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Stylish Pumpkin Ideas
Pumpkin popularity is at its peak during the fall holidays. Halloween would be amiss without them. Scary and funny faces carved into gourds and lit from inside wait on porches everywhere for the trick-or-treaters. Then, as if by magic, pumpkins trans
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Autumn Entertaining
There’s something special about autumn that draws us to gather around the table. A new crispness in the air, a fresh dose of warm color, and a cozy nod to the rustic, earthy elements that find their way into our homes bring added delight in preparing
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Enjoying the View
While driving to North Carolina for their annual fall getaway, Clay Birchfield suggested to his wife, Patti, they stop in the small town of Mentone, Alabama, to just check it out. They fell in love with the artsy village and never made it to North Ca
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Old Made New
The earliest document tracing this home’s history is a tax assessment dated 1930. And yet local lore recalls plenty of Prohibition-era activity taking place here in the years before. No matter the log cabin’s true age, when the Rowland family purchas
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Effortless Elegance
Effortless, easy style happens, not surprisingly, with practice. As any designer will attest, it is a delicate aesthetic and balancing act that requires a sharp eye, an even sharper sense of restraint, and plenty of practical experience. In other wor
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Mountain Retreat
Barbara Tickle and her husband, Charlie, have enjoyed weekend escapes to the mountains for more than 40 years. Finally, they decided it was time to put roots down in their favorite vacation oasis and build an incredible dream cabin in the hills of No
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At Home in Box Canyon
The majestic beauty of the mountains of North Carolina had lured this family for 30 years before they decided to build their own dream home in the Cashiers area, a collaborative effort the homeowner says feels so right. For years, the family had shar
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Built to Last
A firm foundation for house and family was the key to the renovation of this 1950s home. The house had a basement built into bedrock, ceilings crafted from hollow concrete beams, and a soaring stone fireplace, while the family gained close proximity
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Seaside Sanctuary
Situated on the south end of Whidbey Island, idyllic Langley, Washington, is known as “The Village by the Sea.” It was here in 1983 that the Cabot family found their single-story, shingle cottage with misfit windows on a barren lot in need of both la
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The Fruit of Fall
Makes 6 to 8 servings 1 (14.1-ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts1 cup crunchy Biscoff spread4 Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced ¼ inch thick1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice1 tablespoon vanilla extract1 cup granulated sugar1 tablespoon cornstarch
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Celebrating the Season
Makes 6 to 8 servings 1 (8- to 10-pound) turkey3 tablespoons kosher salt1 tablespoon ground black pepper1 lemon, halved1 bunch thyme1 bunch rosemary2 bay leaves1 head garlic, halved⅓ cup Muscat grape jelly¼ cup maple syrup¼ cup unsalted butterGarnish
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Cozy Comforts
Makes about 3 quarts ¼ cup unsalted butter2 cups diced sweet onion2 cloves garlic, minced8 cups ¼-inch cubed butternut squash8 cups vegetable stock2 cups heavy whipping cream¼ cup honey1 tablespoon kosher salt2 teaspoons ground allspice1 teaspoon gro
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Credits & Resources
Pages 19–22—Dining room table from Gentry’s Farm. Small pottery and copper cups from The Cook Store of Mountain Brook, Inc. Water jars, china, napkins, and napkin rings from Bromberg’s. Copper serveware by Ben & Lael. Pages 23–28—Glass cloche with pe
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Phyllis Hoffman DePiano EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Cindy Smith Cooper MANAGING EDITOR Katie Ellis ASSOCIATE EDITOR Bethany Adams ASSISTANT EDITOR Hannah Jones EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Holly Seng SENIOR COPY EDITOR Rhonda Lee Lother COPY EDITOR Adr
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Editor’s Letter
Welcome to this special edition from The Cottage Journal magazine to commemorate the days of the autumn season. Filled with the spirit of creating your own style, this issue is the perfect companion as you gather new ideas for inviting entrances and
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Harvest Splendor
A welcoming wreath on the front door or the garden gate is the perfect way to add color and seasonal charm to your entryway. A simple grapevine wreath laden with vibrant berries, pine cones, or feathers is a festive alternative to decorating with sea
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New England Influence
Anyone else who stepped into the derelict Colonial in Canton, Georgia, may have seen it as a lost cause. But to Amanda and Josh Becker, the missing cabinet doors, lack of functioning plumbing, and absence of usable appliances looked more like an oppo
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Forever Farmhouse
When North Carolina homeowners Maria and Jeff Ingle started dreaming up their third build together, they knew right away they were planning for their forever home. With that in mind, the couple made detailed plans to build a house that they’d not onl
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French Country in Tennessee
As an interior designer, Cindy McCord spends her days envisioning each client’s dream home, so when it came time for her and her husband to build their forever home in their beloved Tennessee town, she had a good idea of what she wanted. Cozy, comfor
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Rustic Elegance
When visiting this cozy log cabin nestled in the Tennessee woods, it might be hard to believe that the home hasn’t been there long. The cabin is only five years old, but if walls could talk, these would have stories to tell. Though the homeowners wan
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Seasonal Changes
When Fran Morris and her husband, John, moved into their new home in 2009, the interior designer knew that the cottage-style spirit of the house and neighborhood called for a classic approach—and that was just fine with her. “I wanted to use antique
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Uniquely Beautiful
Having been in the construction business for more than 30 years in the San Gabriel Valley of Southern California, Tom and Mary Rose Courtney decided the time had come to build their own home. The couple worked with architect Bob Leese to create a des
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Old-World Charm
When the Holt family was renovating their mid-century ranch-style home, the kitchen was a top priority in the design. With three young daughters and a husband who loves to cook, Jordan Holt knew the space needed to be both an enjoyable place for the
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A Floral Connection
Flower farmer Dawn Cosgrove, of Whistling Prairie Flowers, grew up in her family’s backyard garden surrounded by rows upon rows of carrots, potatoes, and zucchini, but she hardly imagined it would be the type of place she’d earn a living. “From the m
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Outdoor Living
Great gardens serve not only as a source of beauty but also as a way to connect us with nature in a way that relaxes and satisfies the soul. With its unparalleled ability to bring serenity to your door, building a garden is a project you are sure to
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Cozy Cottage Linens
If you’ve curled up in a throw from Nantucket Looms or wrapped one of their ponchos around your shoulders right as the autumn chill sets in, then you know that their comfy touch is unrivaled. It’s the artisan’s attention to detail and time-honored wa
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Palette of Color
Sense of place in landscape painting tells the visual story of an area. With scenic vistas, valleys, and waterways, the mountains of Tennessee near his home supply artist Robert Tino with a kinship and all of the majestic views he could ever need to
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Adventure On The Ranch
If evenings spent by the campfire crafting the perfect s’more followed by days of exciting activities and good food sounds like your ideal getaway, glamping—or luxury camping—is the answer! At Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo in Florida, stunning
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Phyllis Hoffman DePiano EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Cindy Smith Cooper MANAGING EDITOR Katie Ellis ASSOCIATE EDITOR Bethany Adams ASSISTANT EDITOR Hannah Jones EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Holly Seng SENIOR COPY EDITOR Rhonda Lee Lother COPY EDITOR Adr
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Credits & Resources
Timeless Earthenware Pages 13–14—Collection from The Nest in Birmingham. New England Influence Pages 21–25—Interior designs by Amanda Becker, Sincerely, Marie Designs. Hand block print textiles from JSH Home Essentials. Additional textiles from Balla
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