Archive for May, 2015

Moving furniture around at Connecticut Country House is an indoor and outdoor activity. Depending on what’s going on in the various gardens around the house, the whitewashed Adirondack-style chairs get hauled all-over to sit where
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Marrying two simple things…is almost too simple! The perfect springtime marriage for my doors is made up of large wicker or rattan hanging baskets and hanging potted petunia plants from the nursery. Keeping petunias in
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A real go-to recipe of mine is a simple (simply delicious) Blueberry Bread, that is perfect to serve with coffee in the morning at Connecticut Country House. Give it a try and enjoy! Love, Nora
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…Lodge – my term for “a mess”. My hanging spice shelf embodied that term big time! You know, it’s one of those spots in the kitchen that truly ends up becoming a catch-all (just like
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There’s a relay race going on right now at Connecticut Country House, with one (or 2 or 3) woody-stemmed shrubs blooming at the same time. Their volume, color, and scents make the gardens truly come
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“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell   Love, Nora

Collecting woven serving trays is a great idea. Anything you serve on one instantly says naturally casual. Don’t be afraid to mix and match styles, colors, materials, and sizes. Nesting a stack of them where
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Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla Mollis) is one of my favorite perennial cottage garden plants. These low maintenance plants are a perfect solution for edging your garden in a full sun to lightly shaded spot. About 10
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A New Day


Favorite Quotes

“The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.” – Oprah
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Roses are always a good idea – in any shape or form. Here’s a fabulous new recipe my friend Holly shared with me. One look at these absolutely gorgeous apple pastry roses and I knew
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