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 October in the Country! • This issue is best enjoyed on an Adirondack chair by an outdoor fire while sipping pear cider.
Simple Country Pleasures
Motley Mudrooms • Nothing says “life happens here” like a casually strewn miscellany of your family’s belongings.
A Dressy Kitchen with Down-Home Charm • Beautifully blending the past with the present, this Dallas kitchen feels as relaxed as it does refined.
Welsh Blankets • Featuring rich colors and bold patterns, these woven wool throws are as cozy as a hot cup of tea shared with a doting grandmother.
A Rustic Log Cabin • Channel your inner Laura Ingalls Wilder as you sip cider by the roaring fire of one of these architectural time capsules.
All Fired Up • Featuring crackling textures and smoke-tinged patinas, these hearthside helpers are sure to kindle a new collection.
Master of the Mix • Curator of curiosities John Derian turns his expert eye to his own turn-of-the-century New York apartment.
What Is It? What Is It Worth? • Our team of antiques experts weighs in on your treasured finds.
Pears • Nothing rivals eating a just-picked pear while standing over the sink, but the following recipes come pretty close.
Dawn Perry • The cookbook author talks braising, baking, and why family meals provide sustenance of all sorts.
Notes in the Margins • If you’ve ever purchased a pie at a Mennonite church bake sale, chances are you’ve gotten a taste of the Mennonite Community Cookbook. Find out why its 400-plus pages offer a hearty feast for both barn-raisers and home bakers.
A Fall Harvest Hoedown • Country Living contributor Lela Rose hosts a down-home gathering inspired by a good old-fashioned hayride. (No tractor required!)
Making Hay • LELA SHARES HOW TO HOST WITHOUT A HITCH.
Butternut Squash Pie
A Sweet Change of Pace • A Vermont farmstead and creamery—with plenty of pastures for goats to graze—provides the perfect setting for a couple to realize their dreams of living off the land.
Sperryville, Virginia • Nestled at the entrance of Shenandoah National Park, this tiny Rappahannock County village offers prime leaf-peepin’ alongside a bounty of eateries, drinkeries, and friendly locals.
Highlander Mountain House • In the beloved Blue Ridge vacation town of Highlands, North Carolina, a year-old inn combines English influences with Appalachian sensibilities.
The Crow of Winch Street • When an enchanting feathered guest takes up residence at writer Lee Montgomery’s childhood home, the whole neighborhood soon finds itself under his spell.
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Little House in the North Woods • YOU CAN ALMOST SMELL THE BASS FRYING AT THIS 1930S FISHING-CAMP-TURNED-FAMILY-HOME, WHICH HAPPILY HITS ALL THE NOSTALGIC NOTES WHILE LEAVING ROOM FOR NEW MEMORIES.
FRESH off the VINE • Pair pretty heirloom pumpkins with nature-inspired motifs for a well-rounded display of fall finery.
Where Even the Dogs Are Golden • Featuring warm pine walls, generous sprays of birch branches, and two amber-hued rescues, this sun-dappled Maryland log cabin evokes warmth at every turn.
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
Fabric of a Family • A granddaughter finds lasting comfort in a colorful nine-patch quilt.