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Connecticut Country House Blog

Onward!

May 15, 2020 | 29

Well, it’s official. Two weeks from today, we will have sold our beautiful 1767 Connecticut country house in Newtown to a lovely couple from New Jersey, and moving to a newer (1820) Connecticut country house
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What’s Coming Up At Connecticut Country House

March 30, 2020 | 11

Being homebound, I’m gazing at the gardens outside our windows that are ever so slowly coming back to life. This is what I look forward to each year. But this year, with all that we
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Learn How to Make a Spring Wreath

March 11, 2020 | 1

Spring is literally around the corner next week, and even though my long bank of Forsythia at Connecticut Country House is not yet in bloom, the faux forsythia wreaths and bouquets at my entrances certainly
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Holiday Door Quick Fix

December 22, 2019 | 3

For last minute holiday door styling, I highly recommend my 5-step simple trick: 1. Pick any wreath at your local supermarket (just be sure it’s still green!). 2. With pruners in hand, cut evergreen branches
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Dress It Up

December 13, 2019 | 2

Dress it up. The moment I spotted this set of 8 silver plated cups with fanciful handles I knew it would make my place settings look absolutely fabulous! Of course, they need to be filled
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Be Our Guest

November 27, 2019 | 0

Over the years, it’s always been quite a hearty shindig of dear friends and family at Connecticut Country House for Thanksgiving. But this year we’re keeping it to an intimate gathering. Large or small, setting
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For Sale: My Beautiful Country House

October 10, 2019 | 29

This was no easy decision. Actually it was a really, really tough one…something I kept turning away from and putting off for over a year now. My sweet and beautiful beloved muse, my Connecticut country
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Setting a Blue & White Summer Table

August 22, 2019 | 2

Blue and white is probably my favorite color combination. It always feels so crisp and fresh…and timeless. So when Scot Haney, co-host of WFSB’s Better Connecticut came for a visit, I wanted to set a
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Breakfast Picnic Basket for Mom this Mother’s Day

May 10, 2019 | 0

Let’s get personal. A basket filled with mom’s favorite breakfast treats, wrapped and presented with great care, and delivered in person, would make any mom feel loved and extra-special. So when WFSB’s Better Connecticut co-host
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Creating a Spring Garden Basket

April 20, 2019 | 3

Potted spring flowers + basket with liner + moss + twigs = A beautiful spring garden basket! WFSB’s Better Connecticut co-host, Scot Haney, and I whip up a gorgeous (if we must say so ourselves!)
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Setting a Holiday Buffet 101

April 18, 2019 | 1

Getting ready for the upcoming holiday? Me too! Eventhough I feel that my dining table really does set the mood for the occasion, it’s the buffet table that comes in at a close second! So
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Breakfast with Amy & Matthew

April 10, 2019 | 2

Amy Chalmers: "The excitement was real! Nora Murphy had invited me to her official book launch party in Connecticut, and would be putting me up in a lovely country cottage to stay overnight. I still
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Set The Table With St. Patrick’s Day Style!

March 4, 2019 | 1

Setting a table in mid-March is tricky. At this point, I’m so done with winter (even though there’s snow piled up outside) and all I want to see is spring. With the glorious greens of
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With Love From The Farmhouse Project:A Valentine’s Cocktail For 2

February 12, 2019 | 1

I’m so excited to feature some of my favorite fellow bloggers this year! Please meet Shawn & Kris of TheFarmhouseProject.com. You may already know them as the Country House in the Woods homeowners from my
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Step By Step Linzer Cookie Recipe for Valentine’s Day

February 8, 2019 | 0

As promised (and just in time for Valentine’s Day!), here is the latest WFSB, Better Connecticut segment where I walk co-hosts Kara and Scot through the easy steps to making this beautiful heart-shaped Linzer Tart
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