March 2013


Patchwork in Progress

A Michigan quilter and her husband retire and return to the state where they first met, customizing a new home and decorating it with plenty of antiques and handmade treasures. Primitive Springs to Life: Find ways to let spring burst out all over without compromising your rustic roots. Win a Quaint Quilt-Themed Grouping! Enter now for your chance to bring home a sweet gathering of handmade goods from Lady of the Lake.

Spring Mix

In this diversely decorated West Virginia home, primitive charm, Colonial tradition and a dash of French country flair merge to create a warm and welcoming design with homespun style. A Triple Threat: Integrate a variety of styles into your décor easily and seamlessly with these helpful hints.

Beyond the Pale

Originally planning to fix and flip, California homeowners turn a fixer-upper into their forever home by upgrading and updating the rooms with a neutral palette and nature-inspired decor. Second Nature: Work found and salvaged objects and vintage garden goods into your home to build beautiful nature-themed displays.

Downsizing on the Farm

A Maryland couple embrace an old farmhouse’s Colonial primitive appeal without sacrificing their modern sensibility. Expert Advice: Get a professional decorator’s tricks for making a house a home by making smart choices when it comes to paint, furnishings and accessories. Read her tips now!

Minding His Manors

A Maryland antiques dealer outfits a historic manor with stylish arrangements of mid-19th-century antiques that pay homage to the Civil War era and the home’s original owners. Historical Reenactment: Passionate about a particular era of the past? Re-create period-specific living quarters with ideas for designing rooms around a specific timeframe.


Antiques Q&A

Get in touch with the feminine side of some vintage treasures as our expert analyzes a floral hatbox, a pair of ladies’ gloves, an antique rose bowl and more.

Country Treasures

Breathe new life into your decor for spring with this bunch of bunnies, eggs, birds and blooms bursting with charm.

Everything's Coming Up Spring

Get set for a spectacular Easter brunch or any other special occasion by dressing your table with inventive accents that are pretty as a picture.

Decorate with Crafts

When warmer weather allows her enclosed porch to come out of hibernation, an Illinois homeowner asks the Country Sampler stylists for help enhancing the spot for spring. Preview the story now!

Find the Hidden Eggs and Win!

Our annual Easter Egg Hunt is here! Participate in our fan-favorite contest by finding the twelve golden eggs hidden in our pages, and then enter for your chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree and other great prizes. Click here to enter.

Online Craft Fair

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.