Decorating with Perennial and Annual Plants

I should probably confess right now: I’m an obsessed gardener. I can’t resist a nursery… or a pretty plant display at the grocery store… or the hardware store… well, anywhere really. My gardens are second in my heart only to my boys—though in the New England winter, as I look out longingly at the cold,…

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Newtown blogger wins national honors for Connecticut Country House

At last count, there were more than 152 million blogs on the internet. The chances of being seen in that global crowd are so slim that the vast majority of writers give up after a few blog posts. Not Nora Murphy, of Newtown. She launched Connnecticut Country House in 2012, filling it with pictures and…

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Tour an 18th-Century Newtown Saltbox

Nora Murphy is in a country state of mind. The founder of Connecticut Country House, a venture that encompasses an online magazine and blog about all things country, her dedication goes way beyond milk paints and Americana crafts.

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Country house lifestyle by design

It started with a blog called Connecticut Country House. Nora Murphy, of Newtown, filled her it with posts about the activities of her country lifestyle — gardening, antiquing, cooking and entertaining, but most of all, with design.

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