September 2012


The Heart of the Homestead

Treasured antiques are put to work in a shopowner's recently revamped rural Michigan retreat, where collections accompany classic fall fare that celebrates the season. Autumn Appeal: Embrace the harvest throughout your home with ideas for fabulous fall decorating.

Practical Magic

An antiques-loving Indiana couple manage to combine old-fashioned country flair with energy-saving practicality in their meticulously planned home, where 1800s style meets 21st-century technology. Going Green -- Country Style: Learn the best ways to work energy-efficient features into your home.

Reaching Home Base

After a military career took them around the world, a Missouri couple settle down to cultivate a passion for collecting and handcraft a forever home. Built-In Charm: Read helpful hints for adding elements to your home, such as brick flooring and antique lighting, that give it extra country character. 

Necessary Roughness

A new home takes on 18th-century spirit thanks to pioneering homeowners who prematurely aged their interiors to create period backdrops for their primitive pieces. Premature Aging: Learn how to stencil and stain your walls to get a timeworn look no matter your home's true age. Click here for a sneak preview!

Change of Scenery

A collecting couple remember, showcase and cherish the past with a shifting array of age-old displays in a Pennsylvania homestead where history takes center stage. Making White Work: Let your primitive collections and country fare stand out against an understated backdrop of white walls and woodwork.


Antiques Q&A

It's all in a day's work for this assortment of interesting workplace finds, including an insurance vending machine, some banking supplies and a vintage tape measure.

Country Treasures

Trick or treat yourself to a harvest of Halloween and autumn accessories, including whimsical candlesticks, fun footstools and more. 

Screen Saver

Reinvent a salvaged screen door as a clever frame for artwork and collectibles with our step-by-step instructions.

Decorate with Crafts

Take cues from the Country Sampler stylists for creating a feast for the eyes in your dining room with natural elements, diverse displays and vibrant pops of color. Click here to read the article!