It’s Flag Day! Out comes my beloved American flag collection from the old wicker hampers in the Summer Room. I’ve been collecting vintage flags for some time now, and it all started with just one old Betsy Ross-style stitched flag that I found at a yard sale. It always took center stage on the front door of our 1767 saltbox. Since then, I’ve culled together new and old small flags on wooden dowels that adorn my kitchen garden and planters all summer long, to an oversized flag that is so big it can only be hung on the side of our nineteenth century barn. Buntings and banners have their perfect spots too around Connecticut Country House.

I truly feel that my Connecticut Country House is at its loveliest when it’s all proudly decked out in our beautiful Red, White, and Blue!

Happy Flag Day!

Love, Nora


  1. Marilyn on June 14, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    With your full header and footer showing there is little room to see the actual post. I have a large monitor, but still have to scroll to see parts of the picture.

    • Nora on June 14, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      H Marilyn! You may need to minimize the size of the post. So sorry about that. Love, Nora

  2. Nan, Odessa, DE on June 14, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    “May we never forget freedom isn’t free.” Unknown

    Oh, what a feeling I get each time I see a flag. Thanks for bringing FLAG DAY to the forefront today!

    PS Hoping you will share with us your house tour of last week end.

  3. Heather on June 14, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    It looks beautiful! I love flags and bunting on an old white house! Just perfection!~

  4. Marilyn Griffith on June 15, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    I love this, our American flag is so special to me.. I also collect flags and old flag items. Your house looks beautiful with all the flags hanging on it. Thank you so much! I love all your pictures! Marilyn Griffith

  5. Marie on June 17, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Hi Nora! I met you at the Rhinebeck Country Living Fair. I love getting your emails. You are so down to earth and beauty shines in all that you touch. I enjoy the simplicity in which you decorate with and look forward to seeing Nora Murphy in my inbox!

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