Why do men like this stuff?

Discussion in 'Countryside Families' started by Simplicity, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. Simplicity

    Simplicity Well-Known Member

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    Granted, some of it's pretty, but an antler light with mini lampshades, in my opinion, just looks rediculous!

    http://www.antlerworx.com/
     
  2. SteveD(TX)

    SteveD(TX) Well-Known Member

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    Because it is the ultimate cool light fixture.

    I have a neighbor who has an 1,800 acre ranch. And tucked away about 3 miles off of the public road, a 15,000 SF house. Guess what is hanging prominently in the "great room"? The hugest antler light I've ever seen.
     

  3. A'sta at Hofstead

    A'sta at Hofstead Turkey Wrangler

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    I don't think it is only men. Anyone with a lodge would LOVE one of these!
     
  4. Cabin Fever

    Cabin Fever Life NRA Member since 1976 Supporter

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    We live in Minnesota's Lake Country and Vacationland. Every store has tons of this kind of cutsie stuff....log furniture, antler chandeleers, moose-this, deer-that, everything has either loons, bears or pine cones on it. We hate this stuff!! We call it "Up North Yuppie" decor. We have strived to decorate in ways that might have been reminisent of a turn-of-the-century cabin, not this up-north cutsie stuff.
     
  5. NWoods_Hippie

    NWoods_Hippie Well-Known Member

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    Ewww! This stuff makes me nuts, everyone here in the Northwoods of Wisc. (tourists that I clean houses for NOT locals) has this crap hanging all over their homes!! These things are nothing but dust collectors, and the people I work for wonder why it takes me so long to clean their homes!

    Margie
     
  6. Simplicity

    Simplicity Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for sharing the same sentiment C F. A turn of the century cabin sounds wonderful. The more authentic and rustic, the better I like it.
     
  7. Wildwood Flower

    Wildwood Flower Halfway, OR & Wagoner, OK

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    I don't think men really like it. I think women think men like it, and get it for gifts. No guy I know would ever buy himself this stuff.

    Worst yet is the "Western" stuff. Let's see...

    horseshoe flower arrangements
    "cowboy boot" planters
    cowhorn beds
    saddle-shaped soap dishes
    team roping switch plates
    lariat picture frames
    horse head bookends

    Actually, I rather like the elk antler chandeliers...but not with the lampshades. That looks dumb. JMO
     
  8. olehippy

    olehippy Well-Known Member

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    I personally love looking at the pics you & WIHH post of your cabin and property. I've pointed out several things to dh that I wanted for our home. I even found the soap dispenser WIHH has in the kitchen in a Gooseberry Patch catalog (well at least its close if not the same).

    olehippy
     
  9. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    Ah I'm a Hide,Horn fan.Wife says hard to figure what I might drag in.

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  10. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Can't feature anyone, man or woman who posess any Homesteader instinct that would lay out $1400 big ones for a floor lamp that looks like it was home made on a long dark lonely winter night with the only thing that hadn't been chucked into the heating stove yet! Hanging a yardsale droplight from the ceiling would be more of a man thing.
     
  11. Westwood

    Westwood Well-Known Member

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    I think a rack chandelier would go pretty good in here:

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    Or here:

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  12. Bret

    Bret Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I thought there was going to be a FOH link.

    I like a few things in their natural state but not all of the commercial stuf.
     
  13. FiddleKat

    FiddleKat Mother,Artist, Author Supporter

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    We stayed at a lodge in Pigeon Forge, TN and the bed was made out of tree trunks and branches. It was kinda cool.
     
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    fixer1958 None of the Above

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  16. Wildwood Flower

    Wildwood Flower Halfway, OR & Wagoner, OK

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    Big RockPile: I always said you can really trust a guy who has dead things all over the walls!

    Skulls are great. I have them too. The thing is, they have to be REAL skulls. YEA, the real thing is cool. The plastic or plaster ones are not. Don't tell me why. It's a guy thing.
     
  17. wildhorse

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    I resemble that remark....I love anything western or leather. :shrug:
     
  18. MelissaW

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    An antler lamp would be a big improvement over the singing mounted fish and dogs playing poker painting that my husband can't part with. :baby04:
     
  19. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    I am glad this post didn't go where the title.....never mind.
     
  20. Shambalah

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    The remote control is another hunting substitute. Just point and shoot.