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Fruits of the Season

New England florist Michael Maskery, of The Frugal Flower in Sudbury, Massachusetts, helps Linda and Joe Harris ready their Nottingham, New Hampshire, home for their annual holiday open house. “It gets bigger and better every year,” Michael says. “The people who saw it last year will see something new this year.” Here, he shares some of his favorite techniques for creating Colonial Christmas decor:

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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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Country Sampler's Deck the Halls Giveaway!

Get set for the season with Country Sampler!

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Decorating Secret
Well-trimmed Tote

Well-trimmed Tote

Gather twigs, greenery and other seasonal trimmings in a tote that coordinates with your decor for an easy-to-hang arrangement.

Poll

What area of your home are you most excited to decorate for the holidays?

Christmas tree
 
58.2%
Mantel
 
20.0%
Exterior
 
14.5%
Entryway
 
7.3%