January 2012


Top 10 Collectibles for 2012

Take advantage of market conditions to start or enhance an intriguing collection of antiques or vintage fare -- we'll show you the year's best prospects, from wood toys and musical instruments to silver-plated housewares and beautiful pottery and ceramics.

Country Compromise

A shopowner with a penchant for rustic and rough-hewn finishes retools her primitive style to better suit her 1890s Victorian farmhouse. Instant Aging Strategies: Give even a brand-new home plenty of age-old appeal with five clever tricks.

Worth Her Saltbox

A South Carolina homeowner draws inspiration from her years of collecting antiques -- and ideas -- to build a new house that looks hundreds of years old. The New Old House: Discover the best ways to infuse centuries-old style into your home. Click here for a preview!

A Divine Rewind

A Midwestern homeowner balances her passion for collecting with family living inside a 106-year-old bungalow, where hardwood floors, simple window treatments and kid-friendly furniture keep the atmosphere true to the past. Quick Country Curtains: Follow five easy steps to craft unfussy window decor -- no sewing necessary! 

Uncluttered Simplicity

Living in a ranch built in the 1960s hasn't deterred these Indiana homeowners from creating rooms reminiscent of the 1800s with authentic antiques, wonderful reproductions and more than a few divine DIY features. Warm Up Your Rooms with Wood: Introduce a variety of wood elements throughout your rooms for a wonderfully rustic look.


Antiques Q&A

Our expert serves up some fresh information about kitchen-themed items, such as a cast-iron waffler and a tea tin, and other notable household goods.

Country Treasures

Embrace the warmth and wonder of rustic decor with these primitive and classic country accents and furnishings.

Passion for Primitives Book Review

Take a sneak peek at a brand-new book that explores the history and beauty of timeworn primitive furnishings.

Decorate with Crafts

The Country Sampler stylists share their favorite ways to tie different-hued rooms together with a steady style that's perpetually primitive. Click here for a preview!