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One of the exciting things we saw at Marburger was the return of masculine furniture. Gone are some of the white-washed, spindly-legged, dantier pieces of furniture — welcomed are the American primitives, slabs of tree on sturdy legs, and warm, rich wood tones. It wasn’t all rustic, though the farm table had a solid showing; it was a reclaiming of furniture as a statement rather than just an accent. As a furniture painter myself, it was admittedly a little jarring to see so many brown pieces of wood — but the more I saw, the more I was drawn in to the homey, cozy feeling that only natural finishes can bring.

Here’s a small sampling of what we saw:

Thank you to: Cotton Seed Trading Company, Janet Wiebe, Lavender Road, and Patricia’s Antiques & Collectibles.


Disclosure: Tickets were provided by Marburger Farm. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author.