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 April in the Country! • This issue is best enjoyed in a garden while sipping a crisp rosé and kicking back in an Adirondack chair.*
Simple Country Pleasures
Piled-On Potting Tables • Never trust a gardener with clean fingernails or a pristine potting station.
A Storybook Cottage Kitchen • An 18th-century home in the English countryside gets a period-style update that’s chock-full of cheer.
Dutch Doors • Swing into spring by going halfsies with your entrance.
A Folk Victorian Cottage • If a welcoming porch and gingerbread detailing leave your heart all aflutter, then look no further than one of these jewel box charmers.
Coming Clean • Honor laundry day the old-fashioned way with these delightful, clothes-minded collectibles.
Hop to It • Dust bunnies, be gone! Brush off your vintage finds for these Easter-worthy updates.
What Is It? What Is It Worth? • Our team of antiques experts weighs in on your treasured finds.
Best-Laid Plans • Make the most of your brood’s bounty with these egg-y indulgences.
Wild for Wildflowers • Country Living Contributor Lela Rose greets the season with a vibrant and verdant feast in the field.
Flower Power • LELA’S ADVICE FOR A SUCCESSFUL SPRING FLING
Michiel Perry • The founder of lifestyle brand Black Southern Belle talks Lowcountry cuisine and insect serenades.
Strawberry-Almond Crumble Pie
American Picker • A former travel writer puts down roots—and a whole lot of flowers—on a 10-acre farm nestled on Washington’s Bainbridge Island.
Round Top, Texas • The Lone Star charm of this tiny antiques haven—just one square mile!—now shines year-round thanks to a fresh crop of attractions.
Finding My Flock • Writer Alissa Hessler learns the meaning of friendship from a steadfast woolly companion.
CountryLiving • April 2022
COTTAGE TO THE CORE • Lifestyle blogger Rebecca Lovatt’s 17th-century thatched cottage in the English countryside springs to life with a romantic blending of rugged good bones and layers of well-loved vintage treasures.
skirting around • LONG BELOVED AS A WAY TO CONCEAL THE UNSIGHTLY, THE ONCE-HUMBLE SINK SKIRT IS HAVING A SERIOUS STYLE MOMENT. HERE’S HOW TO EMBRACE PRETTY PLEATS AND ROLLICKING RUFFLES IN THE KITCHEN, MUDROOM, POWDER ROOM, AND MORE.
Pleat Primer • Get your bobbins at the ready! Here are a few of the most popular curtain header styles, from formal to casual.
This Into That • These common flea-market finds can all enjoy a fashionable new life as skirting.
TEXAS SWAGGER IN A TINY SALTBOX • For a California couple, a dilapidated 1,000-square-foot Hill Country farmhouse proves the perfect spring antiquing score.
ALMANAC • A SEASONAL COMPENDIUM OF EVERYDAY KNOW-HOW
PRIZE RECIPES • WINNING FARE TO MAKE AND SHARE
RESOURCES • YOUR GO-TO GUIDE FOR REPLICATING THE LOOKS IN THIS ISSUE
Mom’s Good China • A 12-piece set of dinnerware is a gold-rimmed reminder of a life worth celebrating.