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Contents JULY-AUGUST 2018

Features

ƅŽ American Idyll A Seattle couple’s quaint Vashon Island getaway serves up saltweathered charm and Sunday suppers overlooking Puget Sound.

ƆŽ The Lake Effect After a lifetime of trips to a charming Lake Michigan town, a Kentucky family takes the plunge and builds a home of their own.

žŽŽ Catch of the Bay A Massachusetts couple falls hook, line, and sinker for two former fishing shacks on the shores of Martha’s Vineyard.

NEWSSTAND COVER (TOP) Art by Becca Clason

SUBSCRIBER COVER (BOTTOM) Photograph by David Tsay; styling by Liz Strong

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Contents JULY-AUGUST 2018

The Field Guide to Decorating

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Bring the Outside In A summery scene inspires a sleeping porch.

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Roundup Coolers to keep refreshments at the ready

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Wild For Watermelon This sweet shade of red is ripe for the picking.

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Small of Fame A coastal cottage boasts vintage nautical flair.

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Best in Show How to create a high-style backyard retreat

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The Outfitter An effortless look for a day at the lake

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The Collecting Life Mary Randolph Carter shares her bucket list.

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Thrill of the Hunt The best sleepaway camp collectibles

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Country Listings Breezy homes with wraparound porches

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Rosie the Renovator Get the dirt on outdoorsy undertakings.

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What Is It Worth? Our experts weigh in on your finds.

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Custom Kicks Twirl up a plain pair of white sneakers.

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Meet a Magpie A Tennessee collector and her bevy of barn signs

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Life with Pets Dr. Tricia Earley answers your questions.

Blue Ribbon Kitchen

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All-American Cookout

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The ultimate Fourth of July celebration

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Editor’s Note Cross-Stitch of the Month Resource Guide Simple Country Pleasures

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Joys of Summer! PHOTOGRAPH BY BRIAN WOODCOCK; STYLING BY MARIBETH JONES.

The 93-day season may seem as fast-fleeting as a frozen treat on a sweltering day, but this star-spangled celebration of pleasures both new and nostalgic will help you savor every precious second.

Joy No. 1: Bomb Pops

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These sparkler candles make festive Fourth of July hostess gifts. $14; topsmalibu.com

Hot dog! How cute is this kid’s clutch? $32; hanna andersson.com

No country porch is complete without a retro glider. $650; grandinroad.com

Joy No. 2 Baseball Games Here, my son, Jack, and I root for the Birmingham Barons, our minor league home team.

Editor’s Note

PORTRAIT, T-SHIRT, AND PICNIC BASKET, BRIAN WOODCOCK; DRESS, KATE SPADE; HAIR AND MAKEUP BY CELINE RUSSELL/ZENOBIA.

Margaritaville: The Cookbook features 125 takes on summer standbys. $20; amazon.com

I recently read an article about how firefly populations are shrinking, but there was a bioluminescent bright side: Minimizing light pollution in your own backyard can help offset these dwindling numbers. It got me wondering, though, what other sorts of summertime magic we’re potentially missing out on in the name of modern technology. This issue is an attempt to minimize our own screen-induced light pollution—to put down the cell phones in the spirit of recapturing a bit of summer’s unmistakable magic. It should come as no surprise that many of the season’s pleasures championed in these pages are inherently rooted in the good-for-thesoul practice of slowing down, getting outdoors, and channeling your inner-kid-on-a-tire-swing. Whether you crack a those-were-the-days smile at the sight of sleepaway camp collectibles (page 43) or find pastoral bliss in the Norman Rockwell-esque nostalgia of a white country farmhouse decked out in its patriotic best (page 110), I hope you find something in this issue that conjures a happy sigh of childlike contentment. Because there’s something to be said for old-fashioned, splash-around-in-the-sprinkler fun. And summertime, like a firefly’s flicker, comes and goes in a flash.

Accidental watermelon juice splats will blend right in! $80; cathkidston.com

CL Fair vendor Michelle Kirby’s cute T-shirts are a comfort home run. $24; shelly louslids.etsy.com

This screen printed 18" by 24" flag is artfully crafted in the USA with wool, brass, and leather. $150; savarin.co

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FIND THE HORSESHOE WIN A PORCH SWING! If you find the horseshoe hidden in this issue*, go to countryliving.com/win (see page 126 for details), and enter for a chance to win a Hurston Porch Swing from Southern Komfort; southernkomfortbedswings.com. (Retail value: $3,900) *Not required for winning

My vintage metal picnic basket is a favorite CL Fair find.

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INNOVATION AT YOUR SERVICE


The Field Guide DECORATING IDEAS FOR THE GREAT INDOORS

How to pick the perfect cooler (p. 19), kick up your feet (p. 64), and more!

PHOTOGRAPH BY STEPHANIE RAUSSER; PRODUCED BY ALISON ALLSOPP.

Joy No. 3: Breezy Retreats

Bring the Outside In Turn the page to see how this summery scene inspired a star-spangled sleeping porch.

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Use this swing-inspired shelf as a side table.

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This twin bed is perfect for a sleeping porch.

7 6 Rope Mirror $99; pbteen.com 2. Blue Pendant $136; cgsparks.com 3. Star Pillow $60; chandler4corners .com 4. Quilted Throw $160; hedge houseusa.com 5. Wood Bench $450; designideas.net 6. Chambray Rug $498 for 5' by 8'; garnethill.com 7. Metal Bed $799; incyinteriors .com 8. Retro Fan $180; westelm.com 9. Red Tulip; benjaminmoore.com 10. Hanging Shelf $39; urbanout fitters.com 11. Pennant Garland $26; shopterrain.com

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Joys No. 4-11: Chilled Drinks

Stylish Coolers From a totable trout to a retro green roller, this assortment of coolers will stylishly keep refreshment at the ready.

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This triple threat comes with a built-in blender and speaker!

Floating Fish Bobber $30; bedbathandbeyond.com 2. Fish Bag $16; amazon.com 3. Insulated Canvas Backpack $72; truefabrications.com 4. Powder-Coated Steel Cooler $70; overstock.com 5. Built-In Speaker Cooler $450; coolest.com 6. Woven Basket $79; peterborobasket.com 7. Foam-Insulated Cooler $275; filson.com 8. Wheeled Cooler $180; permasteelshop.com

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Joy No. 12: Vine-Ripened Refreshment

Wild for Watermelon

PHOTOGRAPH BY ROGER DAVIES; FABRIC AND KNOBS, BRIAN WOODCOCK.

These juicy red picks-of-the-patch add a refreshing burst of sweetness to the season’s more understated staples.

Fruit forward: This gingham fabric (kathryn ireland.com) lends a vibrant, on-trend kick to a plush chair.

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String Lights $26; saksof5th.com 2. Cubism Fabric $58/yard; decoratorsbest.com 3. Watermelon Fabric from $10.50; spoonflower.etsy.com 4. Belize Trim $26/yard; decoratorsbest.com 5. Rickrack $5; trimko.etsy.com 6. Settee $540; birchlane.com 7. Watermelon Red; benjaminmoore.com 8. Principal Schoolhouse Light $167; lightingconnection.com 9. Vintage Wicker Picnic Basket; ebay.com for similar 10. Jump Rope $16; anthropologie .com 11. Striped Dress $60; shop.mango.com/us 12. Flip-Flops $5; oldnavy.com 13. Cotton Rug $30/sq. ft.; eliza betheakins.com 14. Floppy Hat $29; asos.com 15. Lip Gloss in Sweetie Pop $19; clinique.com 16. Doormat $36; sunnylife.com 17. Spray Paint $4; hobbylobby.com 18. Vintage Knobs $22 for 5; vintagebytiffinie.etsy.com

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GIRLS, LÉ A. JONES/STOCKSY UNITED; DOOR, SPRAY PAINT, FABRIC, TRIM, LIGHTS AND HAT, BRIAN WOODCOCK.

Roll out the “mel”-come mat for summer houseguests.


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Black beads on this one-of-a-“rind” vintage find make for stylish seeds!

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ILLUSTRATION BY MELINDA JOSIE; DINING ROOM, MARK LOHMAN, DESIGNER: ALISON KANDLER; PICKUP TRUCK, MEAGAN NELSON; RUG, DRESS, AND PICNIC BASKET, BRIAN WOODCOCK.

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Win a Seed-Spitting Contest! To earn bragging rights at your local summer festival, follow these five steps: 1. Check your decorum at the door. 2. Select a large heavy seed. 3. Place seed on your tongue like a taco (per spitting champ Davis Camacho), with the seed’s tapered end facing out. 4. Use lung power to propel the seed down the spitway for victory. 5. Claim trophy. (The Guinness World Record, by the way, is 75 feet, 2 inches!)


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Joy No. 13: A Shingled Seaside Cottage

Harbor Hideaway Designer Ken Fulk’s restored 19th-century getaway in Provincetown, Massachusetts, boasts vintage spirit of the salty sort.

written by NATALIE SCHUMANN photographs by DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN

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Let in the Light Ken skipped window treatments in the dining nook, tempering dark painted floors with lots of light. An antique bridge table and thatched-seat chairs sub in for standard dining furniture.

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Mix a Classic Cape Codder

ILLUSTRATION BY MELINDA JOSIE

Breezy nights on the bay are better with this local favorite. Bring 1 cup cranberry juice and 2 large pieces sliced fresh ginger to a boil; remove from heat and cool. Combine infused cranberry juice, 4 cups cranberry juice, 3 cups soda water, 1 1/2 cups white rum, and 1/3 cup fresh lime juice. Serve over ice with lime wedges. (Serves 8)

Hang in There To create a collected feel, oil paintings line every nook of the house, including door backs.

Go for Public Display With over-the-door open shelving and clever wall-mounted storage, Ken was able to cut down on clunky cabinets and find space to showcase his kitchen collectibles.

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Banish Boundaries A saturated color on the ceiling, trim, and walls eliminates visual breaks and helps the ceiling feel taller. Accents like a salvaged boat hatch light fixture reinforce a nautical vibe.

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Joys No. 14-21: Sleeping Under the Stars

Backyard Glampgrounds At this Puget Sound retreat, outdoor “guest rooms” feature antique furnishings, waterfront views, and space heaters for chilly summer nights. Here’s how to create your own high-style haven.

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HICKORY FURNITURE

STAND-UP TENT

Rustic woodwork pieces are style staples, from Adirondack camps to National Park lodges.

You can pop up a backyard bedroom of your own in this roomy tent—no custom platform required. Measuring 13' in diameter and 8'3" tall at the center, it easily accommodates a pair of twin beds plus a side table. (For more permanent digs, check out Sweetwater Bungalows; sweetwaterbungalows.com.) SECRET SOURCE

Meriwether Tent $695; shelter-co.com

STONE COUNTY IRONWORKS

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Known for its forgediron furnishings, this Arkansas blacksmith shop also makes parchment lampshades out of paper that resembles the dried animal skins used by pioneers.

SOFT LANDING

COTTON RUG Line the floor of your tent with this plush, handwoven rug made from recycled cotton, and sleeping outside will no longer be synonymous with roughing it. Area Rug $200 for 5' by 8'; worldmarket.com

End Table $360; houzz.com

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COZY BEDDING Serape stripes + rich indigo + nubby wool make for artful (and practical!) outdoor layering.

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Serape Blanket Pillow $65; abodexcyl.etsy.com

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+ African Indigo Pillow $65; shopsanjunipero.com

Striped Wool Throw $198; coyuchi.com

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THROW, BRIAN WOODCOCK; OPPOSITE PAGE: LISA ROMEREIN; DESIGNER: HOEDEMAKER PFEIFFER; WRITTEN BY STEELE MARCOUX.

Stitched Lampshade $109; stonecountyiron works.com

Twin Headboard $550; blackforestdecor.com


Modeled after Boy Scouts’ platform tents, these custom-built, permanent structures are made of canvas duck walls, ipe wood floors, and oak rafters.

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pets welcome Finding the perfect travel companion can be “ruff,” so why not hit the road with your furry friend? This summer, add one of these wag-friendly destinations to your getaway itinerary and live life to the fullest…together.

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With charming open-air tours, pet-friendly luxury hotels, and the best of-leash dog park around, NOLA has all that jazz and then some! Take a stroll or carriage ride through the French Quarter, then stop in for “yappy hour” at one of the many bars, breweries, and cafés where the wag is welcome.

You’ll wish they all could be California pups after a shared kayak trip around Mission Bay or a joint paddleboard lesson from Point Loma. There’s also something SoCal about a morning stroll on the beach followed by a trip to one of the area’s famous pet food stores, where you’ll find fresh, natural treats and cool gear.


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portland This historic New England coastal town is celebrated for its hospitality to tourists—including Fido! See and do it all along the Harborwalk Trail, where you’ll find stunning ships, scenic views, quaint shops, and ofleash beaches. Book your stay at an oceanfront hotel featuring doggy massages and turndown treats.

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Whether you’ve got a posh pup or a salty sea dog, the Windy City will leave him begging for more! From rides, games, and public art to sightseeing cruises and live entertainment, the Navy Pier is an outdoor extravaganza for all. For a more uptown experience, window-shop the Magnificent Mile or pop in a nearby pet boutique.

BEFORE YOU GO! From delicious, highquality food to a welcome taste of home, pack everything your dog needs for a happy, healthy good time.

nashville outdoor concert or festival with your pup. Afterward, porch with your best friend at your side. Many local eateries will even fetch him a bone or a bowl of water.

keep it real

sweet dreams

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Nature’s Recipe features purposeful ingredients, like real chicken, sweet potato, and pumpkin, plus added vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to support easy digestion and complete nourishment.

Bring a few creature comforts, like his cozy dog bed or favorite blanket, so you both get enough rest to fuel a big and vibrant tomorrow.

A portable, collapsible water bowl is a lifesaver when you’re on the go exploring new and unfamiliar territory with your pup.

FIND MORE INSPIRATION TO NURTURE YOUR PET’S BIG LIFE AT NATURESRECIPE.COM


Joys No. 22-30: Lake Luxuries

The Outfitter Whether you’re idling on the dock or windblown on a boat, here’s how to master that effortless #LakeHairDon’tCare look.

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1. Chambray Button-Down Top $98; lillypulitzer.com 2. Las Bayadas Beach Towel $50; shopbop.com 3. Lulu Sunglasses $60; shopbop.com 4. Striped Bandana $55; clarev.com 5. Net Tote $109; clarev.com 6. Striped Boat Shoe $90; sperry.com 7. Olay ProX Age Repair Lotion SPF 30 $30; walmart.com 8. Underwater Camera $20; sunnylife.com 9. Sidestroke Swimsuit in White Sand, Mango, and Deep Sea $95; summersalt.com

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Joy No. 31: Building Sandcastles

Buckets of Fun CL contributor Mary Randolph Carter shares her love for these rusty beach relics.

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ack in the summers of the 1950s, I remember sitting on a sandy beach, digging a deep hole with great intensity. “Keep going, and you’ll see China,” my father used to say. My brothers and sisters and I were ever hopeful that, with each scoop of sand, we were closer to the mysterious land that lay beneath. Our tools were brightly colored tin shovels and sand pails like the trio pictured at right. I don’t know how it happened, but we always lost their handles during our assorted missions. Our pails were made by big toy companies like J. Chein & Co., T. Cohn Inc., and The Ohio Art Company (which was also known for producing the legendary Etch A Sketch!). Sad to say, these metal relics have been replaced by plastic versions—and although the newer models are no doubt better at standing up to the salty air and water, they lack the soul of those rusty old buckets. I’m always digging for old pails at flea markets and yard sales—let’s just say I have a running bucket list! I love the way they look lining the whitewashed shelves of my old wooden cupboard. I also use them as charming centerpieces, filling them with red geraniums, wildflowers, or bunches of fragrant herbs. And, while I’ve found other ways to get to China, these memory-packed pails and shovels do seem to transport me to a distant sand.

“Carter” is the author of multiple books about collecting, including Never Stop to Think Do I Have a Place for This?

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photograph by BRIAN WOODCOCK


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Joys No. 32-36: Bunking Up

Sleepaway Camp Dear Mom and Dad: Please send ample funds for a cabin-themed antiquing excursion.

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Cabin Keepsakes When sleepaway camps were introduced in the late 1800s, flat-topped trunks were the luggage of choice. This 1920s model ( 1 ), complete with vintage stickers, checks in at around $200. A larger, primecondition piece from the same era might fetch double that amount. From cabin placards to road markers, camp signage,

written by LAURREN WELCH photographs by BRIAN WOODCOCK

like this late-1930s-era guidepost ( 2 ), can be hard to track down, as most remain part of a camp’s archives. If you’re lucky enough to spot one, expect to spend upward of $250 for a larger piece from a well-known organization. Determining authenticity can be diicult when it comes to homespun, hand-carved pieces, so confirm online that the camp in question did, in fact, exist.

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Guides & Maps Frank H. Cheley, founder of Cheley Colorado Camps in Rocky Mountain National Park, wrote more than 40 camp-related books in his lifetime. These brochures ( 1, 2, 3) remain in the Cheley archive, but similar items can be scouted online at $25 apiece.

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Guidebooks are more readily available, with paperbacks garnering between $8 and $20, while hardbacks go for up to $60. A 1930s copy of The Boys’ Book of Camp Fires ( 4 ) by Cheley goes for around $45. Especially rare finds, like a 1912 first-edition Camp Fire Girls paperback, can nab up to $500 or more.


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became popular in the 1970s and are worth a bit less at $20 apiece. Despite a bit of wear, this 1920s Brach’s marshmallow tin ( 4 ) fetches a sweet sum of $50. Borden released a line of tins inspired by the old Campfire brand tin ( 5 ) in the 1970s, and those are valued at about $30. A 1920s original would be worth more than double that.

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Sports & Recreation From target sports like archery and riflery to horseback riding and hiking, outdoor activities are a huge part of the camp experience. Small sporting goods, such as fishing rods from the 1940s through the 1960s ( 1 ), 1960s-era tennis racquets ( 2 ), and feather-tipped wood arrows dating back to the 1960s and 1970s ( 3 ) can be found in the $20 to $60 range, while larger items like these 1960s paddles (4 ) make waves at around $400.

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Pennants, Pins & Patches These spirited keepsakes were a popular way for campers to commemorate summers well spent. Vintage pins and patches from the 1960s range in worth from a few bucks to $200 for rarer finds. Felt pennants—like this example from the 1960s ( 1 ), valued at $50—are the most coveted within the souvenir category because they’re especially hard to find. Expect to pay anywhere from $15 to several hundred dollars, depending on age and condition.

SPECIAL THANKS A salute to American Camp Association, Cheley Colorado Camps, Sherwood Forest, Thief Island Vintage, Robert Grove, Old New House, Cobble Hill Trading Co., Gentry Antiques, Stag Vintage Goods, and Happy Go Vintage for sharing items.


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Joys No. 37-41: Pretty Porches

Wraparound Wonders These breezy beauties—all more than 100 years old—offer ample space for the finest of alfresco gatherings. Traverse City, MI $397,500 Rustic touches inside this five-bedroom, three-bath 1910 farmhouse include wide-plank floors and a whippletree chandelier. The porch overlooks five private acres of countryside along Michigan’s charming Old Mission Peninsula. Agent: Kimberly Creamer; kw.com

Royston, GA $199,900 Clio, SC $259,000 The interior of this circa-1900 fivebedroom, four-bathroom home is an old house lover’s dream-cometrue: The mahogany tongue-andgroove walls and ceilings have never been painted, and original heart-pine floors enrich the six carved Victorian fireplaces. Agent: George Bullard; bullardrealty1.com

The roomy wraparound porch overlooks perennial gardens.

Leesville, LA $265,000 Leesville’s lieutenant governor was responsible for the construction of this 1897 five-bedroom, two-bathroom home. More than a dozen ceiling fans keep things breezy along the majestic, two-story veranda. Agent: Shana Toups Welch; erasarver.com

East Dorset, VT $399,000 This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home’s country kitchen opens to reveal formal gardens. Inside, light floods through floor-to-ceiling windows with original 1860 trim. Agent: Sarah H. Buckley; wohlerrealtygroup.com

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Gardenia Plant in well-drained soil or large patio pots.

Goodwin Creek Lavender Hardy for all regions

Honeysuckle Bright berries replace blooms in the fall.

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A picturesque red barn and old general store complement this four-bedroom, one-bathroom 1900 Victorian farmhouse, which also boasts an original turn-of-the-century staircase and rich, historic woodwork throughout. Agent: Arthur Lane; completemax.com or zillow.com


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Joys No. 42-46: Brake-Worthy Curb Appeal

Rosie the Renovator Our resident DIY-er rolls up her chambray sleeves and shares the dirt on all sorts of outdoorsy undertakings.

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I’m looking to update my orange-y brick exterior with a fresh coat of white paint, but I’m up to my neck in a pile of paint chips and can't make the final call. Help! Katie P., St. Louis, MO

I’ve been pleased as punch with Glacier White by Benjamin Moore, a true white with just a hint of gray. It’s a little “dirty” in a good, not-overtly-blinding way. (Rumor has it the shade was also used on some exteriors at the dreamy Blackberry Farm resort in Tennessee.) For something a wee bit warmer, consider Swiss Coffee or White Dove, both by Benjamin Moore. (And please send me photos when you’re done!)

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Livestock water troughs make for great planters, as their 24-inch depth nicely accommodates root growth. And no, it’s not too late! These handy gardening guides (timber press.com) profile the top edibles—and when to plant ’em—by region.

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I’m shopping for lantern-style sconces to flank my front door and I’m stumped on choosing a size. Can you shed light on the subject?

If you’re set on a pair, measure your door height (including casing) and divide that number by four. (So, if your door is a standard 80 inches, you’ll Powder-Coated want lanterns that are roughly 20 inches Black Lantern tall.) For a one-lantern scenario, you can go up to one-third the size of the door—assuming there’s no overhang. I’m newly enamored with family-owned Lantern & Scroll, which manufactures beautiful historic reproductions in its South Carolina factory. (Prices start at $228 for exterior sconces; lanternandscroll.com.)

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Make a Shipping Pallet Swing A tire swing has long epitomized the carefree spirit of a country summer, but you can’t truly retire in a tire. An easy, nap-friendly alternative: shipping pallets! Start with a pair of pallets (uline.com) and insert two 8-foot two-by-fours for extra support (turn upright as shown and secure with nails). Tie industrial rope around the two-by-four supports, and place a vinyl-covered twin mattress on top.

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My backyard is an eyesore! What are your (affordable) go-tos for backyard bliss? Clare V., Charlottesville, VA

I’m a proponent of the three Ps when it comes to budget backyard beautification.

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Patina: Just as every room needs something old, so does every outdoor space— whether it’s a pretty urn, light fixture, or an antique pine table as shown above. Pea gravel: At roughly $5 per square foot, these versatile pebbles make for pretty pathways and patios. Plan for a 3-inch-deep layer of pea gravel atop a crushed base rock. I use metal edging to define the space. Pergola: As far as hardscaping goes, this is one of the most doable build-it-yourself options! For a store-bought shortcut, check out the Threshold Adjustable Shade Pergola, $450; target.com. ASK ! R O S IE

Send your reno questions to rosie@ countryliving.com

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PATIO, ALEC HEMER; STYLING BY HEATHER BULLARD; BOOKS, BRIAN WOODCOCK.

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I’m seeing trough vegetable gardens all over my Instagram feed and am tempted to give it a go, but is it too late to start planting?


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Joys No. 47-55: Pastoral Pastimes

What Is It? What Is It Worth?

Introduced in 1981, the No. 98 (top) originally retailed for $9.95 without fittings. The No. 76 (bottom) was $7.95 at its 1968 release.

Our antiques experts weigh in on your prized finds. A BRIEF HISTORY OF...

Picnic Baskets by W.C. Redmon Co. WHAT IT’S WORTH:

Up to $350 WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:

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Picnic “baskets” of all sorts have been gracing grassy meadows and gingham blankets for over a century.

George Marris & Co. offered a line of Sirram picnic outfits, including the properly stocked midcentury suitcase.

Burlington Basket Co. lined the early-1900s Hawkeye Refrigerator Basket with metal to help keep food cool.

National Enameling & Stamping Co.’s (NESCO) metal PicnicRyte and CoolRyte totes launched in the 1950s.

Ohio-based Longaberger brought iconic handwoven split-oak baskets into the homes of millions.

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reported by JENNIFER KOPF illustrations by MELINDA JOSIE

PHOTOGRAPH BY BRIAN WOODCOCK; STYLING BY LEAH DANKERTSON.

In 1882, 15-year-old Indiana barber W.C. Redmon devoted his time between clients to his true love—weaving baskets—and then sold them in his shop. The demand soon surpassed the supply, and a year later he left barbering behind and launched his own company with just one employee—his future wife. Redmon’s styles of handwoven picnic baskets evolved through the decades, leading to the iconic diamond motif and striped loom-woven fibre baskets sold by the millions (empty or with table service for four to six) from the 1950s through the 1980s. To stay competitive, after WWII Redmon developed machines to take over the weaving process. Today, 135 years and five generations of Redmons later, the company still produces woven storage pieces—but no longer picnic baskets— in its Indiana facility.


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Extra-wide armrests provide ample room for holding cool summer drinks.

“I have always prized this chair that my grandmother gave me but know nothing of its origins. What can you tell me about it?” —H.W., EVANSVILLE, IN

WHAT IT IS:

“What a lucky person you are!” says appraiser Helaine Fendelman, who notes that in 1903 Thomas Lee created the very first versions of the popular Adirondack chair for his family’s use at their Upstate New York home. Later that year, Lee shared his design with his friend, carpenter and shop-owner Harry Bunnell, as a favor to help Bunnell bring in extra money during the off-season. Bunnell began making and selling the chairs, but—without telling Lee—also applied for and received the 1905 patent to manufacture his friend’s design, which he did under the H.C. Bunnell name for the next 25 years. Your piece was likely made around 1920, and is an early form of American Art Deco with roots in European Cubism and constructivism. “Because they were used outdoors, these chairs rarely survived,” says Helaine. “Yours still has most of its original paint, which is also very rare.” If you haven’t already, bring it inside—it’s worth a pretty penny. WHAT IT’S WORTH:

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1920s American Westport Adirondack Lounge Chair

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THE FIELD GUIDE / APPRAISALS

“I’m curious to know more about this croquet set I recently acquired.”—A.H., NEW YORK, NY

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WHAT IT IS:

F.H. Ayres Croquet Set

Notebook with a wish list, relevant room dimensions, and contact info for local shippers Tape measure (In a pinch, remember a dollar bill is 6 inches.) Cash (It’s king when you are negotiating!) Readers for tired eyes; some serious collectors like to bring a jewelry loupe to study markings

“This cute container kicked off my entire icecream collection. Can you tell me anything about it, as well as the unique scale? —M.B., KAYSVILLE, UT

WHAT IT IS:

1950s Meadow Gold Ice-Cream Container and Ice-Cream Scale “I purchased this wagon CV$TKOơGNF[GCTUCIQCPF have used it as a coffee table ever since. How old is it?” —J.C., SOUTHPORT, NC WHAT IT IS:

CROQUET SET, COURTESY OF 1ST DIBS; 1STDIBS.COM.

1920s Wagon Antiques Roadshow’s Marsha Bemko conferred with appraiser Ken Farmer, who says that this particular Red Racer wagon model was made in the first quarter of the 20th century. Says Ken, “Because of its metal wheels, we can date your wagon to about 1920.” Although you’ve managed to keep your wagon in good condition, the state of the paint and the rusted wheels hurt its value slightly. WHAT IT’S WORTH:

$150 to $200

The Meadow Gold brand started in Nebraska in the late 1890s. Appraiser Bene Raia tells us that in the 1950s, the company contacted artist Mary Blair, famous for her work for Walt Disney, to illustrate their calendars, product packaging, and even advertisements. Your pint-size container is a wonderful example of her work. “In the 1950s, when ice cream was weighed in the shop, scales like yours—which measure by the scoop—were fixtures at most general stores,” says Bene. Because ice cream was made to order, the store received empty cartons and filled them with scoops of ice cream on demand, allowing people to customize their flavor selections.

Established in 1864, Londonbased F.H. Ayres was known for high-quality wood games and sports equipment, as well as a line of highly collectible carved rocking horses. According to appraiser Bene Raia, your croquet set is likely from the 1920s and made before the company was acquired by William Sykes Ltd. in the early 1940s and eventually Slazenger in 1948, who then changed the name to F.H. Ayers Athletic Co. Your set’s value takes a hit because it’s missing the original Usborne stand, which doubled as an attractive carrier. WHAT IT’S WORTH:

$500 to $1,200

The posts’ colored bands indicate the order of play.

WHAT IT’S WORTH:

$25 to $50/container $75 to $150/scale COUNTRYLIVING.COM / JULY-AUGUST 2018

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“I picked this up at a local antiques mall and thought it was so fun. Any ideas on its age?” —T.C., BENTON, KY

WHAT IT IS:

Revolving Bait Box

“I found this bike at a local church sale for just $5. Do you think it’s an original?”—K.C., OVERLAND, MO WHAT IT IS:

“This longboard has been in my family for years. Is it valuable?” —B.H., CARLSBAD, CA

WHAT IT IS:

Pop-Out Surfboard Antiques Roadshow’s Marsha Bemko checked in with appraiser Timothy Gordon. Says Tim, “Surfing became a national mania in the early 1960s due to the popularity of surf movies and the music of The Beach Boys. This craze created a big demand for surfboards that was impossible to meet with traditional handcrafted wooden boards.” So, inexpensive molded fiberglass boards—called “popouts” by pro surfers—became a quick fix for manufacturers. They were then sold at roadside stands and box-store retailers. Most vintage pop-out boards sell for a few hundred dollars, but because of the excellent condition and color scheme of your board, Tim says it comes in at top dollar.

Western Flyer Bicycle You got quite the bargain! According to appraiser Marsha Dixey, Western Auto Supply Company, founded in 1909, began selling bicycles called Western Flyers as a way to expand their inventory. By the early 1930s, the bikes proved so popular that Western Auto began stocking up on models from other manufacturers like Murray of Ohio and Shelby Bicycle to sell under the Western Flyer brand. While bike production originally ceased in the late 1950s, during the 1980s and early 1990s they introduced retro-style bicycles of their early models. Based on the label, yours is likely one of those late-model versions, but Marsha advises cross-checking its serial number just to be sure. If it were an original, it could be worth as much as $500. WHAT IT’S WORTH:

$50-$100

$1,500

MEET OUR COLLECTING PANEL MARSHA BEMKO, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW MARSHA DIXEY, HERITAGE AUCTIONS HELAINE FENDELMAN, APPRAISERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

SUBMIT YOUR ITEM! Mass-produced pop-out boards are usually unmarked.

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BENE RAIA, RAIA AUCTIONEERS, INC.

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As a general rule, vintage women’s bike models are worth about half of the male version.

According to appraiser Marsha Dixey, this type of gear is very collectible and still used today. Many of these small bait boxes are assumed to have been made in the 1950s in Japan, but because they lack any markings, it’s diicult to confirm. This model was great for storing tackle and had a spot for worms— you could rotate the cylinder to access both. In excellent condition, these pieces can sell for $35, but the damaged paint and dents lower the value of yours by about half.


Keep a lid on it! If opened, this can’s value would drop by more than half to just $15.

“I recently found this colorful, graphic can at a local estate sale. Is it very old?” —H.M., RICHMOND, VA

WHAT IT IS:

1930s Spalding Tennis Balls “Your fun can of tennis balls was manufactured in the late 1930s by Spalding,” says appraiser Bene Raia. In 1871, baseball Hall of Famer and businessman George Wright joined forces with merchant Henry Ditson to form their Boston-based sporting goods company, Wright & Ditson. While purchased by Spalding 20 years later in 1891, use of the Wright & Ditson name continued until the 1940s, hence your can’s graphics. “Your can does show considerable wear, but that’s consistent with its age,” says Bene. “And the fact that it’s unopened and complete with the original tennis balls ups the value.” WHAT IT’S WORTH:

$30 to $70


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Cut a strip of fabric (1 inch wide by 43 to 46 inches long) for each shoe, and thread through eyelets. Tip: Cut strips the width of the bolt (to include selvage ends) to prevent the ends from fraying.

Sew geometric appliqués (available in packs at crafts stores) just above the soles and along toes of the sneakers.

TASSEL

Wrap baker’s twine around your fingers 20 to 30 times. Use a piece of twine to tie together one end of the loop, then wrap another piece a half-inch below the tie several times, and tie it. Cut loops at opposite end to create tassels. Attach to laces.

EMBROIDERY

Use a heavy-duty needle to stitch a series of patterns in varying colors. We used French knots, backstitch, and cross-stitch.

WATERCOLOR

Wet shoes with water using a large craft brush, then apply watercolor paints (we used greens and blues) with a smaller craft brush. Work on one side at a time.

Custom Kicks The perfect canvas: a pair of plain white sneaks you can twirl up any way you want

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photograph by BRIAN WOODCOCK crafting by KATIE BOWLBY AND CHARLYNE MATTOX

STYLING BY ALISON ALLSOPP.

Joys No. 56-60: New Sneakers


Joy No. 61: Roadside Signs

Meet a Magpie Graphic designer Bonnie Cross and her family have been corralling vintage agricultural and small business signs in their Tennessee barn for 25 years.

HUNTER & GATHERER

Bonnie Cross Nashville, TN

IT ALL STARTED WITH: My father. He’s a big collector, and he passed down the junking genes to me. This collection was inspired by our interest in the history of American agriculture. PRIZED PIECE: An advertisement for Arrow Eight Ranch Riding Horses. It has great color and the perfect patina. If I saw it today on the side of the road, I’d pump the brakes! STILL LOOKING FOR: I’m partial to anything with a chicken, but really it’s all about the graphics. GO-TO SOURCE: The annual Tailgate Antique Show. (Now called The Nashville Show; tailgate antiqueshow.com) ABOUT THAT COW: I found this friendly fella at an antiques mall—I’m pretty sure it was an advertisement for Hereford cattle. WHEN I’M NOT JUNKING: I’m in the studio. I own Tenn Hens Design (tennhens .com) with my friend and business partner, Currier Stevens. Typography and color are essential to our design, so I’m always seeking inspiration from the signs. Bonus: I can use our collectibles as charming props for photographs of our work!

The Magpie Chart Why stop at signs? Here’s a breakdown of Bonnie’s collections:

LATEST OBSESSION: Vintage postage. It makes the perfect last detail on an invitation.

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Farm Signs Silver Julep Cups Whiskey Jugs Equestrian Paintings License Plates Vintage Letterheads

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Joy No. 62: Wet Dogs

Life With Pets This month: seasonal wisdom from our Country Vet, sunshine-loving pups, and sweet treats for sweltering days

THE LAB Life jackets are a must for this lake-lover. (Go to llbean.com for similar styles.)

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Animal expert DR. TRICIA EARLEY answers questions about saltwater safety, overheated hamsters, and other warm-weather what-ifs.

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I’ve read about saltwater toxicity affecting dogs after too much time in the surf. Our retriever, Ty, loves the beach. What can we do to avoid ocean overload? R.S., Frederick, MD

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Too much exposure to saltwater can cause an unpleasant condition more commonly known as “beach diarrhea.” This can occur when a dog ingests too much salt, causing excess fluid to gather in the intestinal tract. In addition to the aforementioned unpleasantry, it can lead to vomiting and, if left untreated, life-threatening dehydration. Luckily, there are some common sense ways to avoid these symptoms. During a day at the beach, it’s crucial that Ty takes a break every 15 minutes and rests in the shade. Offer him plenty of fresh water to help him avoid the temptation of drinking saltwater. Dogs also tend to ingest saltwater when fetching absorbent toys like tennis balls in their mouths, so I recommend throwing plastic toys like Frisbees or Wiffle balls. Above all, be quick to react. If your dog develops these symptoms or becomes lethargic, seek veterinary attention right away.

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Molly, like many dogs, sees a backyard pool as one big water bowl. But don’t fret too much— drinking from well-maintained pools is tolerable to most pets’ systems. (In some cities, the chlorine levels in tap water can actually be higher than those in the pool!) Obviously a pool should never be a dog’s primary source of water, so provide lots of fresh water both inside and out. Please take care to restrict Molly’s access to the area when you’re shocking the pool or adding strong chemicals like algicides. Keep her indoors or on a leash until levels are safe for the whole family—including Molly!—to swim.

Two of my chickens seem to be sneezing a lot lately. Is it possible for hens to have summer allergies, or is this a sign of a more serious problem? M.J., Topeka, KS If you hear your feathered friends sneezing in the backyard, don’t be quick to reach for the antihistamines. Allergies are likely not the problem. First, monitor for any other symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, spots on the combs, or nasal discharge. If sneezing is the only symptom, dust may be the culprit. Check nasal openings for accumulated dirt or foreign material. Spread feathers around the vent and check skin closely for mites, as those can also cause nasal irritation and sneezing. If you notice additional symptoms, you may have a bigger problem. Several viruses should be considered, such as infectious bronchitis and Newcastle disease, as well as bacterial infections such as mycoplasma. Contact an avian veterinarian as soon as possible to treat and prevent the spread of disease before you’re saying “gesundheit” to the entire flock.

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This is our first summer with our hamster, Milo. How can we make sure he doesn’t overheat? Should we be on the lookout for certain symptoms?

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Hamsters can easily overheat, so your concerns are valid. I suggest using wire enclosures over plastic or glass aquariums, as wire provides better ventilation. Place the enclosure in cooler areas of the house, out of direct sunlight. (Be mindful of other pets, of course!) On hot days, place a frozen water bottle next to his “house.” If you have an extra ceramic tile handy, freeze it and wrap it in a washcloth and put it under Milo’s bedding. Frozen treats such as chopped carrots, nuts, or pumpkin seeds can also help. Absolutely avoid leaving him in the car. If you notice him drooling, panting with a bright pink tongue, or acting lethargically, he’s likely overheating and should be cooled down immediately. Place his cage directly in front of a fan, or gently wipe him down with a washcloth soaked in cold water. Don’t use ice, as it could shock his system.

HAVE A PET QUESTION? Drop Dr. Earley a line at countryvet@countryliving.com.

L.G., Greenville, SC

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PEANUT BUTTER & BLUEBERRY

Layer frozen blueberries, peanut butter, and plain nonfat yogurt in pop molds or small paper cups. Fill to top with water; insert dog biscuit. Freeze 5 hours or until frozen solid.

PUMPKIN-BANANA

Blend 1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin puree, 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt, 1 tsp. honey, and 1 ripe banana. Spoon into pop molds or small paper cups; insert dog biscuit. Freeze 5 hours or until frozen solid.

ILLUSTRATIONS BY MELINDA JOSIE; HAMSTER AND DOG, GETTY IMAGES.

Our pup, Molly, has taken a sudden interest in our pool. She tries to drink the water, which can’t be healthy, right? What do we do if she succeeds in her mission? P.L., Fishers, IN


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Joy No. 63: Arts & Crafts

Stitch It Yourself! Our monthly cross-stitch patterns, dreamed up by Assistant Managing Editor Katie Bowlby, are available in kit form. Go to easy123art .com/countryliving for more info.

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Joy No. 64:Waterfront Views

American Idyll A Seattle couple’s comfortably quaint 650-square-foot Vashon Island getaway serves up slipcovered, salt-weathered charm and relaxed Sunday suppers overlooking Puget Sound. written by LAURA KOSTELNY photographs by CHRISTOPHER DIBBLE styling by LIZ STRONG

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The pair of Ws represents the name of the cabin— WestWard—and makes appearances both inside the cabin and out.

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ed Kennedy Watson has led a very colorful life. The Washington-based style guru is a former tennis pro, an author (Style & Simplicity: An A to Z Guide to Living a More Beautiful Life), a lifestyle blogger (tedkennedywatson.com), and a popular “purveyor of fine goods,” thanks to two Seattle locations of his namesake store, Watson Kennedy (watsonkennedy.com). The need for color extends far beyond Ted’s vibrant shops—all the way to the shores of Vashon Island, Washington (population: 10,624). That’s where he and husband Ted Sive escape to WestWard, their 650-squarefoot weekend retreat that’s nestled away on three private acres. Ted named the place shortly after buying it some 20 years ago—something he heartily recommends. “Everyone should name their house—big or small! Name your apartment, for goodness’ sake. It personalizes it and makes it

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Ted Kennedy Watson (right), husband Ted Sive, and schnauzer Bailey relax on the downstairs landing. “We never feel like we have a small house because there are lots of different places to be on the property,” says Ted.

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To complement the exterior’s original shade of red as well as the stunning view, Ted chose all-American accents, including ticking stripe for the sofa (potterybarn.com) and chairs. “When you flip the sofa cushions over, it’s a red stripe,” he says. “There are lots of ways to make furniture more fun.”

yours,” he says. While christening the place was a breeze, getting it up to the couple’s style standards was not. “We bought it from the former mayor of Seattle, and while I hate to make it sound terrible, it was in need of some serious love. Everything was very dark—the cabinets, the paneling,” Ted says. But the couple was inspired by the “major” flagpole left behind (“It’s 35 feet tall,” Ted says), so when they started redoing the property, they opted to keep the Americana theme—and the rich red exterior—already in place. In order to set the stage for all the red, white, and blue, Ted needed to lighten things up. Fortunately, his


When they first bought the house, Ted says they bought a lot of “flaggy” things, including the red desk with stars and stripes painted on top. An ever-growing collection of artwork hangs above. Storage is at a premium in the small cabin, so many of their collections are hardworking, including the McCoy pottery on the bookcase. Says Ted, “Most of it has something inside—matches, old birds’ nests, keys, a wallet.”

A collection of French dish towels came in handy when it was time to make a slipcover for the ottoman.


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Both Teds like to cook, so the kitchen is as userfriendly as it is stylish. They chose stainless steel countertops and removed the doors from the upper cupboards so everything is beautifully displayed and accessible. Their secret ingredient for entertaining: the butcher-block-topped rolling island. “We pull it right up to the sink. It can go out on the deck as a bar. It’s a major workhorse,” says Ted.

husband is a consultant who works with architectural and construction firms, so it wasn’t much of an undertaking to add French doors, which brought in tons of natural light. They also painted all the dark, knotty pine— from floor to ceiling—a crisp, bright white. While they completely gutted the bathroom, demo around the rest of the house was minimal. “There was an I Dream of Jeannie-looking fireplace that we took out,” says Ted, referencing the home’s original hearth. “We kept the brick and then added a bookcase.” It’s now the perfect spot for a collection of McCoy pottery 25 years in the making, as well as a guestfriendly lending library filled with some of the two Teds’ favorite titles. “People always ask if we’ve read any of them, and I’m completely dumbfounded by the concept that you would have books you haven’t read!” he says. “If you’re fond of it, keep it. If not, donate it.” Collections play a large part in Ted’s design scheme. The couple exchanges artwork every year on their anniversary. “Thirty years together—that’s 60 pieces of art!” he says. Old maps are hung on the walls with simple pushpins. (“They’ve lasted there a long time. I like the idea that things don’t have to be framed,” says Ted.) And then there’s the abundance of jam jars lined up in the kitchen. “We’re at a max on the jam jars—we’ve eaten the jam out of every single one of those jars,” says Ted. “But it proves you can make anything COUNTRYLIVING.COM / JULY-AUGUST 2018

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a collection. We use them to store nuts, spices, cough drops, you name it.” Ted also applied that pretty-butpractical approach to his furniture choices. “I can’t speak highly enough about slipcovers,” he says. “Comfort plays a huge role in our aesthetic.” Not only is the furniture dog-friendly (schnauzer Bailey is always welcome on the sofa), but it’s also friends-andfamily-friendly, which is important because the couple loves to entertain. They’re both “major cooks” whose outdoor Sunday suppers overlooking Puget Sound have become a longstanding summer tradition. And even after all these years of hosting, Ted still loves setting the table. “I like to mix and match vintage patterns. Sometimes people don’t have eight of something, and that can stop them from entertaining because they don’t have a matching set. But it’s more

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Ted loved the idea of a sleeping porch, so he created his own take with an outdoor bed (above). “It’s covered, so it’s a great spot when it’s raining,” he says. ■ In the bedroom (left), Ted doubled down on the seafaring theme with nautical flags, anchor pillows, and old lockers (watsonkennedy.com).

fun to use different silverware, plates, glasses, and napkins,” he says. He also advises using natural elements like leaves from the hydrangeas that work as place cards. Guests start rolling in from Seattle every Sunday around 2 p.m. for a leisurely dinner and drinks, but the two Teds keep everyone aware of when that last ferry is leaving the island. Says Ted, “We love having people for the day, but this house is really a place for the two of us to recharge.” (Continued on page 88)


Artist Amy Duncan covered the wall of the tree house with the pages of vintage maritime and bird-watching books. “It took about a day to install. We just love it. It’s weathered incredibly well,” says Ted.

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In addition to mixing and matching everything from chairs to dishware, Ted likes to use unexpected items for tabletop decor—like his collection of vintage pool balls. “My favorite number is 11, so I only buy ones with that number,” he says.

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Plus! No. 65-69

“My Simple Joys of Summer” Ted Kennedy Watson sounds off on some of his local favorites on Puget Sound. Hydrangeas chill out in a vintage ice bucket.

THE VASHON BREAKFAST An order comes with eggs, bacon or sausage, potatoes, and toast at The Hardware Store (thsrestaurant.com). It’s (no surprise) an old hardware store that’s been converted into a restaurant. A TRIP TO THE LIGHTHOUSE Our guests like the Point Robinson Lighthouse (vashonparks.org/pointrobinson) because it’s fun to see the different lighthouse views. Ted takes people on some of the beach trails. FIREWORKS WITH A SIDE OF ROSÉ The Fourth of July fireworks are spectacular here—all the different communities do them, so they last for hours. FARM-FRESH FARE Check out the phenomenal grocery store—Vashon Thriftway (vashonthriftway .com)—and stock up on eggs and produce from tons of organic farm stalls like Island Meadow Farm (206-463-0053). GIN AND TONICS The Hardware Store also has a nice bar, and Gravy (gravyvashon.com) is a place we like to go and watch the action in the kitchen.

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This charming new build was inspired by historic homes in the area. Thanks to the water, an expansive fire pit, and a wraparound porch, the family spends most of their time outdoors.

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Joy No. 70: Family Reunions

The Lake Effect After a lifetime of trips to a charming Lake Michigan town, a Kentucky family finally takes the plunge and builds a summer retreat fit for all three generations. written by CAROLINE COLLINS MCKENZIE styling by JENNIFER BERNO DECLEENE photographs by DAVID A. LAND

family portrait Bo James (age 4), Ed James, Neal James (age 6), Chenault James, Louise Breen, Van Breen (age 7), Julian Breen (age 3), Mac Breen (age 3), and Willy Breen

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Diner-inspired barstools (target.com) add retro charm to the light blue (Rhine River by Benjamin Moore) island topped with Vermont Danby honed marble countertops (vermontquarries.com).

esigner Chenault James (chenaultjames.com) knows better than almost anyone that the very best things in life involve family and come with age. Bourbon is in her blood—her father, Julian Van Winkle, founded Kentucky-based company Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery more than 30 years ago. And she and her sisters—they’re triplets!—Louise Breen and Carrie Greener co-own Pappy & Company (pappyco.com), a heritage clothing and housewares company inspired by the iconic bourbon brand. As it turns out, the family who works together also likes vacationing together. The Van Winkles have spent summers in Harbor Springs, Michigan, for more years than Chenault can count. “My dad’s family started coming here when he was a kid as a way to escape the Kentucky heat,” she says. “I’ve been here every summer of my

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life. It’s been a special place for him to share with all of us.” After years of renting, her parents, Julian and Sissy, finally decided to build a summer home of their own—a property large enough for the entire family, which, in addition to the three sisters and brother Preston, includes lots of grandchildren (Chenault and Preston both have two kids, Carrie has two, and Louise has three), ranging in ages from 3 to 7 years old. So, Sissy joined forces with daughter Chenault to create a new build chock-full of charm and character. “Every time you get to town, it’s like stepping back in time—you walk everywhere. Kids stay out playing— on their own!—until dusk. We wanted the house to capture that feeling,” Chenault says. Once they found a vacant lot—no small task in the historic village— the mother-daughter duo looked to the surrounding turn-of-the-century

The cypress wet bar was crafted by Chenault’s husband, Ed, owner of Four Board Woodworks (fourboardwood works.com). Chenault tucked in vintage landscapes and botanicals above the cypress countertops.


White Dove Benjamin Moore

In the dining room, an iron chandelier (niermannweeks.com) hangs from a ceiling adorned with tiles from a beloved local diner. Sissy filled an antique walnut hutch with Blue Willow dishware that she’s collected through the years.


A bourbon barrel hoop (pappyco .com) recalls the family business.

Cottage style reigns in the living room (left), with canvas cotton duck slipcovered furniture, flea-market-find side tables, and a coffee table that Chenault covered in burlap and painted. ■ In the powder room (above), Chenault converted an old sideboard into a vanity and lined the space in vintage Brunschwig & Fils wallpaper. ■ After dinner, the kids pile on the cozy sofa (below left) covered in weatherproof (and childproof) cotton duck fabric. Sissy found the nautical painting in Louisville at Barry Wooley Designs (barrywooley.com).

cottages for architectural inspiration, and then they went to work figuring out how to expand on a cottagesize footprint. Luckily, Sissy had a pretty clear idea of what she wanted. “My mom had been designing this house in her head for years,” says Chenault. The result: a three-story, eight-bedroom, eight-bathroom retreat that boasts all the trappings of an old-school Lake Michigan home—gingerbread trim and X-shaped window sashes on the outside, paneled walls on the inside— along with plenty of present-day, can-accommodate-a-crowd amenities, like a kitchen that can easily “feed an army” and a huge room that comfortably sleeps every last one of the grandkids. (“We call it the bunk room, even though there aren’t really any bunks. It’s just a room full of beds—seven twins and a full,” says Chenault.)

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In order to add more soul throughout the largely blank space, Sissy and Chenault brought in a smattering of reclaimed touches. Chenault’s husband, Ed, built all the kitchen cabinets, as well as a wet bar, out of weathered cypress. In the dining room, the ceiling tiles are especially meaningful—they once hung in Juilleret’s, a beloved local diner that shuttered a few years before. “It was a family-owned greasy spoon where everyone used to eat. Practically everyone in town had a charge account there,” says Chenault. “It was the place where kids hung out by themselves and ordered milkshakes. We love knowing we have a small part of that touchstone here.” When it came time to furnish the home, the Van Winkles again looked to the past, relying on antiques to soften the edges of the mint-condition construction. Chenault says the


The outdoor dining room is ready for family gatherings thanks to a 10-person table from local shop Don Kelly Antiques (kellyantiques.com). Chenault’s husband crafted the starburst mirror from old bourbon barrels.

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Wide-set paneled walls in the master bedroom (above) mimic the look of old Lake Michigan cottages, which had no insulation and left wall joists exposed. “This room was the right place for that historic look,” says Chenault. ■ A collection of antique hand mirrors (left) hangs above an old desk-turned-vanity.

house took “no time” to pull together, because she and Sissy had spent years shopping (and purchasing!) for a lake house long before they actually owned one. “My mom and I are the kind of people who, if we see something we like and the price is right, we buy it—regardless of whether or not we have a place for it,” she says. “Decorating this home was really an exercise in clearing out her basement!” While most of the furnishings were years in the making, the palette came together on the spot. Chenault

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says she found herself drawn to the reds, whites, and blues by accident. “It just sort of happened before I even knew it. Maybe it’s because we’re always here during the Fourth of July,” she says. “Blue obviously feels right here. You’re surrounded by it, from the sky to the water.” She chose red pieces for the vintage, retro feel the color provides but also mixed in aqua, green, and coral touches to prevent the scene from getting too old-fashioned or theme-y. In the seven years since the Van Winkles first broke ground, their vacation home has, true to the family business, only gotten better with age. Of course, not all of the wear and tear is designer approved. “Most of our ‘making a mark’ involves nicks and scuffs from nine kids running around,” says Chenault, adding that she wouldn’t have it any other way. (Continued on page 98)


A set of vintage floral watercolors by M. LeClair in simple white frames (michaels.com) adds graphic punch in the guest bathroom.

Basil Green Benjamin Moore

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Like the kids’ personalities, no two headboards, sheet sets, or quilts in their room are alike. Originally planned as a third-story mechanical room, the steeply pitched space is a mismatch of beds placed anywhere they would fit.

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Plus! No. 71-75

“My Simple Joys of Summer” A few of Chenault James’s favorite things in Harbor Springs, Michigan SWEET TREATS ON THE PORCH... I love the chocolatemacadamia nut cookies from Tom’s Mom’s Cookies (tomsmomscookies.com). ...AND ROAST BEEF ON WHITE SANDWICHES ON THE BOAT Gurney’s Bottle Shop (gurneysbottleshop.com), a deli counter located in the back of a liquor store, has the best one. They make their own delicious bread and there’s always a wait—but it’s worth it! FOURTH OF JULY PARADES There’s a big one in Harbor Springs every year with a section for the kids to line up and ride their bikes. I rode in it when I was a kid! Just like the old days, we cover the bikes with plenty of crepe paper and flags. MACKINAC ISLAND FUDGE ICE CREAM Get a scoop or two at Yummies Ice Cream (231-838-4069). WHITEFISH DIP I stock up on it all summer long at Toski Sands Market (toskisandsmarket.com).

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Joy No. 76: Island Time

Nice Catch When a Massachusetts couple falls hook, line, and sinker for modest fishing shacks on Martha’s Vineyard, the end result is a real keeper of a cottage. written by ELIZABETH JENKINS styling by STACY KUNSTEL photographs by ALEC HEMER

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A ladder leading to the loft is original to the house and can be folded flat against the wall when not in use. The Gothic mirror and bench are finds from the Brimfield Antique Flea Market.

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hen Marsha Ahearn went hunting for beach plums with friends on Martha’s Vineyard five years ago, she had no idea she was going to find a plum location instead. “My friends took me to this secret little spot in Edgartown,” she says. “I thought I knew every street on the island, but this place was tucked away. The houses there were like the ones in the movie The Summer of ’42—funky and far from perfect.” She returned to her home in Wellesley, Massachusetts, with two goals top of mind: finding the perfect Edgartown summer house, and then convincing her husband, Patrick, to buy it. For the first part of her mission, she turned to the internet and soon found a pair of charming old fishing shacks built in the 1950s. Once she accomplished the first task, she brought in some muscle to take on

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The Ahearns brightened up the old kitchen with a custom blend of white paint (a 50/50 formula of China White and Linen White, both by Benjamin Moore) and a cobalt blue door (Zephyr Blue by Benjamin Moore). They also replaced linoleum countertops with warm butcher block and traded upper cabinets for open shelving filled with stoneware, green glass jars, and majolica plates.

the second. “Our youngest daughter, Taylor, was my secret weapon. Somehow, with the two of us ganging up on him, Patrick agreed to go see it,” says Marsha. With one look at the three-acre secluded beachside property, Patrick was smitten. “Sand gets added to the beach here, not taken away, and no one else can build cottages on this land anymore. This place will forever stay the way it is. It’ll always look like the 1950s and 1960s,” he says. The buildings themselves—a larger building overlooking the water


The dining room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the Atlantic Ocean. Marsha had the curtains made from 100-year-old French sheets found at Brimfield. A lightweight lantern (potterybarn .com) hangs above the dining table. Bark cloth pillows add feminine pattern to wicker chairs (wayfair.com).

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The metal chandelier (restorationhardware.com) doesn’t obstruct the ocean view just outside. A bamboo chair from eBay and a slipcovered sofa (crateand barrel.com) provide swimsuit-friendly seating.

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“I really wanted to keep that quirky, funky beach house look and not make it super crisp, like the more formal captain’s houses in Edgartown.” -Marsha Ahearn

and a smaller one just behind—needed a lot of work, but the couple was undaunted. After all, Patrick wrote the book on architecture (literally): Timeless: Classic American Architecture for Contemporary Living. He’s also headed up a well-known architectural firm for 40-plus years (patrickahearn .com) and designed more than 200 homes on the 96-square-mile island. It was important to the couple—as well as the close-knit community—that modern updates wouldn’t downgrade any of the cottages’ original charm. “We spent about six months doing construction— wiring, plumbing, windows, doors, roofing, shutters,” Patrick says. “For the larger building (pictured here), I saw an opportunity to create more indoor-outdoor living, to make it feel like a large cabana.” To that end, he replaced fixed windows with disappearing doors and extended the deck. “The main house is 1,500 square feet, but it feels bigger and lives bigger because the living room goes right outside,” says Marsha. While Patrick oversaw the structural elements, Marsha headed up the interior design. Although she’s not a professional, she’s had plenty of practice. “Fortunately, being married to an architect, we’ve had a few homes during the years,” she says. “I’ve done them all.” Her main objective was to create a comfortable space. “I didn’t want anyone to stress about things here,” she says. She combined a number of retail finds—a Crate & Barrel slipcovered sofa, a dining set from Wayfair, Pottery Barn beds, and lamps from HomeGoods— and a mix of one-of-a-kind antiques. COUNTRYLIVING.COM / JULY-AUGUST 2018

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“I drove my Suburban back and forth to the Brimfield Antique Flea Market (brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com) every day for a week, and it all just came together,” she says. When it came time to add layers of color, Marsha was inspired by the view outside and started with a bright blue for the shutters and back door. “Patrick uses a lot of dark black-green for his other Edgartown projects, but I was like, ‘No, no! We are up-island. It has to be a little funky.’” After six months of construction and design work, the shacks are hardly shack-like. The larger property

A sleeping loft (above) has just enough room for a bed (potterybarn.com), end tables, and a telescope, as well as an old sign Marsha found at a tag sale. ■ The master bathroom (left) is a mix of materials—from the bluestone-topped vanity (colonialreproductions.com) and wood mirror (tracker homedecor.com) to the bronze hardware.

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features two bedrooms as well as a sleeping loft located above the kitchen and four full bathrooms. (The guesthouse offers another bedroom and bathroom, along with a full kitchen, so there’s plenty of room for the entire Ahearn family, which includes Marsha and Patrick’s five adult children plus spouses and three granddaughters: Sadie, 3; Sophie, 18 months; and Ella, 8 months.) Summers have become synonymous with Edgartown. For Patrick, it’s all about accessibility. “I like having something that’s only half an hour away from home—and yet it feels like it’s 10 million miles away,” he says. For Marsha, it’s less about proximity and more about having a dream come true. “I still feel like I could pinch myself,” she says. “It’s my greatest hope that we can pass it down, and it can stay in the family forever, because it will always be magical here.” (Continued on page 108)


In the guest room, Marsha chose a bamboo headboard (onekings lane.com) and an antique quilt she found on eBay. A turquoise bench and majolica plates round out the breezy palette.

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“My Simple Joys of Summer” Marsha Ahearn on the best the season has to offer ROLLING LANDSCAPES The best view is driving past The Allen Farm in Chilmark. There are wonderful old stone walls, sheep grazing, and the land rolls down to the ocean. It feels like Scotland. DRUNKEN SAILOR PANCAKES The Art Cliff Diner (508-693-1224) pancakes feature rum-soaked raisins.

WHALERS & ’WORKS We take a whaler over to Cape Poge and picnic and then watch the annual parade. Then we head over to Atlantic (atlanticmv .com) for dinner and finish the day enjoying the fireworks over the Edgartown Harbor. OYSTERS They’re a local musttry delicacy. I like 19 Raw Oyster Bar (508-678-8769) in Edgartown.

MY 1997 DEFENDER My beloved Land Rover (page 100) is the best way to get around the island. LATE-NIGHT DONUT RUNS We go to Back Door Donuts (508-6933688) where you can get them fresh out of the oven.

LEMONADE WITH A TWIST If I’m bartending, I add thyme and vodka to fresh lemonade. On the beach, you can’t beat a Bad Martha Vineyard Summer Ale (badmarthabeer.com). PEOPLE WATCHING The Alchemy is the best local bar—you never know who you might spot (alchemy edgartown.com).

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Joys No. 85-100: Fourth of July Fanfare

The All-American Cookout This laid-back celebration features updated takes on outdoor favorites and an especially hearty serving of stars and stripes.

The Menu

recipes by KATE MERKER AND KRISTINA KUREK photographs by DAVID TSAY prop styling by LIZ STRONG food styling by JEFFREY LARSEN

Bourbon BBQ Glazed Pork Chops Grilled Hotdogs and 3 Fixin’s Vegetable Kebabs with Lemon-Scallion Vinaigrette Creamy Potato Salad Charred Corn Salad Mini Stars Berry Pies Old-Fashioned Lemonade

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Set the Scene

Festive Farm Table Lined with a vintage runner (textiletrunk.com), this chippy red table is the perfect spot to feed a crowd. Simple embellishments—homemade paper fireworks (made with craft paper and a skewer), camping lanterns filled with wooden stars, and clipped-from-the-yard blue hydrangeas—reinforce the homespun aesthetic.

Charred Corn Salad

Set the Scene

Red, White, and Balloons Fill a bin with a colorful arsenal of water balloons, and prepare for the inevitable “bursting in air.” Hang a hand-painted sign to mark the bunker (craftmarttexas.etsy.com).

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Set the Scene

Star-Spangled Decor Wooden Chinese checkerboard games, spray-painted red and blue, make for unexpected starry decor. Paper straws threaded with craft paper stars amplify the motif.

Old-Fashioned Lemonade page 125

Bourbon BBQ Glazed Pork Chops page 121

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Creamy Potato Salad page 122

Vegetable Kebabs with Lemon-Scallion Vinaigrette page 122

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Set the Scene

High-Flyin’ Flag Nothing evokes a salute like a grand old vintage flag (myvintageflags.com for similar). Remember: The union (stars) goes on the observer’s left. Complementary gingham bunting (simply a long length of 46-inch-wide fabric secured with blue ribbon) adds a burst of cheer along the railing.

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Set the Scene

Patriotic Planters Vintage potato chip tins serve as fun vessels for potted red geraniums.

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Blue Ribbon Kitchen

The All-American Menu You’ll thank your lucky stars for this tried-and-true summertime spread featuring blue ribbon-worthy twists on crowd-pleasing classics.

Bourbon BBQ Glazed Pork Chops WORKING TIME 15 minutes TOTAL TIME 30 minutes MAKES 8 servings

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powder and cayenne. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute.

Homemade Pickle Relish

2. Add ketchup, bourbon, molasses, vinegar, sugar, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 12 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Stir together 4 finely chopped pickles, 1/4 finely chopped small white onion, 3 Tbsp. fresh flatleaf parsley, and 2 Tbsp. whole-grain mustard in a bowl. Season with kosher salt and black pepper.

3. Heat grill to medium-high. Season chops with salt and pepper. Grill, turning once, until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part (avoiding the bone) registers 135°F, 10 to 14 minutes, basting with glaze (about 2/3 cup) during the last 4 minutes of cooking. Transfer to a platter and baste again. Serve with remaining glaze.

2 cloves garlic, pressed 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/4

teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 cup ketchup 3/4

cup bourbon (like Jack Daniel’s)

1/4

cup molasses

1/4

cup cider vinegar

2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

1. Heat oil and garlic in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until garlic sizzles (do not let brown), about 1 minute. Add chili

Whisk together 3 Tbsp. prepared horseradish (squeezed of excess moisture), 2 Tbsp. sour cream, 1 Tbsp. each white wine vinegar and mayonnaise, and 1 tsp. sugar in a bowl. Add 1/4 head finely shredded purple cabbage (about 2 cups), 1 finely chopped scallion, 1 grated large carrot, and 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Let sit, tossing occasionally, for 15 minutes.

Spicy Pickled Red Onion

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

8 1-inch-thick bone-in pork chops (about 3 pounds total)

Tangy Horseradish Slaw

Makes 2 cups

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Makes about 2 cups

Grilled Hotdogs and 3 Fixin’s Grill 8 hotdogs over mediumhigh heat, turning often, until slightly charred and heated through, 4 to 5 minutes. If desired, grill the buns until lightly toasted. Serve with any or all of the following fixin’s.

Bring 1 cup white wine vinegar, 2 Tbsp. sugar, 1 tsp. coriander seeds, and 1/4 tsp. kosher salt to a simmer in a small pot over medium heat. Remove from heat and add 2 thinly sliced Fresno chiles and 1 thinly sliced medium red onion. Let sit, tossing occasionally, at least 25 minutes or up to 3 days. Makes 1 1/2 cups

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and peppers onto separate skewers. Drizzle remaining 2 tablespoons oil over kebabs and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. 3. Grill tomatoes, covered, until charred, 2 to 4 minutes. Grill zucchini, squash, and peppers, covered, turning occasionally, until charred, 14 to 16 minutes for zucchini and squash and 10 to 12 minutes for peppers.

Vegetable Kebabs with Lemon-Scallion Vinaigrette WORKING TIME 20 minutes TOTAL TIME 50 minutes MAKES 8 servings

3 lemons, halved

4. Drizzle half of the vinaigrette over kebabs and tomatoes. Top with mint just before serving. Serve with remaining vinaigrette alongside. Note: If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before using.

1 teaspoon honey 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 scallions, finely chopped

2 stalks celery, very thinly sliced 1 small bulb fennel, quartered, cored, and very thinly sliced 1/4

cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped 2 hardboiled eggs, cut into wedges

1. Place potatoes in a large pot; cover with cold salted water. Cover pot and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the potatoes are just tender, 10 to 12 minutes; drain. 2. Meanwhile, whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and mustard in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add warm potatoes and toss to coat; cool to room temperature. Add celery, fennel, parsley, and tarragon. Toss to coat. Top with egg wedges just before serving.

4 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch pieces 4 small summer squash, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch pieces 3 bell peppers (1 each red, orange, yellow), cut into 1-inch pieces 2 bunches cherry or grape tomatoes, on the vine 1/4

cup fresh mint, chopped

1. Heat grill to mediumhigh. Grill lemons, cut sides down, until charred, about 2 minutes. Squeeze juice from grilled lemons into a bowl (you should have about 6 tablespoons). Whisk in honey until dissolved. Whisk in 4 tablespoons oil. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in scallions. 2. Thread zucchini, squash,

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Creamy Potato Salad WORKING TIME 20 minutes TOTAL TIME 25 minutes MAKES 8 servings

2 1/2 pounds red new potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 3/4

cup low-fat sour cream

1/4

cup mayonnaise

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

Charred Corn Salad WORKING TIME 25 minutes TOTAL TIME 35 minutes MAKES 8 servings 1/2

small red onion, finely chopped

1 red chili, seeded and chopped


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Flour, for work surface Small star-shaped cookie cutters 8 (3-inch) disposable foil pie tins 1 large egg, beaten 1/4

cup, plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided

1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries 1 1/2 cups fresh chopped strawberries 1 1/4 cups fresh raspberries 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch Pinch kosher salt Vanilla ice cream, for serving

1. Working with one piecrust at a time, roll dough on a lightly floured work surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Using the stencil (see note below) cut out 4 circles; reserve scraps. Repeat with remaining piecrust. 2. Shape scraps into a 1/2-inchthick disk. Roll disk on a lightly floured work surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out stars, rerolling scraps as necessary.

1/4

3. Transfer dough rounds to pie tins; fold edges under to align with the rim of the tin; crimp. Place pie tins and stars on a baking sheet. Brush edges of dough and stars with egg and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Chill 30 minutes.

cup fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 6 ears fresh corn, shucked 3/4

4. Heat oven to 375°F. Toss blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cornstarch, salt, and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a bowl. Let sit, tossing occasionally, until juicy, 8 to 10 minutes.

cup fresh cilantro, chopped

4 ounces queso fresco, crumbled (about 1 cup)

1. Heat grill to medium. Toss together red onion, chili, lime juice, and oil in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. 2. Grill corn, turning occasionally, until charred, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool, then cut corn from cobs. Add to onion mixture and toss to combine. Fold in cilantro and queso fresco.

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Mini Stars Berry Pies WORKING TIME 45 minutes TOTAL TIME 2 hours MAKES 8

1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated rolled piecrusts

5. Fill piecrusts with the fruit mixture (about a heaping 1/2 cup each). Place stars on pies as desired. Bake until fruit is bubbling and crust is golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream. Note: To make a stencil for the piecrusts:


Place a pie tin, top down, on a piece of paper. Using it as a guide, draw a circle 1 inch larger than the tin; cut out.

Old-Fashioned Lemonade Serve this tart treat as-is, or add a grown-up mixer like sweet tea, soda, gin, or bourbon. WORKING TIME 15 minutes TOTAL TIME 15 minutes MAKES 7 cups

1 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (from about 10 lemons), plus 2 lemons, sliced Berries and fresh mint sprigs, for serving

1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and 1 1/2 cups water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the sugar dissolves, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely. 2. In a large pitcher, combine lemon juice, 1 1/2 cups sugar syrup, and 4 cups cold water (add remaining sugar syrup to adjust sweetness, if desired). Refrigerate until chilled. 3. Just before serving, stir in lemon slices, berries, and mint and top with ice.


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