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Christmas at Blackhawk Hardware

Ho-Ho-Home for the Holidays! We’re walking in a winter wonderland! Come to Blackhawk and experience the magic of the holiday season with our festive tree display and décor throughout the store. We carry hundreds of holiday ornaments displayed on over a dozen themed trees. From birds to collegiate and snowmen to angels, you’re sure to [...]

4th Annual Christmas Contest to Benefit Children’s Miracle Hospitals

Ace Hardware is hosting the 4th Annual Coolest Christmas Contest and is giving away three big donations to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in the local hardware store's towns. The first price is a $7,500 donation, second is $5,000 and third price is $2,500. We are a finalist (wooohoooo!) and would love to bring the donation [...]

Cooking Prime Rib on The Big Green Egg

Our Big Green Egg is our cooking equipment of choice when it comes to entertaining big or small crowds. This week we prepared a delicious prime rib that gathered loads of compliments from all around the dinner table. Wonderful for a festive occasion or Sunday supper! You can find the original recipe on the Big [...]

2019’s Most Harmonious Paint Colors: Color Trends by Benjamin Moore

The design team over at Benjamin Moore is always a reliable source for trend spotting and we've been looking forward to their 2019 color trend collection. This collection always complements their color of the year - for 2019 they've chosen Metropolitan. We've played around with that - dare we say perfect -gray color in this [...]


Special Treasures in Our 2018 Ornament Assortment

One of the things us folks at Blackhawk Hardware pride ourselves in is finding unique, high-quality items that you can hardly find anywhere else. We love working with vendors that make local, ethically-sourced or otherwise distinguished goods that will bring joy to you. Today we'd like to highlight a few of our Christmas ornament makers [...]

Come See The 2018 Christmas Tree Forest at Blackhawk Hardware

It's our most favorite time of the year - the holidays are here! Partake in one of Dilworth, Myers Park, South Park and Montford Park's favorite holiday traditions and visit our Christmas Tree Forest! We've traveled the world to bring you the best Christmas ornaments from near and far. We're proud to offer hand-whittled and [...]

2019 Benjamin Moore Color of The Year

Is your home ready for a touch of modern sophistication? Benjamin Moore's color of the year 2019, Metropolitan, is going to add just that while uniting the tastes with its broad appeal. With its versatility, Metropolitan will look great in almost any room, be it a kitchen, living room or nursery. Explore some ideas below [...]


Smoking Turkey Legs on The Big Green Egg

It's that time of year - watch out turkeys! Hands-down, our favorite way to eat turkey is smoked on the Big Green Egg. And here's our yummy recipe for a whole bird. But when you're not in the mood for a whole bird because of the size of your crowd or the time it takes [...]

Fall Trees and Bushes at Blackhawk’s Garden Center

Fall is the ideal time to plant new trees, bushes and shrubs in your yards. Blackhawk Hardware's Garden Center currently has plants with the most beautiful textures and colors. Perfect to add a bit to your landscaping or replace struggling plants. Selecting new bushes and trees right now gives you a great preview of their [...]

Dining Room Make-Overs in Time for Holiday Entertaining

Freshly painted walls are a fabulous thing! Powdery matte, or shiny gloss, you just can't stop yourself from running your hand over that (dried) new coat of quality paint. Now is the time to pick out new colors and paint your rooms to complete the project before hosting the holiday crowds. Gather your friends and [...]

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