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!
The sampler • AN A-TO-Z LOOK AT WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE, AMONG OTHER SEASONAL NEWS AND NOTES
Turn This Scene into a Roomx • A coastal lobster shack serves up ample inspiration for a breezy outdoor gathering spot.
A Timeless Coastal Kitchen • A 200-year-old Martha’s Vineyard cook space maintains its been-around-forever feeling by balancing contemporary conveniences with primitive pieces.
Colonial Comeback • DIY-loving duo Victoria and Marcus Ford have teamed up with Country Living to breathe new life into their 1970s Dutch Colonial-style home. THIS MONTH: beautifying the backyard
Summer Standbys • An embroidered blouse and tie-waist striped shorts make for perfect parade-watching attire.
Gone Fishin’ • Country Living’s “Parties & Picnics” Contributor, Lela Rose, takes to the pier for a leisurely afternoon casting a line.
Bandana Upgrades • The classic kerchief comes in handy for summer projects of all sorts.
A House at the Lake • Time simply moves slower at a home by the water, and these properties are well situated for whiling away summer over 1,000-piece puzzles.
Reimagine & Refresh
Frozen in Time • From colorful cartons to tiny toy trucks, ice-cream collectibles serve up a double scoop of nostalgia.
The Company of Books • Country Living Contributor Mary Randolph Carter invites us into the beautifully crowded stacks of her Upstate New York studio.
What Is It? What Is It Worth? • Our team of antiques experts weighs in on your treasured finds.
Catching Waves • Antiques dealer and maritime memorabilia enthusiast Seth Hunter (@tollgaterevival) charts his own collecting course with American yacht flags.
Creature Comforts • The latest and greatest finds for animals and the people who love them
DOGS WELCOME! • If traveling with your pup is a nonnegotiable, these dog-friendly destinations are designed for ruffing it.
CountryLiving • July-August 2021
Greetings from VACATIONLAND • From carefree cabins to laid-back lobster shacks, the state of Maine offers a real lesson in leisure. (With a nickname like Vacationland, how could it not?) Escape to America’s playground for three distinct getaways that showcase the best of downtime Down East.
LOGGING OFF • You could say Maine had them at hello. What began as a one-time trip to meet up with their son turned into a home away from home for two native Texans.
Downtime Down East • Homeowner Lisa Dalton talks pizza, porching, and locally made pottery.
PATINA in the PINES • An antiques-lover finds the ultimate treasure in a 950-sq.-ft. cabin overlooking a tree-lined pond.
Downtime Down East • Homeowner Kathleen Hackett talks lobster, leisure, and lighthouses.
Treasured Island • After fleeing his small lobstering community for the lights of the big city, a creative spirit finds a calling closer to home.
Downtime Down East • Homeowner Carter Smith talks nature hikes, native thrillers, and nonstop games of Bananagrams.
31 days of GRILLING • There’s a smoky summertime magic that an indoor cooktop just can’t conjure. Here, a month’s-worth of ways to enjoy more meals on the grill
THE RECIPE BOX • Assorted How-Tos and Go-Tos from the CL Farmhouse Kitchen
Resource Guide • YOUR GO-TO GUIDE FOR REPLICATING THE LOOKS IN THIS ISSUE
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