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Country Home

Holiday 2020

Country Home magazine is packed with warm, inviting, personal houses that evoke the feeling of “home” on every page. From contemporary lofts that radiate a modern version of country to Texas farmhouses rich with patina, each issue delivers the style and inspiration that readers hold dear.

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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
Frequency:
Quarterly
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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
it’s the most wonderful time of the year.

P.S. We’re thrilled to report that Country Home® magazine is available four times a year. As always, it’s on newsstands, and we’ve added a subscription option so you don’t miss a single issue. Visit magazine.store to sign up today. First and foremost, it’s a time for family and traditions, either well established or in the making. It’s also the season for coming together—around trees and tables, on cozied-up porches, or in front of crackling fires and decked-out mantels. As the days grow shorter and the weather becomes a bit frightful, it’s the time to beat a retreat to warm, glowing interiors that off er a spirited welcome. That’s where we come in, with pages of ideas and inspiration that will help you ready your rooms for holiday happenings—or for snuggling in. We’re…

3 min.
merry little christmas

all that glistens Create a centerpiece to last the season with pretty yuletide treasures that don’t require watering. Fill a clear glass compote with Christmas ornaments in all shapes and sizes. Mix in a collection of vintage silver napkin rings for merry measure. Set the compote on a white platter adorned with a few more ornaments laid on a bed of seeded eucalyptus. Add faux snow for fun, and you’re ready to spruce up the center of a coffee, entry, or dining table. love and joy Make a wreath in a twinkling by embellishing a tray with snippets of cut greenery and seeded eucalyptus. Attach greens to the edge of the tray with green florists wire. If desired, use hot glue to add in extra leaves, sprigs of evergreen, or berries. Add illumination…

5 min.
sweet gifts

LET’S FACE IT. SOME PEOPLE JUST SEEM TO HAVE A KNACK FOR GIVING THE RIGHT PRESENT. For others, checking names off their holiday gift list comes with a side of angst—and often a last-minute dash to the nearest mall. The thing about giving a present is that it comes wrapped in many more layers than the paper itself. Ideally, it makes the receiver feel loved and, maybe more important, understood. A good gift has meaning—it’s useful and appreciated. That’s why the best ones don’t necessarily come from the store, but they always come from the heart. And often from unique treasures found or foraged close to home. Antiques expert and Country Home® regional editor Lynda Sutton found a way to cut through the brambles of gift giving—literally. Every year, Lynda makes and…

7 min.
style evolution

JESS NOBLE DIDN’T EXACTLY SET OUT TO PURSUE A country aesthetic for her family’s home. Even though she and husband Griff each grew up in farmhouses in rural Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, she was scarred by the maroon walls and wildlife wallpaper borders of her youth. “I grew up in the ’80s,” she says. “My mom loved stenciling and collected mallard duck decoys.” But Jess has always revered history and historical structures, so when the family moved into this 1840s New England farmhouse 10 years ago, Jess thought she would fall in step with the previous owner. “Her style was very Colonial farmhouse, with dark woods and lots of minimal, primitive pieces,” she says. “It was gorgeous and inspiring to me, so I thought, I’m going to do what she did…

5 min.
nature sings

SILVER BELLES THE IDEA Elevate inexpensive grocery store flowers by tucking them into vintage silver that’s left a bit tarnished for a mellow patina. THE GOODS These grab-and-go supermarket blooms—red roses and varying sizes of white and red carnations—are widely available year-round. When combined with holiday greens, they create a frilly burst of seasonal cheer. MAKE IT Fill a vintage silver pitcher with water and cut boughs of seasonal greenery. Splay the branches up and outward, setting the height and width of the arrangement and leaving room for flowers to fill in between the green sprays. Always cut your stems longer first, to be on the safe side, then cut shorter if needed. Vary the heights of the flowers to give a loose, natural look. SWEET & SIMPLE THE IDEA This candy-cane-color mix of the holiday’s most popular red…

7 min.
home for the holidays

“MY HUSBAND, JARED, AND I ARE BOTH VERY SENTIMENTAL WHEN IT COMES TO CHRISTMAS,” Hollie Keller says. But this past Christmas was especially heartfelt. It was the first one in their family’s “new” house. “It was built in 1902 by Jared’s great-grandfather and his brother. They homesteaded the land and were sheep farmers in the area,” she says. The home was ultimately lost to the family and then abandoned in the 1950s. “We’ve heard many stories about how, when it was a proper home, they would hold dances in the parlor. Once it became abandoned, local kids would hold annual spook alleys here each fall,” Hollie says. Then sometime in the late 1990s, it was adopted and remodeled, a transformation that included a sizable addition to the original 2,300-square-foot Victorian. The…