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How I Bring Country Style to my Home



Hello everyone!
To me, there is nothing better than a good old fashioned country style home.  It feels livable and relaxed and is very unpretentious.  I try to bring elements into my home that give it that country relaxed feeling that I like.  One way to do that is to not use too many things in my home that don't serve a purpose.  In other words, they could serve double duty in some ways.  I make functional items become decorative accessories.  I don't have a lot of knick knacks around my house because of that reason.  
Here are some examples:
Who needs a vase for flowers"I used this pitcher instead.  

I hung these coffee cups off my bottle tree.  It keeps them on display until I use them.

I took the doors off a set of cabinets so I could display my everyday dishes.  They're all white and are not only useful but pretty to look at.  
I use this wire basket to hold books or magazines.  Why buy a specific magazine rack when a simple basket will do the trick"

I used this over sized basket in the center of my dining table.  You don't always have to have a fancy flower arrangement in the center.

I'm using this old crate to give more personality to this plant on my fireplace hearth.

Some things just need to be added as a "signature country look".  These are a few that I've added to my home.  
I made this skirt to hang in place of ordinary cabinet doors under my sink.  

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