Remember the commercial last year that basically made fun of the rituals people had when supporting their teams? Well, Saints’ fans just might be the world’s biggest superstitious fans. For instance…..the last time the Saints when 3-1 in preseason games what in 2009. The one game they loss was against the Dolphins and they went on to win the Super Bowl that year. Well…..guess what? They were 3-1 this preseason and the one game they loss was against the Dolphins. Of course that can only mean one thing right???? Black and Gold to the Super Bowl!!!! “Who Dat” with me?
I DON’T have any rituals and I am not a superstitious person but If they win the Super Bowl this year, I just may become superstitious.
I have been getting ready for Sunday’s Saints/Falcon game….polishing up my wreath and making new burlap flags to represent the Saints. Just like Friday’s post screamed purple and gold, this one screams black and gold.
Note to self……spray paint the cast iron door mat black!
Remember the design I used on Hallie’s purple and gold shirt for College Color Day? Notice its on my burlap flag. A close up is below. I LOVE IT!!! The harlequin material is a cotton so I will definitely keeping this one on the porch out of the Southeast elements…..which is sunny and hot with a lot humidity, rain and more rain with more humidity. Although it is treated, Mother Nature finds a way to do a number on even the outdoor flags made of nylon.
When I found a good deal on the garden flag planter, I purchased two of them. The one below greets you at my back door. I thought I would keep with my Saints’ theme but tap into a little Louisiana rich history and welcome you to my back door with “Bienvenue”. It’s a fancy French word for welcome.
The fabric used for the fleur de lis is a cotton twill. Another fabric I would recommend keeping protected from Momma Nature even though it’s treated with Camp Dry. This flag just makes it under the overhang. I try to take it in during the rain but more so for the plant that gets beat up from the down pour off of the roof. I inquired at the local fabric store about a black and gold duck cloth that could weather the Southeast like a trooper, but they don’t think they will make one. Duck cloth does better than the burlap in the elements. I will continue to look.
Contact me if you are interested in any of the burlap garden flags seen in this post or the previous post.