May 2015


The Best Laid Plants

An artistically adventurous Texan cultivates a property-wide garden filled with salvaged style and creatively constructed features. Why Didn't I Think of That? Rescue and repurpose your way to a show-stopping garden with inspiration from an expert salvager.

Blended Treasures

An Oregon couple turn a once-forlorn 1930s cottage into a showpiece for a his-and-hers mix of formal antiques and country primitives. Easy Decorating Tricks: Blend collectibles of all kinds with these simple styling ideas.

Primitive Partnership

Creativity and a shared passion for collecting allow Michigan homeowners to design and furnish a uniquely personal space. Custom Country Cabinets: Take unfinished kitchen cupboards from ho-hum to amazing with these simple hints. Click here to read the hints now. Bonus: Paint your own drop-cloth floorcloth with these instructions!

White This Way

A Canadian couple DIY a duplex back to a single-family dwelling and then infuse it with timeworn and loved pieces in a muted palette. An Artistic Eye: Channel your inner artist when decorating your home to create an interior landscape with plenty of eye appeal.

Simply Charming

An Ohio homeowner adopts a less-is-more decorating approach to let her primitive style's clean lines and sense of history take center stage. A Primitive Primer: Streamline your style with advice for creating a no-fuss feel in your home.


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 Easter Ideas Pinterest board, a fan photo from Facebook and a fun video about French country style.

Antiques Q&A

Our antiques expert analyzes workaday pieces of the past, from kitschy kitchenware to a sock stretcher to a car water carrier.

Decorate with Crafts

The Country Sampler stylists infuse garden-fresh goods into a French country kitchen full of delicious decorating details, and -- voila! -- the results are cheery and charming. Click here for a sneak preview!

Create Your Own Country Style Giveaway

We want to help you on your journey of decorating discovery -- enter here for your chance to win a $500 Country Sampler shopping spree!

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.