Archive for November, 2015

Thanksgiving dinner is always pretty amazing, but, I have to say, the leftovers from the feast are just as highly anticipated. The same goes for recycling the floral elements from my holiday table. The post
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The table’s all set, the turkey’s in the oven, and it’s time to get busy on all the fixin’s! I just love this day. Wishing you and yours a wonderfully relaxing (or spirited!) eat, drink,
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Our Holiday issue is here (Yay!!) — www.noramurphycountryhouse.com is the start of something wonderful! Holiday 2015 is a whole new look for us and a whole new experience for you. It’s our biggest issue ever, loaded with
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Our newest and biggest Nora Murphy Country House issue is here tomorrow! This new Holiday issue is loaded with inspiration, tips, and pages of the NMCH photography you’ve told us you love– and our most
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“Here and there one sees the blush of wild rose haws or the warmth of orange fruit on the bittersweet, and back in the woods is the occasional twinkle of partridge berries. But they are
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While shooting at Trent DeBerry and Collin Robison’s beautiful home for the Autumn 2015 issue of Nora Murphy Country House, http://www.noramurphycountryhouse.com/magazine/autumn-2015/country-house-style/#.VkSqiaQzTtA, we got to talking about two of our shared loves; family and holiday traditions.
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I realize I’m scooping my weekly Foodie Friday, but with Thanksgiving just around the corner, I figured you wouldn’t mind if I sprinkled in a few of my faves – like Julia’s Mashed Potatoes. I
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“Paris is the city in which one loves to live. Sometimes I think this is because it is the only city in the world where you can step out of a railway station—the Gare D’Orsay—and
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Decorating for Christmas wouldn’t be the same at Connecticut Country House without containers full of fragrant, blooming paperwhites. It takes about 4 to 5 weeks for these papery beauties to flower, so now’s the time
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While shooting the fabulous home of my new friends, Trent DeBerry and Collin Robison, for the Autumn 2015 edition of Nora Murphy Country House, http://noramurphycountryhouse.com/magazine/autumn-2015/country-house-style/#.VkTOUaQzTtA, we were treated to the most glorious popovers I’ve ever
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We’re putting the finishing touches on our Holiday issue of Nora Murphy Country House Style online magazine. In it, I’ll be giving you a tour of my newly painted and re-styled home, Connecticut Country House
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“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis Our Connecticut Country House family honor all who have served or are
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“Reds, yellows and oranges conjure up sunlight and fire, while the blues and blue-greens evoke snow and ice, sea, sky and moonlight.” – Anonymous Autumn in Connecticut is always amazing, but this year I would
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Potting amaryllis bulbs is a perennial item on my getting ready to decorate for the holidays to do list. Depending upon the variety planted, it can take from five to eight weeks for the gorgeous
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Brighten the landscape for next spring by planting cheerful daffodil bulbs now! Choose a sunny spot. Areas that are normally shaded by deciduous trees are fair game. Freshly immerging leaves are too small to decrease
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“It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.” – Mother Teresa I love this quote. It puts things into perspective for me, as I begin to think
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This was no ordinary shoot. Since the summer, we’ve been prepping Connecticut Country House for her debut in the November issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens magazine. The big push was on to finish up all
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