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 July in the Country! • This issue is best enjoyed in a rocking chair on a back porch while sipping cherry cola.
Simple Country Pleasures
Weathered Wicker • There’s something about a faded or well-worn porch perch that says, “This home has its priorities straight.”
Sitting Pretty on the World’s Longest Porch • On Michigan’s Mackinac Island, the 135-year-old Grand Hotel has perfected the art of repose.
An “Undesigned” Coastal Kitchen • This brand-new space was crafted to feel like it came together over decades.
The Stars & Stripes • Our grand old American flag is a proudly hailed staple in homes from sea to shining sea.
A Cape Cod-Style Home • Popular with early settlers (and Monopoly game-piece developers!), this New England-y architecture exudes timeless seaside charm.
It’s Better Out Back • A Birmingham, Alabama, patio and playhouse are now sitting pretty—just in time for grilling season.
Road Trippin’ • From souvenirs to suitcases, these tokens of cross-country travel evoke an era of interstate exploration from the back of the station wagon.
The Heydey of Roadside Attractions • Between the 1940s and 1960s, small towns often erected jumbo novelty architecture with the intention of luring travelers off the interstate to stimulate the local economy. Some still stand and are well worth the detour.
Star-Spangled DIYs • Put your favorite vintage finds to (re)use for 1 an Americana-inspired celebration.
What Is It? What Is It Worth? • Our team of antiques experts weighs in on your treasured finds.
Heirloom Tomatoes • Apologies to the neighbors, but these tomato-rich recipes will make you want to hoard, not share, your bumper crop.
Ready to Step Inside Some of the Most Charming Country Homes Around?
Red, White, and’Cue • Country Living Contributor Lela Rose pulls out all the stops—and stars and stripes—for a decidedly down-home cookout. (Root beer baked beans, anyone?)
Camp Social • Pull up a stool at Wisconsin’s Camp Wandawega, where steak is served in a tree house as Johnny Cash is cranked out over a crackly PA system.
Spiced Peach Hand Pies
Modern Mercantile • A D.C. couple decamps to West Virginia to open a destination general store that champions all things American-made.
Saugatuck, Michigan • Fun on the farm (fresh blueberries!) and on the water ($2 ferry rides!) make for a delightfully old-fashioned summer getaway at this lively lakeside resort town on Michigan’s Sunset Coast.
Talking with Dogs • When author KJ Dell’Antonia sets out to train her new pup, Zion, the teacher becomes the student.
Country Living • July 2022
THE HAPPY CAMPER PLAYBOOK • A Michigan couple turns their 800-square-foot lake cabin into a nostalgia-rich retreat where vintage collections and quirks of the cottage whisper stories all their own.
LIFE’S BETTER AT THE LAKE • AFTER FINALLY LANDING THE LAKESIDE CABIN THEY’D BEEN EYEING FOR DECADES, A RETIRED GEORGIA COUPLE GEARS UP TO SLOW DOWN.
DOES IT GET MORE MAINE THAN THIS? • Nest between atidal pool and blueberry busher, this shingled cottage exudes a been around-forever, bring-on-the-sandy-feet spirit
ALMANAC • A SEASONAL COMPENDIUM OF EVERYDAY KNOW-HOW
Country Calendar • Head to these music festivals for a toe-tappin’ good time.
Shades of Summer • Welcome the season with a hue inspired by days spent outdoors.
Win at Water Balloon Toss
Ask a Country Vet • Country Living’s resident veterinarian, Dr....