History Lesson-Rider’s Tavern

1797 Rider’s tavern in Charlton, MA.  My husband and I were fortunate enough to tour the beautiful property on the one day it is open a year.

I love visiting period homes as they reflect the style and simplicity I shoot for today. Shaker furniture , large plank floors, handblown glass and muted colors make for a tranquil enviroment.

The tavern saloon is pictured below. Note the shaker style furniture and old pottery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antique silver, french tableware atop a beautiful dining table in the elegant dining room.

 

 

 

 

Quince from a tree on the property’s front yard. Often used in jams these fruit are tangy and tart.

 

 

 

Painted oil cloth served as floor coverings and are still used today.

 

 

 

Simplicity at its finest. Handpainted walls accent a beautiful antique wash bowl and pitcher.

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