Connecticut Country House Blog

Blue and white is probably my favorite color combination. It always feels so crisp and fresh…and timeless. So when Scot Haney, co-host of WFSB’s Better Connecticut came for a visit, I wanted to set a
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Let’s get personal. A basket filled with mom’s favorite breakfast treats, wrapped and presented with great care, and delivered in person, would make any mom feel loved and extra-special. So when WFSB’s Better Connecticut co-host
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Potted spring flowers + basket with liner + moss + twigs = A beautiful spring garden basket! WFSB’s Better Connecticut co-host, Scot Haney, and I whip up a gorgeous (if we must say so ourselves!)
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Getting ready for the upcoming holiday? Me too! Eventhough I feel that my dining table really does set the mood for the occasion, it’s the buffet table that comes in at a close second! So
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Breakfast with Amy & Matthew


Behind the Scenes

Amy Chalmers: "The excitement was real! Nora Murphy had invited me to her official book launch party in Connecticut, and would be putting me up in a lovely country cottage to stay overnight. I still
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I took my favorite Linzer Tart cookie recipe back to its classic beginnings as a beautiful European heart. Filled with strawberry preserves, and dusted generously with vanilla bean-infused confectioner’s sugar, this lovely makes a delicious
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Country House in the Mountains is where Wendy Lewis lives and works. Her 1800 Federal-style white shingled country house in Vermont is her home and her muse. I met Wendy a few years ago at
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On such a snowy and icy day, it only makes sense to talk “mittens”. And I’m not just talking about any old ordinary mittens. The mittens I wish to tell you about are made by
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Happy New Year! In true Country House style we kick off 2019 with Country House style, of course! Please enjoy our annual gift to you, our 2019 Nora Murphy Country House Downloadable Desktop Calendar. Just
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Calling all tartan lovers! This latest Better Connecticut Lifestyle segment is dedicated to you! I wish I was able to get this uploaded in time for Christmas, but the more I think about it, tartan
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Wishing you a beautiful, blessed Christmas Day…and peace on earth for always. Love, Nora xo

When it comes to gift giving, I feel that it’s important to listen to your heart and try to gift something that truly reflects the receivers personality as well as their likes and loves. Sometimes,
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I immediately fell in love with Aidan Gray and The Antiques Diva Collection by Aidan Gray on the High Point Design Bloggers Tour last month! Let’s start with Aidan Gray. Aidan Gray Home is known
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My dear friends Chris & Dave live their businesses; Dave heads up Visual Merchandising at Ethan Allen, and Chris heads up DC Kingswood, a fabulous lifestyle vintage goods shop within the Fairfield County Antique &
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Thanksgiving Day. A day filled with family and friends, and much gratitude. I thank you for coming on this journey with me. There would be no NMCH without you! xo Thank you to my fabulous
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Cisco Home is about inspiring creativity by reimagining the mix of sustainable materials and textures for today’s home. The High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour took us there to experience their environment that was filled
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One of my favorite stops on the High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour was Thibaut’s showroom. At first glance, we were greeted with a Spring 2019 projection of bright, happy patterns and color…very “House Beautiful”.
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My sister Judy from Charleston, SC is visiting us, and I am so happy that she’s here! We’ve got a lot planned for her short stay, and today is very important to her…it’s Game Day!
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Just in time for Halloween, one of my favorite co-hosts from WFSB’s Better Connecticut came over to Connecticut Country House to see what I had up my sleeves for this Halloween! Kara Sundlun and I
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