HOME-SPIRATION: Vintage Sports Memorabilia

David and I really share a love of sports. It doesn’t really matter what it is we watch it! Since having met him I have fallen in love with watching golf tournaments (ladies I know this sounds crazy– but if you ever watch a golf tournament with an avid golf that you’re in love with you will totally understand!) We recently were gifted some gorgeous vintage baseball cards, and it really got me thinking on how to display these cards, and vintage sports memorabilia in general. Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images for vintage sports memorabilia displays! I love the way that these vintage touches add charm and character even to the most modern spaces.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

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LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

I love that framed baseball names pictogram!

I love that framed baseball names pictogram!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

I need this for David!

I need this for David!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

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LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

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We have the old clubs... now its just time to grow David's tie collection so we can do this! :)

We have the old clubs… now its just time to grow David’s tie collection so we can do this! 🙂

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INSTAPOST: May Vacation

I have been away from the blogging world for far too long now! I decided to fully give myself a break from everything this month and just relax, sleep in and hang out, and that is exactly what I did! The month of May has been a wonderful one, but I am glad to be back to reality! We had a crazy busy month of unpacking and getting settled. We also took a trip to Gruene, Texas for Americana Music Jam at the legendary Gruene Hall, David golfed and of course I rode around with him, we made it to The Colonial golf tournament out in Ft. Worth, and we found our wedding venue!! All in all our first month of being engaged was BUSY, but so much fun!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

The FAMOUS Gruene Hall!

The FAMOUS Gruene Hall!

 

The amazing Gruene Mansion Inn. The PERFECT bed and breakfast for that amazing weekend

The amazing Gruene Mansion Inn. The PERFECT bed and breakfast for that amazing weekend

 

Cowboy boots and all!

Cowboy boots and all!

 

Wade Bowen playing at Gruene Hall

Wade Bowen playing at Gruene Hall

 

Our view from the tent at the Crown Plaza Invitation at The Colonial! Amazing finish by Adam Scott to win!

Our view from the tent at the Crown Plaza Invitation at The Colonial! Amazing finish by Adam Scott to win!

Next Memorial Day Weekend we will be getting married at The Belmont Hotel! We can not wait!

Next Memorial Day Weekend we will be getting married at The Belmont Hotel! We can not wait!

This place as the most incredible views of the Dallas skyline!

This place as the most incredible views of the Dallas skyline!

And of course we enjoyed some amazing wine and food all month long!

And of course we enjoyed some amazing wine and food all month long!

 

and finally...my golf loving fiancé!

and finally…my golf loving fiancĂ©!

HAPPY HOUR: Dirty Arnold Palmer

Many (well lets be honest a majority) of my followers don’t realize that this weekend is The Masters, but in the Stephenson household it is somewhat of a week long holiday! This happy hour post is dedicated to a famous golfer, Arnold Palmer, and his delicious drink of choice. Now a regular Arnold Palmer is Sweet Tea, Lemonade, and, if you’re of age, Vodka. Here is a great recipe with a little twist.

THE DIRTY ARNOLD PALMER.

THE DIRTY ARNOLD PALMER.

INGREDIENTS:

Sweet Tea Vodka (my personal favorite is Firefly)

8 Lemons

1 Cup of Sugar

Fresh Mint Leaves

INSTRUCTIONS:

This recipe starts with a simple lemonade. You can always buy lemonade, but this is quick, easy and delicious!  

The key to good homemade lemonade is making a simple syrup first.  Just dissolve the sugar in water in a skillet on the stove. Next add the zest of three lemons and gently simmer for about 5 minutes, whisking occasionally to help the sugar dissolve.  Remove from heat and let cool.  While it’s cooling, squeeze the juice from the rest of your lemons into a bowl.  Strain into a pitcher, strain the simple syrup on top and stir.

 Fill a glass with ice and pour your sweet tea vodka in (about halfway up the glass– don’t be skimpy!) Next, fill the rest of the glass the fresh lemonade you made, add a sprig of mint leaves, and ENJOY!

 

Enjoy a few of these in honor of the real Arnold Palmer!

Enjoy a few of these in honor of the real Arnold Palmer!

Augusta National, the home of The Masters.

Augusta National, the home of The Masters.