Holiday Time is Here!
FOREVER PLAID – Page 42
With its classic menswear style and easy-to-layer personality, is it any wonder we’re forever mad about plaid. No longer just for the lumberjack shirt or wool throw, plaid is back this season is turning up everywhere from purses to candles, napkins and more. Country Home shares its favorite fabrics, products and more.
PREP YOUR TABLE FOR THE HOLIDAYS – Page 38
Even side dishes take center stage when you serve them up on these pleasing platters and serving bowls. We share affordable, creative and different serving dishes to add something fresh to your table this holiday season.
HANDS ON STYLE: GOLDEN HARVEST – Page 32
Country Home’s Matthew Mead shows how a dusting of gold on some of nature’s leftovers can create glamorous holiday decorations. A wreath, a table cloth and candleholders are just a few of the simple, yet elegant projects you can make to give your home that rustic holiday feel. As Matthew says, “The gifts that nature presents us are just the right touch for this season of sharing.”
HOLIDAY MOOD LIFTERS – Page 52
Holidays stressing you out? Country Home shares fun and colorful ways to improve your mood. From the perfect cup of tea to the color to wear when you want to feel energized, this guide is sure to beat the holiday blues.
STAY WARM – AND GREEN—THIS WINTER – Page 54
Country Home’s green guru, Danny Seo, explains some new and resourceful ways to keep your house warm during the winter months. Plus: easy and safe ways to get a perfect fire started.
COOL JUNK: REFINED DINING – Page 68
The JunkMarket gals, Sue Whitney and Ki Nassauer, show you how to make new, pretty pieces out of cast-off tableware. Almost anything—from mismatched china, an old-fashioned egg basket to a salt shaker that lost its pepper partner—can be made into a beautiful, easy project.
SHOPGIRL LIGHTS UP YOUR LIFE—AND YOUR ROOMS - Page 84
Leslie Segrete, a.k.a. Shopgirl, is Country Home’s do-it-herself expert. Here she gives ten easy steps to turn an old vase into a beautiful new table lamp in just 30 minutes. Plus: two bright ways to update your lighting scheme.
TURKEY DAY PRIMER – Page 122
Thanksgiving should be for the cook as well as the company. Country Home shows you how to find the time to actually enjoy the holiday with artfully simple table ideas and make-ahead recipes. Plus: an up-to-the-minute countdown on when to prepare everything from place cards to desserts.
FRESH QUICK BREADS – Page 138
Whether you’re a novice baker or a seasoned pro, you’re sure to love the simplicity and instant gratification of these speedy stir-together wonders. These fresh popovers, muffins, breadsticks and more prove that speed doesn’t have to mean an absence of style.
The November issue of Country Home is on newsstands now.
Lisa Bagley, (212) 551-7189