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Country Home November Preview: Happy Thanksgiving
-Country Home Editors Available for Interview-

THE NEST: BOUNTIFUL WREATH; pg. 26
Welcome guests to your home this holiday season with handmade wreath. Country Home shows you how to create your own wreath – or spruce up a store-bought – perfect for a door, window or even diner table. Create a Blast of Berries, Serving of Citrus or Square of Green Goodness wreath. Also included, tips for shopping for supplies and techniques on creating and displaying your wreaths.

COLLECT IT: ANTIQUES GO WEARABLE; pg. 68
Country Home is smitten with artists who are turning antique objects into new jewelry. Favorites include a silver spoon watch, typewriter-key bracelet and button brooch. You can also learn how to create your own with Country Home’s book recommendations. Also hot – collectible fabric cocktail napkins. Fun and cheeky cocktail napkins, embellished with rhymes and embroidery, are a stylish historical snapshot of mid-20th century American life.

SHOPGIRL: LEDGES OF THE FALL; pg. 62
ShopGirl shows you how to create that much-needed space in your hallway or entry way with an easy-to-build table ledge. ShopGirl walks you through the steps to bring a carved corbel bracket, bendable plywood, embossed wallpaper and paint into a rich looking side table. ShopGirl also shares ‘secret weapons in the war of stylish remodeling’ from her DIY friends.

COOL JUNK: JUNKMARKET LIGHTS A FIRE; pg. 70
‘Tis the season for candlelight, and the Country Home JunkMarket masters have scoured and salvaged to show you how to create some impromptu candleholders that are anything but ordinary. The JunkMarket masters show you how to turn everyday objects such as a post and pillar, lampshade, coaster and metal grate into candle bases. Now that you are set with the décor and lighting, you just need the party.

THE PLUSH LIFE; pg. 98
No longer reserved for luxury, today’s velvet is all about accessible luxury. Country Home shows how you can use this rich, sumptuous fabric to add just a touch of the plush or do an entire room. Learn about velvet’s history, its prominence in fashion and ways to bring it into your home – think ottomans, a velvet stripe on your curtains, patterned pillows or even a velvet patchwork quilt.

A FUSS-FREE THANKSGIVING; pg. 112
Playing host and chef for America’s favorite meal is no easy task, but you can breathe easier with our countdown to Turkey Day. Our dinner for 12 includes foolproof recipes plus quick and natural decorating ideas sure to impress. Impress guests with recipes including Sweet-Potato & Carrot Soup, Mushroom Leek Stuffing, Candied Orange Cranberry Sauce and Pecan Crunch Pumpkin-Cheesecake Pie.

THE DISH: STOCK UP FROM COMPANY; pg. 122
Company’s coming! Country Home shares its favorite simple snacks that you can have on hand for the season’s impromptu gatherings. Napa Style Spreads with bread and crackers, The Wine Tasting Party Kit, perfect pears and chai-scream are some of the must-haves. Also, Country Home suggests lining up rows of oversize wineglasses filled with party food that can guests can take to nibble as they chat.

The November issue of Country Home is on newsstands October 17th.

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