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Dishing on Dishes

You’ve amassed a trove of china, porcelain, pottery and other dishware over the years, or perhaps inherited them from a generation or two of loved ones. How can you integrate these treasures into your decor? Pat Kennedy, who adores crocks, children’s feeding dishes and ironstone, helped round up some ideas for dazzling dish displays that she uses throughout her west-central Minnesota home.

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Downloads & Projects

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Bakery Fakery

To make a faux cake that looks good enough to eat, start with a 9" round foam cake form. Place it on a piece of cardboard covered with parchment paper or wax paper or an appropriate size round cardboard cake board. Scoop lightweight spackling into a small container and add your desired color of craft paint or gel paste food coloring. Mix well, adding paint until you have a “frosting” color you like.

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Contests

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Country Sampler's 24th Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

Hunt through the idea-filled pages of Country Sampler's March 2020 Country Marketplace section, find the 12 Golden Eggs and enter for your chance to WIN!

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Make your decorating dreams a reality with Country Sampler!

Make your decorating dreams a reality with Country Sampler!

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Decorating Secret
Lemony Light

Lemony Light

Cut a lemon in half and hollow out the rind to serve as a holder for a votive or tealight candle.

Poll

What would you like to add to your garden this year?

Creative containers
Garden art
Trellis or arbor
New garden path or edging material
Sitting area
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