Loody Lady

Loody Lady is the name I know her by. For years on eBay I have coveted her gorgeous antique European textiles, and have added items – from French linen sheets to hand stitched quilts – to my eBay wish list. Being a big fan, you can just imagine my reaction when I stumbled upon her…

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April Calendar

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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Our Country House Kitchen Issue Is Here!

Whether your kitchen is in a home from the 1700s, 1800s, 1900s, or beyond, it’s never too old, or too new, for a Country House perspective. Throughout the pages our new Nora Murphy Country House Early Spring 2017 issue, it’s all about kitchens. The heart of every home, you’ll see a bit more of my…

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A Connecticut Creamware Collection

While I have my corner Cabinet of Curiosities, my dear friend Marta has a gorgeous 18th c. corner cabinet filled with an enviable collection of creamware. Guarded by a Staffordshire dog, Marta’s grouping of delicate plates rimmed with lacy reticulated designs, tureens with pierced lids and rose blooms, and elegant teapots with rope handles, is one…

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Country Living Fair Here I Come!

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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There’s Still Time!

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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Image Is Everything

Forever in search of images that capture “a moment,” I love digging into boxes of old photographs at flea markets and antique shows. Last year at Brimfield, armed with an extra dose of patience, and a large dollop of perseverance, I dug deep into a big plastic storage bin, painstakingly thumbing through a mother lode…

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