Connecticut Country House Blog

Dress It Up

December 13, 2019 |

Dress it up. The moment I spotted this set of 8 silver plated cups with fanciful handles I knew it would make my place settings look absolutely fabulous! Of course,…

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Be Our Guest

November 27, 2019 |

Over the years, it’s always been quite a hearty shindig of dear friends and family at Connecticut Country House for Thanksgiving. But this year we’re keeping it to an intimate…

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For Sale: My Beautiful Country House

October 10, 2019 |

This was no easy decision. Actually it was a really, really tough one…something I kept turning away from and putting off for over a year now. My sweet and beautiful…

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Setting a Blue & White Summer Table

August 22, 2019 |

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,…

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Breakfast Picnic Basket for Mom this Mother’s Day

May 10, 2019 |

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…

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Creating a Spring Garden Basket

April 20, 2019 |

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…

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Setting a Holiday Buffet 101

April 18, 2019 |

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…

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Breakfast with Amy & Matthew

April 10, 2019 |

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…

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Set The Table With St. Patrick’s Day Style!

March 4, 2019 |

Setting a table in mid-March is tricky. At this point, I’m so done with winter (even though there’s snow piled up outside) and all I want to see is spring.…

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With Love From The Farmhouse Project:A Valentine’s Cocktail For 2

February 12, 2019 |

I’m so excited to feature some of my favorite fellow bloggers this year! Please meet Shawn & Kris of You may already know them as the Country House in…

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Step By Step Linzer Cookie Recipe for Valentine’s Day

February 8, 2019 |

As promised (and just in time for Valentine’s Day!), here is the latest WFSB, Better Connecticut segment where I walk co-hosts Kara and Scot through the easy steps to making…

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Linzer Tart Heart Cookies

February 5, 2019 |

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,…

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Wendy’s Winter Whites

January 29, 2019 |

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…

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Mitten Season

January 20, 2019 |

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…

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2019 Never Looked So Good!

January 4, 2019 |

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…

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