Thursday's Unique Picks - Good Sports

I've got spirit yes I do,
I've got spirit,
how about you?

One of my recent scores, vintage Bradley Doll. Her name is Lorrie (in case you were curious).

It's about that time...
to bust a rhyme?
 nah...time to do some Unique Picking. I am putting my game face on this week, and searching for some sporty goods from some of my awesome etsy teammates. 

 The winning Team! Fantastic 1930's vintage photo from Meet the In-Laws etsy shop.

Just because I am not a super fan of most sporty activities doesn't mean that I can't be a good sport about them.

I do love watching college basketball,

These vintage ballers from Yesterdays Whimsey's etsy shop are pretty sweet. Top your cake with these or use as great decor to top off any shelf.

 I recently discovered that I might like baseball (when I am actually at the game with my hubby),

More vintage cake toppers! This set of baseball and football players can be found in One Cozy Nest's shop.

but football...not so much.
So I don't like football, but I do think this vintage looking, graphic tee is pretty cool, from Whatchawant design on etsy.
I knew I wasn't a real woman...just a girly.

 Did you notice that I didn't mention anything about actually playing any sports. I am much better at observing athletic activities than I am playing them. It's not like I didn't participate in any team sports growing up...
I think being part of some sort of team is really important for kids. It teaches them many lessons that may help them when they grow know, like dedication, working together, achieving a goal...being a good sport.

My brief career in soccer never resulted in any actual goals...but I busted out some killer moves on the field. Killer cartwheels.

Football is all very well a good game for rough girls, but not for delicate boys. -Oscar Wilde

From soccer, to tennis, to swim team, to field hockey what did I learn? I learned that I was not really that great at any of these things. At least I gave it the old college try...even if I was just in elementary school.

Needless to say I did "letter" in High School, academics.
especially for my achievements in spelling and grammar...hahaha.

I love this upcycled pennant from Paddyridge Vintage on etsy.

What an awesome idea! See, you don't really have to master a sport to get one of these letters, you just need to be a master shopper! Something like this may impress your friends long as they didn't know you in high school, they may think you were quite the sport
(note from the writer of this blog: I am not advocating lying about your achievements, but I learned from George Costanza "it's not a lie, if you believe it").

I am a winner. I just didn't win today. -Greg Norman

Even if I wasn't the best player, being part of a team taught me to bring my "A-game"...
you just never know when you will need to spring into action.

Show someone that you appreciate their A-game with this great greeting card from Able and Game's etsy shop.

 Bring your A-game and you just may bring home a win...
or not...
Great embroidered quote card found in Pretty Cheap's etsy shop.

It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game...
But you know you really just want to...

This Vintage Scrabble tile necklace from In The Conservatory on etsy, is fantastic.

Show everyone that you play to win everyday. Subtle confidence, right?

Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts,' probably lost. - Martina Navratilova

Thanks for the reminder Martina, but even more important than winning or losing...

  I love this fridge magnet from Minds Eye Design. This is my theory too.

Stay dedicated and if you have a great season you may even end up with a trophy!
but just in case you don't get one...

You can pick this one up from quatrefleurs shop on etsy. An ideal benefit to this particular trophy, is that it doubles as a ring holder.

I'll always be Number 1 to myself! - Moses Malone

Always remember though, if you are the winner or the loser it is important to be a good sport.
This is just another little something I picked up on through my vast experience with team sports...

Vintage tee shirt from Rumpled Suit Vintage on etsy.

No one likes a sore loser.

Thanks for being such a good sport and checking out this week's Unique Picks!
Since Thursday is almost over, you can "Cheer Up"

Fantastically cheesy vintage motivational poster from June in January's etsy shop.

The weekend is almost here!


  1. Sarah,

    Thanks for including my vintage baseball/football cake toppers! As someone who really doesn't enjoy sports, I could really relate. To sort of "boycot" football season, I got a t-shirt that has a big football on the front of it and the word underneath reads "BASEBALL". I really enjoyed reading this post! It made me laugh. The Trentonian is my area's local paper so that t-shirt was pretty cool. :) Thanks again for making my Friday morning special.


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