Rooms that invite you to linger. Vintage collectibles displayed with love. A colorful easy-care garden. A porch that says "Come sit!" All yours in the pages of Country Living!
Welcome to Summer in the Country! • This issue is best enjoyed on a sprawling porch at a country inn with a spiked iced tea.
June-July Simple Country Pleasures
Creaky Screen Doors • Nothing complements the come-and-go casualness of summer like this mesh mainstay.
A Party-Ready Outdoor Kitchen • Mallorie and Jim Rasberry of HGTV’s Home Town serve up ample Southern style at their family cabin outside of Laurel, Mississippi.
Quilty Pleasures • Equally timeless and trendy, pieced and patchwork quilts are comfort food in coverlet form.
A Charming Farmette • Dreaming of owning a hobby farm? These pastoral properties have just enough room for a brood of animals and a patch of produce. (Tractor not included.)
All Hands on Deck • When a family of creative spirits sets out to restore a centuries-old English boathouse, the result is a jaunty seaside sanctuary.
Swing Your Partner • Sashay your way to a striking display with colorful Western square dance memorabilia.
Keeping Score • In her patina-packed backyard party barn, designer Stefanie Scheer Young artfully puts the “past” in pastime.
A Good Old Time • Simplify summer entertaining by putting vintage finds to creative (re)use.
What Is It? What Is It Worth? • Our team of antiques experts weighs in on your treasured finds.
Cherry-Picked • The scarlet red stone fruit lends complex flavor to everything from salads to sweets—that is, if you can resist eating them straight off the stem.
Just Add Saltwater • At her 1930s converted fish camp in Savannah, designer Elizabeth Demos keeps it casual for a come-as-you-are evening down by the dock.
Branching Out • A cross-country move to Washington’s San Juan Islands prompted Audra Query Lawlor to begin preserving the region’s heritage, one jam jar at a time.
Summer in a Sandwich • For those who can’t get enough farmstand tomatoes piled on bread, these six inventive twists should last you ’til Labor Day.
Miranda Lambert’s Tex-Mex Mainstays • The singer-songwriter and (now!) cookbook author knows a thing or two about laid-back entertaining.
Apricot-Almond Slab Pie
Putting Down Roots • When an environmental scientist returns to her family farm in Maine with plans for growing vegetables, she unearths all she needs to grow a thriving events business, too.
New York’s North Fork • Along the northeasternmost tip of Long Island, a collection of charming waterside hamlets celebrates the simple joys of slow living with a bounty of family farms, small shops, and outdoor dining spots to take in the views.
Weaving Her Magic • In the small coastal town of Waldoboro, Maine, Sara Hotchkiss crafts heirloom tapestries using age-old techniques.
Right as Rain • The wayward path of a lost dog changes the trajectory of a stormy summer evening for author Joy Callaway.
CountryLiving June-July 2023
FARM and AWAY • When your country cabin is in a place called Summertown, you better believe there’s plenty of fresh-air fun to be had.
lure OF THE lake • Filled with colorful collectibles and furnishings, this cozy cottage in the Ozarks attracts a rotating roster of houseguests with nostalgic finds, waterfront views, and late-night banjo pickin’ around the bonfire. (Does it get any better than that?)
when a house feels like HAPPY HOUR • Tucked into a lily pad-covered, bass-filled bay in northern Wisconsin, this newly built getaway feels as if it’s been entertaining fun-loving Midwesterners for generations.