Prairie

Make it

Country Sampler's Prarie Style - - Pioneers -

would re­ceive fur­ni­ture from my par­ents as presents while my friends were get­ting all kinds of fun things,” Betsy says. “It wasn’t un­til my twen­ties that I ap­pre­ci­ated these time­less gifts.”

In her main home—just a stone’s throw away—betsy fa­vors so­phis­ti­cated style but when dec­o­rat­ing the cabin, took her cue from the hum­ble struc­ture. “It looks just as it should,” Betsy says of her sim­ple scheme. Above all else, Betsy wants guests to feel com­fort­able and to “do right” to the legacy of her par­ents and gen­er­a­tions go­ing for­ward. Ac­cents are a mix of an­tique finds from nearby sell­ers like her daugh­ter’s shop, Julie B’s, and sto­ried ob­jects rang­ing from use­ful to sen­ti­men­tal to whim­si­cal. The few win­dows are kept airy with lace pan­els, and area rugs keep wood floor­ing within view.

Four miles from the near­est town and sur­rounded by fer­tile land along the river, the idyl­lic cabin has two bed­rooms, two baths, a liv­ing room and a kitch­enette. Aside from the roof, most ev­ery­thing is orig­i­nal to the build­ing. “Daddy loved to tell peo­ple that he bought this place for $50,” Betsy says, “but that it cost $1,000 to move. It sure is price­less to me.”

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