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!
The Sampler • AN A-TO-Z LOOK AT WHAT’S IN THE JUNE ISSUE, AMONG OTHER SEASONAL NEWS AND NOTES
Premium products • For unbelievable prices!
Turn This Scene into a Room • Hang out in a cheerful, chirpy-hued screened-in porch inspired by these classic birdhouses.
Outdoor Kitchens • The season’s most coveted open-air upgrade involves an outdoor-friendly cooking (or cocktailing) space. And it’s more achievable than you think!
Scalloped Edges • Gracing everything from garden sheds to denim overalls, this pretty piecrust motif adds sweetness to any space.
Early Summer Spruce-Ups • This month’s checklist: Plant a pretty container, discover new garden tools, and plan a tomato patch.
CARMEN’S BACKYARD BASICS • A few staples and splurges for working in the dirt
KNOW YOUR GARDEN TOMATOES
Watermelon Social • Country Living’s “Parties & Picnics” Contributor Lela Rose finds a one-in-a-melon excuse for merriment in a refreshing summer staple.
12 Ideas for Croquet Sets • Score vintage charm by repurposing old wooden mallets and colored balls.
Ample Room to Roam • If the average 8,500-sq.-ft. backyard cramps your style, these old homes—each with at least an acre of surrounding land—are calling you out back.
What Is It? What Is It Worth? • Our team of antiques experts weighs in on your treasured finds.
Vintage Lawn Games • More patina, less plastic! From bocce to badminton, these old-school backyard favorites bring the fun with flea market flair.
Creature Comforts • The latest and greatest finds for animals and the people who love them
Gus’s Corner • Here’s what Country Living’s office dog is currently pawing at from his inflatable raft.
Summer Reading List • Three books we’ll be dog-earring this season
BEAT THE HEAT • Country Living’s resident country vet, Dr. Tricia Earley, shares her tips for keeping dogs healthy and happy in the backyard or wherever your summer adventures may take you.
Country Living June 2021
Walk tall, always carry a handkerchief, …and other essentials dads have taught us • From sage advice to corny one-liners, the things our dads say stick with us long after we’ve grown too big to ride on their shoulders. To celebrate fatherhood in its many forms, Country Living asked designers, chefs, writers, makers, and mentors to share stories and lessons they’ve learned from their own dads. You’ll also find plenty of ways to pamper Pop come Father’s Day and a fair share of dad jokes…because of course there are dad jokes.
Quotable Wit & Wisdom from Dads
FARMHOUSE KITCHEN • Fresh-picked finds and family-friendly fare for the heart of your home
Under the Stars • As far as summer pleasures go, nothing rivals an outdoor feast on a balmy, breezy night (especially when it involves fresh avocado).
Bring on Burger Season! • Sun’s out, buns out! Update the classic crowd-pleaser with flavorful new fixin’s, sauces, slaws, and sides.
Salads & Sides • Leave ample room on your paper plate for these fresh twists on familiar favorites.
THE RECIPE BOX • Assorted How-Tos and Go-Tos from the CL Farmhouse Kitchen
Resource Guide • YOUR GO-TO GUIDE FOR REPLICATING THE LOOKS IN THIS ISSUE
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