January 2010


Top 10 Collectibles for 2010

Our annual list of the year's hottest antiques shares everything you need to know to start up collections of vintage books, glass insulators, salt-glazed pottery and more.

Bed, Breakfast & Beyond

An entrepreneurial New England folk artist and her husband rehab a run-down 17th-century house, revealing its hidden potential as a cozy home and an inviting inn. A Welcoming Home: Get expert tips for making your house inviting for guests with lighting, natural fare and a welcoming attitude. 

Patience Makes Perfect

By highlighting treasures gathered over time, a creative Oregon homeowner infuses her rooms with a welcoming combination of classic, primitive and vintage looks. Places, Everything!: Refresh your collectibles displays with clever ideas for revamping your vignettes. 

A Good Move

Well-weathered furniture, plenty of Early-American antiques and walls decorated with delicate stenciling give Colonial character to a retired Washington-state couple's custom-built Cape-Cod-style home. Sensational Stenciling: Pick up handy hints for adding life to your walls with old-fashioned stenciling. Click here for a sneak preview!


Antiques Q&A

Read up on the background and value of several antique housewares, including a vintage medicinal vaporizer, a classic coffee grinder, a beautiful handpainted glove box, a cast-iron doorstop and more!

Decorate with Crafts

The Country Sampler stylists share instructions for keeping decor simple in a spare room with smart storage solutions and easy ideas for adding interest. Click here for a sneak preview!