July 2017


Silver & Old

A Georgia landscape and floral designer creates a backyard workshop by incorporating salvaged goods in unexpected ways.

History Lessons

A former teacher's Massachusetts apartment is a primer on how to blend early American antiques, carefully crafted reproductions and a patriotic palette.
Primitive Americana Decorating Primer: A guide to primitives, from furniture to lighting.

Cottage Industry

With paint and creative ideas, a Michigan home decor blogger transforms her Eisenhower-era home into a charming refuge.
Group Think: Tips for achieving maximum impact when displaying similar collectibles.

Vividly Vintage

Carefully curated collections and a lively palette fill a Chicago-area home with cottage charm.
Wit & Whimsy: Ideas for incorporating vintage goods to give your home lighthearted appeal. Click here to read a sneak preview.

Prim & Pedigreed

A New Hampshire shopkeeper practices what she preaches in the lovingly restored 18th-century Cape Cod she shares with her husband.
Shopkeeper's Secrets: Tricks of the trade for creating attention-getting decorating vignettes.


Country Connections

Find out what's new with fellow Country Sampler readers, our social media sites, current contests and more. This month, we're showcasing our Americana Inspiration Pinterest board, a fan photo from Facebook and a how-to decorating video.

Antiques Q&A

Our expert assesses country collectibles, including sporting goods, a vintage soda crate, metal stencils and more.

Thrifty Thinking

Matthew Mead shares ideas for star-spangled party decor.

Decorate with Crafts

A Country Sampler stylist offers bright ideas for providing her great room with patriotic panache. Click here for a sneak preview.

Win a $1,000 Shopping Spree

Give your country home a makeover with a $1,000 shopping spree through Country Sampler and hayneedle.com!

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.