July 2013


Just Lake New

A pair of Florida retirees realize a lifelong dream in a lakeside cottage decorated with their favorite red, white and blue collections. Patriot Games: Pare down your palette to patriotic hues to give your home an infusion of five-star style. Read a sneak preview here!

Shifting Gears

An Ohio homeowner whose business is antique reproductions transforms her cottage-style home to reflect her increasingly rustic tastes. Creative Conversions: Help ordinary items find new purpose with advice from a country shopowner who loves to reinvent her antiques. Plus, enter here for your chance to win a beautiful three-drawer keepsake box from Bridgewater Primitives.

A Perfect Fit

An antiques-dealing New Jersey couple meet their match in a 1980s house with an old-fashioned aesthetic that beautifully accommodates their extensive collections. Old News: Turn your decorating dreams into reality by taking inspiration from this home's showstopping old-fashioned features.

Designing a Dream

An enduring passion for decorating, a fondness of country living and a love of canopy beds lead a New Jersey homeowner down the Colonial path. A Way with Color: Borrow a page from this professional decorator's palette playbook to set up a consistently fabulous color scheme in your home.



Antiques Q&A

Our expert explains the history and value of several fun-in-the-sun items, from a vintage cooler and an old-fashioned fan to a leather baseball glove and a gumball machine.

Country Treasures

Heat up your summer decorating with these too-cool country accessories simply bursting with fun.

Decorate with Crafts

The Country Sampler stylists introduce summer fun to a recently renovated kitchen where family and friends gather often. Preview the story now!

Win! Get Set for Summer Giveaway

Enter for your chance to win a fantastic prize pack including a patio set, cushions and complete place settings, plus country accessories from our Craft Fair advertisers. Over $1,100 in prizes! Click here to enter the contest, view a tip-packed video and download a simple pinwheel project.

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.