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This just in . . . . Connecticut Country House has been awarded the 2016 Design Bloggers Conference Hall of Fame Award for Best Overall Blog! The competition was close; there were so many wonderful,
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When I first got word that Connecticut Country House was nominated for the 2016 Design Blogger’s Conference Hall of Fame Awards for Best Overall Blog, I just about fell out of my chair! While it’s
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One look in my clothes closet (and around Connecticut Country House) and you’ll see that I have a thing for gingham checks. So when Country Curtains (who are simply crazy for checks) asked me to be
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Spring is here! The season has finally arrived (even though there’s snow visible from every Connecticut Country House window) as well as our Spring 2015 Nora Murphy Country House Style e-magazine. Creating this spring issue
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Major John Gile Holiday Rum Cake Cake Ingredients 1-¾ cups all-purpose flour 1-½ cups granulated white sugar 1 box instant vanilla pudding mix ½ cup crushed walnuts ½ cup unsalted butter ¼ cup cornstarch 4
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I’d love to introduce you to my dear friend Dana Schwartz and her 1763 Major John Gile House, in Nottingham, New Hampshire. When Dana called to tell me all about the fabulous house she had
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Our Holiday 2014,  A Country House Christmas in New Hampshire e-magazine is due out right after Thanksgiving(!!). But until then, I must scoop this holiday issue by sharing with you just one of the beautiful little
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“Summer ends, and autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night.” – Hal Borland Well said Mr. Borland. Good-bye summer…loved you. Hello beautiful
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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 I hope the new summer issue of Nora Murphy Country House Style will
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If you’re looking for a very special gift to make for a bride-to-be…something she’ll cherish forever…this is it. My God daughter Aileen’s bridal shower is featured in the current spring issue of my e-mag (http://noramurphycountryhouse.com/magazine/spring-2014/country-house-wedding).
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It’s Brimfield week, and you know what that means…fabulous finds are calling my name. But once I’m there, a little later in the day when I need that second wind to kick in (I’ve been
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One of the options for pizza toppings that always gets rave reviews is pesto. Every summer and fall we harvest our basil from the kitchen garden and make batches of pesto to freeze for the
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Nora Murphy Country House -The Hunt Club at the Fairfield County Antiques and Design Center in Norwalk, Connecticut is now in full force and ready for spring. This season we are featuring our best finds from
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If you’re looking for a dessert that can be described as enticing, colorful, heavenly, tasty, simple, cheerful, pretty, refreshing, light, playful, classy, charming, happy, jazzy, showy, and just a little different – then you’ll love
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That is, Nora Murphy Country House Style – Spring 2014 is here.  It may not feel like spring here in  Connecticut today, but our newest issue sure does – and is now live!  It’s so saturated with springtime inspiration, it’ll help you
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I am proud to announce that Nora Murphy Country House – The Hunt Club Shop, has opened in the new multi-dealer Fairfield County Antique and Design Center (http://www.fairfieldantiqueanddesign.com), on Willard Road (right off the Post Road on
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Back in December, Jennifer Bissell for the Fairfield County Business Journal interviewed me. We had a great phone meeting that covered a wide range of topics, and resulted in a wonderful feature story with the
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The Holiday issue of our e-magazine is now on-line. It’s a beautiful issue filled with tons of imagery, stories, keeper recipes, and “Holly Jolly” decorating tips. The “Holly Jolly” part of the decorating imagery came
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What would October be without Halloween – an autumnal celebration loved by children and adults alike? Clearly, we needed to take this fun-filled day and feature it in a very special way. With great pleasure
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The leaves may be falling all around Connecticut Country House, but until we launched our new Autumn issue of our on-line lifestyle magazine today, for me, autumn had not officially arrived! Here she is –
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Connecticut Country House

For over 20 years now, Murph’s been getting up at daybreak and driving to Main Street to set up front row seats for our town’s annual Labor Day Parade. This year would be different. You
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She’s here! My brand new baby online magazine! Her name is NoraMurphyCountryHouse.com. She weighs in at 11 up-close and informative stories, 24 Nora’s Notes – full of DIY details, over 500 photographs, recipes, decorating, gardening,
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Happy summer! It feels good to be back. We’ve been working 24/7 (quite literally) on our new website, and with fingers and toes crossed, we’ll be introducing it to you in a little less than
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Good morning.  It was 6 months ago today on a Friday morning, here in Newtown, 20 children and 6 of their teachers lost their lives.  Quite innocently they went to school that morning, and never
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