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Country & Primitive Home Decor
Primitive Decor is a new trend that is becoming more popular every day. The use of earth colors with subtle colonial lighting creates a more relaxing down to earth feeling. Primitive decor starts with the use of antiques as well as reproductions such as treenware, silicone lights, and tin lamps. Finding or purchasing old or antique furniture and turning them into lovely painted pieces by adding floral, vines, berries, creates another look that is considered primitive or vintage.
Primitive Decor is wooden plank floors with a time worn look are being used instead of linoleum or the hardwood that we needed to re-varnish every year. The care free of this decor means a lot to a working family. The less care we need to be with our home, the more time we will have for the important things in life and that is family. The antiques of yesteryear were often built better, and that is a cost effective way to decorate without going broke. We all want new now, so with a little sand paper, stain, paint and nails, we can have the primitive style created in a shorter period of time.
Country Decor is bringing the outdoors into the home. For instance using twigs for drapery rods or making grapevine wreaths with wild dried flowers such as lavender, rosehips, bay leaves, pine cones and more. Old wash boards, galvanized bath tubs, outhouses were all the country things we knew about. Creating country decor by sewing hand made quilts from old dresses, or curtains from hankies. Simmering potpourri on a pot belly stove or using candle melts in a melting pot filled the room with the smell of cinnamon sticks roasting on an open flame. Fire place mantles made from old fences is what we used cause that's all we had. Dad's socks were our homespun Christmas Stockings and Grandma's doilies were made to protect the furniture.
Patch work quilts over an Abe Lincoln bed cozies up an empty room. Country is birds nest set in pip berry vines hung over a front door. Painting rocks, painting on old books, skates or old windows made up our simple decor. Country is the time of the Prairie days or when mom rang the dinner bell with the old cow bell. Country candles, tart warmers, colonial tin lighting, old pottery, and antique dishes brings a memory of good times not forgotten. ~