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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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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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Build A Beautiful Party Cheeseboard


Connecticut Country House

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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Wrapping Hostess Gifts


Connecticut Country House

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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Greetings friends, and welcome to the holidays at Connecticut Country House! Our online magazine, Nora Murphy Country House Style, Holiday 2016 is finally here! I never know, year to year, what exactly that’s going to
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With so much focus going into food prep for tomorrow, here’s a fabulous last minute holiday decorating tip that I swear by. If you have bittersweet growing wild in your neighborhood like I do, a
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For my latest segment on WFSB’s Better Connecticut, as their new Lifestyle contributor, I had a great time designing a holiday table with a beautiful autumnal look that’s just perfect for Thanksgiving. I think it’s
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Over a year ago on Cape Cod, I stumbled upon Sea Bags’ Anchor placemats. What a fabulous surprise that was! I had been a Sea Bags lover (and proud owner) of their recycled sail handbags
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Here’s a little something from our Nora Murphy Country House library that I thought may just help put you in the spirit (ha-ha) today! Click here and enjoy! Happy Halloween! Love, Nora

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