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 Summer in the Country! • This issue is best enjoyed on a sunny day in a rickety rocker while sipping a cold beer.
Simple Country Pleasures
Rumpled Beds • There is a time and a place for a crisp coverlet, but a Saturday morning in the country is not it.
A Kitchen Fit for Company • With friendly warm tones, servingware in plain sight, and a gather-’round island, it’s no surprise this 1850s Maryland farmhouse addition is where guests tend to congregate.
Brimming with Possibility • The happily humble straw hat adds as much easygoing charm to your walls as it does to your wardrobe.
A House with a Barn Out Back • Talk about a two-for-one! These dreamy properties come complete with an iconic outbuilding to entertain friends, family—and farm animals, of course.
Rise & Shine • Start your day sunny-side up with the help of these bright-eyed breakfast collectibles.
Enamelware, Anywhere • Give those pots and pans (and trays and mugs!) new digs outside the kitchen cabinet.
What Is It? What Is It Worth? • Our team of antiques experts weighs in on your treasured finds.
Gone Pickin’ • Consider this your sign to call it a day and proceed directly to the nearest strawberry patch.
Welcome Wagon • Let the good times roll! When hosting weekend guests at her Texas ranch, Country Living Contributor Lela Rose always goes the extra country mile.
Designer Lindsey Berns • Inspired by her love of Southern France, this Windy City native talks the art of the pique-nique.
Country Cookin’ at its Finest • For hearty, farm-style recipes (think nose-to-tail) and country life lore (shelling peas on the side porch), snag a copy of County Fare: American Cookery with a Country Flavor.
Cream of the Crop • For two enterprising sisters, a fourth-generation dairy farm provides all the ingredients for a new family business.
Hood River, Oregon • Nestled in the heart of an orchard valley along the banks of the mighty Columbia, this river-meets-mountain town offers ample adventure for every kind of weekender.
A New Leash on Life • An inside cat’s hard-earned love of the great outdoors lives on in the memory of writer Leigh Flayton.
Country Living • May-June 2022
FARM-FRESH PERSPECTIVE • Visions of long weekends at the farm lured this active family—and carloads of friends—to life in the slow lane at an idyllic 1920s dairy barn in Upstate New York.
The Country Weekender Q&A • Designer Lori Paranjape shares her essentials for antiques digging, quality downtime, and dreamy nights spent Upstate.
TINY CASTLE BY THE COAST • When you set up camp in a former ice-cream hut, you’re destined to discover the sweetest side of summer. (Sprinkles optional.)
The Country Weekender Q&A • Homeowner Dorthe Kvist basks in the bliss of bare feet, salty breezes, and occasionally squeaky vintage bicycles.
HEADING FOR THE HILLS • After owning their property for nearly two decades, a Houston couple finally builds their pastoral paradise in the Texas Hill Country.
The Country Weekender Q&A • Grab a cold Shiner Bock from the beer fridge and join homeowner Lea Ann Walker for some porching, poker, and pigs-in-a-blanket.
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PRIZE RECIPES • WINNING FARE TO MAKE AND SHARE
RESOURCES • YOUR GO-TO GUIDE FOR REPLICATING THE LOOKS IN THIS ISSUE
The Heart of the Splatter • A thoughtful gesture involving a 25-year-old set of...