Saturday, January 29, 2011

Happy Gasparilla!

Today is Gasparilla Day here in Tampa. Last week I posted a wreath I made to celebrate and wrote about the children's Gasparilla parade (it is always the Saturdy before Gasparilla).

On Gasparilla Day a friend of mine always hosts a super fun Gasparilla party and she lives just 2 blocks from the bay (where the invasion and parade take place) so it's very exciting and a perfect place for a pirate party. She decks her house out in pirate decor and it always looks so great. So I thought I would make her a little something to add to her collection of Gasparilla decor...

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If you're interested in making some vintage inspired pirate art, you can find some great images here.

Hope ya'll have a great weekend! ~Molly

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ahoy Matey!

It's that time of year again. Time for Jose' Gaspar to invade Tampa. It's Gasparilla time! Here in Tampa Gasparilla is a big deal. Sort of like our version of Mardi Gras. This weekend is the children's pirate parade and next weekend is the parade for grown-ups. All the houses near the bay adorn their doors with Gasparilla wreathes and Jolly Roger flags. A large pirate ship sails into the bay and fires cannons to start the invasion. Floats carrying pirates drive along Bayshore Boulevard, which lines the bay and beads are tossed to screaming children and adults alike. I can't wait! I'm excited too because the weather here is supposed to be perfect for the event, high in the mid 60's and blue skies. I love this time of year in Florida. Here is my Gasparilla wreath I made this year for our door...
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! ~Molly


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