it justice. Lydia hung ice cycles with dripped hot glue with care then glittered their shoes, glasses and every detail imaginable.

mucky duck golf cart parade

Here is American Realty’s Jack Frost In The Box. Wild!

american realty captiva christmas

The Captiva Island Yacht Club had a fabulous sailboat golf cart!

Captiva island yacht club golf cart

The South Seas Island Resort elves were making everybody smile…

elf moblie captiva golf cart parade

And the winner for the non-commercial golf cart went to girls in Send In The Clowns…. again! They won for their pink flamingo cart last year, remember? This year’s cart was just as cute  and clever.

send in tne clowns christmas

They had some great competition with the oh so cute “Fruitful Christmas” girls…

Fruitful Christmas Captiva

We all had way too much fun making this parade the perfect quirky Captiva Christmas. And thank you iLoveShelling friends for coming out to woop it up with us! I saw lots of aqua iLoveShelling shirts and you too, Michael, so I wish I could have talked to all of you but hopefully I will see you on the beach this week. I need my shelling fix! I’ve been cooped up in my studio painting humongo shells all week while Tammy Mullet found this awesome HORSE CONCH off West Gulf Drive. I’m sure she was doing a wild and crazy happy dance! Congrashellations! Wait for me! I’ll be out there soon!!!

tammy horse conch