A Wel­come from the Ed­i­tor

Country Living (USA) - - THE SAMPLER - Rachel Hardage Bar­rett ED­I­TOR-IN-CHIEF @ RACHELHARD­AGEBARRETT

I re­cently asked Coun­try Liv­ing Homes Ed­i­tor Jen­nifer Kopf (see pg. 3) to share her fa­vorite an­tiquing town. Her an­swer: “Any town I’m in.” And isn’t that the truth? The joy of this quirky pas­sion is that the prom­ise of dis­cov­ery—of find­ing that next one-of-a-kind, de­lightin­duc­ing thing—is not hun­dreds of miles away, but rather, just around the bend and, usu­ally, in the places you least ex­pect it. That’s what lures us off, say, U.S. High­way 412 (see be­low) in the name of un­earthing those items just sit­ting on shelves, wait­ing for you to dis­cover them. While ev­ery is­sue of Coun­try Liv­ing fea­tures a fair share of an­tique finds, this one has true treasure troves, in­clud­ing the an­tiques-packed loft of Mike Wolfe (pg. 46), the ca­su­ally col­lected home of Hadley Wig­gins-Marin (pg. 54), and the coastal-but-notk­itschy es­cape of Matt Al­biani and Ron Brand (pg. 70). Thanks to the lat­ter, I’m of­fi­cially adding ships in a bot­tle to my CL Fair shop­ping list. (Speak­ing of, see pg. 23 if you want to join us as a ven­dor.) Happy hunt­ing!

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