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This New Old House

Walking into Bridgett Swindle's Greenbrier, Tennessee, home is like stepping back in time -- and not just to 2002 when she and her husband finished building their antiques-filled sanctuary. How does she make her 21st-century house feel like a Colonial primitive paradise? Here are five of her best ideas:

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Birch-Stick Wreath

Make this woodsy wreath pretty enough to keep out all winter long.

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Country Sampler's Sweet Dreams Giveaway!

Create a cozy country retreat with Country Sampler!

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Decorating Secret
Color Cones

Color Cones

Spray paint pinecones in colors that coordinate with your holiday decor. Pile them in a jar or incorporate a few into a tabletop display.


What do you use to refresh your home for the New Year?

New linens and pillows
Wintry accessories
Candles and home fragrance
Favorite collections