Retail + Baseball Therapy!

Today I’m seeking the morale boost that an online purchase provides.

Here ’tis:

architecturaldepot.com

architecturaldepot.com

‘Tis a roof finial, + I need a pair, actually . . .

. . .  one for each end of our garden shed roof peak:

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At about 7″ high, I’d say these finials will be perfect!

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Speaking of retail morale boosts,

Saturday morning I shopped our local French Country Market:

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The Good Humor Man was there!

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This adorable girl provided live sax music!

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This cool, vintage camper was for sale!

I called G.O. + asked him to come down + have a look-see:

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It was completely re-done + wonderful,

but I’d rather we re-did one ourselves.

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Speaking of G.O.,

I did purchase a huge, red O from this booth:

Hundt No More Antiques & Collectibles 779.279.1109

Hundt No More
Antiques & Collectibles
779.279.1109

Even though he nixed the idea**,

my plans were to include the O in my bridal shower gift

for his beautiful soon-to-be-daughter-in-law:

L, niece of G.O. R, soon-to-be-DIL of G.O.

L, niece of G.O.
R, soon-to-be-DIL of G.O.

** He even said, “I’d have just gotten her a $50 gift certificate to Kohl’s!” . . .

. . . no offense, Kohl’s, but that’s just not how I roll,

gift-giving-wise.

Fingers crossed that ‘the kids’ dig their O (+ other stuff!)

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Back to the Market.

My other purchase:

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Vintage initial pennants!

I am going to use them to make pillows,

similar to what I’ve done in the past

with a really swell vintage golf flag:

pillow flag #5

Sold it in my etsy shop:  https://www.etsy.com/transaction/39139050

* * * * *

Anyway, as much fun as I had at the French Country Market,

Saturday’s highlight took place here:

wrigley field scoreboard

Wrigley Field’s iconic manual scoreboard

We took our grandlad to his first-ever Cubs-Cardinals game

at Chicago’s Wrigley Field!

wrigley field

Wrigley Field’s iconic marquee

And yes, the Cubs DID manage to win one.

(HA!  I “keed”!)

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But check it out!

WE GOT ON NATIONAL TV!

He has a peanut shell on his finger.   Kids do that sort of thing.

He has a peanut shell on his finger.
Kids do that sort of thing.

Yes, we made our own signs,

+ yes, the national FOX TV broadcast showed us!

His “GO CUBS” was a huge hit!  FUN!

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My sign is a shout-out to Tim McCarver,

the FOX MLB broadcaster who’s retiring after this season:

tim mc carver

McCarver was the Cardinals’ star catcher in the sixties:

mc carver as a cardinal

3 World Series: ’64, ’67 + ’68!

Feel free to comment if you noticed

what a good sport Grandma Kay is,

to promote or even tolerate my grandlad’s Cubs fandom!  😉

Who do you think bought him that shirt?  😉

Thank you!

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