Tuesday, June 12, 2007

SPT-Americana

this week's challenge is to look around your home and help us showcase the history and folklore of America! dust off your americana relics! let no wagon wheel go unturned! let no bobble head doll go un-noticed!!


I debated on skipping this challenge because as I looked around my house I only saw things that represented Texas, not America. Then I thought, Texas is part of America, but felt that would be cheating. I then realized I haven't participated in the last two challenges so I needed to join back in on the fun and I definitely am proud to be an American.




This is as Americana as is gets around the Gordon home. Sad, I know. We always fly our American flag on national holidays and you can find us all sporting our red, white, & blue attire on the 4th of July.

We also have been out shopping for things to decorate our new home (that will hopefully be started soon). I have found I am drawn to more of the ranch style things, like stars, old looking furniture,etc. I also know that I don't want my entire house to look like a "country" home so I have tried to figure out what my style is. Sadly, I have yet to figure it out. With saying that I do think I need to not buy too many more Texas style things like this star even though I love them.


I also thought that since the NBA is in the Finals Championship and since The San Antonio Spurs are one of the two teams vowing for the National Championship I could use them on my post. They are competing to be America's Basketball Team, right? So, here I can show you the huge Spurs fan I am. I love to watch them, in person and in front of my own TV. I wear my Spurs T-shirt(the jersey is Mackenzi's) on most game days when they are in the playoffs. I get nervous when the games are close and when I'm at the game in person I get sweaty palms and my heart races when the game gets exciting. My fingers are crossed that the Spurs will keep up their winning streak and become America's basketball champions once again. Go Spurs Go!

15 comments:

Rachel said...

I love your self-portraits - what a hottie! Basketball definitely counts! And it's great you fly the flag on holidays...I have yet to do that! :)

donna said...

I am glad you are back doing spt
I also love stars. They are so cool. I fly the flag all the time was well:)

Kelly A. said...

GO SPURS GO!

I love the Texas stuff too. We just have a cool flag and cool history and can't help it if our state has good looking stuff. Keep displaying it!

Elizabeth said...

Love your spt. That star is pretty cool. Glad your back atthe spt's.

Bridget said...

Go Spurs Go!!! Go Spurs Go!!
Love that you can wear Mac's jersey.
I can't wait to hear more about the house.

becca said...

I love the star! I don't have anything American around my house (which makes me really sad now that I have realised it)...somthing to work on!

Anna said...

Cute SPT. I would love to see pics of your new house and find out where you are building it! FUN!

Barb said...

We're following the NBA playoffs up here, too!

Lucy said...

We used to fly a flag all the time, but it got pretty weather beaten and haven't put up another one since we took it down. I love houses that fly flags, though. Nice work.

Can't say I'm going for either team. But you look smashing in your spurs garb!

Jenny said...

I was about to say I think your home shows to be very Americanish. You have so many great stars around. I like the one on your shed too.

Go Spurs!! Shhhhh... don't tell Doug :)

Laurie said...

I love your star/frame. That last picture of you is so pretty. Your eyes are beautiful!

Michelle A. said...

I've always found Texas to have such a great patriotic feel. Love the star frame! Whenever I visit my sister in Houston, I find so many great crafts I just wish I could take them back with me. Cute picture of you btw.

michelle said...

What a fun SPT! Even knowing I really wanted the Sun's to win!!! :)

Janet said...

I love your self-portraits too! You are so funny. Cute pics! Hope you are feeling better:)

Jill said...

You came up with several good ideas for this theme and it's good to have you back posting again. Where have you been?