January 2020


Top 10 Collectibles for 2020

Set your sights on collecting something new this year, taking cues from our annual list of up-and-coming country collectibles. From glass butter churns to vintage thermoses, parlor games and more, you’re sure to find interesting items to broaden your antiquing pursuits.

Sweet Simplicity

Kentucky homeowners downsize their living space without forgoing the Colonial style they love, finding fresh ways to balance arrangements to create aesthetically pleasing rooms.
A Tisket, A Tasket: Creative ideas for decorating with baskets.

Comforts of Home

Well-loved antiques, carefully chosen reproductions and homemade handicrafts offer a warm welcome in this Colonial-influenced Wisconsin residence.
Penny Serenade: How to make a penny flower bouquet.

A Fresh Start

Moving to a 1913 cottage after an unexpected loss gives an Ohio resident a blank canvas for honing her DIY decorating skills and building a new life.
Holiday Holdouts: Ways to extend the charm of seasonal decor into the new year. Click here to read a sneak preview.

Second Chances

Wisconsin homeowners use their DIY talents to restore the 1880 farmhouse they adore, filing it with vibrant color and generations of heirlooms.
Smart Storage for Small Spaces: Handy tips for staying organized.


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 for Christmas trees of all sizes with our Repurposed Delights! Pinterest board and a fan photo from Facebook.

Creative Conversions

Stave off cabin fever by crafting simple seasonal DIY projects.

Country Treasures

Discover home accents with a fresh seasonal feel.

Thrifty Thinking

Matthew Mead offers ideas for creating colorful winter vignettes inspired by favorite collections.

Decorate with Crafts

Our Country Sampler stylist shares solutions for warming up a great room with a classic country motif. Click here for a sneak preview.

Win Cozy Bedding

Enter our Sweet Dreams giveaway for a chance to win a cozy bedding ensemble and coordinating wreath with a total value of more than $500. Click here to enter for your chance to win.