Drum roll please! The 3 winners for 3 pairs of Weekend Passes for the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, New York, June 1-3, are: Cathy Carron, Patricia Rafalko, and Cindy Moeller! Congratulations! Please email me ([email protected]) your mailing addresses, so I can mail out your passes to you ASAP! A great, big THANK YOU to…

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Hi dear friends! It’s that time of year again for the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, New York, June 1-3. ! I just love this fair! I’ll be presenting again this year (Friday, June 1st at 2:00 PM), sharing stories and beautiful photographs about my upcoming book, Nora Murphy’s Country House Style – Making Your…

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Just in time for Mother’s Day, we’re giving away 1 Mother’s Day Gift Box ($48.00 value) to a lucky winner! To enter, just leave a comment below on which springtime flower scented box you wish to win for the mom in your life! Choose a favorite springtime flower scent and matching card image: Blushing Viburnum Natural…

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It’s time for a Sea Bags & NMCH Easter Giveaway! We’re giving away 2 SEA BAGS BUCKET BAGS: A BLUE COTTONTAIL & A FUCHSIA COTTONTAIL ($45 value each) to 2 LUCKY WINNERS! ?  And of course, I’m adding a sweet scented NMCH CHOCOLATE BUNNY ($18 value each) soy candle to each bucket bag!? To enter, click here…

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I’m just so happy to have my Connecticut Country House featured in the December issue of Country Living magazine. A few weeks ago, I was invited to the Country Living Fair in Stone Mountain, GA for a Q&A with Country Living’s Editor-in-Chief, Rachel Hardage Barrett. She had a Power Point sneak peek of the photographs…

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I’m thrilled to be presenting once again this year at the Country Living Fair at Stone Mountain Park in Georgia! I’ll be sharing the main stage with Country Living Magazine Editor-In-Chief Rachel Barrett, talking about all things holiday! You see, Country Living magazine came to shoot Connecticut Country House earlier this year for their Holiday issue.…

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It’s absolutely amazing. Out of almost 800 blogs, Nora Murphy Country House was nominated for this year’s International Amara Awards! And what’s even more amazing, is that after a month of voting, we found out today that we made the shortlist! What this means is that six blogs in each of the ten categories won…

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I’m so excited to be presenting on the Main Stage in Rhinebeck at the Country Living Fair this Saturday @1:00, as well as setting up our very first Nora Murphy Country House shop (Friday-Sunday). Just think “garden”! For more info on the fair, go to: http://www.countryliving.com/life/a4255/country-living-fair-rhinebeck/ Hope to see you there! Love, Nora

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I LOVE May in Connecticut! Everything looks like a Technicolor dream. Grass is a lush, vivid green. Emerging leaves on the trees are vibrant chartreuse. French lilacs just beginning to bloom are the deepest of darkest purples. Even the sun yellow fluffy manes of the dandelions in the yard are a wonderful sight for winter…

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So happy to announce the winners of the Nashville Country Living Fair Weekend Passes Giveaway. Congratulations Vicki Johnson and Judy Meagher! Your tickets will be waiting for you at the fair! Thank you to all who entered. I loved reading about what needed refreshing in your homes…I so know the feeling because I’m still at…

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Want to go to the Country Living Fair in Nashville this Friday? Well, I’m so happy to announce that I’ve been invited to present at the Country Living Fair in Nashville on Friday, April, 21st at noon. If you’re not familiar with the fair, I want you to be! It’s a wonderful 3-day event featuring…

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Scot Haney of WFSB’s Better Connecticut stopped by Connecticut Country House where I showed him a simple technique for creating tartan-like Easter eggs. We donned our aprons, snapped on gloves and had a wonderful time hanging out in the kitchen. This was such a fun morning! An ageless activity, I hope that you’ll give making…

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March was a whirlwind month and April is scheduled to be just as crazy wonderful! Project Refresh will continue as we tackle the 2nd floor of Connecticut Country House. A fresh coat of paint all-around: in Conor’s Man Cave, the guest bedrooms, bath, hallway and stairwell. With only two closets in our 1767 home, upstairs…

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Well, it’s official! At long last I have a publisher for my book! I am honored and so excited to announce that Vendome Press in New York will be publishing Nora Murphy Country House Style! Woo Hoo!!!! (Just can’t stop hooting! You can probably hear me in your neck of the woods!) Thanks to a…

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When Tracy Furey, the Executive Producer for WFSB’s Better Connecticut asked me what I thought viewers might be interested in watching in December, I immediately thought of two things that I know are at the top of my brain this time of year: decking out the house with fresh greens and gift-wrapping. My next thought…

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I was thrilled to welcome, as was Martha Luther King, our far from camera shy cat, Scot Haney of WFSB’s Better Connecticut to Connecticut Country House! I had a wonderful time showing him just how incredibly easy it is to embellish basic, store bought greens with snippets from the garden to create lush garlands and…

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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 hosts of Better Connecticut, Kara Sundlun and Mark Zinni. (They are just lovely!) As their new contributor for ‘Better Living’…

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I’m incredibly honored that Country Living magazine featured an article based on the simple style snippets that I presented at their 2016 Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY. For those who couldn’t attend this fabulous gathering of like-minded souls, you must put it on your to-do list for next year! In the meantime, check out…

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Country Home magazine was here recently, photographing Connecticut Country House for their upcoming Winter 2017 issue. It was a great opportunity to showcase the light and airy results of our Project Refresh. With the rooms revitalized with fresh white paint and the upholstery dressed in a new wardrobe of white cotton denim slipcovers, it has…

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Dear friends! So very excited to invite you to Connecticut Country House, Sunday, June 26th, 11-5, for the Newtown Historical Society House & Garden Tour! Murph and I will be here to welcome you and show you around! As you know, Project Refresh Part 2 is in full swing! Braun Movers were here yesterday swapping rooms…

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The Volvo is stuffed with all kinds of gorgeousness! I’m looking so very forward to not only attending the Country Living Fair, in Rhinebeck, NY today, but also to giving a live presentation and demonstration. I can’t wait to share with you some style snippets of how to create stunning, living arrangements by simply combining…

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So happy to announce the winners of the Country Living Fair Weekend Passes Giveaway! Congratulations go to Anne Vradenburgh and Doreen! To everyone that entered, thank you! I loved reading about all your cherished finds, the stories behind them, and why you treasure them. They were all wonderful! To our lucky winners, Anne and Doreen,…

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Tick. Tick. Tick. . . . . . Just a few more hours left for a chance to win a pair of weekend passes to the Country Living Fair next weekend in Rhinebeck, NY. Here’s all you need to do: Via the Comments / Leave a Reply section of this blog post, tell me a…

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I’m so happy to announce that I’ve been invited to give a live demo at the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. (ET) If you’re not familiar with the fair, I want you to be! It’s a wonderful 3-day event featuring great shopping, live entertainment, demonstrations, crazy…

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