My Connecticut Country House is a house for all seasons—quite simply because we keep in time with the rhythm of the seasons. It’s a good way to live. Harvest gives us a good reason to celebrate and decorate with what’s in season now. A great big bowl, basket, and platter filled with just picked apples is absolutely perfect for decorating throughout the house, as well as outdoor picnics.

It’s simple. Sticking with one variety of apple, I look for different colorful shades, as well as leafy stems (if I’m lucky enough to find a few!). This humblest of fall fruit can be the most visually impactful of them all.

Happy decorating (and snacking)!

Love, Nora


  1. Shirley Graham on October 25, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Beautiful pictures – love the house – have not see your magazine – is it on the stands now?

  2. Nan, Odessa, De on October 25, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    You keep the rest of us in step with the seasons as well.
    Nothing better than “nature”.
    To everything there is a season .. . . . . . .
    Wish your pics were LARGER. They are too beautiful for this small screen size.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Judy Houston on October 25, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    I love your decorating

  4. Judy Houston on October 25, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    I love how you decorate

  5. Linda koterba on October 29, 2016 at 3:41 am

    Hi Nora,
    Have you ever given any thought to making note cards from your lovely photos? I am sure they would be very popular with your readers.

    • Nora on November 1, 2016 at 11:41 am

      Hi Linda! Thanks very much for your suggestion! I have considered it, but didn’t take it further than that! Do you believe there’s a good market for this? And what kind of photos would you like to see? Would love your thoughts…..Thanks again! Love, Nora

  6. Judith Truitt on November 1, 2016 at 5:51 am

    It’s a good thing to use what is in season! Love it!

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