I wanted to do something unique for a fall mantel this year. Vintage football items combined with modern day crafting gave me just the look I wanted. To be honest, I’m in love with what I created!
I used my dad’s 1949 Tudor Tru-Action electric football game as a “wreath” for over the mantel. This game is like new, has all of the pieces and the box, and I can imagine that the picker guys would go nuts over it. I wouldn’t have known this, but Mr. SP informed me that the goal posts in 2012 are in a different position than they were in 1949.
Welcome to Sweet Pea field! Mr. SP’s Wisconsin Badgers are playing my Virginia Tech Hokies. These two teams will play for real in 2016. I haven’t been to a football game since 1989 and I predict that my next Lane Stadium game will be Hokies vs. Badgers in 2016. I’m quite positive that things have changed on game day since 1989.
You know you have a good husband when he helps you make a faux football field. I had no idea how to line or number the field, so Mr. SP helped me make the numbers and glue them into the proper place. He also set up the players. I had no clue as to how to arrange them!
I am really lucky to have vintage treasures like these to use and enjoy. Even though I’m not a football fan, my mantel has put me in the fall football spirit!