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 Spring in the Country! • This issue is best enjoyed on a front porch in a rocking chair with an iced tea.
Simple Country Pleasures
Worn Wallcoverings • Whether peeling, patinaed, or a little bit of both, nothing evokes old house charm like original wallpaper.
A Southern Kitchen with English Charm • Country Living Design Director Maribeth Jones outfitted her humble 180-square-foot Craftsman kitchen with a cheery British twist.
Laying the Groundwork • If you haven’t yet noticed, painted floors are everywhere. Here’s the guide to getting the look.
A Fixer-Upper of Your Own • From classic cottages to storied farmhouses, these potential-packed properties are just waiting for a little labor and a lot of love.
No Hammer Required! • Not looking for a project? This 300-year-old Italianate farmhouse falls into the “Wouldn’t Change a Thing” category.
An English Manor Makeover • Nestled in the rolling hills of England’s southern coast, this 19th-century home gets a youthful refresh courtesy of color, collectibles, and a not-so-serious spirit (disco ball, anyone?).
Change Makers • Calling all DIY enthusiasts! These vintage tools of the trade are still as hardworking as they are striking on display.
Shed Quarters • Dig through your favorite vintage finds to spruce up your potting station—no fancy new gear required.
How a Pro Goes Picking
What Is It? What Is It Worth? • Our team of antiques experts weighs in on your treasured finds.
Second Chances • In Hamtramck, Michigan, the self-taught carpenters of Woodward Throwbacks create one-of-a-kind furniture using reclaimed materials sourced in the Great Lakes State.
Snap to It! • Is it even spring if you haven’t harvested a bucket of crisp and sweet snap peas? (Hint: No, it’s not.)
Cakes in Bloom • From watercolor-inspired whimsy to petals made of pineapple, these spring desserts feel plucked straight from the garden.
Mississippi Meets Motown • For blogger, cookbook author, and culinary TV host Jocelyn Delk Adams, it’s not a family meal without vintage china, buttery biscuits, and a side of Marvin Gaye.
A Honey of a Time • A beekeeping couple in Eastern Nebraska infuses their hand-gathered harvest with unexpected flavors.
Rhubarb Custard Pie
Change is a-Brewin’ • Weary of Boston’s big-city bustle, a New York couple heads home to open a farm and fermentory in the mountains.
Covington, Louisiana • In the seat of St. Tammany Parish, Big Easy livin’ beckons with art festivals, historic general stores, and wetlands full of wildlife wonders.
Taking Shape • Sculptor Kathy Butterly embraces off-kilter forms that act as tiny time capsules of life as she sees it.
Food for Thought • At culinary-focused farm stay Seed & Spoon in Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills, the gourmet cooking classes prioritize what’s grown right on property.
Hide-and-Seek • Patience proves paramount when author Tove Danovich’s feisty flock of backyard hens sends her on an unconventional egg hunt.
the $1500 Facebook Farmhouse lyes really • Deep in the heart of Texas, a designer relocates a neglected old house—and later, her future husband—to an empty plot of land next to a rolling river, calling to mind that classic saying: One man’s trash is another woman’s Hill Country hideaway.
SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED • When two resourceful DIYers get the chance to tackle a blank-slate beach cottage, the result is a thoughtfully handcrafted home with a few tricks up its...