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Dressing in Layers

Much like vintage vignettes in an antiques mall, Allie and Bill Sosnoski’s charming and cozy home near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is filled with seasonal decorating ideas and displays that draw their year-round charm from a lovely, layered feel. And, while Allie may love the past, she’s definitely a product of the 21st century when it comes to gathering design ideas. She likes to visit online blogs and sites such as Pinterest for decorating inspiration. “I can spend hours online,” she admits. She offers the following simple ways to add layers of ambience in your own home:

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Honeyed Figs

Put something delicious on the table with this farm-to-table recipe from North Carolina restaurateur and owner of Coon Rock Farm.

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Country Sampler's Comforts of Home Giveaway!

Create a sumptuous serving station in your country home with Country Sampler!

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Decorating Secret
Festive Fabrication

Festive Fabrication

Cut scraps of autumnal upholstery fabric into pennants and adhere to a length of twine with iron-on tape to fashion a festive banner.


What do you like best about fall?

Viewing colorful foliage
Enjoying cooler weather
Picking apples or pumpkins
Celebrating fall holidays
Decorating your home for the season