January 2015


Top 10 Collectibles for 2015

Our list of the year's hottest country collectibles is more diverse than ever, featuring everything from antique kitchenware to contemporary folk art.

To Have & to Old

These homeowners didn't let a little thing like building a new home derail their plans to have an authentically primitive living space. Nature's Bounty: Spruce up your home with ideas for using dried and natural fare to accessories your country furnishings.

Doing What Comes Naturally

A Pennsylvania pair share a keen eye for fine antiques and a knack for creatively displaying them in the 1804 Georgian Federal home they meticulously restored. Painting the Past: Get helpful hints from bringing historic charm to any age home with period paint colors. Click here to read a sneak preview.

Keeper of History

After decades of dreaming, a West Virginia folk artist re-creates an 18th-century saltbox and fills it with a carefully curated mix of old and new treasures. The Pleasures of Primitive: Honor primitive style's humble and homespun roots by taking cues from the homes of yesteryear.

Down in the Valley

Virginia country store proprietors reinvigorate an 1800s Shenandoah Valley farmhouse, producing a cozy home packed with Colonial charm. A Shopkeeper's Style Secrets: Learn how to arrange displays from a pro who shows you how to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.


Country Connections

Find out what's new with fellow Country Sampler readers, our social media sites, current contests and more. This month, we're showcasing our Repurposed Delights Pinterest board, a fan photo from Facebook and a fun video about crafting pinwheel wall art.

Antiques Q&A

Our antiques expert analyzes an assortment of household goods, including an 1800s stitchery, an English country rug and a stoneware canning jar.

Country Treasures

We've picked out our favorite decor featuring subtle earth tones, the foundation of the classic country palette.

Decorate with Crafts

Create a relaxing retreat where you can recover from the holiday hustle-bustle with no-stress decorating ideas from the Country Sampler stylists. Click here to read the article.

Sweet Dreams Giveaway

Enter for your chance to win the beautiful bedding featured on our January cover! The 12-piece set is valued at more than $400 and includes a quilt, shams, bed skirt, woven throw and accent pillows from Allyson's Place. Click here to enter the contest.

Craft Fair Online

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.