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 THE DECEMBER ISSUE, AMONG OTHER SEASONAL NEWS AND NOTES
Turn This Scene into a Room • See how Country Living style editors designed a cozy den inspired by this snow-covered cottage.
Know Your Firewood
Day at the Tree Farm • Get spruced up for the occasion in a cheerful puffer, fittingly festive sweater, and wintry white boots. (Axe not included.)
Creature Comforts • The latest and greatest finds for animals and the people who love them
Turn a Collection into a Tree! • Pining for patina? These needle-free displays serve up vintage charm with far less effort than a trip to the tree farm. Ready, set, stack…
What Is It? What Is It Worth? • Ho ho ho! Our team of antiques experts weighs in on your treasured vintage Santas.
How Santa Found His Jolly • Santa didn’t always look so plump and rosy-cheeked. In early depictions, he ranged from a mischievous elf to a gaunt bishop. Here’s how the big guy you know and love came to be.
Meet Our Collecting Panel
Jolly Gold St. Nick • Contributor Mary Randolph Carter on why it’s sometimes better to grab than receive.
Earning Her Stripes • Cornishware collector—and, now, maker!—Karina Rickards turned a passion for the pottery into a much more epic endeavor: reviving the 95-year-old brand for modern-day kitchens.
Not Your Average Snow Day! • Nowhere does winter like The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Montana. So we checked in on a blustery winter’s day for a lesson in both recreation and hibernation. Inspired by the property, here’s how to step up your winter game.
Make a Better Snow Angel.
GO ON A “SLEIGH” RIDE. • At Paws Up, you can hitch a holiday haul with a wrangler and Percheron draft horses Pete and Repeat (page 42). At home, swap your seen-better-days saucer with one of these joyrides.
Play Reindeer Games. • Ice hockey may reign at Paws Up, but you can try your mittened hand at one of these powdery pastimes.
WARM UP ON THE INSIDE. • Step aside, snow cream! This rum-based refreshment from the Paws Up bar menu will warm you from the inside out.
Jolly Red Real Estate • From fiery farmhouses to a cardinal Cape, these century-old homes—bold enough to stop the Big Guy in his tracks!—pair well with seasonal swag.
The Best Reds for Exteriors • Santa is sure to brake for a house—or front door—coated in his signature shade.
Stringing Lights on a Tree
Countdown to Christmas! • Are you a Hallmark movie superfan? Know one?! We teamed up with the network on the perfect binge-watching companion.
Evergreens • Separate the firs from the pines with this guide to common live conifers.
Tree Toppers • Festive finishing touches for the tree farm’s finest
Festive Attire • Introducing seasonal sweatshirts for every occasion. Find them all at store.countryliving.com.
Country Living • December 2019
Winter Whites • On the North Fork of Long Island, discerning shop owner Lori Guyer takes an all-is-calm approach to at-home accessorizing with serene shades, colorless candy canes, and a light dusting of vintage decor.
White Christmas • Pretty, peaceful accents make for understated decor.
Shop Local • Lori Guyer shares her style standbys in the North Fork area.
HAVE YOURSELF a MERRY Little CHRISTMAS • On the heels of the 150th anniversary of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and on the cusp of (another!) big-screen debut, we revisited our favorite 19th-century foursome for...