When you cross the threshold of the main doorway of Connecticut Country House, the first thing that you’ll see, after being greeted by Martha Luther King, the cat, and Fiona our vibrating, tail wagging terrier, is the wall directly across our newly located living room. This area, as well as other key sightlines throughout the house, is often targeted as my quick fix spot to freshen up the look of the house.

These spots are where, without a lot of fuss, or expense, just simply changing up a few things, re-swizzling, can really make an impact on the areas that I see every day. Whether it coincides with the seasons, a holiday, a whim, or, more likely my latest find . . . it’s always different and always great fun!

Happy decorating!

Love, Nora


  1. Linda on January 10, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Ready at the waiting those airy pine branches kindly refresh and replace resolve a yearning for all those once fresh greens removed after the holiday. You have inspired once again, Nora. I shall harvest a few of my own later today. If only our post snow storm landscape, now disturbed by our feet, paws, and tire tracks and the plows and sand, didn’t look so bleak.

  2. Nadine Carabellese on January 10, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    I love your blog !!! Your home ! All you show!!! ?
    When will the winter magazine be out ?
    Thanks for all the inspiration !! ?

    • Nora on January 10, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Thank you very much Nadine! The Winter issue will go live tomorrow! 🙂 Love, Nora

  3. Susan on January 10, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Love Love Love! That pillow is special! It mimics snowballs, don’t you think?!

    • Nora on January 10, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      It was love at first sight, the moment I spied that pillow @ HomeGoods…..I immediately saw snowballs too! Thanks very much Susan! Love, Nora

  4. Nan, Odessa, DE on January 10, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Missed you the past few days!
    Like the pine branches in the buckets. Okay, give, what is the material of the buckets? What medium is holding the branches upright? As usual, everything looks lovely and once again, I am inspired! Please don’t quit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Nora on January 11, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      Hi Nan! The bucket is potted up with 2 baby white pine trees! They’ll be planted back outside in the spring!
      (And no quitting here…..no worries! Had to focus on completing the new magazine.)
      Love, Nora 🙂

  5. Laura Aguila on January 13, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Just found you! Where have you been all my life…lol. You are the first blog I look at every morning….great way to start my day…:)

    • Nora on January 13, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      Thank you Laura! You just made my day!! Yay!!! Love, Nora

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