Archive for April, 2017

One of my favorite shrubs is the Forsythia. So very easy to grow. Every year I like to add to a few shrubs to our bright yellow forsythia bank. (Building on what I already have
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So happy to announce the winners of the Nashville Country Living Fair Weekend Passes Giveaway. Congratulations Vicki Johnson and Judy Meagher! Your tickets will be waiting for you at the fair! Thank you to all
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“Awake, thou wintry earth — fling off thy sadness! Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth your ancient gladness!” – Thomas Blackburn Wishing you & your loved ones a beautiful Easter Sunday. Love, Nora

Whether it’s to indicate to Mama that’s she’s intended to sit next to Aunt Ann, or to personalize a nature inspired Easter basket for a gardening friend, be sure to click here to download our
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Springtime tulips and hyacinths are a natural go-to for Easter decorating and gift giving. By simply taking market or nursery purchased plants, removing them from the confines of their plastic, foil shrouded pots and placing
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While you’re busy juggling the timing of the eggs Benedict and hash browns, I say let’s get the party started with a simple self-serve brunch bar for your guests! Nothing elaborate here, just an offering
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Not just for Easter, but also for the entire spring season, these wild vine baskets echo the beautiful woodlands that surround Connecticut Country House, and do a wonderful job of setting the tone for my
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Setting a spring themed table for Easter? Don’t just stop there. Look up! Create a lovely birds nest effect around your chandelier by simply resting a few freshly cut branches of varying lengths on the
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Scot Haney of WFSB’s Better Connecticut stopped by Connecticut Country House where I showed him a simple technique for creating tartan-like Easter eggs. We donned our aprons, snapped on gloves and had a wonderful time
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March was a whirlwind month and April is scheduled to be just as crazy wonderful! Project Refresh will continue as we tackle the 2nd floor of Connecticut Country House. A fresh coat of paint all-around:
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My husband Murph’s brother, Jack – yes, that Jack, of the pickle recipe fame, recently sent us a picture of a divine looking chicken pot pie that he’d baked in a giant cast iron skillet.
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