In the August issue of H&A…
* Pretty summer party ideas
* Our Essential Guide to outdoor entertaining
* The beauty of antique spongeware
* Vintage textiles you’ll love
* Vintiquing in the countryside
* Four gorgeous real homes
* And much, much more!
H&A’s Essential Guide to entertaining outdoors this summer, from food prep to effective heating, and the covetable kit you’ll want to get your hands on.
Pretty summer party ideas
H&A introduce barn dance-style country decorating ideas. Cowboy boots at the ready: it’s time to party … western style!
Traditionally dismissed as ‘cheap and cheerful’, antique spongeware is now much sought-after, commanding high prices globally. Ellie Tennant soaks up the history and finds herself absorbed by its charms
Vintiquing in the country
Rosanna Morris explores the byways and backwaters of rural Britain to track down inspirational antiques and interiors shops worth going the extra mile for.
Vintage American feedsacks
Once used to store everything from flour to clover seed and chicken feed, old American feedsacks are having a renaissance says vintage expert Katherine Higgins
Despite predictions of lashing August rain and the odd thunderstorm, a surprisingly large crowd gathered at the entrance to the Cheshire Showground for the Salvage and Restoration Fair. Find out what they bought.
Vanessa Cooper’s paintings burst with a joie de vivre that echoes the abundance of the Hampshire landscape in which she works. Find out why she’s one to watch.
Plus: Rural homes, collecting historic handcarts, your chance to win £1000 worth of fantastic tiles from the Welbeck Tiles brochure, and so much more!