Today I'm going to share part of Hub's nest! His 'Man-Cave'!
Yes, it's the basement. And it contains all the usual masculine fare ~ X-TRA LARGE plasma tv, pub set, leather club chair and oversized ottoman. To some degree, I've been allowed to 'feather his nest' in the cave and I'll share some of what I've done.
We've worked together ~ team-work~ and have both compromised. For me, it has meant nothing floral. For Hubs it has meant no sports memorabilia!
This was one of Hub's first antique purchases.
It's an old phone box. In its day it would have been hung on the outside of a barn. The phone would have been kept inside this box, protected from the elements.
We added the Bell tin sign.
A couple of old fans. And both work!
This was a sign that could NOT be left behind when we discovered it at an antique show!
McDowell is Hub's family name! It was meant to be.
We found this sign last weekend. These signs are specially designated for Century old farms in Ontario. The same family has had to operate the farm for over 100 years to qualify for one of these signs.
Check out this oil painting! The man in the painting is Hub's maternal grandfather. Look at the sign above him in the painting. He lived on a Century Farm that his father and his father before him had all owned & operated. Unfortunately, the farm is no longer in the family but there is a strong sentimental significance in our recent purchase.
And check out this Ration's booklet! These were used during the Second Wold War to limit the use of food and free up supplies for the military and their allies.
A burlap covered antique chair.
No. 16 ~ Hub's Hockey Jersey number!
He absolutely cherishes his time spent in the "Land of Sanctuary", "Peace Island" and the "Den of Silence", all various names he has given his "Man-Cave".