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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Cardinals Baseball Tree

A little baseball history...
My AH (awesome husband) LOVES baseball! 
We live in a suburb outside of Seattle, so naturally he loves the Mariners...
Yes, even when they are NOT doing so well! 

Every December I put up a Mariners baseball tree full of blue and silver colored
Mariners' ornaments, hats and lights!
This year is a bit different...

You see, AH also loves the St. Louis Cardinals. 
The love started many years ago when he was a little leaguer and played for the Cardinals. 
Ever since then, he's been a huge MLB Cardinals fan. 
Yes, even I have attended a few St. Louis Cardinals games.
 (In appropriate jersey wear, I might add.)


Back to the story...
When a friend of a friend of a friend (seriously) gave AH a ticket to attend a
St. Louis Cardinals World Series Game this past October,
he jumped on the first flight! 
 
When the Cardinals actually WON the World Series,
I knew that I couldn't put up our standard Mariners blue and silver Christmas tree this year.
 
Here it is, 
Our Cardinals Baseball Tree!


Yes, (in case you're wondering) we do have a TV viewing room dedicated to all things baseball.
(Maybe after the holidays I'll give you the full tour?)


Red ribbon and lots of baseballs grace the tree.
(Can you spot the Mark McGwire ornament?)


I made the baseball garland from baseball shaped, Easter eggs leftover from this post.


I searched the house for all the Cardinals hats we own and stuck them in the tree.


I gathered up a few gloves and stuck them in too!


I even found some Cardinals figurines from AH's childhood and tied them on.


Look what else I found in AH's stash...

an old Cardinals antenna ball!
(You didn't believe me when I said he's a HUGE fan?!)


A fellow baseball lover gave AH this cardinal ornament in honor of the World Series win.
(He also subtly mentioned that he wants to go to the World Series with AH next time!)


Under the tree I put baseball pillows borrowed from my son's room.

And guess what I found just the other day!


Clip on cardinals! 


I'll leave you with AH's parting words...
"Only 3 months until Spring Training!"


***Updated 2013
The Cardinals made it to the World Series again this year...
so did AH and his brother!

The red birds are back on the tree.
Sorry, Mariners...Maybe next year?

Click here to see last year's Mariner's Baseball Tree.


 




Other trees to check out...

11 comments :

  1. This is super cute! I think it would look better as a Rangers tree, but oh well! Maybe next year? My neighbor would love your tree!! Huge St.Louis fan!

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  2. Very cool! love the baseball theme! I'd love for you to link this up to my Christmas Linky Carnival.
    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2011/11/homemade-in-december-link-carnival.html

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  3. HI! Visiting from the Quick journey! Haha.. this made me smile. I love baseball too.. Im going to have to work on collecting enough things for a tree next year. Thanks for the amazing idea!!

    If you get a chance I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party going on now :)

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  4. My husband and son would love this! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I love that you put up all these different trees, such great memories - I think we would have a New Orleans Saints tree, a Toronto Maple leafs tree, and a Seattle Seahawks tree (my 6 yr old - despite the rest of us being Saints fans - loves them even requested a full uniform for Christmas).

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  6. Greetings from a Missourian who is a die-hard Cards fan! Love your tree - even though you are in Washington, you have more Cardinal stuff than I do - LOL!

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  7. What a fun idea! I should do a Green Bay Packers tree for my kiddo! Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your ideas!

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  8. Finally, a tree that would make a man happy to decorate! BRILLIANT!!

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  9. You are a sweet wife to dedicate an entire tree to your husband's love. We are huge Cardinal fans and wasn't that an amazing series? My son has been mourning the Pujos trade. You have a Merry Christmas!

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  10. My hubby is a big Cardinals fan. Usually he just harumphs when I try to show him something cool on a blog, but this he was actually interested in. Pretty cool!

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  11. This is such a clever idea! My dad's favorite sports is baseball so this would really be perfect for him this year. The ornaments you used are pretty cool. I'd love to include this to my Christmas tree decorating ideas collection if you'd let me.

    Cheers!
    anne

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