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 August in the Country! • This issue is best enjoyed in a lawn chair on a dock while sipping cream soda
Simple Country Pleasures
Makeshift Shelves • The exposed framework common to cabins and cottages allows for tucked-in treasures and beach reads that are always within reach.
Give It a Whirl • Pairing form with function, the sculptural table fan lends easy-breezy patina—and a soothing soundtrack—to summer spaces.
Beyond the Breeze • No power? No problem. Add these atypical repurposing ideas to your decorating rotation.
A House by the Water • From lakeside to seaside, each of these homes overflows with natural light, scenic views, and the kind of details that encourage carefree kicking back.
Cookout Keepsakes • Feast your eyes on these summery standouts from backyard parties past.
Catch and Release • Give new life to waterside staples with these flea market fix-ups.
What Is It? What Is It Worth? • Our team of antiques experts weighs in on your treasured finds.
Slice of Life • Nothing rivals eating an ice-cold wedge of watermelon as your legs dangle from a tailgate, but these recipes come pretty close.
Fun on the Fly • Along the riverbanks of western Wyoming, Country Living Contributor and fly-fishing enthusiast Lela Rose showcases the art of a reel-good time.
Riverside Revelry • HOW TO SET UP YOUR OWN FISHIN’ HOLE
Pimento Cheese, Please! • For Southerner-turned-Southern Californian Marian Cooper Cairns, a go-to food gift inspired a dip into entrepreneurship.
Southern-Style Tomato Pie
Made from Scratch • A former art director builds an award-winning baking business in Virginia’s rural Piedmont region.
Stonington, Connecticut • Time slows down in this picturesque town on the Connecticut coast, which is comprised of a saltwater-kissed collection of tiny villages steeped in the ways of the sea.
Tops’l Farm • A one-of-a-kind retreat in Waldoboro, Maine, combines the spirit of old-school summer camp with adult-friendly amenities.
The Duck Days of Summer • A slow-moving flock of ducks helps Country Living editor Sarah Zlotnick embrace a new pace.
Ready to Step Inside Some of the Most Charming Country Homes Around? • HERE’S YOUR ALL-ACCESS PASS TO OUR FAVORITE HOUSE TOURS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS.
Stitch It Yourself! • Our monthly cross-stitch patterns, dreamed up by Digital Director Katie Bowlby, are available to download at countryliving.com/cross-stitch.
Lure of the Lake • A Minnesota couple settles into a dream cottage built along a sentimental shoreline.
a new kind of FAMILY ROOM • With three teenagers in tow, a Canadian couple keeps the peace (and, sometimes, the quiet) with a barn tailor-made for game nights, guitar sing-alongs, and cousins-by-the-dozen sleepovers.
HOOK, LINE & SINKER • Filled with vintage scores and childhood lore, this 1940s cedar cottage is a joyful cannonball dive into pleasures of the past.
ALMANAC • A SEASONAL COMPENDIUM OF EVERYDAY KNOW-HOW
COUNTRY CALENDAR • Get your fill of Ferris wheels and cotton candy at a summertime state fair.
True Blues • These calming paint picks recall warm days spent waterside.
Fishing Lures • Name your bait with confidence the next time you tie a reel.
FRIENDSHIP BRACELET • Here’s how to make this summer crafting rite of passage a little easier.
Two-in-One Picnic Basket • This wooden carrier doubles as the cutest little table!
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