November 2016


Festively Old-Fashioned

A Washington-state couple transform the home they built decades ago to reflect their burgeoning passion for Early American primitives and then fill the reimagined residence with holiday cheer. Home for the Holly Days: Dress up your everyday decor to give each room in the house plenty of festive flair.

A Winter Nest

A peaceful palette plus vintage and nature-inspired decor make this Connecticut home shine with quiet beauty. Holiday in Neutral: Gather inspiration from nature and the snowy winter landscape to set a serene scene this season.

Second Home Serendipity

Both at the holidays and every day, a pair of Oregon interior designers keep an eye on the past and play host to simple pleasures, cherished traditions and heartfelt gatherings in their weekend home. Yuletides from Yesteryear: Deck your halls with antique and vintage-inspired yuletide fare that will set a cozy tone this Christmas. Click here to read a sneak preview!

Memory Lane

Light and bright color combos bring a smile at every turn in a Washington-state home festooned with jolly Christmas decor powered by out-of-the-box themes. Fanciful & Festive: Stretch the boundaries of traditional holiday decor with inspiration from this unconventional abode.


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 Winter Wonderful Pinterest board, a fan photo from Facebook and helpful decorating videos.

Antiques Q&A

Our antiques expert revisits Christmases past by delving into an assortment of yuletide delights.

Country Treasures

Winterize your everyday decor with these noel notions dressed up for the season in their holiday best.

Thrifty Thinking

By pairing up fresh-picked fare and upcycled accessories from around the house, you can create a natural and festive holiday look for less.

Decorate with Crafts

With a mix of Christmas and winter favorites, the Country Sampler stylists show how easy it can be to create a holiday scene that will last all season long. Click here for a sneak preview.

Deck the Halls Giveaway

We're giving you a chance to win your share of $500 in prizes, including a faux tree, country trimmings and other festive accessories. 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.