Sunday, December 11, 2011

Celebrating Christmas...Florida style!

So what do you think of when you think of Florida?

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And what do you get when you have enough of these?

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My hubby is wearing some ‘Florida style’ this Christmas

and I made the mosaic from photos of his shirt!

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I’m joining Mary at the dear little red house

for Mosaic Monday!

I guess hubby is joining this week, too! heehee!

Please enter my holiday ‘Give, Give’ Giveaway

on the original post HERE!!!

Do you have a favorite sweater

or Christmas shirt?

54 comments:

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A surfing Santa :)

Della said...

Your hubby's shirt is perfect for a Florida Christmas! It made an awesome mosaic, too! Very creative Diane ;)

I don't have a favorite Christmas sweater or shirt, but I do have a favorite burgundy velvet skirt that I wear during the holidays.

Hope you have had a great weekend!
Hugs, Della

Kaila said...

I think of Santa in swimming trunks with sand in his beard.

Don't you miss the snow?

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

Your Mr.'s shirt is very nice. I like the lighthouse in the background too.

Yes, I have a very favorite Christmas sweater, I have it everyday and when we went to the fabric store Mom took my picture wearing it.

My friend in Germany, Henry, sent me a prezzie this morning - it's an ornament with my picture inside. He and his Mistress made it for me.

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence

Betsy said...

Perfect, and he looks so proud to be wearing it. Imagine the looks he'd get if he wore the tie with it:-) Love the mosaic, the prints look so much like vintage postcards.

laurie said...

I think I would love tro have a florida christmas, wouldbe a lovely change from snow! That was so good of your husband to model for you!!He looks great!

Vee said...

No, I have never had a Christmas sweater nor a Christmas shirt. I've been gypped!

Your hubby is smiling so handsomely. Love a man who's willing to be blog fodder!

Bella Vista said...

This is very clever, Miss Diane. The temps seems like summer, don't they?

Barb ♥

helen tilston said...

I love it

Your husband looks terrific and festive also

Helen xx

Donna said...

Great shirt and "model", LOL!

Cozy Little House said...

When I think of Florida, I think of lush green plants all year long!
Brenda

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I love a post with a sense of humor! Your "model" looks good in that shirt!

Vicki said...

That is screaming I live in Florida! lol Thanks so much for your sweet comments today. Hope all is well.

eileeninmd said...

What a neat Christmas shirt and I love the Grinch tie. Your hubby looks very happy to pose for you, very sweet. Have a great week!

ellen b said...

Great Christmas shirt for Florida!

podso said...

Clever! Maybe you'll get some cooler weather this Christmas--or a flurry or two? But still it's FL! You should come back to NC for a little Christmas cheer!

Kim, USA said...

When I think of Florida it's no snow ^_^


My Pearls

Snap said...

LOL! No snow, heat and humidity! Too much fun!

GrandmaK said...

Well done! Especially like the Santa with the surfboard! Have a grand week! Cathy

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Oh what fun. Wonderful idea for your mosaic. V

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love his shirt!! How fun!

Lavender Cottage said...

Now that's a fun shirt! We went to Florida for Christmas once years ago and it was so cold that year, the power was on and off for an hour at a time. We tried to cook our turkey and huddled under blankets because we didn't bring coats. Definitely a Christmas to remember.
Judith

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I do have a favorite shirt that I wear during the holidays...red and white plaid. Very comfy! I love the mosaic you made from your hubby' shirt, and he looks very pleased that you asked him to join us :-)

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your husband must have a sense of fun and be a very good sport! Thanks for visiting my blog and Merry Christmas!
-Karen ❆ (I liked your heart, so I thought I'd add a snowflake -although none are on the ground just yet.)

BrushedByAnAngel said...

When I think of Florida - I think of home. After traveling many years as a military wife and living in some great places - I still wanted to come back to Florida. It's true, living in Florida is Heaven on earth.
Brenda

Flora said...

Love Christmas in Florida!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I like the mosiac - its so retro!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Love your header shot of all those gulls...and I rather miss them.

Up here it's more Ravens, then seagulls.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Lorrie said...

Those photos are just what I envision Christmas in Florida to be. Love the Grinch tie.

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

So cool! That's what we in Germany think about Florida Christmas...
Have a nice week,
Markus

Tammy said...

Oh how fun! I love the hubby's shirt! Maybe one day I'll get to spend Christmas in sunny Florida too. Thanks for sharing with us :)

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

What a great sport hubby is for posing for the blog photo!
Merry Christmas

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Great shirt for Christmas in Florida! Cool idea to use the shirt in the mosaic.

Shellbelle said...

Boy, I would love to have a few yards of that fabulous fabric! Your hubby is dressed perfectly for our Florida Christmas, hasn't the weather been gorgeous?!

Hmm…a favorite Christmas sweater or shirt? I'll have to go with the t-shirt I bought a few years ago at Bealls — it's has three flamingos sporting their Santa hats, it's way to hot this year for a sweater, lol.

Hugs

Kim K. said...

Your husband looks handsome in his special Christmas shirt. What a fun post!

vdumas said...

Our favorite ornament has Santa with a Florida shirt and Flip Flops. Love it!

michelle said...

Love it!!! What a great guy and he looks so beachy festive in his shirt!
xoxo

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

LOL I love Florida! I bet it would be fun to celebrate Christmas in the sunshine state. :D FUN post, Diane!

xoxoxoox,
RJ

Danice said...

I love the Grinch necktie! The Grinch is one of my favorite characters, how he finally smiled and got the Christmas spirit :)

Alicia@ ecofriendly homemaking said...

Oh your husbands shirt is awesome! I love it! I think it would be lots of fun to spend Christmas in Florida!

colorchic said...

Christmas in Florida... Wonderful! Hubby looks fabulous in his shirt! Love your mosaic! Fun, Fun, Fun!

lilraggedyangie said...

My favorite shirt says its so NICE TO BE NAUGHTY LOL thanks for stopping by my blog and im now following yours ! Christmas in fla sure would be fun , love the hubby's festive shirt ! have a great week hugs lilraggedyangie

Ali said...

If you can believe it, I don't own a single funny holiday sweater. I think this is something that needs immediate remedying too. That Grinch tie is a hoot! One of my favourite Christmas animations.

Ali x

Life Images by Jill said...

in Australia I can certainly relate to the sun and beach for Christmas!
Have a wonderful week - take care - and have a lovely Christmas.
And thankyou for coming to my blog to say hi.

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Too cute, Diane! And kudos to your hubby for being a good sport and playing along.

Nope, I don't have a favorite Christmas shirt or sweater; I've never been one who "dressed" for a holiday event. In fact, I've always considered myself doing well just to get there on time! LOL

Hugs,
Pam

Diane Writes said...

Hello name mate! Cute neck tie, good thing your hubby loves to wear one :)

Ginger Zuck said...

Priceless! Love it... I lived in Florida for 12 years, so I think of Christmas' past! Great memories!

Pondside said...

What a cute idea!
When I think of Florida I think of sunshine and warmth!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What a fun post and so glad your hubby was along for the ride. My oldest daughter and her family are traveling to Florida for Christmas~

koralee said...

What fun....enjoy all the pre-Christmas joy my friend. xoxox

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

Love the tye and the santa with the skate board!!

Sally Lee by the Sea Nautical Cottage said...

What a fabulous shirt! I use to have a favorite Xmas vest I wore for years but it is long gone now ;o(

Happy holiday hus,
Marie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your husband's shirt is such a fun print, and your mosaic was perfect!

Wanda said...

When I had my place in Florida, it never seemed quite Christmas yet until my friend Bessie and I headed to the Red Barn Flea Market in Bradenton for Christmas sweatshirts and a new pair of flip flops. I used to go outside and pick lemons to make lemon meringue pie to take to me friend's house in Venice for Christmas dinner. And after dinner we would pile in the cars and drive around to look at all the light displays and then walk barefoot on Venice Beach. The first year after I met my new DH and had to stay in Canada for Christmas I was so homesick for Florida that I cried. I still get homesick, but we have enough new Christmas traditions that I no longer cry about it. I still have faint hope that when we retire I can talk him out of going to Arizona in favour of Florida. We shall see...