Monday, January 9, 2012

New Year's in Florida

You may remember my last tablescape post when I said that Santa was taking a vacation on a tropical beach? Well, Mr. Mid-Atlantic and I caught a ride on his southbound sleigh and we spent the New Year in......

Marco Island Florida! We enjoyed the beautiful sunsets from the condo balcony where we stayed.

Here's a daytime view on the other side.

Looking back at our retreat from the beach.

January 1st 2012.....what a wonderful day to be at the beach.

The water was beautiful.

Mr. Mid-Atlantic taking a New Year's dip.

I entered the "Mrs. Manatee" swimsuit competition. Actually, I can't quite believe that I'm posting this picture...but..oh well. Just keeping it real.

Between the time on the beach...

.....and at the pool....we could hardly believe that we were in bathing suits the end of December and beginning of January.....and not in overcoats and snow boots like we were last year!

And for my south Florida friends....

What kind of tree is this? Does this pod thing bloom?

We had a fabulous time bringing in the New Year to the scent of sunscreen and gulf breezes. A great start to 2012. I think Santa had a terrific idea!

See ya!


  1. What a wonderful place to have a holiday Martha! I could go for someplace really warm right now myself! I have no idea what that plant is??? It doesn't look like coconuts to me! xxoo

  2. Oh, I so missed the change of seasons when we lived in Florida. Looking at your photos makes me really miss the beach at Christmas now! Beautiful!!!

  3. Oh my gosh, what is that pod thing?
    Looks like a fab vacation and a great way to bring in the new year.

  4. What a wonderful idea!! Glad you had great weather. So envious!

  5. What a great way to begin the New Year!! Love all the pics of the lovely sunshine and warm weather. What is the pod thing?

  6. SO impressed you posted a bathing suit shot! You are a braver woman than I am! I'm glad you all had a lovely start to the new year!

  7. I love the beach at Christmas time. you are so lucky. I am glad you had a great trip. Those are some form of coconut palms. If you go to google images and type in group of young coconuts you will see others in varying sizes.