September 2013


Inherited Traits

Raised with an appreciation for antiques and handmade items, a South Carolina homeowner crafts a country interior influenced by her family's past and present. Primitives at Play: Find the fun in decorating with a more rustic style by working in children's items, colorful furnishings and more. Plus, enter here for your chance to win a harvest-themed crow doll handmade by Vicky Huckaby of Green Creek Primitives.

Resolve to Evolve

Now that classic country style has taken over for formal surroundings, less is often more in an Oregon home where homegrown pumpkins, corn and foliage set a cozy seasonal scene. It's Only Natural: Find out the best ways to work Mother Nature into your harvest scene, whether it's through fresh or faux fruit and foliage.

A New Beginning

A New York state woman finds renewed joy in country decorating after she trades in a traditional home for a two-bedroom condo and fills it with space-savvy reproductions and antiques. Window of Opportunity: Turn ordinary cheesecloth into picture-perfect window treatments with these helpful hints. Click here for a sneak preview.

Quick Turnaround

After downsizing and moving closer to the city, a pair of Arkansas empty nesters embark on a whirlwind renovation project that infuses rustic country style into their new home. Natural Beauty: Add a seasonal touch without going overboard with autumn decorating advice from this nature-loving homeowner.

No Place Like Home

There's nowhere this couple would rather be than their picturesque Kentucky farmhouse, where natural elements and classic country style meet for the harvest. Brightening a Neutral Palette: Add life to neutral and wood surroundings without compromising your understated aesthetic by adding greenery, textiles and other texture-rich accents.


Antiques Q&A

Our expert sheds some light on a variety of autumnal antiques, including a ceramic decanter, a carnival glass bowl and a cast-iron mold.

Country Treasures

In addition to great gourd-themed decor, we've also gathered other fall favorites inspired by Mother Nature that will help you set a homey harvest scene.

Repurpose-fall Thinking

Reimagine inexpensive canning jars and lids to create a harvesttime scene that's in a glass all by itself. Plus, enter here for your chance to win one of 10 copies of DIY Mason Jars by Melissa Averinos! And, download our exclusive canning jar lid labels to turn ordinary jars into party-ready favors.

Decorate with Crafts

The Country Sampler stylists help an antiques lover celebrate the harvest with ideas for incorporating new accents with cherished old pieces. Click here for a sneak preview!

Win! Kindle Fire Giveaway

Search for the hidden message in the pages of our September 2013 Craft Fair, and then enter for your chance to win a Kindle Fire! Click here for full details.

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.