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 the Holidays in the Country!
Simple Country Pleasures
Gathered Greetings • A happy hodgepodge of well wishes from near and far is a visual reminder that the more, the merrier.
A Warm Walnut Kitchen • Arkansas designer Whitney Romanoff embraced the existing cabinetry of an 1898 farmhouse while layering in year-round helpings of red and greens.
Peppermint Stripes • Not just for the holidays, red and white stripes offer fresh ways to walk the line.
Pillow Talk • Retailers are all in on the red-and-white trend. Take your pick.
A Cheerful Red Retreat • From clapboard colonials to log cabins, these head-turning, holiday-ready homes exude comfort and joy all year long.
Merry and Bright • Filled with joyful color, pattern, and patina, it’s always a sunny day inside this century-old English cottage.
Teatime with Jules Covey • Join Jules and her family for this treasured British ritual.
Making Spirits Bright • Toast the season with a festive assortment of midcentury entertaining mainstays.
No Watering Required • Turn your vintage favorites into decorative trees, and you’ll have nary a needle to sweep up come season’s end.
What Is It? What Is It Worth? • Our team of antiques experts weighs in on your treasured finds.
Spirit of Citrus Present • There’s no time like the here and now to enjoy juicy and sweet clementines.
Mingle as You Jingle • Before spreading joy door-to-door, warm up the vocal chords with a Christmas caroling pre-party, complete with hot drinks, hearty snacks, and a whole lotta fa-la-la.
A Jolly Good English Feast • Pass the plum pudding, please! Author Paula Sutton shares her nonnegotiables for a cozy cottage Christmas.
Herd on High • A Chicago family moves to Montana to nourish the environment, their customers, and themselves by raising 150 bison.
History in the Baking • For nostalgic cookie crowd-pleasers, look no further than these longtime staples of gift tins and party platters.
Merry Cherry Hand Pies
A New Chapter • You couldn’t write it any better: A husband-and-wife team create a beloved bookstore-café-deli hybrid that turns a tiny town into a literary destination.
Gruene, Texas • A two-steppin’ Texas Christmas awaits in this once-bustling cotton town-turned-thriving historic district located within the community of New Braunfels.
Ho-Ho-Holiday NIGHT IN
Cedar Lakes Estate • Every winter, this private Upstate New York events venue opens to the public with a flurry of activities that celebrates the simple joys of the season.
Tang Tang vs. the Tree • A free-spirited feline forever changes the look—and feel—of the Christmas season for author Helen Ellis.
Country Living • December 2023-January 2024
Plaid Tidings at Every Turn • For textile designer Heather Taylor, an 1,800-square-foot cabin in the heart of California’s San Jacinto Mountains proves the perfect spot to check the halls in her signature cheerful style.
Mountain Merriment • From community tree lightings to can’t-miss candy shops, homeowner Heather Taylor talks mainstays of an Idyllwild holiday—both at the cabin and around town.
COWBOY CHRISTMAS • A new build in Big Sky Country feels anything but thanks to reclaimed logs, thoughtfully handcrafted touches, and a uniquely rugged approach to revelry.
Ranch Revelry • Homeowner Victoria Evans talks outdoorsy candles, huckleberry candy, and other wonders of a happy holiday out on the range.
MAKING MERRY IN THE MITTEN...