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During the course of Project Refresh, I edited, pared down and simplified, with my mantra being, less is more. But, I have to admit that sometimes, when it comes to setting a table, I just
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When I designed The Coop’s library wall, I knew I wanted something simple, strong and utilitarian ­­­­­– like the shelving from a century-old general store – and something large enough to house our ever-growing book
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We’re putting the finishing touches on something very dear and personal to me. It’s our all new Nora Murphy Country House Style emagazine…AND it’s going live tomorrow! See you tomorrow dear friends. I can’t wait
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There’s a spot in my kitchen, on the counter right next to the stove where I always lean a favorite framed antique print. It’s an unexpected touch that adds a little elegance to my country
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“Mums” are the word this season – and so are cabbages! Ornamental cabbages are beautiful, hearty, and inexpensive plants that have a lot of “wow” to them, whether they’re planted in a grouping or just
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For me, October 1st really, truly is the 1st day of fall. Here in Connecticut, October is quintessential New England. The air gets brisk and crisp, the farmstands are abundant with gorgeous apples, pumpkins and
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Last week, we posted our Mood/Inspiration Board video. So I thought it’s only natural to post the finished board. My process? Simple. As we head into each new season, I make it my practice to
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As I sat with my seed catalogs in the bitter cold of January, my thoughts were of warm late summer days and reaping the rewards of my carefully crafted orders. Now that it’s mid-September, my
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My very favorite pair of scissors is my ancient orange handled Fiskars – The Original. They’ve been knocking around in the kitchen’s junk drawer forever. So when I went to the Bloggers Conference earlier this
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