Archive for April, 2016

This is our Family Room – our kick-back, put your feet up, pull up a chair, TV watching, game playing, and spreading out family and friends hang-out. It’s a feel good space where I keep
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My dear friend Marlana Semenza, a talented photographer and stylist in North Carolina, is always searching for new inspiration. She found a treasure trove at her most recent discovery, the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. This
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When I’m out and about at antique shows, flea markets and tag sales, I’m always on the lookout for stray dishes, bowls, and silverware. I’ve found great bargains on incomplete sets and pieces—odds and ends
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One of my most cherished collections, these vintage fish plates are pure joy to build a table setting around. Each one, hand-painted and unique, depicts in beautiful detail, assorted fish, coral, seaweed and nautical-scapes. Antique
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Compost. Black Gold. My Papa swore by the stuff. The heartiness and scale of his kitchen garden was proof positive of its miraculous powers. Like father, like daughter, when we moved into our Connecticut Country
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I wish that you could smell this image! Nothing beats the bright scent of freshly cut lemons. A staple at Connecticut Country House, these beauties are incredibly useful in and outside the kitchen. Here are
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Weekends are just the best! I hope that you’re able to carve out some time for yourself and sit down with our latest issue, Seasons at Connecticut Country House. Brimming with our favorite photography and
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I’ve always loved the romantic look of glass cloches in historical European herb gardens. From the French word meaning bell, cloche (pronounced klōSH) are a practical and beautiful way to extend an already too short
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When arranging accessories, it’s important to step back and take an overall look at “the big picture”. While styling the back entryway, I wanted something Spring-y to welcome all who entered. Forsythia. A big bunch
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Sunday, April 10th is opening day for the Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, CT. Whether you’re a flea market aficionado or just a casual shopper, it’s always a wonderful place to poke around,
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Skip the platter at your next shindig and reach for a glass! A pretty way to present and serve up crudités at your next gathering is by putting your juice glasses into service. Place a
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Set against a sparkling clear sky, a Saucer Magnolia in full bloom is a spectacular sight. One of the earliest trees to flower at Connecticut Country House, it’s covered in romantic blossoms in shades of
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I’ve never met a tartan umbrella I didn’t love. Popping one open to fend off raindrops is a surefire way to brighten a dreary day. To keep them at the ready, I have my collection
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I woke up a bit disoriented this morning. Not quite awake, I heard the wind whipping around as loud as a freight train. I mustered up the courage and peeped out of hooded lids. The
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In Redding, CT, one of the most beautiful sights that I look forward to seeing each spring, is a local landmark, a large field that perennially brims with gorgeous, blooming daffodils. After years of doing
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