Black and Gold to the Super Bowl……HeHe!!

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.


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Are You Ready for Game Day?

Today is College Color Day!!! Geaux Tigers! I only spent one semester at LSU, but I’m from the south, and we can’t help ourselves but to cheer on our home state team. As I prepared to get Hallie ready for College Color Day at her school (the students could wear a college color shirt), I started wondering if you were ready for game day. Of course this post screams purple and gold, but I do have lots of options that may just be the right colors for your favorite team.

This is Hallie’s shirt for school today. Most of you know that I do not stock shirts. Not to mention, shirts are NOT my favorite thing to work on…..I always seem to mess them up, and I can not replace them. They take sooooooo long with all the prep work, and they are quite costly due to the numerous stabilizers involved. However, this design is so cute and versatile that I think it would be precious on a burlap garden flag with maybe a single family initial and/or family name. If you look closely you may be able to see the chevron pattern in the stitching of the font.

A garden flag for your team would make a great addition to your tailgating decorations. Remember what I did with the burlap garden flag I made for my niece’s dorm room door? (see below) Just imagine it on a garden flag pole that you can stick in the ground at your tailgating gathering. I have so many ideas for football season that I can not produce them as fast as I think of them.

Speaking of tailgating………Do you have your team hat to keep the sun out of your eyes and off of your face?

What about your team water bottle koozie to keep your water cold…..or any other favorite beverage you drink when you tailgate?

What about your team melamine? Why not go all out and serve your tailgating treats on your very own personalized platter or tray that has not only been personalized with your name but in your favorite team color.

“Go Team” is very generic and can be substituted for any slogan you’d like added to your personalized platter. Below are a few different examples of how I can create the platters/trays to represent other teams. I will always cheer for LSU, but let’s be honest……..who doesn’t love houndstooth and the color red.

This one is VERY generic………get creative and let me produce it.

Contact me if you are interested in any of the items you see here. I will be happy to help you.

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