July 2014


Natural Wonders

Get growing with inspiration for turning outdoor areas into lovely, livable spaces via repurposed goods.

Rural Rhapsody

An Illinois family of nine make the most of rural living in a farmhouse decorated with thrifty finds. Mix and Match Magic: Learn the best ways to achieve an eclectic look with thrifty furnishings. Win a Handcarved Spoon! Click here to enter to win a beautiful handcarved spoon featured on www.nadafarmlife.org.

Home of the Brave

Americana flair shines in a West Virginia home where DIY decor and patriotic touches set a star-spangled stage. Americana Know-How: Fine-tune a festive red-white-and-blue scheme in your rooms with hints from this crafty homeowner.

Like Mother, Like Daughter

A mother-daughter decorating duo's Ohio house features classic Colonial influences and cherished heirlooms. A Personal Statement: Personalize your decor with handed-down heirlooms and accents that bear your family name.

Breaking the Rules

The only design rule is that there are no rules in an Oklahoma cottage filled with creativity, color and character. Five Steps to Fresh: Discover budget-friendly ways to refresh your home with smart accessories and fun furnishings. Click here to preview the article!


Antiques Q&A

We welcome summer with vibrant vintage fare, including a Bohemian bell pull, a bold blue cake pan and a pretty handpainted dresser jar.

Country Treasures

Set off decorative fireworks in every room this summer with these star-spangled stunners, any of which will help you maximize your home's patriotic pizzazz.

Show Your Spirit!

Our bright ideas for crafting red, white and blue decorations will help you create five-star summer style.

Decorate with Crafts

Make a grand entrance this season by following makeover hints from the Country Sampler stylists, who revamp an Illinois porch and entryway with innovative decorating ideas. Click here to preview the article.

Win! Sizzling Summer Giveaway

Here's your chance to win festive patriotic prizes, including redware plates, hooked pillows and painted signs. Click here to enter the contest.

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.