January 2014


Top 10 Collectibles for 2014

Our annual list is here! Check out the 10 hottest collectibles on this year's antiques market horizon, which range from tools to toys and everything that's in between.

Late Bloomers

Instead of taking it easy in retirement, two empty nesters build the Colonial abode they'd always wanted and fill it with handcrafted and handpicked treasures inspired by their love of antiques. Dos and Don'ts of Kitchen Design: Follow smart tips to whip up a custom country kitchen from scratch. Win! Click here to enter for your chance to win a beautiful handmade wood double plate rack from Accent on Primitives worth $75.

Hooked on Country

An Ohio homeowner's love of hooked rugs produces an old-house feel in her cozy condo. Decorating with Hooked Rugs: Learn the best ways to showcase graphically glorious hooked rugs on walls, floors, furniture and more. Plus, click here to download our easy instructions for beginner rug hooking.

Weathered Charm

A Washington-state couple turn a weather-related landscaping disaster into a chance to expand their home and create new spaces to fill with the signature style found throughout their reproduction saltbox. Re-Creating a Rough-Hewn Look: Pick up hints for infusing rustic character into your home with salvaged boards, historic paint colors and more. Bonus! Download instructions for building an elegant bed cornice.

Hoosier Favorite

An Indiana couple fall in love with the character of their older home, and then enhance its appeal with their timeless style. Primitive Posies: Read practical advice for picking and drying wildflowers, herbs and more to make texture-rich decor. Click here for a sneak preview.


Antiques Q&A

Our expert has a field day with the histories of several children's playthings, from a vintage Erector set to a kitschy cowboy belt to an 1800s high chair that turns into a stroller.

Country Treasures

From sentimental signage to soft-sided accents, we've gathered delightful decor that will spread comfort and joy throughout your home this winter.

8 Great Decorating Resolutions

Let us help you achieve all of your big decorating goals for the new year! We've gathered expert tips for everything from updating furniture to painting rooms to adding curb appeal in one must-read guide.

A Fine Vintage

As seen in our enticing book excerpt, Creating the Vintage Look showcases inventive ways to reimagine otherwise ordinary old objects. Click here for your chance to win a copy of this idea-packed book.

Decorate with Crafts

After remodeling her kitchen to reflect her prim preferences, an antiques enthusiast turns to the Country Sampler stylists for winter accessorizing ideas. Click here to read the article.

Win! 30th Anniversary Giveaway

We're celebrating our 30th anniversary year by giving away $5,000 cash! Answer our Collectibles Quiz for a chance to win great prizes with this issue, and you'll automatically be entered to win our cash grand prize at the end of the year.

Online Craft Fair

Our Craft Fair offers you one-stop, hassle-free shopping for home and garden accessories, furnishings and patterns. Click here to find out more information on our crafters and their products.