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“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.” – Oscar Wilde I couldn’t agree more! What does the art you surround yourself with say about you? You be you! Love,
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Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry James Happy July 4th dear friends! Wishing you a wonderful, kick-back kind of day filled with
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“Every spring is the only spring – a perpetual astonishment.” – Ellis Peters – I’m always amazed how quickly time flies once spring has begun. Every day a walk around the gardens reveals changes, new
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When the snow is covering the ground, and the plows haven’t been through, sometimes it’s the best time to get cozy, kick back and catch up on a little light reading. If you have a
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“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”  – Jim Rohn Ain’t that the truth! This new
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“Here and there one sees the blush of wild rose haws or the warmth of orange fruit on the bittersweet, and back in the woods is the occasional twinkle of partridge berries. But they are
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“Paris is the city in which one loves to live. Sometimes I think this is because it is the only city in the world where you can step out of a railway station—the Gare D’Orsay—and
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“Reds, yellows and oranges conjure up sunlight and fire, while the blues and blue-greens evoke snow and ice, sea, sky and moonlight.” – Anonymous Autumn in Connecticut is always amazing, but this year I would
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“It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.” – Mother Teresa I love this quote. It puts things into perspective for me, as I begin to think
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“Clothes makes a statement. Costumes tell a story.” This Halloween, go tell your story… Love, Nora

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Brisk air and that first bite of a freshly picked apple…now that’s fall! Wishing you a
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“The season for enjoying the fullness of life – partaking of the harvest, sharing the harvest with others, and reinvesting and saving portions of the harvest for yet another season of growth.” – Denis Wattley
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“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves. We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!” – Humbert Wolfe It’s time to dig out the wooly sweaters and blankets…Don’t you
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“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”  – Lauren DeStefano, Wither It started
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“There are two ways of spreading light – to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton Either way, it’s a great visual to help kick-off the week… Wishing you a
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“Wind chimes in your yard will serenade garden creatures – squirrels, fairies and angels.” – Unknown Who needs music playing outside when you’ve got a simple capiz shell wind chime tied to your patio umbrella
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“Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to garden, and the whole neighborhood gets tomatoes.” – Unknown Ain’t it the truth… Happy gardening! Love, Nora

“And the potter said unto the clay, ‘be ware’, and it was . . . . .” – George E. Ohr Smile and have a beautiful Monday! Love, Nora  

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
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“Summer: Hair gets lighter. Skin gets darker. Water gets warmer. Drinks get colder. Music gets louder. Nights get longer. Life gets better.” – Unknown Here’s to a never-ending summer! Love, Nora

“There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.” – Thomas Jefferson Take off your shoes today and walk in the cool grass! Enjoy summer! Love, Nora

“The blacker the berry the sweeter the juice.” – Proverb Wishing you a sweet Monday! Love, Nora

“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days — three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.” ~John Keats Just a
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It’s official! The season of summer and the summer issue of Nora Murphy Country House Style are here! We’ve kicked off the season with an out of doors state of mind – and can’t wait
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“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all, it teaches trust.” ~ Gertrude Jekyll Plant a Rosa Rugosa. They’re very hardy (Rugosas are the
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