January 2019


Top 10 Collectibles for 2019

Make starting a new collection one of your resolutions—and gain inspiration by perusing our list of key country collectibles sure to be sought after in the coming months, from advertising thermometers to treenware, children 's playthings and more.

Hidden Potential

Proving that it pays to look beyond the surface, an Ohio homeowner uses historical stencils and carefully chosen period pieces to bring out the Colonial charm in her 1990s home.
Stencil Magic: Tips for successfully recreating classic stencil designs.

Handcrafted Homestead

A Massachusetts couple update their 1980s home with a series of hand-built additions adorned with furnishings and handicrafts they made themselves to transform it into a primitive masterpiece.
Lighting the Way: A primer on incorporating period-style lighting. Click here to read a sneak preview.

Building on the Past

A Pennsylvania couple’s home curated with cherished heirlooms, diverse collectibles and handmade reproductions will rekindle your affinity for the country idyll.
Balancing Act: Ways to assemble engaging vignettes with collectibles.

Untouched by Time

A chance encounter led a Georgia antiques dealer and her husband to purchase a Victorian farmhouse and complete its award-winning restoration, creating a perfect showplace for their treasured collections.
From Monochrome to Marvelous: Ideas for injecting vibrancy into a mostly neutral palette.


Country Connections

Find out what's new with fellow Country Sampler readers, our social media sites, current contests and more. This month, we're giving you great ideas to dress up your home for the holidays with our Country Organization Pinterest board, inspiring reader letters, a fan photo from Facebook and a how-to decorating video.

Antiques Q&A

Our expert shares insights on an array of metal and pottery collectibles, from a sturdy iron doorstop to a delicately painted china mug.

Country Treasures

Discover display ideas for must-have decorative accessories.

Thrifty Thinking

Matthew Mead offers inspiration for transitioning your holiday decor to welcoming winter themes.

Decorate with Crafts

Country Sampler stylists share how to put together a cozy and inviting guest room. Click here for a sneak preview.

Sweet Dreams Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win a bedding ensemble worth more than $500.

Country Marketplace Online

Our Country Marketplace offers you simple, one-stop shopping for unique home accessories, furnishings and patterns. Click here to find out more information on our crafters and their products.