Casita Christmas

Casita Christmas

Gail gave me these sweet little vases last month when we arrived at Ocean Pond.  I knew when I saw them that they would be the foundation of my little camper’s Christmas decorations.

The little wreaths and baubles are earrings.

Then we got lights and a small hanging Christmas tree for Ron’s end of the trailer so it would look Christmassy, too.

Casita Christmas2

And Gail and Mike are finally in their new house.  It’s exactly what they wanted — a small retirement home easy to heat, cool and clean.

Gails House3

Mike will have a good sized shop outside, and Gail is going to have a carport and screen porch added.  She had planned to have a contractor take out one of the interior walls to give her a large living room.  But now that she is in it, she really likes the little house just the way it is.

She has plans to completely redo the yard, though.

The previous owner left the house immaculate.  Gail remarked how nice it is to not have to clean first before moving in.

So we are camping in their driveway, and they are camping in the house — until the guys get the rest of their things moved.

It feels so good to have this house hunting saga done!  🙂



  1. Love your Christmas decorations. Nicely done!

  2. EmilyO

     /  December 18, 2014

    Ho, ho, ho now Santa knows where you are since you put up some decorations. Your sis’s house is just so cute and just the right size.

    • I was hoping Santa wouldn’t have any trouble finding me! 😀

      The house is simply adorable. So glad you like it!

  3. Love the decorations!
    So nice that your friends will be settled in for Christmas.

    • Now I have to do some last minute shopping so I have some little gifts to go along with the little decorations. 🙂

      We are all breathing a huge sigh of relief that they are in the new house — at last!

  4. Gail

     /  December 18, 2014

    Only you could make such humble little vases look positively elegant!

    • You know how you can look at a vacant lot and know what it will look like when a house is built on it? Well, I could see those decorations the minute I saw the little vases!

      Thanks again! 🙂

  5. Bonnie

     /  December 18, 2014

    thanks for your little updates. Love the Christmas do do’s. If we don’t hear from you before Christmas have a Wonderful one and a Blessed New year too.

  6. In a thousand years, I wouldn’t be able to decorate the Fireball. Your holiday spirit is charming, and perfect for your Casita.

    Isn’t it great when everything just all comes together?

    Ahhhhh…….Happy Holidays, Sharon.


    • What made me think of it was one Christmas I hung one little sprig of greenery with red ribbons on a coat hook in the Casita. It brightened it up and made it look so cheery. So I knew that all I needed was a little spot of red and green.

      Ron is the one who chose the lights for over his bed.

      But I do feel like everything has finally fallen into place and is as it should be.

      Hope your holidays are wonderful, too! I’ll be thinking of you the 22nd. 🙂

  7. Linnith Arnold

     /  December 18, 2014

    Merry Christmas! Love your decorations!

  8. Those little vases are just so cute and the earrings show just how tiny they are. Just love the way you fixed up the Casita just perfect not over the top. Gail’s house is just to cute love it a perfect retirement space.

    • Your comment put a smile on my face, Jo. I especially liked the “not over the top” observation and your comment on how cute Gail’s house is.

  9. In German we have a word for how you have decorated the Casita…”Gemütlich”…though its hard to make a direct translation, cozy is probably as close as it gets…anyway, its looks great…I seen Ron already has his presents on the shelf. 🙂 have a super weekend…Horst sends

  10. Have a Merry Christmas

  11. Suwannee was our last outing in the Casita, which went to new owners the very next week. We loved the park. Rented a canoe for a splendid two hour float from the put in point upstream. Did you learn any of the Civil War history in the area? There is actually a battle site where Union and Confederate troops fought over the railroad bridge.

    We have the Oliver now and lest I sound too much like a new Dad I will simply say that we are more than pleased. Carol finished upholstering the dinette chusions, but has been too busy with her Mom who has Alzheimers, holidays, birthdays, etc. to work on the mattress cum sofa upholstery. I will post photos when she clears me to.

    Suwannee may be one of our first real trips in the Ollie, although Ocean Pond sounds terrific too.

    Be blessed and Merry Christmas to all.

    • Good to hear from you, David. Congratulations on the Oliver. That’s first class all the way.

      I would love to see pictures when Carol is done working her magic!

      Enjoy your wonderful new super egg! 🙂

  12. cozybegone

     /  December 24, 2014

    Darling decorating, darling home!!!
    Merry Christmas to all!!!! May you be blessed in 2015! Xo

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