Inspired by my baseball coffee table display, I decided to outfit our recently added fireplace cabinetry with some sport-themed decor. Autumnal reds, rustic leather, and aged wood make for an earthy display. There's something about the dropping temperatures and autumn leaves that makes red and leather accents a natural way to warm up a space.
The top shelf holds a vintage cricket bat I found on one of my trips to the Texas Antique Shows. No, I don't think I carried it on the airplane with me! :)
There's no crying in baseball! (Bonus points if you can name the movie!). My baseball coffee table display (a glass cloche, a vintage church collection plate, and softballs/baseballs found at Goodwill) was moved from the coffee table to the cabinet. And a vintage catcher's mitt also holds an extra softball.
In the background, you'll see an old advertising sign for a special on girls gym shoes. That was one of my finds from Oronoco Gold Rush Days this past August. On the bottom shelf, a super-fabulous vintage leather medicine ball (found at a local antique store for a steal) adds texture and warmth.
In the left-hand cabinet, we have more finds that I've collected over time on my many junking adventures. A vintage football and a pair of small, red cheer cones (megaphones) nestle together on the top shelf. On the bottom shelf, a pair of wooden 1-pound dumbbells sits atop a locker basket, which holds a pair of soft, red leather boxing gloves.
What do you think? TKO or down for the count?