It was a beautiful day to gather up my seashells and my friends to dance in the Captiva Holiday Village 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.
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!”
Sarah’s husband Don rode in the cart with Clark. They’ve been friends since college!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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?
Mr Snowman was paddle boarding on the Yolo Watersports tiki 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.
Here is American Realty’s Jack Frost In The Box. Wild!
The Captiva Island Yacht Club had a fabulous sailboat golf cart!
The South Seas Island Resort elves were making everybody smile…
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.
They had some great competition with the oh so cute “Fruitful Christmas” girls…
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!!!