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Country Living October 2019

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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!

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5 min
the sampler

A Welcome Note Fall is my favorite season, partly because those not-too-hot, not-too-cold, don-your-flannel days are few and far between. (That’s my family dressed as “Goldilocks and the 3 Barretts” on a bafflingly warm Halloween!) So when that autumn magic does strike, there’s an urgency to live in the moment—to go to the pumpkin patch, to sip the cider, to gather ye gourds before Mariah’s “All I Want for Christmas” is on radio repeat. And no one feels this seasonal urgency like magazine editors. Because we print the October issue in mid-summer, we must photograph fall stories a year in advance if we want to take advantage of the nursery’s pumpkin plethora or capture fall foliage in its full glory. (One exception: The pumpkin vines on page 47 were plucked from…

2 min
best new picks for pets

WIN THIS SOFA! SEE PG. 102 CANINE-LOVERS’ CARRYALL 1. Sea Bags Sail Tote The Portland, Maine-based company is well-known for its handcrafted sailcloth totes with hefty handles, and the company’s newest collection allows pet owners to pay homage to their favorite breed. (Choose from 15 or go custom.) $160; seabags.com MOST FUR-FRIENDLY FURNITURE 2. Floyd “The Sofa” When direct-to-consumer furniture company Floyd found that 65 percent of its customers live with dogs, they dreamed up this stain-resistant style that comes in four colors and ships free. $1,490; floydhome.com BEST LITTER BOX BUY 3. Catalyst Cat Litter This earth-friendly formula (in eye-pleasing packaging!) is made from upcycled soft wood. $13; catalystpet.com PROVEN PET HAIR ELIMINATOR 4. Dustbuster AdvancedClean+ Pet Hand Vacuum This 20-volt handheld has anti-tangle rubber bristles designed to lift even the most stubborn strands. $80; blackanddecker.com CUTEST COSTUME FIX 5. SilverPaw Hotdog You can’t…

2 min
a cozy breakfast room

COUNTRY CLASSIC WOOD-BURNING STOVES With their distinctive shapes and energy-efficiency, freestanding cast-iron stoves have been warming hearths—and hearts—for over a century. BOOK SMARTS THE ART OF EFFORTLESS Featuring 16 recent projects, Tom’s latest design book, Tom Scheerer: More Decorating, is a master class in easy, unpretentious style. STATEMENT-MAKER WELL-ROUNDED WALLPAPER Tom took inspiration from vintage embroidery to dream up the black-and-white “Cecil” wallpaper (quadrillefabrics.com). “It’s cheerful without being flowery,” he says. The round motif off sets the square flooring; wood wainscoting tempers the pattern play. SPLURGE VS. SAVE MODERN WINDSORS Simple Shaker-inspired lines and a bold coat of color bring a fresh look to the classic spindled chair, providing a counterbalance to the room’s more traditional elements, such as the antique dining table. STORAGE STAPLE ACCORDION RACK The more the merrier when it comes to layering this hardworking adjustable hanger, making it the ideal…

1 min
see the pages of country living come to life!

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3 min
diy wreaths

RETRO CANDY Gather an assortment of old-fashioned candies (candywarehouse.com) in autumnal shades such as yellow, orange, and magenta. Wrap a 14-inch foam wreath form in white ribbon. Attach candy with hot-glue, layering and overlapping as you go. Finish with a yellow burlap bow. TWINE SPIDERWEB Tie six pieces of white string across a 14-inch foam wreath form, making sure to loop each one at the midway point of the first piece attached to create a central point. (This is the base of the web and should have 12 “spokes.”) Tie a long piece of string to the center point; weave and loop from the center out to create the web. If you run out of string, tie another piece to the end and continue weaving. When you reach the wreath form, tie off…

5 min
what is it? what is it worth?

OBJECT LESSON: Kirchhof Tin Noisemakers WHAT TO KNOW: German immigrant Charles Kirchhof founded his Newark, New Jersey-based Kirchhof Patent Co. in 1852, making and developing patents for, among other things, Christmas tree candleholders and various toys. He entered the Halloween market in 1928 with his trademarked tin ratchet (pictured above). Other types of noisemakers followed, including (clockwise from top left) rattlers, whistles (or sliders), clickers, clangers, and tambourines (not pictured). Due to cost, materials and styling changed over the years, but the original designs of smoking pumpkins, grinning cats, and dancing devils remained largely unaltered. In fact, in the 1950s, the company reissued many early designs as its “Life of the Party” collection. Kirchhof eventually went out of business in the 1960s. WHAT IT’S WORTH: $20 to $375 (Rarity and condition affect…