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 Late Summer in the Country.
Simple Country Pleasures
Askew Artwork • Let go of the level, and embrace the off-kilter charm of a gallery wall that comes together organically.
A Gingham Farmhouse Kitchen • When North Carolina homeowner Ronnie Thompson saved his family’s circa-1930 farmhouse from demolition, he called in designer Trinity Holmes to bring in layers of timeless country charm.
A Cool Converted Building • From a stately church to a charming schoolhouse to an old bank, these one-of-a-kind properties are waiting for your artful reinterpretation.
What to Collect Now • You heard it here first! Presenting our annual look at what’s trending in the world of all things vintage
Spirit Squad • As back-to-school season beckons, root through your own miscellany of memorabilia with this roster of cheerfully repurposed ideas.
What Is It? What Is It Worth? • Our team of antiques experts weighs in on your treasured finds.
Purple Reign • Make the most of the preciously short fig season with these fleeting, flavorful indulgences.
A Rustic & Relaxed French Country Feast • For Chicago-based cookware collector Bill Borman, the ideal meal feels a bit like a leisurely evening in Provence. Pass the rosé, s’il vous plaît.
A Pan for All Seasons • A longtime staple of country kitchens, humble cast-iron cookware lends soulful, storied flavor to dishes of all sorts.
Here Comes the Sun • A lifelong Californian changes her career focus from water to land to run an organic farm and farmstand where the offerings shift with the seasons.
Galena, Illinois • In the northwest corner of the Prairie State, an historic Main Street stays abuzz with a new generation of small businesses, while picturesque landscapes beckon to be explored by foot, hoof, and air.
Swimming with Horses • One extraordinary summer ride keeps writer Sarah Enelow-Snyder forever connected to her late mother.
Stitch It Yourself! • Our seasonal cross-stitch patterns, dreamed up by Digital Director Katie Bowlby, are available to download at countryliving.com/cross-stitch.
Staying Power • FOR A FAMILY WHO’S OFTEN ON THE MOVE, A MICHIGAN LAKE HOUSE PROVIDES A PERMANENT SPOT TO LAND.
A SLOWER PLACE OF LIFE • FOR A FAMILY CRAVING A RESET, A MAINE BARN PURCHASED SIGHT UNSEEN DELIVERS MORE BREATHING ROOM THAN THEY EVER IMAGINED.
Character Study • A QUAINT COTTAGE IN WEST VIRGINIA BRIMS WITH PERSONALITY THANKS TO A DEVOTED DIYER WHO’S BEEN UPPING ITS CHARM FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS.
ALMANAC • A SEASONAL COMPENDIUM OF EVERYDAY KNOW-HOW
Colors That INSPIRE • A warm white, a sea blue, a grounded neutral… all you need are the right paint colors to bring your vision to life. Sherwin-Williams has the color solutions and expertise to help you find hues that will feel right at home!
PRIZE RECIPES • WINNING FARE TO MAKE AND SHARE
RESOURCES • YOUR GO-TO GUIDE FOR REPLICATING THE LOOKS IN THIS ISSUE
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Like Mom Used to Make • A lifetime’s worth of recipe cards in a familiar, flourishy handwriting serves up a mother’s memory—and her signature meatballs—to the next generation.