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Some traditions are hard to improve upon, and our Thanksgiving Day turkey with dressing happens to be one of those things. Why mess with a really good thing? Connecticut Country House Roasted Turkey One turkey;
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For my latest segment on WFSB’s Better Connecticut, as their new Lifestyle contributor, I had a great time designing a holiday table with a beautiful autumnal look that’s just perfect for Thanksgiving. I think it’s
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Over a year ago on Cape Cod, I stumbled upon Sea Bags’ Anchor placemats. What a fabulous surprise that was! I had been a Sea Bags lover (and proud owner) of their recycled sail handbags
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It seems like the most vibrant fall foliage is in November. Here at Connecticut Country House, we’re surrounded by woods, so every woody plant from maples to shrubby spireas are at their gorgeous peak of
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A quick and easy lesson from “Slipcover Sally” Newhart demonstrates just how simple it is to tie bows that are consistent for all my freshly cloaked upholstery. To see more about the beautiful slipcovers we
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Autumn leaves still clinging to their branches, offer a golden cast to the trees as the sun dips down earlier and earlier each night. The kitchen garden, after giving us her blessed all, is a work
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Here’s a little something from our Nora Murphy Country House library that I thought may just help put you in the spirit (ha-ha) today! Click here and enjoy! Happy Halloween! Love, Nora

Whether getting the gardens ready for spring or prepping for the holidays, now is the time to get planting for gorgeous blooms! I had a great time in the WFSB 3 Connecticut studio, with the
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My Connecticut Country House is a house for all seasons—quite simply because we keep in time with the rhythm of the seasons. It’s a good way to live. Harvest gives us a good reason to
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One of the most impactful transformations made during Project Refresh was creating fresh new cotton denim outfits for each piece of upholstery. My dear friend Sally Newhart – who I affectionately refer to as Slipcover
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I’ve been a Sea Bags girl for many years. Handcrafted from recycled sails on the working waterfront in Portland, Maine, I just love that they once had a life on the water, and now have
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While pops of black add a modern, graphic note to the freshly painted white rooms of Connecticut Country House, touches of warm gray, a wonderful neutral, add a soft sophistication and a soothing sense of
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During the course of Project Refresh, I edited, pared down and simplified, with my mantra being, less is more. But, I have to admit that sometimes, when it comes to setting a table, I just
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When I designed The Coop’s library wall, I knew I wanted something simple, strong and utilitarian ­­­­­– like the shelving from a century-old general store – and something large enough to house our ever-growing book
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We’re putting the finishing touches on something very dear and personal to me. It’s our all new Nora Murphy Country House Style emagazine…AND it’s going live tomorrow! See you tomorrow dear friends. I can’t wait
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There’s a spot in my kitchen, on the counter right next to the stove where I always lean a favorite framed antique print. It’s an unexpected touch that adds a little elegance to my country
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“Mums” are the word this season – and so are cabbages! Ornamental cabbages are beautiful, hearty, and inexpensive plants that have a lot of “wow” to them, whether they’re planted in a grouping or just
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For me, October 1st really, truly is the 1st day of fall. Here in Connecticut, October is quintessential New England. The air gets brisk and crisp, the farmstands are abundant with gorgeous apples, pumpkins and
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Last week, we posted our Mood/Inspiration Board video. So I thought it’s only natural to post the finished board. My process? Simple. As we head into each new season, I make it my practice to
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As I sat with my seed catalogs in the bitter cold of January, my thoughts were of warm late summer days and reaping the rewards of my carefully crafted orders. Now that it’s mid-September, my
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My very favorite pair of scissors is my ancient orange handled Fiskars – The Original. They’ve been knocking around in the kitchen’s junk drawer forever. So when I went to the Bloggers Conference earlier this
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Tumbling over the stone wall in front of Connecticut Country House is one very happy Sweet Autumn Clematis. When I admire the drifts of tiny, snow-white blooms, it’s hard to imagine that a one-gallon nursery
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From early spring into late fall, we crave spending time outdoors. The patios at Connecticut Country House serve as natural extensions of the interior spaces. My approach to arranging these areas is just like how
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