Archive for July, 2012

To me, decorating is about storytelling. And nothing tells a story better than a collection.  A collection immediately communicates who you are, and how you like to live.  It adds a lot of depth and
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Our mid-summer garden tour is full of perennials, like our many varieties of day lilies, that keep blooming like crazy – heat or no heat!  The roses are stressed right now, and after much needed
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I’m always looking for new ideas for my kitchen garden – and planting raspberry plants a couple of years ago was a good one.  It was mid-summer, and I was walking through a local nursery
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Years ago, before we moved to Connecticut Country House, we lived in a sweet little English cottage-style house – our first house.  There we created our first rose, herb, and perennial gardens. In the spring
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I love to collect recipes.  I think it’s an addiction with me.  When I was nine years old, I got my first cookbook – Betty Crocker’s – from Santa.  Ever since, I have an insatiable
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A refreshing summer salad


Connecticut Country House

This is no ordinary potato salad.  It’s light, and served chilled – very refreshing.  I like that it has no dairy ingredients, so it holds its own at any hot summer BBQ.  It makes for
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This house was built in 1767 by British citizens (probably poor farmers) and this parlor must have been “the best room” in the little house.  To me, it’s authenticity has always made it so.  Tradition
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For the past two months, Connecticut Country House has been a big work in progress.  Our “resident” craftsman and friend, Mark Kornhaas, has been plugging away at a punch list that was created by a
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Today at Connecticut Country House it’s all hands on deck in decorating the exterior with our collection of flags.  Each area around the house gets its own unique flag – traditional flags hanging from a
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