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!
Make it Magical!
Welcome to December in the Country! • This issue is best enjoyed in a club chair with a tartan blanket while sipping eggnog.
Simple Country Pleasures
Handmade Stockings • Nothing store-bought can ever rival the homespun, hand-me-down charm of these mantel mainstays.
A Cottage Kitchen with Holiday Cheer • Designer James Farmer gussies up his Georgia homestead for the season with fragrant greens and fresh citrus.
A Stately Brick House • Beloved for their classic coloring and sturdy, fabled foundations, brick homes serve up a distinctly warm welcome.
Oh, Tannenbaum! • Branch out from the same-old, same-old orbs with a happy assortment of nostalgic tree trimmings.
Shape Shifters • Put vintage cookie cutters to work in ways beyond the dough with this fresh batch of crafts.
What Is It? What Is It Worth? • Our team of antiques experts weighs in on your treasured finds.
Fruit of Plenty • Packed with a profusion of berry-like seeds and sweet, tart juice, seasonal pomegranates give a jolt of flavor and festive color to winter dishes.
Raising Cane • Country Living Contributor Lela Rose puts a little pep in her step with a fun (and fragrant!) candy-themed gathering.
Stick to It! • LELA’S TIPS FOR MINTY MERRIMENT
Imagine the memories you'll make with a Pull-Apart Crescent Christmas Tree
A Warm & Cozy Candlelit Feast • Dinner party enthusiast Anna Stockwell welcomes guests with a hearty holiday spread.
Hot Chocolate Ice Box Pie
Upstate of Mind • An NYC couple leaves behind corporate life to launch their own design studio and home goods store in the Catskills.
Middleburg, Virginia • Settle in for an old-fashioned Christmas in the heart of Virginia’s horse and hunt country.
A Goat Ate My Christmas Tree • Author Jo Piazza’s annual visit to the local goat farm stretches the joy of the Christmas season—and provides a kid-friendly lesson in sustainability.
Stitch It Yourself!
Snow Place Like Home • Set on 12 acres in Rhode Island’s “snow belt,” this cozy post-and-beam saltbox serves up the perfect wintry mix of New England charm, boughs of freshly cut greens, and a hearty helping of comfort and joy.
Check the Halls! • You needn’t claim a Scottish clan to weave a little timeless tartan into your home for the holidays.
COWGIRL CHRISTMAS • Tucked in at the base of Teton Pass, a Wyoming log cabin cozies up for the holidays with an unbridled mix of rugged and refined.
ALMANAC • A SEASONAL COMPENDIUM OF EVERYDAY KNOW-HOW
Country Calendar • These holiday bazaars offer gifts for everyone on your list.
Holiday Hues • These festive shades serve up holiday spirit year-round.
Create a Ribbon Station • Use a kitchen staple to streamline your strands.
Great Gifts for All Sorts • With finds this full of country charm, prepare for ample gasps and “oh-you-shouldn’t-haves.”
Ask a Country Vet • Country Living’s resident veterinarian, Dr. Tricia Earley, separates fur fact from fiction.
Santa Sacks • Leave these totes out for the bearded guy and cross your fingers his elves will fill ‘em up.
PRIZE RECIPES • WINNING FARE TO MAKE AND SHARE
Ask a Country Cook • Country Living’s Food & Crafts Director, Charlyne Mattox, addresses your cooking quandaries.
RESOURCES • YOUR GO-TO GUIDE FOR REPLICATING THE LOOKS IN THIS ISSUE
A Christmas Keepsake • A treasured glass Santa ornament has...