November 2015


Season of Simplicity

A primitives-loving couple opt for a low-fuss festive look that honors the period scene inside their North Carolina Colonial. 6 Simple Seasonal Style Hints: Try a straightforward approach to holiday decorating by focusing on no-fuss naturals and handmade goodies.

A Wintry Welcome

A childhood passion for holiday decorating turned a Washington-state business owner into a collector extraordinaire who fills her cute country home each Christmas with distinctive displays of Santas, elves and snowmen. A Playful Holiday: Conjure up adorable Christmas decor in your home. Win! Cute Christmas Candles: Click here to enter for your chance to win a pair of candles from Aunt Sadie's with designs by Johanna Parker. Bonus! Click here to view additional photos from this home!

Pieces of the Past

A Virginia vacation prompts a New Jersey couple to shift to a simpler decorating style, which they honor at Christmas with similarly subtle decor. 3 Ways to Go Colonial This Christmas: Infuse the spirit of history into your holiday with these easy tips for blasting your seasonal scheme to the past.

Christmas in Every Corner

Truly in the Christmas spirit, a modest Washington-state home rivals the North Pole when it comes to its dazzling holiday decorating. Behind the Scenes: Discover hidden tricks and secret tips for giving your home a magical yuletide makeover. Click here for a sneak preview!

Fresh & Festive

A Washington-state interior designer continually freshens her farm's Christmas decor with items found in her own backyard. Au Naturel Noel: Bring the outdoors into your interior holiday scene with hints for incorporating everything from nuts and rose hips to pomegranates and dried artichokes.


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 Country Christmas Pinterest board, a fan photo from Facebook and helpful decorating videos.

Antiques Q&A

Our antiques expert gets in a festive mood by sharing information on several Santas, an antique sled and a vintage candy container.

Country Treasures

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with these festive additions to your holiday decor that range from rustic wood to glam glitter.

Decorate with Crafts

Get into the holiday spirit with a little help from the Country Sampler stylists as they share their favorite ways to celebrate the season via creative vignettes.
Click here for a sneak preview! Plus, click here to download instructions or view a video about giving an old rug new life with outdoor fabric.

Set for the Season Giveaway

Here's your chance to win a fabulously festive table setting valued at more than $1,300! The prize package includes dishware, flatware, glasses, decor and much more. Enter here for your chance to win! . Plus, view a helpful video about setting a spectacular table this holiday season.

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.