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 a New Year in the Country! • This issue is best enjoyed under a woolblanket while sipping red wine next to a crackling fire.
January-February Simple Country Pleasures
Perfectly Imperfect A Soot-Stained Fireplace • Signs of wear and flare are simply proof of a home that calls us in from the cold.
How to Choose Firewood • Make sure it’s suffciently seasoned (think six-plus months of drying time), then take your pick:
Picture Yourself In… An American Foursquare • Identified by their wide porch, boxy shape, hipped roof, and often a crowning dormer, these simple homes are icons of early 1900s American architecture.
BE HEART SMART • American Heart Month is the ideal time to commit to heart-healthy habits—and daily consumption of unsweetened Lipton Black or Green Tea is a great way to help support a healthy heart. A smart diet, frequent exercise, regular checkups—see how simple steps can have a big impact.
Country Classic The Power of the Peg Rail • Quietly corralling clutter for three centuries, this humble home organizer is still holding steady.
Pick Your Peg! • Study up on the different shapes before picking the one right for you.
In With the Old! Neutral Territory • From tramp art to transferware, these wonderfully worn collectibles add warmth and texture in earthy, understated tones.
Secondhandmade New Ideas for Vintage Spools • Grab your craft kit and put your own decorative spin on these textile mill mainstays.
Appraisals What Is It? What Is It Worth? • Our team of antiques experts weighs in on your treasured finds.
Farm Fresh Storage Onions • From cheesy soup to crispy rings, it’s time to peel back the layers of this versatile vegetable.
Picnics & Parties Fired Up for Flapjacks • Country Living Contributor Lela Rose batters up around the campfire for a syrupy-sweet start to the year.
Pancake Perfect • LELA’S TIPS FOR A PARTY THAT STACKS UP
Sunday Supper With… Ceramicist Julie Cloutier • The wine country artisan shares the hearty French-inspired feast she serves on crisp California nights.
Brake For… Sugar Cream “Hoosier” Pie
Life in the Country Lights, Camera, Cattle • A lifelong passion for animals leads a self-taught wrangler to a one-of-a-kind career in TV and film.
Small Town Saturday Whitefish, Montana • The rugged beauty of Flathead Valley is on full display come colder months—and this food-and-fun-filled mountain town is the perfect home base for taking it all in.
Creature Comforts Home Is Where Hectah Is • When writer Xochitl Gonzalez loosens the leash on her routine, a precocious puppy proves a constant companion.
Country Living • January-February 2022
The Old Cottage Try • ARMED WITH AN EXTENSIVE “UNDO” LIST, A NEW JERSEY COUPLE RESTORES THEIR 1700s HOME TO ITS HAPPILY HUMBLE ROOTS.
The Country’s Coziest Kitchens • Who knew “comfort food” could be a design aesthetic?! What these rooms lack in color they make up for with patina, texture, and over-the-top farmhouse flavor.
Warm and Welcoming • De igner Lynn Kloythanomsup of Landed Interiors & Homes reimagined a 1914 San Francisco kitchen with thoughtful turn-of-the-century details inspired by the English countryside.
Cool and Collected • Interior designer Amy Morris and architect Stan Dixon recall an Atlanta kitchen’s early-20th-century heritage by blending sophisticated modern conveniences with old-fashioned architectural details.
Primitive and Polished •...