November 2014


Crafty Christmas

DIY your way to a jolly holiday with these simple, fun project ideas for decor and gifts that show you how to repurpose kitchenware, stitch tree trimmings, and use paint and glue to revamp recycled goods.

Making Memories

A New York couple build a 21st-century house full of farmhouse charm and then infuse it with Christmas decor reminiscent of holidays past. Penny Pinchers: Make your house look like a million bucks while sticking to a budget with this homeowner's wallet-friendly ideas.

Simply Wonderful

A muted palette and fuss-free style highlight the folk-art holiday accents in this modern Indiana home decorated with an eye on the past. Here Comes Santa Claus: Discover fun ways to incorporate St. Nick into your everyday displays. Win a Handcrafted Birdhouse! Click here to enter for your chance to win a weathered red birdhouse from Rustic Birdhouse Inn.

Seasons of Change

An Indiana homeowner keeps her decor feeling fresh while maintaining the charm of a simple Colonial-prim aesthetic. Making Merry: Deck your halls for the season while honoring a spirit of simplicity with these helpful hints. Click here for a sneak preview.

Traditional Values

Antiques, country collectibles and repurposed painted pieces inspire a Missouri couple to give a new house an old soul -- a spirit reflected in their holiday decor. New Home, Old Style: Make any space look well-aged with inspiration from a contemporary abode with decor that sends it back in time.

Festively French

After spending a year in France, a Georgia homeowner brings the warm, sunny colors of her beloved Provence to the Peach State, dressing her style up for the holidays with merry and bright decor. Plated Potential: Turn easy-to-find dishes and platters into accents that are easy on the eyes and your budget.


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 Christmas Pinterest board, a fan photo from Facebook and a fun video about crafting ribbon-candy ornaments.

Antiques Q&A

Our expert assesses a roundup of festive antiques ready for a holly-jolly Christmas, including Santas, dishware and other holiday heirlooms.

Country Treasures

Yule certainly fall in love with our roundup of festive fare that pays homage to a holiday dressed up in country style.

Decorate with Crafts

The Country Sampler stylists share imaginative ideas for crafting fabulously festive Christmas vignettes perfect for mantels, tabletops and more. Click here to read the article.

Get Set for the Season Giveaway

With a value of over $1,300, our annual table setting giveaway features all the trimmings of a very merry Christmas! From adorable dishware and pretty linens to glassware, flatware and accessories, it's the perfect way to top a table this holiday season. 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.