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Hello Ms. Teresa

About a month ago I introduced you to one of my talented vendors, Betty Rickard.  I am so happy to announce that Teresa Dodge, a talented decorator and treasure hunter, has also joined team White Barn.

Teresa and I initially met in my store while she was shopping.  We struck up a conversation and the rest is history.  We both love to hunt for treasures and good deals.  When she heard I had space to rent in the new store it was a no brainer.  She was onboard.

Teresa is not a Woodland native and has only lived here a couple of years. She and her husband, Mark, bought a beautiful home on the corner of Buena Tierra and Jimeno.  The house had great bones but with Teresa’s decorating expertise made this gem really shines.

Her husband, Mark, retired from the Military, where he was stationed at Travis Air Force Base.  After that they lived in Suisun, Vacaville, and Dixon, where they raised their two boys. Mark’s work took him to Florida and then they eventually landed in Seattle were they stayed for the next 16 years before heading back to this area.

Teresa really developed her love of thrift stores and bargain shopping while in Florida and Seattle.  She loved decorating their home and her husband’s office.  Teresa has a very eclectic style but it works, she manages to pull it all together.

Her home is a classic ranch style.  I love the inviting exterior.  It is simple and clean.IMG_7815Once inside the front door you are greeted by a lovely front entry display and it gives you a feel for the wonderful things to come.IMG_7800Right off the entry is the Family Room, which is my favorite in the house.  It houses all of Teresa’s collections which she has a real talent for.  Check out the ceiling.  It is just heavenly with it’s whiteness and beams and shiplap.  I could live in this room.  Right away you see one of her collections, black vases and containers above the window.IMG_7799To the right of the window is this adorable secretary.  This cabinet contains Teresa’s shell and white pottery collections.IMG_7810To the right of the secretary, but on the same wall is another cabinet of collections, suitcases, bottles, corks, etc.  I love her use of dark furniture pieces with light colored walls and ceilings.IMG_7811Off of this room is the guest bedroom.  It is simple, clean and inviting.  The architectural salvaged piece above the bed was found in Seattle.  She thought she overpaid for this piece at $100, but it could easily go for 3 or 4 times that amount now.IMG_7801Next stop is the living room, where her collection of books and pottery resides.  Comfy chairs make it easy to grab a book and take a load off.IMG_7803On another wall is Teresa’s collection of antlers and horns.IMG_7804Last stop on our tour was the backyard.  Last November and December we had our light up sign class at The White Barn.  Teresa did her last name for her patio and it turned out adorable.IMG_7807So now that you have a glimpse into Teresa’s style head down to The White Barn and check out her space.  She has great stuff and I am always shopping her booth.IMG_7817