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I’m thrilled to announce that Nora Murphy Country House Style, Winter 2017 is here! Within its pages, take a tour of my dear friend’s, Valerie and Tim’s, wonderful, woodsy Adirondack-style country house. Shot over two
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When you cross the threshold of the main doorway of Connecticut Country House, the first thing that you’ll see, after being greeted by Martha Luther King, the cat, and Fiona our vibrating, tail wagging terrier,
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We are taught that “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” right? Well, I think creating ice hurricane lanterns is the frosty wintertime version of what to do when the temps dip below freezing and
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Happy New Year!


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New year, new Nora Murphy Country House desktop calendars! They’re free! Click here to download. If you like the dreamy frothy goodness featured for January’s calendar (and you’re in the mood for something a little
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Build A Beautiful Party Cheeseboard


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I can’t think of a soul who doesn’t like to see and help themselves to a beautifully presented cheeseboard. A collection of delicious nibbles – cheeses, crackers, fruit, nuts and wafer thin slices of cured
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From the bottom of our hearts, all of us at Nora Murphy Country House wish you a most beautiful holiday! Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! Love, Nora & the Country House gang

Bernadette’s Toffee Bars


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Thanks to my beautiful French friend, Bernadette, we had the great pleasure of indulging in her freshly baked New York Times version of classic (and decadent) Toffee Bars! While these bars have nothing to do
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Sea Bags Wine Bag Giveaway!


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How great is this wine bag from Sea Bags! Handcrafted from re-purposed sails in Portland, Maine, I just love the bold and festive CHEERS graphic and the very clever recycled gift tag/travel log to keep
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Tag! That’s It!


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You’ve got your packages all wrapped, tied ‘em all up with festive ribbon, and now’s the time to add the perfect finishing touch that’ll let everyone know who love’s them! To get you started, click
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Wrapping Hostess Gifts


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Wrapping up hostess gifts couldn’t be simpler as I showed Scot Haney of WFSB’s Better Connecticut when he visited me at Connecticut Country House. With a few common items you may already have on hand,
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