Want to go to the Country Living Fair in Nashville this Friday?

Well, I’m so happy to announce that I’ve been invited to present at the Country Living Fair in Nashville on Friday, April, 21st at noon.

If you’re not familiar with the fair, I want you to be! It’s a wonderful 3-day event featuring great shopping, live entertainment, demonstrations, crazy good food and a chance to meet the talented editors and contributors of Country Living magazine. It’s everything you love from the pages but totally interactive!

I have two pairs of weekend passes to the Country Living Fair that I’m giving away, and here’s how to enter:

Please leave a comment below, telling me what you would like to do to refresh your country home this spring.

One comment/entry per person please, left only on this Connecticut Country House blog post.

All entries need to be submitted before Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 11:59 p.m. (ET)

Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced here on the blog, Wednesday morning, April 19, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. (ET)

Wishing you the best of luck, and can’t wait to meet you at the fair!

Love, Nora



  1. Judy Meagher on April 17, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Always looking to simplify and edit what we have, to only be surrounded by the things we love. Your blog and photos always inspires me in this, sweet Nora ❤️

  2. Kelly Balch on April 17, 2017 at 8:31 am

    I am on the lookout for new pillows for my new green velvet couch ?

  3. Kim Edwards on April 17, 2017 at 8:34 am

    I have been striving to what I call the Nora Murphy look! Next purchase is the natural rugs. Hallway painted in the diamond pattern just this past month! Love your country home! Would love to see you there.

  4. Christine on April 17, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Good morning! Sounds like my kind of weekend! Thanks for the opportunity! Have a beautiful day!

  5. Shirley Alexander on April 17, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Hubby and I have worked so hard to get our acres looking good … Now it’s time to find some goodies for the inside !

  6. Vickie S. Kibble on April 17, 2017 at 9:51 am

    I am wanting to rid my den of its red paint. I loved it for years but am ready for something new.

  7. Marianne Davies on April 17, 2017 at 10:05 am

    How nice it would be to meet you! i would love to pick up something new for my home at the Country Living Fair. Whether it be artwork or a basket or quilt.
    I just love it all!

    I have been wanting to attend for several years now .

  8. Caroline Hunt on April 17, 2017 at 10:17 am

    I would love to add some charming touches that will make my home feel more comforting, warm, and welcoming to everyone who stops by.

  9. Pam Duffel on April 17, 2017 at 10:41 am

    I want to focus on curb appeal. We moved here last October, to where we lived as newlyweds almost 45 five years ago. We bought a little red brick, cottage bungalow, on Main Street, built in the 1950’s. I’d love to paint the brick, update front porch & steps, circle drive, landscaping & hang my American flag! Love your home, blog & magazine! I love Nashville, too. I’ve lived there on two different occasions & my best friend is still there. I would love to attend the country living fair!!

  10. Wendy in KY on April 17, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Oh my! Always looking to add little touches here and there. Right now, my bathrooms are my bane and my focus.

  11. Kathy on April 17, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I’m looking for signs to refresh my kitchen and laundry area. I would like to have a cute vertical coffee sign.

  12. Jamie Taylor on April 17, 2017 at 11:53 am

    There is always something to be done outside and on my country porch. In the house, I would love to refresh my bedroom and upgrade our bathroom!

  13. Winnie Murray on April 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Would like to have some outside repair work on hour, then painted or vinyl siding .

  14. Darlene Hohn on April 17, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    I am looking to change my look in my house to French country. The other thing I am trying to do is to declutter which is hard because we own a antique business. Love your blog.

  15. Sharon Stout on April 17, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    I’m wanting to add more vintage linens to my new home.

  16. Cindy on April 17, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Moved to the south in the past year……downsized to a condo. Trying to capture that country/farmhouse comfort look in an open concept space. I did visit the Country Living Fair in Nashville last year …..lots of great ideas/products…….and would love to attend again!

  17. A thy Lovitt on April 17, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Can’t wait several of us are coming from Mobile. I want and need to decide on a new sofa, hopefully slipcover in linen. I know I will find lots of new spring items to help perk everthing up.

  18. Susan Elizabeth on April 17, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    I would love this !!!

  19. Susan McAllister on April 17, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    I moved to Birmingham, AL and haven’t been able to recreate the downhome country atmosphere in my garden home. Would love to go the Country Living Fair to find a new sofa and rug for my great room and to learn ways to give my home the sophisticated country flair I am yearning for.

  20. Grand Pam on April 17, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    I would love tickets. I am looking to improve the porch sitting area and gardening. Plus adding several new antiques for the home.

  21. Janice Kay on April 17, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    We’ve been re-doing our Dutch colonial house for the past 4 years + have not yet completed our porch, front steps + new walkway, not to mention any landscaping. Needless to say, I CANNOT WAIT to tackle these projects!

  22. Malissa Byrd on April 17, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Redoing my kitchen
    Am in love sigh your blogs

  23. Dianna on April 17, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    I would love to refresh my living area with cottage, vintage items.
    Thanks for chance to win tickets.

  24. Diane Ruebel on April 17, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    To find a large pewter charger would make my heart sing! Diney on Camano Island

  25. Heather Peterson on April 17, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Redoing my home office/guest room. Love all your posts!

  26. Kim Cooper on April 17, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Hope to meet you in person. Hmmm, slipcovers, rusty pieces, buffalo check, vintage tablecloths, oh-my! Rustic, re-purposed woodworking would be the WIN for me! Need to ‘jazz’ up the keeping room.

  27. Brenda on April 17, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    I have never been and would love to attend!!!

  28. Kelly on April 17, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Since moving into our new home, I am stuck! I have a few pieces that I will keep forever, but am updating and need a large wood round mirror for my entry! Would love to find something vintage and unique!

  29. Karen Grise on April 17, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Planning to paint my back door red!

  30. Vicki johnson on April 17, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    I would love to refresh everything in my old home but I think my den is the main area I would love to refresh. It is the main gathering spot for family, friends and neighbors and it is dull, bland and old. I have inspiration but absolutely no decorative ability at all. I love everything I see in your decorative designs, but I just cannot decorate to match the beautiful designs you represent. I so wish I had someone to help me design and create such beautiful rooms as you show on your sites. I pray so hard that I can win this contest. I would be so very thankful and appreciative!

  31. LAURA HODGES on April 17, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    I would love to re-do my front porch 🙂

  32. Shirley Graham on April 17, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Would love to go but my husband’s health right now would not permit! Would love to see you and enjoy your presentation. I”m working on “springing” our home now. Clean sofa etc..

  33. Candace on April 17, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    I live in Franklin, and I’d love to come and visit with you at the fair. I live on 5acres in the Leipers Fork area of TN and bought a fixer upper. Next project kitchen 🙂 I’d love to get some fun country ideas at the fair.

  34. Amy Lund on April 17, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    I’d love to go! I’m hoping to paint my kitchen and a bathroom or two in the next month or so to spruce things up a bit.

  35. Deb Bailey on April 18, 2017 at 1:13 am

    I would really love to finally get started on my kitchen make-over… it’s long overdue! It would be great to get some new ideas, especially ones that can be done on a budget. Almost all of our furniture pieces are Primitive Antiques, and I’m always looking for unusual accessories for my home and gardens. We’d love to attend!!

  36. Jane Siebrass on April 18, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Oh how fun! I would love to go! I have alot of primitives antiques. I grew up with my grandmother and mother collecting and they just make a home. I do need to do a little de-cluttering so it would look light and fresh like your lovely home! I am looking for slipcovers for my sofa and wing chairs and would love to find a beautiful big basket like yours. It would be a pleasure to meet you! Thank you! Jane

  37. Anne Morgan on April 18, 2017 at 9:56 am

    I am just starting my farmhouse make over and what a great way to find those “special” one of a kind forevers to make it warm and inviting. Thank You for the giveaway!!!

  38. Teresa Blades on April 18, 2017 at 10:00 am

    I’d love to refresh our back porch this year and the Country Living Fair sounds like the a good place to start my search for items and ideas. Love your blog! Thank you!!!

  39. Jacqueline Brier on April 18, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Oh my!! Our home is 47 years old. There is SO much I want to update
    Tickets to this would be exactly the way to get on board wth new ideas and lots of fun purchases!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  40. Camma Roberts on April 18, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    A whole house! Getting ready to build a new home and want a fresh new look throughout using the major pieces of furniture I have. Thank you!

  41. Bea Morvan on April 18, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    I am planning on refreshing my kitchen cabinets with chalk paint.

  42. Lynn on April 18, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Remodeling our guest bath and using a lot of vintage and DIY.

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