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!
Countdown to Christmas IS ON • It’s a beloved tradition shared by millions: Countdown to Christmas on Hallmark Channel!
Welcome to December in the Country! • This issue is best enjoyed on a tree farm with a plaid blanket while sipping hot cocoa.
Simple Country Pleasures
The Family Christmas Tree • Fancy designer trimmings can never compete with homemade ornaments and kitschy keepsakes.
Make Your Own Garland • Popcorn isn’t your only option when it comes to stringing your own strand.
A Magical Before & After • It’s beginning to look a lot like…kitchen! In the final installment of our series, DIYers Victoria and Marcus Ford breathe beautifully layered new life into the cook space of their 1970s Dutch Colonial–style house.
A Cozy English Cottage • These fairy-book houses across the pond provide the perfect setting to sip wassail and feast on figgy pudding.
Take a Snow Day • From sleds and skates to hot chocolate breaks, this flurry of vintage finds makes for a wonderfully wintry mix.
Bring Out the Baubles • Put more happy into the holidays by embracing Shiny Brite ornaments beyond the branch.
What Is It? What Is It Worth? • Our team of antiques experts weighs in on your treasured finds.
The More the Merrier • Each winter in western Michigan, a seasoned picker opens her family farm for a magical Christmas barn sale.
Woodstock, Vermont • In the heart of the Green Mountains, a Christmas card–worthy village and its surrounding hamlets shine with New England charm.
Two Turtle Loves • A pair of red-footed tortoises provides writer Leigh Crandall and her family with a lesson on living in the moment.
Rosemary • This fragrant herb lends a distinct piney flavor to seasonal sweets and savories.
Ice-Skating Social • Once her pond freezes over in Jackson, Wyoming, CL Contributor Lela Rose takes to the backyard for an afternoon of revelry on the rink.
Have an Ice Day • LELA’S ADVICE FOR FUN AMID THE FREEZE
Notes in the Margins • From everyone’s favorite (fictional) pearl-decked home cook, Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book is the essential treasury of baked sweets discerning ’60s grandmas kept tucked away, lest the little ones learn their favorite treats weren’t actually old family recipes.
Cookbook Author Cheryl Day • The bakery owner and vintage enthusiast creates a happy hodgepodge spread of nostalgic Southern fare. (Okra in a teacup, anyone?)
White Chocolate–Peppermint Pie
Piah Daily Insider
2021 Holiday Gift Guide • This refreshingly no-tech assortment makes for the rare Christmas morning that doesn’t call for a jumbo pack of double AAs and a teeny, tiny screwdriver.
NATURE LOVERS • From toys to trinkets, these finds will foster a love of creatures great and small.
BOOKWORMS • Consider pairing the present with two uninterrupted hours in a reading nook.
ADVENTURE SEEKERS • Guarantee happy campers (pets, too) with these in-the-wild winners.
HOME COOKS • These picks will please everyone, from high-style hostesses to low-and-slow devotees.
ANTIQUING ENTHUSIASTS • Help weekend warriors stay equipped (and stylish) on the junkin’ trail.
CRAFTY SORTS • There’s no better way to while away an afternoon than with paint, puzzles, or pom-poms.
Stitch It Yourself! • Our monthly cross-stitch patterns, dreamed up by Deputy Managing Editor Katie Bowlby, are available to download at countryliving.com/cross-stitch.
AN OLD-FASHIONED CABIN...