Thursday, December 18, 2014

Merry Christmas Mancave

Mancave or Manlanding?
Bill's t.v. room is at the top of the stairs. 
I can't really call it a cave as it is open to the stairwell and the entry.  

The springboard for his decor during winter is a buffalo checked throw. I found it years ago at the thrift store and I love it as much now as I did when I first saw it. 
I never tire of black and red check.

This room pay homage his love for a lodge look along with some Texana. It's filled with family pieces and items that he has made. 

He made the log table from a pine log we retrieved from my brother's lake house. 
Bill stripped the bark, sanded it and gave it a coat of varnish. 

Bill made the coffee table out of cedar. 

The stockings were my grandparents and date from the 40s. 
I love, love them. 

The Woodland Santa was a Target find years ago. 

The log cabin is Department 56. 

The collectables are from Bill's grandparents. 

There you have it. Thanks for taking a peek. 
Have a great week.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Christmas Kitchen in Black and White - 2014

It all started when I saw black and white ticking stripes on the Pottery Barn website last June. 
I ordered a pillow for the couch and a set of hand towels.

Look at those adorable ruffles! The hand towels were just too cute and I knew that I would love the black and white at Halloween. 
Halloween was a memory and I wasn't ready to put away this graphic scheme.
I began to search Pinterest for black and white at Christmas. I was drawn to elements of Nordic style in black rather than in the traditional red.

Rooting around in the antique spice cabinet yielded some rusty brown stars that had been forgotten at some point.
 Black spray paint transformed them from rustic to Nordic.
Once that beast had been unleashed, I continued a spray painting frenzy in the garage.
 Anything rusty got a coat of Rustoleum Black.

I unearthed an old jingle bell wreath and knew it would look updated in black.
The black and white check ribbon from Hobby Lobby was a perfect finish. 

It sits above the stove on the faux vent hood cover.

The little vintage chalkboard has a Christmas message. 

The cabinet over the buffet got some Christmas touches.

We got the St. Nick in New York City at the GreenFlea Market. 

He is signed and dated. Is he not the cutest?

The gingerbread candle is old. I found it at Pier 1.

The cow creamer came from a flea market in Fredricksburg, Texas.

The little pine tree is from Pottery Barn. 

Thanks for taking a look.
Have a great day!
Linking with,
Savvy Southern Style   
French Country Cottage


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