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  • Snowed In Strategy

    Checkboard tables for the rustic homeAs I type this post, we are facing the possibility of a historic blizzard in our area. Feet of snow, cold temperatures, howling winds…it will bring our nation’s capital to a grinding halt. Even public transportation has announced they are shutting down in the face of Winter Storm Jonas.

    Having grown up in the Midwest, I’m no stranger to snowstorms. I remember many snowed-in days during my youth. Those are fond memories; we spent many of those days playing games around a table together. In fact, I specifically remember spending hours around a Carrom game board, playing the ring game. My shooter finger would be bruised long before the snow stopped falling outside.

    So, during the monster storm that is predicted for this weekend, I’m planning to rewind back to my youth and spend time as a family gathered around a game table. Except, instead of a game board, our centerpiece is a Aspen Log Checkerboard Table with Stools built into our rustic table crafted out of Aspen wood.

    Our family of four plus one furkid may go a little stir crazy, being cooped up in close quarters together for several days, but we’re looking forward to it. There’s a certain excitement about a big storm…as long as the power stays on and the water lines don’t freeze. Bring on the blankets, movies, puzzles and board games! We’re ready!!

    Stay safe and warm, friends.

  • My Indoor Oasis

    Stay Comfortable all Year with Log BedsI sometimes really dislike this time of year. The daylight is short, the temperatures are cold, the wind is biting, and my temper is short. I much prefer the longer, warmer days of summer. The house-bound days of winter can be quite a struggle for an outdoor-loving but easily-chilled gal like me.

    In an effort to make the winter months as comfortable as possible, I do my best to create an indoor oasis to whether away the cold weather. Scented candles and a roaring fireplace; board games and an overstuffed reading chair; blankets and cuddly lap pets all play a part in providing a welcoming interior. I bring the outside in as much as possible.

    I spend a lot of time in my living room, so it makes sense that I outfit that area with rustic furniture and cozy accessories. But my bedroom is also a part of the house that cannot be ignored. This year I found and purchased Oak Forest Timber Frame Panel Bed with a beautiful iron oak forest cutout built into the headboard. It is my favorite furniture investment to date and I lounge unashamedly in its rustic embrace well into the late morning hours of weekend days. If my remote control and coffee maker are within arm’s reach, I am a really happy girl.

    In fact, now that I have this bed, maybe I will become more a fan of winter.

    Or maybe not.

    But I’m definitely a fan of my beautiful barnwood bed and the indoor oasis it provides for me!

  • Artoffice

    Unleash Creativity with Kid's TablesWe have an aspiring artist in our family. He creates masterpieces with markers, tape, scissors, paint, and sometimes glue. Our 4-year-old Picasso has quite a gift, even though his canvas often extends to areas beyond the edges of the paper he’s supposed to be using.

    The other day he came to me, teary-eyed, and demanded to know why I had dismantled his office. “Office?” I questioned. I truly had no idea what he was talking about.

    “Yeah, the tape I had put on the coffee table and all the paper that was sitting there. It’s gone. Why did you take it away?”

    His big brown eyes, filled with his tears, melted my heart in that instant. I felt bad for him. He sees me working at my office in the corner of the living room and wants the same. After all, he is extremely serious about his art.

    I promised that I would set him up with a real office, one where he could keep all his art supplies and string all the tape he wants (well, within reason!).

    “Good!” he agreed. “”Cuz I’m going to be an artist and I need an office.”

    Now I have two options. Find a terribly worn-out table whose battered surfaces won’t be bothered with more marker and crayon marks, or bring in a new Glacier Country Child's Log Table that is resistant to such art abuse. I’ve decided to go with the latter option, and purchase a solid wood table with a quality finish. That way, I can wipe off the marker and glue residue and, if needed, sand damage down and re-varnish.

    My little Picasso is about to have himself a really nice artoffice.

  • Barnwood Furniture Makes Stunning Storage

    Keep your Blankets in these Blanket ChestsOn chilly nights, wouldn’t it be nice to have a stash of blankets close by the bed where you could grab one any time you needed it? With the Timber Frame Barnwood Blanket Chest of Drawers as part of the cabin decor in your bedroom, you don’t have to go far to get that extra warmth. This sturdy chest features two large drawers designed to hold blankets, quilts and anything else that you might want to have nearby when you’re hunkered down in bed.

    With a frame made using beautiful barnwood reclaimed from barns that were at least a century old, the Timber Frame Barnwood Blanket Chest of Drawers features the personality that can only be created by decades-long natural weathering processes. Four small barnwood beams provide support for the corners of the chest and keep the base elevated just slightly off the floor. Barnwood plank panels adorn each side and the drawer fronts with variations in color that range from deep brown to an eye-catching tan with red overtones. Industrial gray accents outline the panels to set them apart and draw attention to the distinctive nature of the natural materials.

    Each side of the Timber Frame Barnwood Blanket Chest of Drawers houses a deep, wide drawer that rests on full-extension glides. Solid drawer pulls match the grey accent squares for a balanced appearance. Like other reclaimed wood furniture, it’s made to last through years of use without the drawers wobbling, sagging or bowing like drawers in some commercially made furniture.

    A solid wooden top adds a rugged finishing touch to this stunning barnwood furniture. You’ll find the same color variations in these thicker planks as in the ones along the sides, and you may also notice special barnwood characteristics like saw marks or nail holes. A careful sanding process levels out the roughest parts to leave a finish that looks beautiful and feels smooth to the touch. Made entirely in the USA, this chest is perfect for placing at the foot of the bed for easy storage and a little extra rugged style.

  • Make Your Cabin More Attractive with Barnwood Furniture

    Keep Lounge Chairs in the Living RoomWords like sturdy, rugged and attractive can all be used to describe the Wyoming Reclaimed Barnwood Lounge Chair. Crafted from a unique collection of boards, planks and beams all retrieved from the plains and mountains of Wyoming, this reclaimed wood furniture combines the best that barnwood has to offer with a comfortable padded seat to create a lounge chair that’s just right for any rustic seating area.

    Simple construction brings out all the best features of the Wyoming Reclaimed Barnwood Lounge Chair. Thin boards reach horizontally from either side of the upholstered seat to form the arms, while each corner sports a thick rectangular barnwood beam to support the rest of the chair. More boards fill in the sides with eye-catching natural patterns, and a single board stretches across the front as a finishing touch for the frame. The result is a strong chair that’s built to last long enough for you to pass it on to your kids.

    Every piece of wood used to make the chair spent at least a decade being exposed to outdoor elements, and this exposure is deliberately showcased in the finished piece. All barnwood furniture features its own distinct combination of grain designs and knot patterns. Colors range from the grey patina that some wood develops when left outdoors to “rusty” orange tones that bring to mind autumn foliage. A polyurethane finish protects these unique characteristics from accidental damage and the wear that comes with daily use.

    A rustic patterned fabric provides the final touch for this distinctive cabin decor. Images of a majestic elk standing in front of a mountain range are framed by a square of twigs, and this motif repeats across a backdrop of forest print that includes leaves, pine cones and acorns. Place this chair in the living room or den along with other pieces from the Wyoming Reclaimed Barnwood collection to create an eye-catching set. If you love the look, you can expand the decor to the rest of your cabin or lodge with bedroom furniture, dining furniture and sturdy accessories made with the same rugged design.

  • Make Country Decor the Center of Your Bedroom

    Complete Bedding Sets for Your BedroomCuddling up in a classic cozy quilt chases away the chill of winter so that you can get a good night’s sleep. With the Hearth & Home Basic Bedding Set, you get both a quilt and a set of pillow shams to deck out your country furniture and make the bedroom more inviting. It’s the perfect way to enhance an existing country theme or to provide the starting point for a whole new look that combines vibrant colors and distinctive patterns.

    All components of the Hearth & Home Basic Bedding Set are made from 100 percent cotton fabric, making them soft and luxurious to the touch. You can enjoy this feeling whether your bed is a queen, king or super king size. Queen sets come with standard pillow shams; king and super king provide king-sized shams for larger pillows. An optional bedskirt is available for all sizes to complete the set and give it a balanced appearance.

    The bedskirt is the only part of this country decor set that sports a solid color. Its attractive blue hue echoes a checkered shade used in the quilt and shams, but these other components also include bands of raspberry red, mustard yellow, sage green, light cream and tan. Arranged in lines and squares like a traditional quilt, the colors create an eye-catching design that draws attention to the bed. It’s just the sort of set you want if you’re looking to enhance the focal point of your bedroom’s decor.

    With the exception of the cream, each color band has its own corresponding pattern. Blue bands appear checked, red bands are dotted with white and green bands are scalloped with a repeating motif. This patterning provides depth whether used on log beds or contemporary furniture. The quilted appearance enhances this depth and can be further complemented with other corresponding bedroom pieces, such as throw pillows, Euroshams, curtains and valances. Put together the collection that best looks best in your bedroom, and you’ll snuggle under the covers every night surrounded by vibrant color and a feeling of comfort.

  • Country Decor Art Captures the Spirit of Christmas

    Christmas Themed Art PrintsThe Christmas season brings a special kind of feeling that many people wish they could hold onto all year long, and you can do just that with prints like Christmas By The Fireplace. As a permanent fixture of your country decor, this fine art print gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling every time you look at its depiction of a snowy evening during the holidays.

    Red, white and green are the colors most often associated with Christmas, and the artist uses these in abundance in Christmas By The Fireplace. A green armchair sits to the right in the foreground of the image and is balanced out by a brightly lit Christmas tree on the left. Presents wrapped in red and gold sit under the tree, and more gifts are stacked on the chair. A large brick fireplace dominates the background, framing a warm fire crackling away on the hearth. Just above the flakes, two patterned Christmas stockings hang ready and waiting for Santa to come fill them with presents.

    A few more seasonal touches make this rustic decor print perfect for Christmas decorating or any time you want to feel the cozy glow of the holidays. One is a large wreath that hangs above the fireplace, encircled by strands of red and accented with a red ribbon in the center. Candles in red, silver and gold crowd the mantle, lighting up more greenery that complements the chair and the Christmas tree. On the tree itself, giant balls of red and gold reflect the light of candles. Look closely you’ll find splashes of blue and silver that create balance with just a bit of contemporary flair.

    A window to the outside provides the final touch in Christmas By The Fireplace. Frosty panes frame flakes of Christmas snow, gently falling against a dusky blue sky. Whether or not you have a white Christmas where you are, you can enjoy the classic image as part of this beautiful cabin decor. Hang it up and leave it up for as long as you want to continue experiencing the joy of the season.

  • Lodge Decor Keeps Time in Style

    Bear Themed ClocksFor those who love the outdoors, a walk through the woods is one of the best ways to relax. It’s peaceful, quiet and free from the distractions that make everyday life seem so hectic. When you’re surrounded by towering trees, the cool air of the deep forest and the chatter of wildlife, you can forget all about pressing worries and cares for a little while. Thanks to lodge decor like the Rustic 15” Black Bear Lodge Clock, you can experience that same peace whenever you glance up to check the time.

    A tin outer frame and rugged weathered finish give the Rustic 15” Black Bear Lodge Clock an attractive aged look that’s just right for pairing with rustic decor. The forest green background color creates a woodland atmosphere and sets the stage for the stars of the image. Depicted front and center, a mother bear and her three cubs stop at a river to enjoy a quiet moment before getting a drink or passing over to the other side. Smooth stones line the river’s edge and long grass rolls along the bank toward the collection of towering trees that decorates the backdrop.

    Telling time is easy with this clock thanks to the contrasting colors. Each number is depicted in a vibrant red that stands out against the green. A repeating leaf motif swirls around the edge along with the numbers and is studded with curling “stems” for an even more attractive appearance. Two lines of cursive text provide the final touch for the 15-inch face. Appearing above and below the image of the bears, the words “Black Bear Lodge” spell out what the scene already suggests: that the people in your home appreciate the great outdoors.

    To maximize the impact of the Rustic 15” Black Bear Lodge Clock, add it to your favorite rustic furniture and other lodge accessories. The colors and motifs look just right in your living room, dining room or front hallway, and the clock will tick away on one AA battery to provide accurate time measurement as well as distinctive style.

  • Make Outerwear More Accessible with Western Decor

    Handy Hooks for the Western HomeWith chilly weather moving in, you want to keep your warmest outerwear close at hand. Try hanging the Rustic Barbed Wire Star 4 Hook rack in your front hallway, and you’ll always have a place to put your hat, coat and scarf so that they’re right by the door when you need them. This sturdy piece of rustic decor combines solid handcrafting with eye-catching Western style to create a unique accessory that enhances any rugged home.

    The Rustic Barbed Wire Star 4 Hook features a thin strip of metal at the center that mounts snugly to the wall to support four evenly spaced wire hooks. These hang down below a collection of three barbed wire stars made by hand with a twisted design. The authentic barbed wire construction ensures strength and gives the piece its Western flair. Because the wall hook is made by hand, every star is just a little different. The result is a piece that greets you with rugged personality and charm every time you walk through the door.

    This distinctive lodge decor can be used for more than hanging up coats. When placed in the living room, it makes a beautiful display area for rustic accessories. Hang up a blanket to have on hand for chilly evenings, hook a cowboy hat next to it and top it all off with a horseshoe or other rugged decoration for a one-of-a-kind collection. Rotate your accessories of choice according to the seasons to create a conversation piece that draws attention from friends and family.

    The metal and wire used in the Rustic Barbed Wire Star 4 Hook are not only strong enough to support whatever you choose to hang on them but also rugged enough to last for years. You’ll never have to spend another season hunting for your warmest hat when you have this unique Western decor on hand. Try it out in a few different locations around the house to see where you like it best or where it’s the most convenient, and enjoy its unique beauty for many seasons to come.

  • Try Wall Sconces for a Unique Rustic Decor Design

    Wall Sconces Have a Unique Style to ThemWhen you want to get creative with rustic decor, unique home accessories like the Wrought Iron Shasta Daisy Large Jar Sconce open up new possibilities. Available in both right- and left-leaning designs, this solid wrought iron accessory displays the perfect balance between strong crafting and beautiful imagery. Each Wrought Iron Shasta Daisy Large Jar Sconce is made by hand and finished with an iron black powder coating. This coating enhances the jet black color of the metal and protects the piece from rusting over time. It also serves to provide contrast that brings out the nuances of the design.

    The bottom part of the scone is built to hold a 4-inch round jar candle and consists of two “branches” with a collection of four leaves each that appear to be hugging the candle as they hold it in place. Another branch “grows” up behind the candle and splits off into three arms, each of which ends with a simple iron flower and a few curlicues to represent trailing stems. Two small, open leaves appear below the flowers to balance out the design.

    This floral motif is just what you need if the design of your home leans toward country decor. Place some sconces around the living room to create soft lighting and a calming atmosphere for your next party, or enjoy the cozy feeling of candlelight while spending an evening with your spouse. You may choose to place single sconces in strategic spots or put together a unique wall display that shimmers and flickers as your chosen candles burn.

    Holiday celebrations indoors or out also call for special lighting. Since you decide what candles to place in the Wrought Iron Shasta Daisy Large Jar Sconce, you can make it match any festive theme. Go with red, white and blue for a patriotic party or green, white and red for the Christmas season. All white is perfect for weddings, and graduation parties show more spirit when the school colors are on display. Hang your sconces above your country furniture, light the candles and get ready to enjoy a unique experience.

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