The Fourth of July is my second favorite holiday (Christmas definitely comes in at number 1!). So for my next WFSB, Better Connecticut lifestyle segment with Scot Haney, I was thrilled to dress up the front of my 1767 Connecticut Country House in lots of red, white, and blue fabulousness! To top it all off, we dragged out to the front of the old house our antique Irish pine farmhouse table from the parlor (a.k.a. the Summer Room), along with its accompanying black painted Windsor chairs. I had linens, and flatware that I knew would be just right, but really wanted to change up my dinnerware plates. Uno Alla Volta to the rescue!

Uno Alla Volta means ‘One At A Time’ in Italian. This Connecticut based on-line company develops and sells beautiful unique items that have a very personal feeling. As Terri Alpert, the company’s founder says, “everything is made from the hearts and hands of artisans worldwide”. I love that. So I went onto their website and found just what I needed for my Fourth of July table; Americana Polish Pottery!

I love how the hand stamped art on the plates, mugs, platter, and salt and pepper shakers truly celebrates the joyous feeling of the 4th. And to add a little more happy to the table, I mixed in mason jars to stand in for traditional water glasses, and went back to Uno Alla Volta’s website to find just the right wine glasses. I found these wonderfully whimsical crab and lobster wine glasses that are hand-painted one at a time by a Virginia artisan.

Terri and Scot arrived at the same time for our Fourth of July Better Connecticut shoot. Terri brought along the crab and lobster wine glasses, and carefully unwrapped and placed each one at a place setting (right next to the humble mason jars). Perfect!

This Fourth of July Table Setting segment airs on WFSB, and the video version will be posted on the blog in a few days! And now you can shop this look on my new online shop, HUNT CLUB. Do check it out!

Happy Decorating!

Love, Nora



  1. whimsicalvintage on June 28, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Beautifully done! Have a wonderful 4th!

  2. glenda LaFont on July 5, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Oh my God, I just discovered you on Pinterest and I am bonkers over your house.
    Above all my very favorite.

  3. Jens on November 10, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    I shopped this look and cannot find it, however I did see several things that came out as out of stock. I really wish you would not show “out of stock” items ever unless you intend to restock them. It’s one thing to show a small of the kinds of treasures that you sell and find. It’s entirely different and negative experience when you find item after item after item – at least 10+ items just today that are out of stock. You either have things for sale or you should not be listing them other than what i suggested as “sample of the kinds of product we do sell…but use a sample.” I don’t like pulling up a beautiful photo of lobster mugs, and, and, and, and….and have every single item out of stock. Maddening.

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