Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Florida Snowflakes {Sorta}

It's supposed to be 79 degrees here in Florida today.  A real tropical wonderland!

We don't build snowmen here but instead, water skiing pryamids:

These are vintage shots from the ski team at Cypress Gardens (opened in 1936), once known as the Water Ski Capital of the World.  During the 50's and 60's this place was the mega-attraction of Florida (pre Disney).

We were fortunate enough to visit Cypress Gardens in December 2009 and it was awesome!  Heavy sigh...the property was sold and reopened a couple of months ago as Lego Land.

Now as the Christmas music blares throughout our home, I'm making my own snowflakes.

Cranberry/cherry pies for my buddies at the post office...

...and for our neighbor:

And some snowflakes for gifts:

These paper doilies sorta look like snowflakes, right?

Hoping I don't drip any sweat on my packages!

A little water skiing sure would feel nice about right now.

For a chance at winning this month's blog giveaway, this little picnic basket full of goodies, leave a comment here.

Drawing is December 31st ~ good luck!


LAUREN said...

Love how you wrapped those packages! What a great idea!

LBP said...

I love the pics of the Cypress Gardens skiing girls! I remember them from when I was little! The first pair of skis that I learned to water ski on were Cypress Garden skis and had a photo of the girls of them. Thanks for the blast from the past and thanks for letting me enter your fun giveaway!



Jingle said...

Yummy treats and perfect packages, sounds FABULOUS to me! As for the skiing, I bet that was something to see!

Jenny's Heart said...

Your pie looks so cute all snowflaked :)
I love the red and white packages, simple, elegant, festive and pretty.
Merry Christmas!

Into Vintage said...

Huddled here in my fleece and wool socks wondering why I don't live in Florida?!

That doily pie is a thing of beauty. :-) Happy Holidays!

Rhonda said...

I've always been amazed by the trick water skiers. How do they stay so dry? Very fun retro photos however they did it.

thank you for hosting the giveaway.

Deb said...

I just found you through Sprout 'n" wings farm. Love your blog--especially the Christmas card photos--too fun! I'd love to be entered into the drawing and am happy to say I am now a follower:-)

Anonymous said...

That's just sad that they tore down Cypress Gardens for a plastic theme park! I only know of it from the 40s movies and always wanted to see it.
Such a cute picnic basket of goodness...red checks always make me smile, as does rick rack, aprons, linens, etc. Thank you for offering a chance to win this. Merry Christmas!

Jess said...

I wish they still had the "fun" fun parks! Those girls are just beautiful.

Thanks for the chance to win the great picnic basket. What cuteness!