September 2016


In with the Old

Antiques and country collectibles help a Washington-state homeowner give a new ranch timeworn charm. 8 Ways to Create Fabulous Displays: Give your new home old-time character by enlisting collectibles to provide charm and a sense of the past.

The Family that Builds Together

A primitives-loving couple build their dream house with plenty of help from their talented and industrious family. Falling for Primitives: Learn how to make the most of autumn's bountiful textures and colors with these smart tips. Click here to read a sneak preview!

An Unexpected Change

Enchanted upon first sight by an 1870 brick cottage with gingerbread trim, a Canadian couple make it their own via era-appropriate antiques and vintage collections. Gathering the Past: Capture the essence of days gone by with these hints for selecting and displaying classic collectibles.

At Long Last

After becoming only the second owners of their home, an Oregon couple celebrate the harvest with everything from resplendent handmade folk-art turkeys to playful Pilgrims, pumpkin-head dolls and fall garlands. Decorating with a Mustard-and-Black Palette: Enliven a simple mustard-and-black palette by taking cues from a Colonial-inspired decor scheme.


Let's Be Social

Find out what's new with fellow Country Sampler readers, our social media sites, current contests and more. This month, we're showcasing our Autumn Inspiration Pinterest board, a fan photo from Facebook and helpful decorating videos.

Antiques Q&A

Our expert explores the history and value of several autumnal antiques, including a Calico measuring cup, a handcarved fishing decoy and a Steiff owl.

Country Treasures

With cooler weather comes even cooler country decor, and we've rounded up the season's best accessories to help you herald the harvest in style.

Thrifty Thinking

Matthew Mead shows how harvest botanicals can create pretty autumn decor when upcycled with a mix of country collectibles.

Decorate with Crafts

By combining seasonal accessories and fun DIY decor, the Country Sampler stylists easily transform a barnwood-lined porch into a fabulous fall retreat. Click here for a sneak preview!

Comforts of Home Giveaway

We're giving you a chance to win your share of $750 in prizes, including beautiful bedding or a Country Sampler shopping spree. Click here to enter for your chance to win!

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.