Connecticut Country House Blog

Reimagined & Repurposed

November 21, 2018 |

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 with upcycled elements and classic furniture forms treated to unexpected, yet familiar textiles. The beauty of Cisco Home is the…

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The Inside Scoop:Thibaut Fabrics & Crypton Fabrics

November 12, 2018 |

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”. Founded in 1886, Thibaut is the nation’s oldest continuously operating wallpaper company. Thibaut (pronounced Tee-Bo) Wallpaper and Fabrics is all…

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A Game Day Tailgate!

November 10, 2018 |

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! My sweet niece Kate goes to Clemson U., and today it’s Clemson vs. Boston College in Boston. So now you’ll know…

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Harvest Roasted Butternut Squash Dip With Oven Baked Tortilla Crackers

November 2, 2018 |

Happy November! I shared this recipe last year, but I love it so much that I thought you wouldn’t mind if I shared it again! This dip and chips are just so perfect to serve this time of year…and just so different! Please give it a try and let me know what you and your…

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Sweets and Treats this Halloween

October 31, 2018 |

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 got right into the holiday spirit with a few wardrobe enhancements and away we went! It was a lot of…

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The High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour Round Up

October 30, 2018 |

Twice a year, designers, buyers, and manufacturers from around the world gather in High Point, North Carolina to take part in the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world. And I am honored to have been 1 of the 10 design bloggers by Esteem Media and the High Point Market Authority to have…

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Making A Colorful Fall Foliage Wreath And Giveaway!

October 26, 2018 |

Country House Style rolls with the rhythm of the seasons. And there’s nothing like the beauty of the fall foliage here in New England! I love hanging wreaths for any season on the front door of the old house. I’m thinking a wreath covered entirely with colorful leaves would be perfect! A quick stop at…

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Courtney’s Beautiful French Country Cottage

October 10, 2018 |

I met my fellow blogger, Courtney Allison a couple of years ago at the Design Bloggers Conference. A super beautiful person, inside and out, Courtney’s style is really a true reflection of her. She’s a can-do woman and I liked her the minute I met her! I also have the unique bragging rights of saying…

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Announcing Nora Murphy’s Country House Style on Better Connecticut

September 11, 2018 |

I guess we can truly say that I launched my new book on my favorite show with my favorite TV crew, Scot Haney & Kara Sundlun on WFSB’s Better Connecticut! The entire Better Connecticut team has been so supportive, I am so looking forward to the new season with them! And today, the book was…

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Homemade Mexican Street Corn

August 16, 2018 |

Yay! It’s corn season! Having previously seen images of this delicious dish, we first tried this corn at our favorite Mexican restaurant in NYC, Rosa Mexicano. The plate appeal is stunning; golden roasted corn, coated with crumbly, salty Cotija cheese, fresh chopped cilantro, and a squeeze of fresh lime. And the blackened cornhusks pulled back…

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Summery Grilled Chicken Salad

August 2, 2018 |

What to do with leftover grilled chicken? Make our savory Summery Grilled Chicken Salad! We know that there are just so many ways to make chicken salad. Quite often a recipe calls for poaching the chicken, which is OK. But here at Connecticut Country House we kick it up many notches from OK. Our secret?…

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A Nantucket Day At The Cozy House

July 20, 2018 |

It has to be authentic. That’s my motto.  And when we head out for a family getaway to Nantucket Island, the Cozy House is just that…authentic. Located on the southern coast of the island, The Cozy House is a throw back to a simpler time. Tiny in scale, yet big on charm and personality. And…

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The Currant Scoop

July 12, 2018 |

Have you ever considered growing currants? I never did, until a few years ago, by chance, I came upon a small currant shrub at my local nursery. Along with varieties of raspberries, I decided to take a blind leap of faith and give it a go. Happily I can state that this shrub is probably…

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Fresh Blueberry Crisp with Better Connecticut

July 7, 2018 |

Good morning! Here’s the latest WFSB, Better Connecticut segment you may have missed…or live outside of Connecticut! I made 2 pie plates of Blueberry Crisp for our 4th of July dinner party, and served it up with vanilla and caramel gelato. Oh my….it was good! Enjoy the video and your weekend! Love, Nora

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Finn’s Blueberry Lemonade

July 3, 2018 |

On this horribly hot and humid day, I thought it best to re-post this refreshing, thirst-quenching recipe for Finn’s Blueberry Lemonade.  It’s very easy to whip up a batch or two to keep in the fridge, or serve guests. It’s a real crowd pleaser! Enjoy and stay cool! Happy 4th! Love, Nora   Finn’s Blueberry Lemonade…

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