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 MAY ISSUE, AMONG OTHER SEASONAL NEWS AND NOTES
Turn This Scene into a Room • See how CL editors used this all-American general store to ring up a stylishly stocked eating nook.
12 Ideas for Handkerchiefs • Those delicate vintage squares come in quite handy for assorted handiwork. (For a less dainty twist, sub in a bandana.)
Creature Comforts • The latest and greatest finds for animals and the people who love them
What Is It? What Is It Worth? • Our team of antiques experts weighs in on your treasured finds.
Become a Country Living Fair Vendor! • Apply to set up shop* in Nashville on August 14–16 (fair.countryliving.com). Here’s what we’re looking for.
Meet Our Collecting Panel
THE A-Z flooring guide • When you’re creating a beautiful, unified space, what lies beneath is as important as the walls, furniture, and accessories. Appearance and price matter, but so do other factors like durability, quality, and value. This A-Z guide is the primer you need to make the best choice for your home and lifestyle.
“I Found It at the Fair!” • We challenged three sets of Country Living fairgoers to create rooms with their vintage finds. Take a look at what they dreamed up.
A Winning Derby Day • When a sporting event’s only two minutes long, that leaves more time for fascinators, florals, and a stylish photo finish. Off to the races!
100-Year-Old Homes • These storied charmers beautifully showcase some of the hallmarks of century-old (and then some!) architectural styles.
Where to Buy Architectural Salvage • CL Contributor and old-house enthusiast Elizabeth Finkelstein (@cheapoldhouses) shares a few favorites for age-appropriate restoration.
Antique Chic • Any hunting expedition (like the Country Living Fair, August 14–16) calls for a thoughtfully chosen uniform.
Mike Wolfe’s Historic Loft • The star of American Pickers invites you to sit and stay awhile in his new (rentable!) space packed with prized picks.
More Prize “Picks” • There’s no shortage of antique finds in every corner.
Columbia’s Local Attractions • Stay at Mike’s loft (left), then visit these spots on Public Square.
FIELD NOTES • TIPS, TRICKS, AND TACTICS FOR MAY IN THE NOT-SO-WILD
Camper Styles • Brush up on these common camper shapes before you hit the antiquing trail.
Country Living May 2020
Better with Age • An antiques dealer takes advantage of good bones, design know-how, and truckloads of well-loved (and well-used!) vintage finds to make a newly renovated farmhouse look anything but.
What I’ve Learned… • The owner of North Found & Co. shares her insights from the antiquing trail.
WHAT TO COLLECT NOW • It’s 2020, and like the last century’s roaring twenties, this is a time when anything and everything goes—as far as collecting, that is! Our roundup of hot collectibles delivers something for lovers of every style and decade, so get out there and start hunting.
MIDCENTURY MODERN FURNISHINGS • Designs of the mid-1900s focused on materials and clean lines, making them stylish pieces that play well with others even now. Many original favorites (and loads of knockoffs) are still being produced, so the vintage versions are all the more coveted.
COTTAGE BY THE SEA • Inspired by their love of all things nautical, a pair of West Coast shop owners decked out their Montauk, New York, getaway with a slew of salty finds.
PAINTS with PATINA! • If the perfect minty green of jadeite makes your heart skip a beat, why not...