May 2013


Making a House a Home

With a little help from her friends, a Washington-state collector transforms a custom-built house into a cozy country home full of warm, welcoming decor. Sign Me Up: Show signs of your country style by outfitting your home with creatively displayed placards and other graphic goodies.

Cultivating Creativity

A Kentucky shopowner puts a cheerful garden spin on country style using collections gathered over time from around the world. Garden-Fresh Style: Use garden cast-offs and other salvaged items to give rooms an alfresco feel. Plus: Enter to win a large picket fence-inspired American flag from The Red Brick Cottage.

An Artistic Touch

A self-taught artist and her husband trade their hectic urban lifestyle for idyllic country acreage and a Colonial-inspired home in New York’s Catskill Mountains—and their only regret is that they didn’t do it sooner. Playing Hide and Seek: Stash unsightly necessities and modern technology to let your past light shine. Plus: Enter to win a lovely seed packet gift set with artwork by Lori Baratta of

Hue and Improved

Colorful collections and strong architectural pieces blend together to liven up an old Virginia bungalow that showcases vibrant treasures to full effect. Graphic Content: Pick up innovative hints for decorating with antiques and architectural salvage bearing strong shapes and designs. Read a sneak preview now!


Antiques Q&A

Leave the hard work to our antiques expert, who digs up details on several cooking and cleaning items, including laundry pins, a seed planter and a pastry blender.

Country Treasures

From rustic to folksy to elegant, these handpicked accents introduce straight-from-the-garden charm to any space.

Organize Your Thoughts

It’s spring cleaning season! Let our ideas inspire you to find neat ways to store and show your books, jewelry and kitchenware so you can sort your stuff without sacrificing style.

Decorate with Crafts

The Country Sampler stylists work spring touches into a colorful mudroom that serves a wide range of functions for an active family. Preview the story now!

Win! Feather Your Nest Giveaway

COMING SOON! Enter here for your chance to win a pretty bedding ensemble plus additional furnishings and accents that will help refresh your bedroom for spring. Over $800 in prizes! Click here to enter our other giveaways.

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.