Merry Christmas dear friends!

Where did the last 6 months go?! After 18 years, we left our beloved Connecticut country house in Newtown, and started a new chapter at our now beloved Connecticut country house in Hadlyme. We’re calling it ‘River House’. Actually our friends were calling it that way before we were!

Our 1820 Samuel Brooks Connecticut Country House is right by the fabulous Connecticut River. The beautiful historic house itself, the amazing location, our wonderfully welcoming new friends, and the breathtaking sunsets on the river, have helped so much in kicking off our new chapter. We just love it here and feel so blessed!

I’m looking forward to sharing with you our beginning here. So to be continued…

From our country house to yours, Merry Christmas!

Love, Nora xo


  1. Yvonne Shafer on December 25, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Merry Christmas! I love your posts, book, treasures I’ve purchased, and look forward to many more. Happy merrymaking!

  2. Kim Watkins on December 25, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Merry Christmas! Looking forward to toasting your new home in 2021!

  3. Nan, Odessa, DE on December 25, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    Hurry! I miss your blog, tv appearance etc.
    Happy holidays!

  4. Ruth Gardner Lamere on December 25, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    Merry Christmas, dear Nora. And to your husband and son. Your joy in, and gratitude for, your new home is so contagious. You certainly have a gem ! And thank you so much for the bright light during this year of so much uncertainty. And, for me, losing my wonderful husband, sadness.

    • Cynthia Dahl on December 25, 2020 at 6:08 pm

      Dear Ruth,

      Sending hugs your way.

    • Nora on December 27, 2020 at 3:50 pm

      Thank you for your kind words Ruth. I am so very sorry for your loss. My wish for you is peace and happiness for the new year. Please be well, Love, Nora xo

  5. June Fisher on December 25, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    Merry Christmas, Nora. I love shopping for treasures, love the story of your book and the wonderful pictures, and to see your pretty posts. I hope you’re having a wonderful day in your new, old home on the river.

  6. Liz Tobin on December 25, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Merry Christmas from Bethel, CT. Love your blogs. Wishing you and your family a safe 2021!

  7. Cynthia Dahl on December 25, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    From Poulsbo WA., Merry Christmas, Nora.
    Look forward to seeing your new home.
    You are an inspiration!
    Happy New Year to you and yours.

  8. Chris Spanbauer on December 25, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Merry Christmas to you and your family and good wishes for the 2021! Love seeing your new home!

  9. Karen B. on December 25, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Merry Christmas. Congratulations on your new home. I look forward to seeing your country home.

  10. Pam Baldwin Foarde on December 26, 2020 at 10:32 am

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Nora! I look forward to seeing posts on your new home…so exciting!

  11. E. H. on December 26, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    Merry Christmas to you & your family!
    Great hearing from you & look forward to seeing more of the “River House”.
    Stay saf3 & all our best wishes for 2021.

  12. Marianna Olszewski on December 31, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Good to hear from you! Can’t wait to see all the decorating you are doing at the ‘River House’. Stay safe and Healthy!

  13. Christie on January 28, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    Hello, as this is later, I was wondering if you are going to be blowing again soon. The only thing I’ve been seeing is the Hunt Club sells and really miss the blogs. I know you moved but when does the blogging start. Thank you

  14. Nora on October 17, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    My husband and I bid on that house prior to our wedding in 1991. Sadly we were outbid. I was just down there by the ferry this morning. Our almost- house looks wonderful. Another Nora. 😁

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