Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A "man thing" for the log cabin

Depending on what your log cabin means to you - I believe it influences your decorating style (as well as the masculine and feminine factor!) For my husband, he is looking at it as a "command station" from where he will go fishing, hunting and boating. So he's envisioning hanging deer heads, having a recliner w/ pictures of fish on it and a poker table in the basement recreation room. For me - it is more of a "log home" - a craftsmanship show place. I want to create a nature retreat, a place to entertain friends comfortably and have nice touches such as granite sink tops. My husband and I have compromised well - I will allow him to hang his deer head and he can put his stuffed fish and poker table in the basement. For that - I get the rest of the log cabin. However, I did acknowledge his protest about the silk flowers and candles in the bathroom - a.k.a. "chick things." I added his "man thing" a.k.a. the rustic moose sign below which states "Moose Lodge - where shooting the bull is expected."





5 comments:

reliv4life said...

oooohhhh was he excited about his man thing??? I think you were very generous to allow the hanging of heads...I have a very rustic home, but have not relented to a deer, elk or anything else yet... we will see I suppose, but not my favorite thing!

Jennifer Robin said...

I'm with you on the nature retreat theme. We don't really think of items in the masculine/feminine context, more like just what goes good with the house. Fortunately, most of my decor is fairly unisex: Old ice skates (men's and women's), sleds, Hudson Bay blankets. There is that deer head though...

Brandi said...

Our decor is very "cabiny". We both love to hunt and fish, so that is how we have decorated our home. And I think I have told you before, yes, I have several dead animals on my walls and I love them because they are not just his. Some are mine and our daughters. I can't wait for the granddaughter to get her trophy up there! But it was very generous of you to let him have his man thing!

Sandy said...

hahahaha...men!

this was fun to read. Reminded me of Everybody loves Raymond when the wife (forgot her name), got to decorate the bathroom and he moved to the other bathroom....

Shellmo said...

Reliv - he WAS excited - now he's pestering me about putting up this stuffed fox w/ a pheasant in his mouth that he just purchased...Ugh!

Jennifer - I love the ideas of the skates and sleds. I've been searching for an old pair of wooden shoes.

Brandi - My husband would definitely love to visit your place!

Sandy - Hmm - I better keep the hubby away from the downstairs bathroom. Don't think its ocurred to him yet - :-)