Our Country Home late Summer 2019: Letter from the editor

Once upon a time, we all lived in the kitchen.That was when the kitchen was most of, if not all of, the house. We’ve come around to that again. There’s a reason the kitchen is …

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A few local shops The Vintage House, 4910 NY-52, Jeffersonville, NY845/482-6001 Domesticities & the Cutting Garden,  4055 NY-52, Youngsville, NY845/482-3333 Antique Center of …

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 For those with a yen for the past, you can find modern, yet vintage-style appliances at Elmira Stove Works.“When Elmira introduced its Northstar line in 2001, a large number of the …
Click here to read about how Jude Waterston made do in her tiny NYC apartment. Ingredients ½ pound orzo¾ cup raisins1 small yellow, red, or orange bell pepper (or a combo), cored, …
Maybe you’re planning a move, maybe you just want something new. Before you shop for appliances, take a look at the bones of your kitchen.
One particularly exhausting day, having viewed half a dozen unsuitable places and feeling low, I bumped into a guy I knew and whined about my frustration.
This column appeared in the first 2019 edition of Our Country Home, part of a larger story about wallpaper making a come back. I don’t hang wallpaper normally. In fact, I did it only once a …
This story appeared in the first 2019 edition of Our Country Home. Wallpaper. The word strikes terror into the hearts of all who have watched that “I Love Lucy” episode. You know, the one …
This story appeared in the first 2019 edition of Our Country Home. The history of the world is full of secret roses. They line roadsides, cover old graves, fill rural gardens. They don’t always …
This is the cover story of the first 2019 edition of Our Country Home. For 50 years, the Rock Valley Methodist Church wasn’t officially used, Bobbie Oliver explained. Sure, people went inside …

Even small changes can produce big results when it comes to decorating the exterior of your home. Adding curb appeal just requires a combination of a little imagination and inspiration. Check out …

In September of 2017, West Indian native and beauty-school grad, Giniece (pronounced “gin” as in the drink and “niece” as in your brother’s daughter) Noble started Noble …
Spring is almost here, and it’s time to start preparing your home for the warmer months ahead. Here are some tips to help you get your house and yard in shape. Although many of the tasks can be …
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)—you know, that new tax law—has given many people a temporary tax break and corporations a permanent one. But one of its bigger surprises: after years of …
Unbeknownst to Fernando and Rachel Zorrilla, in 2006, their future home, a dairy barn, was en route from Livermore Falls, ME to Barryville, NY. To move the structure from Maine to Upstate New York, …