Dec­o­rat­ing IDEA

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A siz­able cen­ter­piece, such as a greens-filled wood bowl, cre­ates a strong fo­cal point on a lengthy din­ing ta­ble.

“Our house is not an­tique, but the pieces I’ve col­lected over 30 years come to­gether very well here. It just feels right”.

Above: Sim­ple swags and win­dow wreaths bring an old­fash­ioned feel to the din­ing room, which boasts a coun­try-inn am­bi­ence. Be­tween the win­dows, an an­tique one-drawer stand pro­vides ad­di­tional stor­age and dis­play space for a vintage tree and wood boxes; iron­stone and other dish­ware have a place of promi­nence in the coun­try cup­board.

Right: Above a clas­sic chest and horse toy, a re­pro­duc­tion red­ware plate an­nounces the home’s hol­i­day theme in the din­ing room. At right, tex­tiles and a doll dressed in red em­bel­lish a peg rack that con­trasts with the walls Tere keeps neu­tral to al­low her pe­riod pieces and other coun­try col­lectibles to shine.

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