January 2017


Top 10 Collectibles for 2017

Join us as we start the new year off with a bang by listing 2017's hottest collecting prospects for country decorators, which range from antique schoolhouse furnishings to vintage serveware to old garden-related goods.

Operation: Renovation

A Washington-state couple transform a 1980s home filled with gold filigree mirrors and marble floors into a primitive oasis perfect for housing their cherished antiques.
Losing Luster (on Purpose): Get advice for turning time back (way back!) with design tips for windows, floors, lighting, paint and more.

Handing Down History

A New York-state antiques dealer rehabs the family farmhouse, paying painstaking respect to its Early American roots. Affordable Period Style: Learn how to blend reproductions with period antiques to create a decor-driven lifestyle. Click here to read a sneak preview!

In the Heart of Texas

Family heirlooms, country furnishings and a dash of DIY ingenuity turn a Lone Star State tract house into a quaint haven. Seeing Red: Pick up hints for decorating with red accents in shades that range from invigorating to mellow.

A Perfect Misfit

An Iowa couple with a shared passion for primitive style combine their talents and energy to create a cozy, comfortable home with plenty of rustic flair. Primitives with a Twist: Gather up great inspiration for putting your own spin on rustic decor.


Let's Be Social

Find out what's new with fellow Country Sampler readers, our social media sites, current contests and more. This month, we're showcasing our Country Collectibles Pinterest board, a fan photo from Facebook and helpful decorating videos.

Antiques Q&A

Our expert analyzes an interesting roundup of winter-ready antiques, including a New Year's-themed cup, a straw-filled toy dog, a Victorian footstool and more.

Thrifty Thinking

Matthew Mead helps you discover inventive ways to incorporate the primitive collectibles you love into distinctive displays.

Decorate with Crafts

The Country Sampler stylists share savvy ways to combine newer decorative accessories with antiques and other traditional collectibles for a classic country look. Click here for a sneak preview.

Sweet Dreams Giveaway

We're giving you a shot at winning a beautiful bedding set from Piper Classics worth over $450! Click here to enter for your chance to win!

Craft Fair Online

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.